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Bats: Right Handed
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Bowls: Right Arm Medium
Height: 5' 10"
Nickname: BOSH
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Date Of Birth: 09/04/1997








Player Profile

Josh Bohannon is one of English Cricket’s brightest young batting talents - and 2023 proved that beyond any doubt.

The Boltonian was the leading run-scorer in Division One of the County Championship with 1,257 runs at an average of 59.85 with a quartet of centuries. As a result, he was named as the county’s Championship Player of the Year and Lancashire’s overall Player of the Year.

Towards the end of the year, he was also selected to be the England Lions captain for their early 2024 red ball tour of India.

In early 2022, he was talked about as a serious contender for England’s senior Test tour of the Caribbean. Unfortunately, it didn’t happen. But surely it won’t be long before he gets that call.

His form in 2023 saw him sail beyond 4,000 career first-class runs, while 2024 should see him go beyond 1,000 in List A cricket as well.

He hasn’t shown the same dominance against the white ball as the red, but a superb match-winning 105 against reigning One-Day Cup champions Kent at Blackpool in August 2023 indicated that he absolutely can do in the near future.

Bohannon scored Championship centuries against Surrey in the first week of the season, adding three figures in further matches against Northamptonshire at home and away and Kent at Canterbury during the final week.

His career haul of 11 first-class centuries includes a brilliant best of 231 coming in the early season 2022 County Championship win over Gloucestershire at Emirates Old Trafford.

He has made the number three spot his own in Championship cricket for the Red Rose.

A product of the Farnworth Social Circle club, Bohannon, who turns 27 in early April, first pulled on a Lancashire shirt at Under 13s level in 2010 and went on to represent the Under 14s, 15s and 17s.

In 2014, he helped the Under 17s win the one-day and Championship double alongside Haseeb Hameed - another Social Circle product - and fellow Boltonians Matt and Callum Parkinson.

Bohannon, who has also trained to be an Electrician in his spare time away from the game, debuted in all three formats for the Red Rose in 2018.

He is a batter who shows more poise than power, though it’s not as if he can’t pack a punch. He once scored a second-team T20 century as an opener and has fulfilled that role in the first team on occasions.

Bohannon provided one of the most memorable moments of the 2019 season when notching an emotional maiden first-class century against Derbyshire at Emirates Old Trafford in September.

Watched on by members of his family, Bohannon rewarded the faith of Dane Vilas and Glen Chapple in moving him up to number three by reaching a milestone he just about failed to achieve when stranded on 98 against Leicestershire earlier in the season.

In the Red Rose team that day was Australian overseas star Glenn Maxwell, with whom Josh had forged a close friendship during his short time at Old Trafford. Maxwell was as nervous as anyone else in the ground as his mate approached three figures.

He totalled 805 first-class runs in 2022, a total bettered the season before with 878 as Lancashire finished second in Division One and qualified for the Bob Willis Trophy final at Lord’s.

While he wasn’t a Blast regular in 2022, he was in the One-Day Cup as the county reached the final at Trent Bridge - only to lose against Kent.

Bohannon, a handy medium pace bowler and a gun fielder, won Lancashire’s breakthrough player of the year award in 2018 and the young player of the year the following summer.

The accolades continued as a result of his stunning 2023, but the only silverware he is really bothered about is a Red Rose trophy or two in the summer to come.

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