Australia has been transported to Yorkshire. Mark Steketee, a seamer, has signed a preliminary four-game contract to help their LV= Insurance County Championship offence.

The 29-year-old Mark Steketee will be available for three more games in July in addition to Yorkshire’s upcoming Division Two match against Gloucestershire at Headingley on June 25. However, the club has indicated that there is potential to extend the contract into the later part of the season.

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The Queenslander previously played county cricket with Essex and was a member of Australia’s Test team in Pakistan last year. In the 2022–23 Sheffield Shield, he took the third-most wickets. And during the course of his first-class career, he has 248 at an average of 25.34.
According to Darren Gough, the director of cricket for Yorkshire. Mark is a very talented young player who performed well in Australia.
Given the number of illnesses we presently have among our players and Yorkshire’s demanding schedule. Which consists of Blast games quickly followed by Championship cricket, it was essential that Mark will be a fantastic addition to our current team and assist give our Championship pursuit a further boost. Now that we’ve won our first championship, we want to keep moving forward. Mark can give our bowling lineup a bit more.
We are still working hard at Yorkshire to strike the perfect balance between youth and experience. But we believe we have a squad where everyone will have plenty of opportunity.

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After being demoted on the final day of the Championship in 2022, Yorkshire was anticipated to compete for promotion this year. However, they were winless in their first five games before fighting off Derbyshire’s comeback to win by three wickets at Chesterfield this week.