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Yorkshire Set For Pre-Season Tour In South Africa

Yorkshire will face Warwickshire in a two-day friendly as part of the county’s fortnight-long pre-season tour to Cape Town in March.

Ottis Gibson’s charges will face the Bears in a two-day fixture on March 19 and 20 to complete six match days in the South African sunshine.

The Yorkshire squad will leave Headingley on March 8 and return on March 21, with three training days preceding two T20 fixtures and the first of two two-day games.

Opponents for the pair of T20s on March 13 and 14 and the opening two-day clash (March 16-17) are still to be confirmed.

Coach Gibson returns to the nation where he played domestic cricket in the 1990s and then led as head coach between 2017 and 2019.

Yorkshire spent their pre-season in Potchefstroom in early 2019 and also played at the iconic Newlands venue in Cape Town during the 2012 Champions League T20 event when they faced both the Sydney Sixers and Sachin Tendulkar’s Mumbai Indians.

The current squad are preparing for the opening LV= Insurance County Championship Division Two match of the new season, against Leicestershire at Headingley on April 6.

Earlier this month a quartet of seam bowlers – Ben Cliff, Ben Coad, Ben Mike and Matthew Revis – travelled to Dubai for a specialist training camp.

Fin Bean, Harry Duke, George Hill, Will Luxton, Yash Vagadia and James Wharton are heading out to India for a similar batting camp.

And prior to the Cape Town tour, Dom Leech, Jack Shutt and Jonny Tattersall are due to train with Pakistan Super League side Lahore Qalandars.

New Contract With Yorkshire Cricket For Jordan Thompson

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Jordan Thompson has signed a two-year contract extension that will keep him at Yorkshire until at least October 2025.

The all-rounder, who featured heavily in both the LV= Insurance County Championship and Vitality Blast this summer, had one year remaining on his current deal but has agreed new terms to secure his long-term future at Headingley.

The 26-year-old has claimed 108 First Class wickets since debuting in 2019, and scored 958 runs in the format. Alongside some stellar performances with the red-ball, Thompson has made a name for himself in white-ball cricket. 74 wickets and 691 runs at a strike rate of 154.6 represents a strong return in T20 cricket, with the Leeds-born fast bowler having earnt recognition in a number of franchise competitions in recent years.

Thompson said: “I’m delighted to have signed a contract extension with Yorkshire and am looking forward to playing my part as we look to secure silverware in the coming years.

“I spoke in the summer about my pride at representing my home county and couldn’t have been any happier to be awarded my First XI cap at Scarborough. I am determined to play my part in getting this Club back to where it belongs, competing in division one and challenging for silverware.

“On a personal note, I love playing in front of our supporters and hope that my passion for representing my county resonates with them. I’m looking forward to the start of the season and am confident we have a successful season ahead of us.”

Yorkshire CCC’s Managing Director of Cricket Darren Gough said: “It’s fantastic that Jordan has committed his future to Yorkshire.

“He has been a consistent performer for us for a number of years now and improved every year.

“Having barely missed a game in 2022, his contributions with both ball and bat are so important to us and I’m sure he will continue to develop over the coming years.

“With the contract extensions we have now confirmed, and the additional players we have brought in, I’m confident that we are in a great place to challenge across all formats for years to come.”

Yorkshire Cricket Dinner Funds Making A Difference In Pakistan

Islamic Relief UK have begun rebuilding homes in the areas of Pakistan that were devastated by severe floods, with The Yorkshire County Cricket Club’s Flood Relief Dinner contribution now totaling over £100,000.

In October, Yorkshire Cricket hosted a joint dinner with Islamic Relief UK at Headingley Stadium to generate vital funds for the communities in Pakistan that were destroyed by the severe floods. Support was desperately needed to build new houses for the millions of people suffering with homelessness, hunger and in desperate need of help.

Money raised is now being used by Islamic Relief UK to rebuild homes alongside the community in the province of Balochistan.

Families will receive a cash grant to buy essential materials and recruit labour to help rebuild their homes. Doors, windows and ventilation kits will be provided, along with further guidance by Islamic Relief UK to mitigate the risk of future flooding and natural disasters. Part of this guidance is to ensure that homes are built at a higher level to help prevent future flooding.

In total, Islamic Relief UK is helping to reconstruct 4620 homes for families who lost their homes and possessions during the floods.

Tufail Hussain, Islamic Relief UK Director said: “It was a true honour to partner with the Yorkshire County Cricket Club which raised much needed funds for families that were impacted by the floods in Pakistan. The YCCC and wider Yorkshire community rallied together to raise funds which are now helping families rebuild their lives and livelihoods. A huge thank you from everyone at Islamic Relief to the Club and the community for this spirit of generosity.”

Yaseen Mohammed, Non-Executive Director at The Yorkshire County Cricket Club said: “I would like to thank Tufail and Islamic Relief UK for providing such a positive update which will mean so much to so many. To see the hard work that is happening and the effect it will have on those in need is truly heart warming.”

“We are overwhelmed by the generosity from those who attended our dinner in October and those who have supported this cause ever since. Yorkshire’s contribution will help to build over 50 new homes and I am thankful to those who have kindly donated.”

Neil Snowball, ECB Managing Director of County Cricket, said: “I was really pleased to be able to attend the Yorkshire Flood Relief Dinner in October and it is inspiring to see how the generosity that filled the room that night is now tangibly helping to rebuild the lives of people who were devasted by the floods in Pakistan. The work that Islamic Relief UK is doing in Pakistan is truly humbling and through their partnership with Yorkshire CCC, as well as the generosity of those who donated more than £100,000, it is heart-warming reminder of the ways that cricket can reach out across the world and make a difference in people’s lives.”

A video update from Pakistan can be seen here