Kane Williamson has spoken of his fantastic memories of previous spells with Yorkshire, and the New Zealand captain is hoping to create some new ones having returned to Emerald Headingley ahead of latest overseas stay.

Williamson has landed in Yorkshire and makes his first appearance of the summer in Friday’s blockbuster Vitality Blast clash with Lancashire at Emirates Old Trafford.

He will play 10 Blast and three Championship matches, excluding any potential quarter-final in the former competition, between July 20 and September 1.

Williamson, 27, has played for the White Rose in three previous spells and was a Championship winner in 2014.

“It’s great to be back,” said the batting star.

“I’ve had a couple of years where I haven’t been able to come back to play for a number of reasons, so it’s great to have the opportunity to come back for a couple of months to play for Yorkshire, which is a fantastically proud club.

“I’ve got a lot of fond memories here, a lot of friendships.

“I’ve always followed the side closely from afar, and I’ve noticed that there’s a number of younger players that are coming through now who I haven’t met yet, so I’m looking forward to getting to know them and learning from all the guys in the team.

“We’ve all got a number of different experiences that we can learn from.”

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