1. ITV Report

Yorkshire re-sign New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson for fourth time

Kane Williamson was part of the County Championship-winning side of 2014. Credit: PA

Yorkshire have announced the return of New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson and new deals for five young players.

Williamson has signed up for a fourth spell at Headingley while batsmen Jack Leaning and Harry Brook, all-rounder Matthew Waite and fast bowlers Ben Coad and Matthew Fisher have all committed to the county.

The 27-year-old has targeted more success after helping the county win the championship in 2014.

Black Caps captain Williamson scored 1,074 championship runs at an average of 47 across his previous stints with Yorkshire.

He will be available for 11 NatWest T20 Blast fixtures and four Specsavers County Championship matches from July 13 to September 4.

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.

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.

– Kane Williamson