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Steven Patterson steps down as Yorkshire captain ahead of club departure

Yorkshire skipper Steve Patterson has introduced that he’s stepping down as captain and can go away the membership on the finish of the season. The 38-year-old, who has spent 18 years as a first-team cricketer at Headingley advised his teammates after their seven-wicket defeat to Hampshire at Scarborough and the information was made public quickly afterwards.

“It has been an honour and a privilege to captain the membership for the previous 5 seasons,” Patterson mentioned. “I wish to thank those that entrusted me with the place, my teammates for all the time getting behind me, and the members and supporters for his or her unwavering assist. I wish to guarantee you that I’ve by no means taken the place as a right, and I’ve all the time given my easiest within the pursuits of the staff.

“It has been made clear to me over the previous few days that my profession at Yorkshire will come to an finish when the season finishes. With that in thoughts, I believe now’s the suitable time to step again from the captaincy. It’s going to enable me time to contemplate my future, and to benefit from the time I’ve left enjoying on the membership.

“I’ll stay accessible for choice for the rest of the summer time, and if chosen, will give my all for the staff as I’ve accomplished for the previous 18 years.”

Patterson’s departure brings to an finish one of the crucial distinguished careers in Yorkshire latest historical past. One of the crucial dependable of medium-fast bowlers within the nation, he has taken 477 first-class wickets for the county and was within the title-winning sides of 2014 and 2015.

Nevertheless, ESPNcricinfo understands that Patterson will not be aspiring to retire and is open to persevering with his enjoying profession if the best provide comes alongside from one other county.

Paul Edwards is a contract cricket author. He has written for the Occasions, ESPNcricinfo, Wisden, Southport Visiter and different publications

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