JONATHAN TATTERSALL has been named as the new Yorkshire captain until the end of the season.

Tattersall, a former York club cricketer, succeeds bowler Steven Patterson in the role, who revealed that he would step down from the role on Friday and leave Yorkshire once the current campaign closes. The seamer had served as captain since 2018.

The wicketkeeper's appointment continues his remarkable turnaround in fortunes with the White Rose, having been released by the county in 2015, two years after his debut.

Tattersall returned to Yorkshire in 2017 and, to date, has racked up 104 appearances across all formats for the club.

The 27-year-old has shown his best form this year with the bat, scoring a career-best 180 not out during July's LV= Insurance County Championship division one defeat to Surrey.

He will lead his county for the first time in the Royal London One-Day Cup against Northamptonshire tomorrow at Clifton Park (11am).

“Playing for Yorkshire in itself is a massive thing for me," said Tattersall. "So to be captaining them is an unbelievable privilege. I’m so proud to have been asked.

“It’s a little bit of a surprise, but Patto mentioned that he was stepping down after the last Championship game.

"He’s done a great job with it over the last three-and-a-half-years. He’s taken us forward and has been brilliant in helping everyone out.

“Captaincy is always something that’s interested me. I’ve done a lot before, at junior level, with the England Under 19s and at second-team level. I also did a warm-up game with the first team against Durham Uni last year.

“It’s going to be a good challenge. We need to rally the troops for the last four games in the Championship, and this one-day competition is going to be exciting.

“It’s been made clear to me that it is for the rest of the season, and we’ll have to see after that. It’s a good chance to get stuck in.

“We have a young squad out in this competition, and we’ll try and enjoy it.

“That’s why we play the game in the first place, for the enjoyment of it – that’s whether you’re playing professionally or in your back garden.

“The higher up the levels you go, the pressure increases and you can lose that enjoyment factor.

"But I want us to go out there, give 100 percent and embrace the challenges that face us.

“If we do that, I’m sure we’ll get some good results in this and in the Championship as well when that resumes in September.”