Yorkshire quartet on road to joining first-class ranks

York Press: Yorkshire quartet on road to joining first-class ranks Yorkshire quartet on road to joining first-class ranks

Yorkshire have awarded four youngsters junior professional contracts.

York Cricket Club bowler Ben Coad, Stamford Bridge all-rounder Will Rhodes, Oliver Robinson and Jonny Tattersall have all been rewarded for their development last summer, which included first-team appearances in limited overs cricket for all of them.

All-rounder Rhodes and opening batsman Tattersall, both aged 18, are currently in the UAE with the England under-19s squad as they bid to break into the World Cup plans for January.

Stamford Bridge’s Rhodes played most first-team cricket out of the quartet in 2013, playing seven 40-over and two Twenty20 matches.

Coad, 19, is a seamer and 20-year-old Robinson an all-rounder, who impressed on trial having moved to the county from Kent.

“The junior pro contract bridges the gap between Academy and second XI cricket,” said director of professional cricket Martyn Moxon.

“We have some quality players coming through the grades, and the four lads deserve to be recognised. They have had a taste of first-team cricket, and I look forward to seeing them flourish.

“They all have the potential of making a big impact in the game and being part of our plans for many years to come.”


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