YORKSHIRE CCC have announced contract extensions for seven players.

Harry Brook, Ben Coad, Matthew Fisher, Will Fraine, Tom Loten, Duanne Olivier and Jonny Tattersall have all put pen to paper on deals to keep them at Emerald Headingley beyond this season.

All-rounder Loten, 22, and quick bowler Olivier, 28, have both signed on until at least October 2022.

Seam bowler Coad, 27, and wicket-keeper Tattersall, 26, have both signed until at least October 2023. Batsman Fraine, 24, has also signed to October 2023.

Batsman Brook, 22, and all-rounder Fisher, 23, are both signed on until at least October 2024.

The signings come ahead of Yorkshire's LV= Insurance County Championship campaign-opener tomorrow, for which the Tykes have been warming up with 10 days of friendlies.

And Tattersall has hailed a hugely warm-up period.

The White Rose wrapped up their “different” pre-season programme on Monday on the third day of three against Durham MCC Universities at Emerald Headingley.

They batted for the first half of the day before bowling, with Durham reaching 104-0 from 34 overs when the clock hit 5pm.

Adam Lyth pulled the day’s first ball for six and retired on 50 - his second half-century of the match - as the hosts advanced their second innings from 48-0 overnight to 178-5 declared, a lead of 310.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Tattersall captained the side and hit a superb first-innings 111 off 170 balls on Saturday during what was Yorkshire’s fourth first-team friendly.

The only obvious negative is a side strain suffered whilst bowling on Saturday by Matthew Waite, who is almost certainly out of Thursday’s match against Glamorgan.

Yorkshire started with a pair of two-day games away at Middlesex and Derbyshire before back-to-back three-day University fixtures against Leeds/Bradford and Durham.

“It’s been a different pre-season,” said Tattersall, who would usually have been in the sunnier climes of a South Africa or India with his team-mates but for coronavirus.

“We’d not really had a chance to practise outside because the weather wasn’t very good in mid-March. So we’ve gone from indoors straight into games.

“But the pitches have all been very good considering how early it is.

“The pitch against Leeds/Bradford was not your typical Headingley pitch for this time of the year. That was a good run-out for the batsmen to knock up a few runs.

“It was also a good workout for the bowlers, who didn’t have everything their own way. To have to come up with a few different ideas was good. It was great for them just to get a lot of overs in their legs.

“It should all stand us in good stead.”