One club man Steve Patterson admits helping to develop a new Yorkshire four-day captain is a big part of his role over the next two years.

Patterson, who turned 37 at the start of the month, has just signed a new contract, keeping him at Emerald Headingley until the end of 2022.

The county’s four-day captain will continue in the role next summer – a job he inherited from Gary Ballance midway through the 2018 campaign.

However, he admits 2022 is up for discussion: “I’m open to any and all suggestions because my overriding goal is to leave the team in a better place than when I found it,” said the seamer, who has taken 420 first-class wickets.

“I’m certainly going to be doing it next year, but what happens in 2022 will depend on how things go.

“The one thing I’ve always had in mind is that someone is going to have to replace me as captain. And it’s a big job.

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