Nottinghamshire’s opening batsman Will Fraine has joined County Championship rivals Yorkshire on a three-year contract. The 22-year-old Yorkshireman hails from Huddersfield and spent time with the White Rose’s academy before moving away to university.
Fraine made his first-class debut in March 2017 for Durham MCCU against Gloucestershire and then signed a first professional contract with Nottinghamshire in May.
However, he is delighted to return to his roots to link up with Yorkshire ahead of the 2019 County Championship campaign.
He said: “I never thought I would play for Yorkshire, but I’ve always had the dream to do it. So it really is like a dream come true.
“There’s always that pull of being a Yorkie lad. All my friends speak of one day playing for Yorkshire. I never thought it would happen because I made my own way elsewhere.”
“He’s a talented young batsman,” added Yorkshire director of cricket Martyn Moxon on the club’s website.
“He’s very much someone with the future in mind and hopefully he’ll develop in to an outstanding cricketer for us.”