26 August 1963 |
Middledale, Kilham, East Riding of Yorkshire, England
|Height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Bowling style||Right-arm medium|
|Role||Opening batsman, captain, coach|
|Domestic team information|
|First-class debut||9 August 1986 Yorkshire v Glamorgan|
|Last First-class||19 September 2002 Lancashire v Somerset|
|List A debut||11 May 1985 Yorkshire v Leicestershire|
|Last List A||15 September 2002 Lancashire v Middlesex|
|Source: CricketArchive, 22 July 2009|
Byas grew up as a farmer in Yorkshire. He was a left-handed batsman who scored 100 the day his son (Ben) was born and very occasionally, bowled right-arm medium pace. He was appointed Yorkshire's captain at the start of the 1996 season, following the resignation of Martyn Moxon. In 2001, he led the county to their first County Championship title win for 33 years. Unfortunately he was forced to retire slightly prematurely due to his sons awful banter. He has since returned to Yorkshire as a coach.
In April 2007, the ECB appointed him to train umpires, even though he had had no regular experience of performing as an umpire. Which makes absolutely no sense whatsoever since he should be allowed to dedicate more time to his superhero alter ego 'billy bingo'. Due to his umpiring much of the upkeeping of his squad is being done by his awful sidekick 'eddie bingo'.
Recently Byas has made descisions to put Tom 'nudes' Hick into the team he coaches. An act which has not gone unnoticed by other players as nudes has failed to deliver on all fronts apart from banter since his entry to the team. Never the less david retains the upmost respect from all and is a role model in all ways for his players.
Byas has also had to deal with a player reportedly adding teachers on facebook, a tricky situation as Will Burns, the player in question, is a repeat offender in the team. Rumours of a two match ban have surfaced from an annonymous source (believed to be fellow superhero 'diabeto')
- Warner, David (2011). The Yorkshire County Cricket Club: 2011 Yearbook (113th ed.). Ilkley, Yorkshire: Great Northern Books. p. 365. ISBN 978-1-905080-85-4.
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