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Five players sign extensions

— 6 June 2013

The Yorkshire County Cricket Club are delighted to announce that five players have signed contract extensions with the Club .

England batsman Jonny Bairstow has signed a deal until the end of 2015 along with attacking batsman Gary Ballance and seamer Steve Patterson.

Off-spinner Azeem Rafiq and and paceman Moin Ashraf have signed one year extensions until the end of the 2014 season.

“We are delighted that all five players have signed contract extensions,” said Yorkshire County Cricket Club Director of Cricket Martyn Moxon.

“They have all come through the Yorkshire system and have established themselves in the team. In Jonny’s (Bairstow) case he is firmly part of the England programme and that is testament to his efforts in his development as a cricketer.

“These lads can become cornerstones of the side for a number of years and along with the other players we have on long-term deals that is very exciting for Yorkshire cricket.”