Yorkshire Academy duo George Hill and Dom Leech have been selected as part of England’s Young Lions winter programme, which involves a 20-day pre-Christmas training camp in Bangalore.

The pair, both part of Yorkshire’s under 17s Championship title success earlier this year, will then be in contention to tour Bangladesh with the England Under 19s in the New Year.

Here, we get to know more about two potential stars of the future.

George Hill, aged 17, from Keighley.

All-rounder Hill has been playing for the Yorkshire Academy side for the last two years.

He also made his second-team debut in 2017, a solitary T20 appearance, and has played a handful of times since.

Yorkshire assistant coach Rich Pyrah said: “George is a talented cricketer in the Harry Brook mould. He’s come from the same private school as Harry, Sedbergh.

“You can see they’ve not had much coaching, they are natural players.

“He’s a genuine all-rounder.

“His strength at the minute is probably his batting, but he’s definitely got skills with the ball.

“He needs the full winter developing his strength. When that comes, his bowling will kick on.”

Hill explains how he, and Leech, first came to the attention of Yorkshire.

“We were both at Bunbury in the under 15s festival. We played a few games for the under 16s after that,” he said. “Richard Damms came to watch an under 15s game against Lancs and must have seen some potential and signed us on.

“Yorkshire tend to use a lot of homegrown players, which is good for us lads coming through.

“We are told time and time again that if you put in performances for the second team and the Academy, you will move up the levels.

“It’s nice to know your performances will be rewarded.”

Related News

View all news
Yash Vagadia

Yorkshire’s Yash Vagadia extends contract

YCCC are delighted to announce that emerging batter Yash Vagadia has extended his contract with the Club.  

Read more
Headingley D4 Glam

Payments Disruption: Notts Outlaws

Due to the system outage affecting payment systems today, some food vendors at tonight's game will be cash only. Bars on site are unaffected by the disruption, but supporters are advised to bring cash alongside alternative payment methods to avoid disappointment.

Read more

Yorkshire vs Nottinghamshire - T20. Pre-Match Guide

Ahead of our final T20 game vs Nottinghamshire Outlaws, our pre-match guide includes all the information spectators will need.  

Read more
An image of Lauren Winfield-Hill and Adil Rashid, with the Yorkshire logo and Northern Diamonds logo in the middle

Sign up to our newsletter

For all the latest news, previews, ticket, membership and Premium Experiences information and more exciting content from Yorkshire Cricket and the Northern Diamonds straight to your inbox, subscribe now.

To view our privacy policy, click here.