The Duke of Yorkshire
Wicketkeeper-batter Harry Duke made an impressive breakthrough into Yorkshire’s first team midway through 2021 and quickly entered the record books following a stunning one-day century at Leicestershire – his standout performance of a embryonic career.
Elevated to open the batting in the Royal London Cup, he hit 125 to anchor a pursuit of 328 in a late July victory at Grace Road. Aged 19 years and 322 days, Duke became the youngest Yorkshire player to make a List A century since Sachin Tendulkar (19 years, 100 days) when he scored a Roses one-day century in 1992.
Born in Wakefield, Duke – now 21 – had made his first-team bow in a Championship match at Glamorgan in May that season and held his place until midway through 2022.
A challenging start to his second season saw him drop back down to second-team cricket, where he captained them during their Championship title triumph and scored 546 runs in six matches, including a century.
Duke added another ton for the firsts when opening the batting alongside Will Fraine in the One-Day in August – 111 in victory over Northamptonshire at York.
The former England Under 19s gloveman is a busy, energetic cricketer – both behind the stumps and with bat in hand.
He first represented Yorkshire at Under 14s level and came through the Academy. He is currently in his second year of a Business Management degree at Leeds University.