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Bears secure three-year contract with Rob Yates

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Warwickshire batsman Rob Yates has committed to his home county until the end of the end of the 2024 season by signing a new three-year contract.

The 21-year-old signed his first professional contract ahead of the 2019 season and made his first century for the Bears later that year. Having made further centuries in this year’s LV= County Championship versus Essex and Worcestershire, the Moseley batsman has now made 1,051 First Class runs.

“Rob has made huge strides over the last 12 months and everyone at Edgbaston believes that he can play a huge part in our Club’s fortunes for many years to come,” said Warwickshire Director of Cricket Paul Farbrace.

“He’s already got three centuries to his name in the First Class game but has also shown his promise in both white ball formats, having established himself in the T20 side last year and made a half century in our last List A game in 2019.

“Rob is also very level-headed with a great temperament for batting. We firmly believe that he has all of the attributes to succeed in the international arena with England and everyone associated with the Club should be very excited by how far he could go in the game.”

Yates joined the Bears’ ranks in the under 10s age group team and attended Eversfield Preparatory School, in Solihull, and Warwick School. He has played for Moseley Cricket Club throughout his club career and made his first team debut in the Birmingham & District Premier League in 2016.

Rob Yates said: “I'm delighted to have extended for the Bears. I love playing for the team and feel privileged to have the opportunity to continue representing the team and be a part of this exciting squad of players.”