Ex-Scarborough trio to jet off on Yorkshire tour

Jonathan Read (left) and Ryan Gibson are set for Yorkshire's pre-season tour of the UAE
Jonathan Read (left) and Ryan Gibson are set for Yorkshire's pre-season tour of the UAE

Three former Scarborough CC players will head to the UAE on Yorkshire's pre-season tour next week.

Wicket-keeper Jonathan Read, former Staithes and Scarborough all-rounder Ryan Gibson and ex-England opener Adam Lyth will be jetting off on Yorkshire County Cricket Club’s pre-season tour of the UAE next week.

Read joins Whitby-based pair Lyth and Gibson on the trip, which concludes with the County Champions’ annual clash against the MCC at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday March 23.

“We are excited and looking forward to returning to the Emirates for our pre-season tour,” said first team coach Jason Gillespie.

“Despite some of our international players away with England and Jonny (Bairstow) being rested after an intense winter with the national side, we are taking a strong squad to the UAE with a great mix of young guys coming through alongside the established senior players.”