Yorkshire County Cricket Club’s Academy has long been a source of pride for the county, having produced an array of talent for both the domestic game and England.

The White Rose have seen 20 cricketers graduate from their Academy and go on to play international cricket, along with a further 73 players moving up to play First-Class cricket.

Given the Club’s track record of developing talent, it’s probably fair to assume the current setup are well on their way to bringing on the next big talent. In a new feature, ‘One to Rise’, we speak to some of the Club’s current Academy intake as they prepare for the 2020 season, starting with wicket-keeper-batsman Harry Duke.

18-year-old Duke said: “I joined the Academy in 2017 so I’ve been in it for a few years now. It’s improved my cricket so much, the coaching that you get from Richard Damms, Ian Dews, Rich Pyrah and all the way up to training with the first team. It’s so good to just have all of these experiences.

“Playing for the Academy on Saturdays has definitely improved everyone’s cricket.”

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

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