Warwickshire batsman Rob Yates can't wait to continue his promising start as a Bear.

The 21-year-old, who has been with the club from the age of nine, committed to his home county until the end of the end of the 2024 season by signing a new three-year contract.

The 21-year-old signed his first professional contract ahead of the 2019 season and made his first century for the Bears later that year. Having made further centuries in this years LV= County Championship versus Essex and Worcestershire, the Moseley batsman has now made 1,051 First Class runs.

“I’m really happy and I’m just glad to be a part of this club for the next three years,” said Yates. “It (the contract) has been mentioned and now was a good time to get it done. Hopefully, I can continue to kick-on and try to add as many hundred to my name as I can and winning successes with the Bears.”

The Bears sit top of Group 1 in the LV= Insurance County Championship and now turn their attention to the Blast T20 campaign.

Mark Robinson’s side begin with five away games due to the England v New Zealand Test at Edgbaston, starting on Thursday against the Yorkshire Vikings.

“We’re all gaining experience as we go on this journey together,” Yates added. “We’re really excited and it’ll be nice to have the crowds back especially after last year.

“With the Friday night crowds at Edgbaston we can’t wait to get to play in front of them.”

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