Yorkshire County Cricket Club (YCCC) are delighted to announce that wicketkeeper-batter Harry Duke has signed a two-year contract extension, keeping him at Headingley until at least the end of 2026. 

Duke, aged 22, came through the age-groups at Headingley and made his first-team debut across all formats in 2021. 

He has since gone on to play 19 times in the Vitality County Championship, including twice on loan for Essex earlier this season, added to 23 times in one-day cricket and five times in T20. 

Harry Duke

Yorkshire’s Harry Duke attempts to run out Hampshire’s Tom Prest during the Metro Bank One-Day Cup fixture between Yorkshire Vikings and  Hampshire County Cricket Club at last Summer.

“It’s great news for myself,” said Duke. “Committing to the club long-term, that’s what I wanted to do. So it was a no-brainer of a decision for me. 

“The only thing I’ve ever known is this club and playing at Yorkshire.  

 “I want to contribute this year in some way to getting us back into Division One. Then, down the line, hopefully it will be to us winning the Championship.  

 “That’s what the aspirations were of all us young lads coming through the Academy, and a lot of us are now there and thereabouts and playing some good cricket.” 

 A regular in the Metro Bank One-Day Cup as a gloveman and a dynamic opener, the Wakefield-born star has scored two centuries in that format, including a best of 125. 

That innings, in his debut summer in the first team, etched his name into the record books.  

It anchored a pursuit of 328 in a late July victory over Leicestershire at Grace Road.  

Aged 19 years and 322 days, Duke became the youngest Yorkshire player to make a List A century since Sachin Tendulkar (19 years, 100 days), when he scored a Roses one-day century in 1992. 

A former England under 19s international, Duke has regularly captained Yorkshire’s second team. 

With Jonny Tattersall taking the gloves in Yorkshire’s Championship team at present, that opened up the chance for Duke to go on a two-week loan to Essex in late April and early May as injury cover. 

Duke said: “When I do get that opportunity, it’s about taking it with both hands.  

“I’m enjoying my cricket at the moment. I’ve just finished everything with studying at University. 

“I’m graduating in the next month or so with my Business Management degree at Leeds University, so it’s nice to get that out the way.  

 “It’s full focus on my cricket now.” 

 This week, Duke has been selected – alongside Will Luxton – to play for a First-Class Counties Select XI in a three-day game against the touring West Indians at Beckenham. 

It is further indication of his talents and how highly he is rated not just at Headingley but across the English game. 

Ottis Gibson

Pictured Ottis Gibson, Head Coach for Yorkshire County Cricket Club (left) watches his side during the Vitality T20 Blast at Headingley this year.

 Ottis Gibson, Head Coach for YCCC, said: “We’re really happy to have secured Harry for a further two years. 

 “Harry is a very talented young cricketer and we think very highly of him.  

 “We’re in a good place as a club to have two very good and competent wicketkeepers in him and Jonny Tattersall. The competition between those two is very healthy.  

 “Jonny has the gloves in four-day cricket at present, but Dukey is 22-years-old. We believe he’s the future of the club in terms of keeping wicket, so we wanted to tie him down to a couple more years and continue his development.  

 “We will keep providing him with opportunities, and we can use the One-Day Cup in a few weeks to give him exposure.  

  “He will keep wicket in that competition, like he has done in the past. That will be his development.” 

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