County news August 25, 2010

Yorkshire sign 10-year Scarborough deal

Cricinfo staff

Yorkshire will be playing at Scarborough for at least another decade after signing a long-term agreement with the outground.

Officials from both clubs as well as the local council secured North Maine Road's future as Yorkshire took on Hampshire in the County Championship. Last season the ground came in for some criticism for poor facilities, but recent work has ensured Yorkshire will return.

"Cricket on the east coast forms an important part of the Yorkshire cricket calendar and I'm delighted that Yorkshire will be playing games here over the next decade," Stewart Regan, the Yorkshire chief executive, said. "The ground has improved enormously over the last year, but the hard work does not end there.

"We will continue to work in partnership with Scarborough CC, the local council and Welcome to Yorkshire to attract new investment so that cricket on the east coast can be preserved long after this 10-year agreement expires."

Bill Mustoe, chairman of Scarborough Cricket Club, said: "This is a big day for Scarborough Cricket Club and fully justifies the improvements we have made to the ground over the last year. I would like to particularly thank Welcome to Yorkshire who have invested time, money and a deep appreciation of what staging Yorkshire cricket matches means to the east coast region."

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