Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Hat-Trick of Deals Done

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Hat-Trick of Deals Done

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THREE Yorkshire players have announced contract extensions with the club.

Wicket-keeper batsman Jonny Tattersall has signed a three-year contract extension and talented batsman Harry Brook has agreed a two-year extension - which will see both players staying at Emerald Headingly until the end of 2021.

All action all-rounder Matthew Waite has penned a one-year extension which will keep him at the club until the end of 2020.

Leeds-born Waite, who will be 24 come the start of the 2019 campaign, had ankle surgery after missing the second half of 2017 and again spent near to two months on the sidelines in the early stages of 2018.

However, Yorkshire's Young Player of the Year in 2016 returned impressively and ended the season strongly in the Specsavers County Championship team, playing three out of the last four matches and returning some useful contributions with bat and ball.

He hit 42 and claimed three wickets in the first innings of a high-scoring draw against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge and claimed a miserly 2-16 in the first innings of the following round win over Lancashire at Emerald Headingley, a victory which all but kept Yorkshire in Division One.

"I'm over the moon to sign a new deal and hopefully I can push on from what I've done over the past couple of years," he told "I've had a bit of a taste of first-team cricket and then seem to get injured, I'm over the hopefully I from what the past so hopefully I can stay fit for a full season and see what happens.

Matthew "It was a bad injury. I've had an ankle injury before and the physio knew what it was so I was quickly booked in for an operation. I managed to get over that problem, but unfortunately I got another ankle injury this year and the physios weren't sure exactly what it was themselves as they'd never seen it before. …

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