Club Captain Steve Patterson has signed a two-year extension to his contract with Yorkshire, keeping him at the Club until at least the end of 2022.
The seam bowler, who’s economical style has thrived in recent years, will enter his 17th year of professional cricket with the White Rose in 2021.
Steve Patterson said: “To extend my contract and almost guarantee that I will finish my career at Yorkshire, effectively making me a one-club player, is something I’m really proud of.
“I think it’s a really exciting time for the Club. I see my role a little bit differently to how it has been in the past, focusing more on helping and nurturing some of the young talent through so that when I do finish, I leave the Club in a better place.
Since making his debut against Bangladesh A in 2005, the Beverley-born seamer has taken 420 First-Class wickets and a further 183 white-ball dismissals, statistics that fill Patterson with pride.
“It does make me proud to have played at the county for so long,” Patterson continued. “As a youngster growing up I used to watch and support the team. All I wanted to do was one day play for the Club.
“I look back now and think of my First-Class debut and how exciting that was. Then I think of getting my first team cap which was a highlight and of course winning the two Championships. At every stage you have to look back and think about what you’ve achieved and how fortunate you’ve been.
“To have captained the team for a few years and to be in a position to do that going forward, I think I’ve done everything I wanted to do in the game of cricket. I’m absolutely delighted really.”