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Tom Loten gave Yorkshire supporters a glimpse of the future with a first-class debut half-century right at the end of 2019.
A tall 21-year-old batting all-rounder from York, Loten hit an eye-catching 58 from number three in the order during a heavily rain-affected draw against Warwickshire at Edgbaston, a fixture which brought down the curtain on the summer.
Earlier in the summer, he had made his List A debut in a Royal London one-day Cup clash with Durham at Emerald Headingley, another fixture which rain ruined as he did not bowl or bat in that clash.
Loten played age-group cricket for Yorkshire under 13s, 14s and 15s before representing the Academy. He then also played under 17s county cricket.
Loten, in the region of 6ft 5/6 inches tall, is a top order batsman and a seamer who played his league cricket for Dunnington prior to representing the White Rose’s Academy in Premier League cricket.
He made his second-team debut in a Roses friendly in early 2017, playing alongside the likes of David Willey, Jonny Tattersall and Matthew Fisher.
His standout innings in two years of second-team cricket was 131 in a Championship draw against Worcestershire at Harrogate in August 2018 when he batted at three.
He scored 790 runs and took 12 wickets in 20 appearances for the Academy in 2018 and earned his first-team bow in 2019 when he added a further 596 runs for the Academy and the seconds, the former team which he captained at stages.
His summer was disrupted by injury, including a broken finger, but he was preparing for 2020 with a winter of first grade cricket in Melbourne for the Prahran club.