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Darren Lehmann's son signs for Yorkshire

Jake Lehmann, 24, replaces Travis Head Credit: Press Association

Yorkshire have signed Jake Lehmann, son of former Test batsman turned Australia coach Darren Lehmann for the remainder of the 2016 Specsavers County Championship season.

The left-hander joins the club ahead of a key period of Championship action, the first of six remaining games getting underway at Old Trafford on Saturday when the White Rose take on rivals Lancashire.

Lehmann, who is currently representing Australia A in Townsville against South Africa, is due to leave Adelaide on Wednesday and should arrive in time to play in that four-day match.

His move comes after the departure of Travis Head on Sunday. Head, 22, was selected for Australia’s One Day International Series in Sri Lanka and has left the Club with immediate effect.

“He’s a great kid, gives the ball a whack and has shown good nous and awareness. Having worked with him at the Strikers he’ll fit in to the changing room too, as all our players do. I just hope that he has a good time with us, enjoys himself and contributes to some good wins for Yorkshire.”

– Jason Gillespie, Head coach


Yorkshire pair Root and Bairstow included in England test squad

Root (L) and Bairstow have both been in fine form Credit: PA

Yorkshire's Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow have been included in England's squad for the 1st Test against Sri Lanka, which starts at their home ground Headingley a week today.

Root and Bairstow are in prime form. Earlier this week they shared in a record fourth wicket partnership of 372 as Yorkshire beat Surrey at Headingley.

But there's no place in the 12 man squad for Adil Rashid, Gary Ballance or Liam Plunkett.

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