Yorkshire’s Academy and Emerging Players Programme intake of 12 will all be playing league cricket for their home clubs in 2022.

The county have made the decision to withdraw the Academy side from the Yorkshire Premier League North competition, owing much to increased commitments during the week and on Sundays.

Players will still be allowed to play Saturday cricket, and will be progressing their own games whilst advancing the causes of their respective clubs.

There is representation across the county as well as in the North East and even drifting into the Lancashire League.

Here, we take a look at who will be playing where this summer.

Fast bowler Ben Cliff, who was part of England’s winter Under 19s World Cup squad in the West Indies, will be playing for Cawthorne in the Yorkshire Premier League South.

EPP left-arm quick Louie Owens will be playing in the same league and joins the famous production line from Sheffield Collegiate which developed current Test captain Joe Root.

Batter Yash Vagadia and left-arm spinner Clark Doughney, both on the Academy, will be playing in the North Yorkshire/South Durham League with Hartlepool and Middlesbrough respectively.

The Yorkshire Premier League North will be home for batter Harry Allinson, wicketkeeper-batter Noah Kelly, who will be playing for Harrogate and Driffield Town.

A quartet of players will be playing in the top flight of the Huddersfield League, split across two clubs.

Academy batter Matthew Weston and EPP all-rounder Harry Finch will both represent Barkisland, while EPP duo George Booth, a seamer, and leg-spinner Josh Hoyle will play for Shepley.

Academy all-rounder Noah Priestley will be playing his cricket on the Roses border for Todmorden in the Lancashire League, a competition which actually plays the majority of its games on Sundays.

EPP seamer Charlie McMurren will be Bradford League based with Premier League side Methley.

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