“There’s something special about being a part of Yorkshire.”

A fourth spell as the county’s overseas player is on the horizon, and it is fair to say Kane Williamson can’t wait to return to Emerald Headingley this coming July.

The New Zealand captain has signed on to play in eleven NatWest T20 Blast matches, plus a potential quarter-final, and four Specsavers County Championship fixtures.

His first match comes in the Blast against Durham on July 13 before his quartet of Championship appearances includes the Roses clash at Emirates Old Trafford and Worcestershire at Scarborough for Festival week.

“I’m really looking forward to coming back,” said the 27-year-old batsman.

“It’s been a year or so before the opportunity came about to return, but it’s somewhere where I enjoy playing cricket. They’re a great bunch of lads and a great club to be a part of.

“I really enjoy being around the guys, the staff, the club in general. The supporters are brilliant too.

“Some of the Roses clashes and the Scarborough games are particularly nice to be a part of. I think we have one of each when I’m there.

“Also the cricket in England in those conditions means you learn so much about your own game. There’s a number of factors that come into it for me.”

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