Batsmen watch out, the redevelopment at Emerald Headingley may just make things a bit harder to score runs!

Yorkshire chief executive Mark Arthur admits he would not be surprised to see a change in the atmospherics pushing things further into the favour of the pace bowlers in similar fashion to what happened at Trent Bridge when they built the Radcliffe Road Stand in 1997/98.

Arthur was in the same role at Nottinghamshire when that construction took place.

“We saw a change in the atmospherics at Trent Bridge with swing bowling, and it could happen here. Who knows,” he said.

“It wouldn’t surprise me if there was even more swing at Emerald Headingley as a result of the new Stand going up in 2019.

“As for this season, it could also change with nothing there.

“But I would imagine you’ll start to see things escalate with the Stand going up halfway through the season. It will probably end up being roughly the same size as the old Stand during the course of the season.”

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