YORK CC youngster Finlay Bean has committed his future to Yorkshire CCC after signing a two-year contract extension.

Harrogate-born Bean, 21, is among eight rising stars to have signed extended Yorkshire contracts, including James Wharton, Matty Revis and Will Luxton.

The former Queen Ethelburga’s College pupil preceded that news with a career-best 135 for Yorkshire as they took control of the opening day of their LV= County Championship match against Worcestershire.

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Bean was joined at the crease by the highly-experienced Adam Lyth as he notched his third first-class century in just 10 matches - the pair contributing to an outstanding opening stand of 177.

Both had been dropped multiple times, but that took nothing away from the club’s highest first-wicket partnership since 2016.

The North Yorkshire opener had previously made the history books at the club with a national record score of 441 for Yorkshire Seconds against Nottinghamshire last summer whilst he was not under contract at the club.

Darren Gough, managing director of Cricket at Yorkshire, was delighted about offering several of the club's young players extended contracts.

“There are a lot of young players in those renewals - so I am over the moon," he enthused.

“The club is very excited about the prospects we have with these talented young players - there is still growth for all of them but they’ve all shown potential and talent when they’ve played and that’s what gives us drive and optimism going forward.”