8 Dec 2017

Williamson to play for Yorkshire again

9:41 am on 8 December 2017

Yorkshire have re-signed New Zealand cricket captain Kane Williamson for a fourth spell with the county.

Skipper Kane Williamson and the Black Caps have a busy international schedule over the summer.

Black Caps captain Kane Williamson. Photo: Photosport

Williamson will join up with the Headingley side in July and will be available for four County Championship matches and 11 T20 Blast games.

The 27-year-old, who re-joins the White Rose for a fourth stint, is currently the number five batsman in the world and averages 50.66 in Test cricket.

Williamson helped Yorkshire to their first of two successive County Championships by scoring 629 runs at an average of 57 in 2014. Williamson's most prolific form with the Club has been in the Championship with a haul of 1,074 runs at an average of 46.7.

I'm really excited to be linking up with Yorkshire once again. I thoroughly enjoyed my previous spells with the Club and I'm very much looking forward to contributing to a winning Yorkshire side," Williamson said.

"I've enjoyed some of my happiest cricketing moments with the county and I hope I can help improve the team both on and off the field. There have been a few changes since I was last involved but I still know most of the characters in the dressing room and, with Andrew Gale as coach, I'm sure that the winning culture remains as strong as ever.

"I'm sure more success is just around the corner and hopefully I can play a part in that."