Following the first meeting of the new board of directors (the “Board”) of The Yorkshire Yorkshire County Cricket Club Limited (YCCC or Club) on Monday, 26 February, the Club is pleased to provide the following updates: 

  • Nominations for members to join the Board as Member Nominated Directors open

The Board of YCCC is delighted to open nominations for members to join the Board as Member Nominated Directors. Pursuant to the rules of the Club (“Rules”), members are invited to complete and submit the enclosed application form and return to the Club, by post or email, by no later than 10am Monday 18 March 2024.  

To be eligible, Members must gain the endorsement of no fewer than 20 Members eligible to vote. Applicants must also be aged 18 years or older and have been a voting Member of the Club for at least 24 months prior to application. 

The Club is committed to building a diverse workforce and this starts with the Board.  The Board actively encourage nominations from Members from groups that are currently under-represented at the Club or more broadly across the sector. Applications from women, people with disabilities and people from ethnic minority groups are encouraged in particular. Should you wish to have a confidential conversation regarding your application, please email [email protected]. 

In accordance with the Rules, all applications will be reviewed by the Board’s Nominations Committee. Shortlisted applicants will be asked to attend an interview with the selection panel on the 26 or 27 March 2024. Shortlisted applicants may also be asked to consent to due diligence checks, provide references and to declare interests as part of the selection process.  

Following the selection phase, the Nominations Committee will recommend up to two candidates to the Board for election by the members at the annual general meeting currently scheduled to take place on Saturday 27 April 2024. 

Application Form

  • Yorkshire sign Donovan Ferreira as an overseas player for 2024   

YCCC is delighted to announce the signing of exciting all-rounder Donovan Ferreira, who has three strings to his bow, for the 2024 Vitality Blast. 

The 25-year-old from Pretoria, who keeps wicket, bowls and bats, is at the forefront of a fresh wave of talent surging through South African cricket, and he recently smashed the second fastest fifty in the two-year history of their SAT20 competition. 

“I am delighted to have signed with Yorkshire CCC for the T20 Blast,” he said. “I’m really looking forward to joining up with Yorkshire at Headingley, and having an impact for the side. 

“Headingley is an iconic and special place to play, and I’m excited to be part of such a prestigious club.”

Two of Ferreira’s 51 career T20 matches have come for South Africa; at home against Australia and India during the second half of 2023.  

Two of those appearances have come for South Africa; at home against Australia and India during the second half of 2023. He hit a notable 48 off 21 balls from the lower middle order on debut against Australia at Durban last September.  

Ferreira will be a part of the Rajasthan Royals squad in this year’s Indian Premier League.  

Darren Gough, Yorkshire’s Managing Director of Cricket, said: “I’m pleased to have secured Donovan for the T20 Blast. 

He is an exciting addition to the team, and his all-round abilities and consistent performances in various international franchise leagues are indicators that he has a significant career ahead in cricket.  

We hope he will play a big part in Yorkshire’s T20 campaign, and we are looking forward to welcoming him to Headingley.”

Ferreira will be available for the first 2024 Vitality Blast fixture when the Vikings face Worcestershire Rapids at Headingley on Thursday 30 May.  

Yorkshire Vikings 2024 T20 Blast campaign  

Yorkshire Vikings will begin their Blast campaign with three games in an exciting four-day period, including taking part in the ECB’s extended Vitality Blast Off. 

The Vikings face Worcestershire Rapids at Headingley on Thursday 30 May before travelling to the Uptonsteel County Ground, Grace Road to tackle Leicestershire Foxes 24 hours later. 

Then, on Sunday 2 June, they travel down the M1 alongside the Northern Diamonds for a Blast Off double header at Wantage Road. Yorkshire face the Northamptonshire Steelbacks and the Diamonds face Sunrisers in the extended Charlotte Edwards Cup, which has increased from seven to 10 group fixtures alongside a Finals Day for which four teams will qualify instead of three. 

There will be two T20 double headers at Headingley. 

The first is on Sunday 9 June, as Diamonds take on The Blaze before Yorkshire host Derbyshire Falcons. The next takes place a week later – Sunday 16 – when Diamonds host Western Storm before the Vikings take on Leicestershire Foxes. 

The Vitality Blast North Group concludes with a home match against Nottinghamshire Outlaws at Headingley on Friday 19 July. Quarter-Finals will be held on 3-6 September, before Finals Day takes place at Edgbaston on Saturday 14 September. 

  • Yorkshire County Cricket Club Limited in landmark partnership with Homely 

YCCC is delighted to announce a new partnership with Homely, which will see the expert homebuying platform support cricket fans on their homebuying journey.  

Throughout the two-year deal, Homely, will provide their free to use platform to help people get mortgage and home ready.  

As part of the partnership Homely will be involved in numerous rights activations across YCCC offering an exciting and engaging opportunity to provide fans with insights and support as part of their homebuying journey from the Club and players. 

This will include a number of grassroots incentives for those playing club level cricket across the county as well as competitions for key fixtures in the upcoming season.  

Stephen Vaughan, Chief Executive Officer for YCCC, said: “We are delighted to welcome Homely to Yorkshire Cricket.  

“It’s a great partnership with Homely offering innovative, data-led solutions to the current issues facing the property market.”

Tom Webster, Business Development Manager for Yorkshire CCC, said: “We are thrilled to announce the partnership between Yorkshire County Cricket Club and Homely.  

“With their in-depth expertise and their passion for supporting homebuyers we look forward to fans benefiting from this partnership.” 

Homely’s CEO, Lewis Scott, added: “We are excited to partner with Yorkshire County Cricket Club as one of the leaders in English cricket for many years and a club who are driving an exciting new future for Yorkshire cricket fans.  

“The reach of the cricket club is massive for Homely, and with Yorkshire being arguably the most passionate county in the country when it comes to sports and life, it’s a great start for Homely. 

“Homely will utilise the partnership as a core to then expand our reach across the UK to help people who dream of becoming homeowners, those continuing to climb the property ladder or family members helping their loved ones get their first home.”

An ‘Early Bricks Club’ will be coming soon to Yorkshire. YCCC supporters can pre-sign up now and become a member of the ‘Early bricks Club’ at homely.co.uk.  

  • Statement in relation to Pavilion Physiotherapy Clinic Limited 

The Club can confirm that it has agreed a settlement agreement in respect of the ongoing civil claim brought against the Club by Pavilion Physiotherapy Clinic Limited (“Pavilion”). Pavilion has received a sum in damages and its legal costs.  The amount is confidential between the parties and will not be disclosed. 

The Club apologises to Pavilion, Mr. Morton and any other parties that may have suffered distress since and as a result of the termination of the contract with Pavilion by the Club. The Club acknowledges that Mr. Wayne Morton of Pavilion worked with the Club for approximately 38 years. The Club thanks Mr. Morton for his service to the Club and wishes him and Pavilion well for the future. 

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