Matthew Fisher made history on Sunday when the 15-year-old turned out for Yorkshire to become the youngest player to feature in a competitive county match since 1867 - and he had to reschedule a GCSE exam to do so.
At 15 years and 212 days, the young seamer's appearance at Scarborough made him county cricket's youngest post-war player and he turned in an impressive display in the Group C clash.
His mark is short of that of Charles Young, who was 15 years and 131 days old when he turned out for Hampshire against Kent in 1867 - before the County Championship was established - but it is no less impressive as a result.
Remarkably, Fisher even had to reschedule his French oral GCSE in order to play for Yorkshire as it was originally supposed to take place on Monday, leaving him with no time to practise his verbs and perfect that pronunciation.
Fisher's first involvement came with the bat, edging a pair of boundaries before being run out for 10 in a Yorkshire total of 258 for nine.
Fisher, one of four teenagers in the Tykes XI, then bowled seven overs for 40 runs, trapping Shiv Thakor lbw for his first senior wicket.
“It was a great experience and I don’t think it’s all sunk in yet,” he said. “I’m not really the nervous type, though, and I was excited more than anything.
“It was a very proud and emotional moment when I took my wicket and (Yorkshire coach) Jason Gillespie kindly gave me the matchball afterwards.
“It was a weird experience signing one or two autographs for the crowd because I didn’t really know I had an autograph; I just had to make one up and see how it went.”
He may be getting a lot more practice in the coming years.
Yorkshire also hold the record for the youngest player to appear in a first-class game, set when wicketkeeper Barney Gibson played against Durham MCCU at the age of just 15 years and 27 days in April 2011.