“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.”

Related News

View all news

Close Day One: Sussex v Yorkshire, Vitality CC

Yorkshire had the better of a wicket-ladened opening day against league leaders Sussex at Hove in their latest Vitality County Championship fixture - their sixth of the summer so far. 

Read more
President Jane Powell pictured at Headingley

WATCH: A Conversation with Club President Jane Powell

Ahead of Headingley hosting it's first England Women's IT20 against Pakistan on Sunday 19 May, we sat down with Yorkshire County Cricket Club President Jane Powell, to discuss her first year in position; the growth of women's cricket in the county and what the occasion meant to her and the Club.

Read more
James Wharton

Yorkshire 2nd XI vs SACA - 3 Day Friendly. Match Report

On winning the toss Yorkshire decided to bat first and Will Luxton and James Wharton  and it was the first ball of the 10th over before they “swapped ends”. They brought up their 50 partnership in 80 balls with Luxton reaching his personal half century from 59 balls with 7 fours.

Read more
An image of Lauren Winfield-Hill and Adil Rashid, with the Yorkshire logo and Northern Diamonds logo in the middle

Sign up to our newsletter

For all the latest news, previews, ticket, membership and Premium Experiences information and more exciting content from Yorkshire Cricket and the Northern Diamonds straight to your inbox, subscribe now.

To view our privacy policy, click here.