Yorkshire sign batsman Will Fraine from Notts

Yorkshire has signed Will Fraine in a three-year contract. Fraine, a first-rate hitter, made 11 appearances in Nottinghamshire during 2018 after signing a summer contract.

Fraine was previously involved with the Yorkshire age group teams, and was a captain of the Durham MCCU team. It has been described as "a medium to long term signing" by Yorkshire cricket director Martyn Moxon, with the club looking to rebuild after a difficult season.

Notts, who have signed established hitters Ben Slater, Ben Duckett and Joe Clarke by 2019 had offered a new contract to the 22-year-old, but Fraine has decided to return to her home county.

"There's always the attraction of being a Yorkie boy," Fraine said. "All my friends talk about one day playing for Yorkshire, I never thought it would happen because I made my way somewhere else."

"It was a difficult decision, but the opportunities and the place the club went to was too much of a stretch. Re-establishing myself with the guys I know growing up makes me very happy with the decision I made.

"Yorkshire has a rich history and, even though the fans and the club are aware of the transition, with the new talent they have brought and the existing quality that already exists, it could be a really exciting place to be inside. the next two or three years. "

After recovering to finish fifth in the Championship, Yorkshire faces a period of transition with a number of players coming and going. Starter Alex Lees went to Durham, while Liam Plunkett and Jack Brooks went to Surrey and Somerset, respectively, although the club was promoted by Adil Rashid signing a new one-year contract.

On Fraine's signature, Moxon said: "He's a talented young batter, he's very much someone with the future in mind and hopefully he'll become an excellent cricketer for us." He's born in Yorkshire and has been in our system as a junior, so it's good to have him back in. He is looking forward to coming back here with us and we hope to come back with us.

"We are trying to put together a squadron for now and for the future. It is a medium to long term signing for us. It will be a challenge for us, but there are no guarantees. We see him as someone for the future and we are forming a group of good young hitters who will see the best in the coming years. "

source:- espncricinfo.com

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