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— 19 February 2021

Seventeen Yorkshire players will go into Monday’s draft for the remaining men’s Hundred squad places.

Gary Ballance, Dom Bess, Ben Birkhead, Harry Brook, Ben Coad, Matthew Fisher, Will Fraine, Dom Leech, Josh Poysden, Matthew Revis, Jack Shutt, Josh Sullivan, Jonny Tattersall, Jordan Thompson, Matthew Waite, James Wharton and Sam Wisniewski are all on the list.

They are amongst 254 domestic players and 252 overseas players vying for just 35 available spaces across the eight teams for the inaugural event in July and August.

The Emerald Headingley based Northern Superchargers have five spots to fill.

Any players selected would miss Yorkshire’s Royal London one-day Cup campaign.

Jonny Bairstow (Welsh Fire), Joe Root and Dawid Malan (both Trent Rockets) and Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Adam Lyth, Adil Rashid and David Willey (all Northern Superchargers) have already been selected to feature.

The ECB will be revealing the results of Monday’s draft throughout the day on Tuesday.

Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Adam Lyth will begin their respective campaigns in the Pakistan Super League T20 competition this weekend.

  • Lyth returns to the Multan Sultans, a team he represented in the last edition of the PSL just before Christmas when the play-off stages of the Coronavirus delayed event were completed.

    Kohler-Cadmore, meanwhile, has only just received a late call-up to play for the Peshawar Zalmi as a replacement player for Liam Livingstone, who has had to pull out due to England T20 commitments in India.

    His selection is no doubt partly due to his excellent form in the recent Abu Dhabi T10 competition when he was one of the seven men to pass 200 runs.

    He scored 206 runs in six innings, including two fifties, and was the leading run-scorer for a lot of the competition. Unfortunately, he was overtaken as a result of his Pune Devils’ failure to qualify for the knockout stages.

    Both Peshawar and Multan play in Karachi on Sunday.

    Peshawar face Lahore Qalandars at 9am UK before Multan face Islamabad United at 2pm.

    Yorkshire’s opening pair are amongst a host of English players involved across the next month, with all matches through to the final on March 22 televised on Sky Sports.

    Dawid Malan will play in his first Indian Premier League campaign this coming April and May after being picked up in yesterday’s auction by Kings XI Punjab.

    Malan was sold to Punjab for approximately £148,000.

    Unfortunately, the world’s number one ranked T20 batsman will miss the early stages of the English county season as a result of his selection.

    Jonny Bairstow is in the same situation having been retained by Sunrisers Hyderabad prior to yesterday’s auction.

    Adil Rashid and David Willey went under the hammer alongside Malan, but they went unsold.

    England’s women won one and lost one of their two 50-over warm-up fixtures ahead of their limited overs series against New Zealand, starting next week.

  • Yorkshire stars Katherine Brunt and Lauren Winfield-Hill, plus fellow Northern Diamond Nat Sciver, were all involved in two highly competitive 50-over fixtures against a New Zealand XI – effectively their A side.

    The matches were played in picturesque Queenstown on the South Island.

    England won by 20 runs on Sunday having posted 299-9, including 75 for Sciver and 41 for Brunt.

    They were then beaten by 30 runs on Tuesday, failing to chase down a target of 317. Brunt claimed a wicket in that match and hit 19 with the bat.

    England play three ODIs and three T20s against the White Ferns, all televised on BT Sport. The first ODI is on Tuesday (1am UK).

    England’s under 19s tour of Australia, originally scheduled for this month and then pushed back to April, has been cancelled as a result of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

    Yorkshire trio Harry Duke, Matthew Revis and Sam Wisniewski were all in contention for the the tour having been training with the under 19s or, as they are otherwise known, the Young Lions at Loughborough this winter.

    Rich Pyrah and Andrew Gale have also been involved with coaching the same squad.

    The tour Down Under was part of a reciprocal agreement with Cricket Australia, and it is still hoped the Australian under 19s can travel to England this summer.

    Former Yorkshire fast bowler Oliver Hannon-Dalby has this week signed a contract extension with Warwickshire, which will take his stay at Edgbaston to the 10-year mark.

    Halifax-born Hannon-Dalby, who came through the Yorkshire ranks and played first-team cricket before leaving in 2013, has penned a new deal with the Bears through until the end of 2023.

    The 31-year-old, who played more white ball cricket in his early years in the Midlands, has taken 69 wickets in the last two seasons of County Championship and Bob Willis Trophy cricket.

    He was part of the Warwickshire/Birmingham Bears teams which won the T20 Blast in 2014 and the one-day Cup in 2016.