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Promotion can be a springboard to more Yorkshire success says Martyn Moxon
DIRECTOR of professional cricket Martyn Moxon believes Yorkshire’s promotion from division two of the LV= County Championship can be the launch pad to a “period of success” at Headingley.
Moxon made the claim after the Tykes brought the curtain down on their domestic season with a thumping 239-run win over Essex at Chelmsford.
The result sealed the county’s return to division one only 12 months after they suffered the bitter pill of relegation.
Moxon said: “It’s a big difference from a year ago for sure.
“It was very depressing and everybody was down this time last season. We’ve turned it around though and the boys have been fantastic all season.
“To win the last three games under pressure shows what the boys are capable of and I’m really proud of them.
“Hopefully, this is the start of a period of success for us.
“The lads have had a taste of victory now and I know they are hungry for more.”
Moxon has also confirmed preparations are already under way for the 2013 season.
It is understood the county are hopeful of adding at least one fast bowler to their roster for next year, with talks also due to start with a number of the Tykes’ existing squad, such as Anthony McGrath, over new contracts.
England Lions duo James Harris and Jack Brooks have been linked with Headingley this week, after both players announced they were leaving Glamorgan and Northamptonshire respectively this summer.
Although Moxon would not be drawn on individual names, he did confirm that a number of new faces could be moving to the county in the coming weeks.
He said: “We’re looking at a couple of additions to the squad but at the minute we’ve got nothing in place.
“We’ll see what the next few weeks bring.
“If we’re going to bring somebody in then they’ve got to be people of quality. That’s what we’re looking at.”