County Stats (19/20 season)
A left-arm spinner, James Logan made his first-team debut in a County Championship win over Worcestershire at New Road during the final round of 2018 and then claimed four wickets against their Midlands rivals Warwickshire at Yorkshire midway through 2019.
Aged 22 ahead of 2020, the Wakefield-born spinner first represented Yorkshire at under 13s in 2011 and made his Yorkshire Premier League debut for Castleford the following summer.
He has also worn the White Rose at under 14s, 15s, 17s and 19s level before graduating through to the Academy and second team, making his debut for the latter in 2014.
The following summer, he took 8-76 in the second innings of a rain-affected Championship win over Leicestershire at Scarborough. To date, he has made 52 appearances for the Yorkshire twos.
Over four seasons of playing for the Yorkshire Academy (2014-2017), Logan claimed 193 wickets, the most by any bowler.
In consecutive matches at the end of 2015 and the start of 2016, against former side Castleford and then Driffield Town, he returned figures of 7-15 and 7-16. In all, he took three seven-wicket hauls for them.
In his first season with the Academy, he helped them win a historic league and cup double and captained them in a series of matches against a Scotland Development side in 2017.
The same summer, he played two matches as Yorkshire won the Second XI Trophy.
Towards the latter stages of 2018, Logan was named in Yorkshire’s County Championship squads, making his first-team debut in a win over Worcester, although he went wicketless.
He was then selected to play in the landmark fixture at York, their first first-class game in the city for more than 100 years, against Warwickshire and impressed.
Although Yorkshire lost, he stood out with figures of 4-22 late on the fourth day as Warwickshire chased a target of 217 and slipped from 181-2 to 215-7.
Unfortunately, it was brief light in an otherwise frustrating summer as he suffered a badly broken thumb during the pre-season tour of Potchefstroom in March and then missed the latter stages of the season with a stress fracture of his back.
However, he returned to fitness over the winter and spent February in India on a spin bowling camp organised by former England bowler Peter Such. White Rose colleague Jack Shutt also went on the same trip.
Umpiring legend and former club president Dickie Bird is a huge fan of Logan’s.