James Logan to pursue options elsewhere after Yorkshire CCC exit
Logan played two first-class matches for the club, debuting in the final County Championship game of 2018, against Worcestershire at New Road, and featuring in the historic fixture against Warwickshire at York last year – Yorkshire’s first Championship match in that city since 1890.
Logan, who turns 23 on Monday, did his utmost to prevent a three-wicket defeat in that contest as Warwickshire chased a target of 217.
The Wakefield-born player returned his side’s best figures of 4-22 from 13 overs, including the key wicket of opening batsman Dominic Sibley, who went on to make his Test debut some five months later.
Logan impressed during that fixture but has not been offered a contract extension, with Yorkshire having several other spinners from which to choose.
Last month they signed Dom Bess on a four-year deal from Somerset after the England off-spinner enjoyed two successful loan spells at Emerald Headingley.
In August they handed a first-class debut to Jack Shutt, the 23-year-old Barnsley-born off-spinner, before giving a T20 debut to the Huddersfield-born left-arm spinner Sam Wisniewski, who turned 19 last Friday.
With leg-spinners Josh Poysden and Adil Rashid also on the books, and with Bess their main spin bowling option going forward, the club has decided that it would be better to let Logan seek to continue his career at pastures new.
Martyn Moxon, the Yorkshire director of cricket, commented: “James’s opportunities to play first-team cricket are expected to be limited next season and, as such, the club has decided not to offer him a contract extension.
“Everyone at the club would like to wish James every success in the future.”
Logan, who worked his way up through the Yorkshire age-group system, said: “I’ve really enjoyed my time at Yorkshire and would like to thank all the coaches who have worked with me since I started at the age of 11, and the players who I’ve shared a dressing room with.
“I’m now looking forward to the 2021 season when hopefully I can earn an opportunity to play first-class and limited-overs cricket at a county again.”
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