Coach Andrew Gale believes Yorkshire’s squad is not far away from taking the all important next step in their development and is sure he can help deliver success at Emerald Headingley.

The word transition has been often used ever since narrowly missing out on a third successive Specsavers County Championship title in 2016.

Jason Gillespie departed as coach at the end of that summer, with Gale taking over on an initial three-year contract. That deal has now run out, but the ex-captain will remain in post on a rolling one-year contract.

The 2019 summer has been a mixed one for the White Rose.

They finished fifth in Division One of the Championship having dropped from third place since the start of September. With three rounds remaining, however, they had an outside chance of winning the title which eventually went to Essex.

In white ball cricket, they missed out on knockout cricket in both the Royal London one-day Cup and the Vitality Blast, obvious frustrations.

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

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