Steve Patterson resigns

Steve Whitaker reports

AFTER Yorkshire’s seven wicket defeat to Hampshire at Scarborough Yorkshire captain Steven Patterson stepped down as captain.

Patterson said: "It’s been an honour and a privilege to Captain the club for the past five seasons. I would like to thank those who entrusted me with the position, my teammates for always getting behind me, and the members and supporters for their unwavering support. I would like to assure you that I’ve never taken the position for granted, and I’ve always given my very best in the interests of the team.

It’s been made clear to me over the last few days that my career at Yorkshire will come to an end when the season finishes.  With that in mind, I think now is the appropriate time to step back from the captaincy. It will allow me time to consider my future, and to enjoy the time I have left playing at the club.

 I will remain available for selection for the remainder of the summer, and if selected, will give my all for the team as I have done for the past 18 years."

As the Yorkshire team left the field they applauded Patterson off the field. For the next month Yorkshire will be in Royal London Cup action when they return to Championship action in September     Yorkshire will probably turn to Adam Lyth until the end of the season with a permanent captain announced in the winter.  Do hear the name Garry Ballance?

Steven Patterson

August 3, 2022 4:34 pm

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