Longstanding 2nd XI Scorer, Howard Clayton, is set to give up his role ahead of the coming season, after many years of service to the Club.

Unfortunately, Howard, a popular figure at the Club, has had to relinquish his duties due to ill health. However, it is hoped that he will remain involved wherever possible.

2nd XI Coach and Academy Director, Ian Dews, was keen to express his gratitude to Howard for the magnificent job he has done over the years.

“We’re really sorry that Howard has had to step down from the job he’s been doing for so long.

“At this current time, he’s unable to fulfil the full-time duties of 2nd XI Scorer. He’ll be a great loss, but we are hoping to keep him involved in providing statistics and records for both 2nd XI and Academy cricket. Hopefully he will still be able to help us out occasionally for Under 17s and Academy fixtures when his health allows.

“I think that the 2017 season was his sixth as full-time 2nd XI Scorer, but he’s scored for many, many year. It’s been a huge part of his life, and it will undoubtedly be difficult for him to have to stand back and take a lesser role. He’s a very proud adopted Yorkshireman who loves the fact that he’s worked with so many of the lads. Prior to his time with us he was with England’s Under 19s, so he’s seen a lot of players come through the ranks during his spell with Yorkshire.”

John Virr, who has stood in for Howard Clayton when required over the past couple of seasons, will assume the role of 2nd XI Scorer from the start of the 2018 season.

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