Padded up for Santa

As the England cricket team's newest pin-up currently starring in Pakistan, you would expect 20-year-old Liam Plunkett to be kitted out in the latest cutting-edge fashions.

As the England cricket team's newest pin-up currently starring in Pakistan, you would expect 20-year-old Liam Plunkett to be kitted out in the latest cutting-edge fashions.

But the Middlesbrough-born Durham star has been parading in a sweater which could be an early Christmas gift knitted by his gran.

Along with county colleague Mark Davies, 25, of Stockton, Plunkett - who made his Test and One-day debuts for England in the sub-continent - has been attracting rave reviews for Durham.

Now the pair have stepped onto the catwalk to show off the £110 Pringle limited edition Christmas sweaters - in the type of design made famous by Colin Firth in Bridget Jones' Diary.

These and the rest of the clothes they model are from Bakers Tailoring, Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough. Tel (01642) 226358.

* More pictures of the boys, in more conventional clothes, are in this month's issue of our sister magazine North East Exclusive.

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