As the dust settles on the 2010 cricket season Yorkshire County Cricket Club is delighted to announce that eleven of the playing staff have signed new or extended contracts.
Yorkshire’s 26-year-old captain, Andrew Gale, has once again led from the front by penning a deal that will see him remain at the Club until the end of the 2013 season.
Gale has been joined in committing his future to 2013 by Richard Pyrah (27), Steve Patterson (27), Tim Bresnan (25), Adam Lyth (23), Jonathan Bairstow (21) and Oliver Hannon-Dalby (21), all of whom enjoyed excellent summers on the field of play. Pyrah and Lyth also received their County Caps in September.
Anthony McGrath (35) and Joe Sayers (26) have penned contract extensions that will see them remaining at Headingley Carnegie until the end of the 2012 summer.
In addition, youngsters Moin Ashraf (18) and Gurman Randhawa (18) have signed their first professional contracts at the Club. Moin enjoyed the end of the season when he celebrated playing his first two LV= County Championship matches by taking his first five wicket haul (5-32) against Kent in the last fixture. Gurman was named Yorkshire Academy Player of the Year for the second year running.
Martyn Moxon, Yorkshire’s Director of Professional Cricket, said: “After a very promising season in 2010 we are all aware of the importance of keeping this exciting, young and talented group of players together. To have so many players committing their future to the Club this early in the winter is excellent news and gives us a tremendous platform on which to build ahead of next season.”