ANDREW GALE is expecting a new look Yorkshire team to enjoy a productive Royal London one-day Cup campaign.

Gale believes Rich Pyrah will do a “great job” as the Vikings stand-in head coach whilst the man usually in charge is away working with the Northern Superchargers in the Hundred.

Yorkshire will be without 10 senior players for the forthcoming RL50 because of the ECB’s new competition.

The Vikings will face Northumberland in a National Counties friendly at Scarborough today (11am), with Dom Bess named as their captain.

The competitive action begins on Thursday at the same venue when Surrey will face a White Rose combination of young guns, fringe players and a handful of senior heads.

Steve Patterson will play some games, but he will not captain.

There are eight games in the RL50 group stages, including two home games at Scarborough and two at York’s Clifton Park.

Gale will be busy with the Superchargers, but he will still have the time to keep abreast of Yorkshire’s progression.

“I’m not just going to be not looking,” he said. “They’re my players, and Rich is taking over. He will do a great job.

“Yorkshire are in the right hands, and I’m sure when I come back after the Hundred there will be players in form.”

This will be Yorkshire’s first first-team fixture at Scarborough’s North Marine Road since the summer of 2019.

Bess has been named as skipper for the tournament. Gary Ballance will be rested but he will return to face Surrey.

Yorkshire squad: Bess c, Ballance, Coad, Duke w, Fraine, Hill, Luxton, Olivier, Patterson, Pillans, Revis, Shutt, Josh Sullivan, Tattersall, Waite.

Meanwhile, Yorkshire will host Sussex Sharks in the quarter-finals of the Vitality Blast at Durham’s Emirates Riverside ground on Tuesday August 24.