Joe Barrett (2nd year)
A left-handed opening batsman, Barrett spent the winter coaching in Japan as part of MCC’s relationship with the Japan Cricket Association. He also trained with Nottinghamshire in pre-season.
Ryan Buckley (2nd year)
A middle order right handed batsman and useful off spinner. Buckley enjoyed a placement in Hong Kong during February and March, both coaching and playing in the National T20 Blitz tournament alongside Kumar Sangakarra, Shahid Afridi and Chris Gayle.
Ben Curran (2nd year)
Third Curran brother Ben is a left handed top order batsman and spent this winter in Auckland training with the Auckland Aces and working with former New Zealand batsman Rob Nicol. He enjoyed a very fruitful season with the YCs in 2016 and will be hoping to continue that form in 2017.
Gareth Harte (2nd year)
A dynamic all-rounder who bats at the top of the order and bowls right arm medium fast. Also spent February in March in Hong Kong, coaching and playing the National T20 Blitz tournament.
Andrew Hazeldine (2nd year)
A left arm fast medium bowler, Hazeldine joined Curran in training with the Auckland Aces during the winter, as well as playing club cricket for Canterbury.
Saf Imtiaz (2nd year)
A right handed wicketkeeper-batsman, Imtiaz spent the winter with the Gary Kirsten Academy.
Marc Lezar (2nd year)
A destructive all-rounder, Lezar impressed during his first year with the YCs and will be hoping to carry that form into 2017.
Ashley Sivarajah (2nd year)
A left arm spinner who can also contribute runs in the lower order. Another who impressed during his first year at Lord’s.
Tom Smith (3rd year)
A right handed top order batsman, Smith has spent the winter in Australia playing Grade cricket in Melbourne and training at the MCG.
Oli Smithson (2nd year)
Bowls left arm fast medium and will be looking to build on a productive first year with the YCs.
Matthew Cross (1st year)
Scottish international wicketkeeper Cross has played in both 50 and 20 over World Cups for his country. Has attracted county interest and will be hoping to catch the eye with his performances for the YCs.
Ben Sears (1st year)
A quick opening bowler and explosive lower order batsman, Sears has impressed for New Zealand’s Under 19s and is a very exciting prospect.
Tom Barbour (1st year)
Previously at Hampshire, Barbour is a right arm fast bowler, who is also working with Middlesex bowling coach Richard Johnson as well as the YCs.
Ben Brookes (1st year)
Previously on the books at Warwickshire, Brookes is a left arm opening bower with a strong track record. Warwickshire are still keeping tabs on his progress and may re-visit Brookes as a potential signing after his stint with the YCs.
Luke Jones (1st year)
A top order batsman and impressive leg-spinner, Jones is on the books at Warwickshire and very highly rated. The Bears have sent him to Lord’s to allow to become ‘county-ready’ with the YCs.