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, of York CC, and Burley-in-Wharfedale's Harry Brook, all-rounder Matthew Waite and fast bowlers Ben Coad and Sheriff Hutton Bridge product Matthew Fisher have all committed to the county.

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

The 27-year-old, who averages 51 in Test cricket, has targeted more success after helping the county win the championship in 2014.

"I'm really excited to be linking up with Yorkshire once again," he said.

"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.

"There have been a few changes since I was last involved but I still know most of the characters in the dressing room and, with Andrew Gale as coach, I'm sure the winning culture remains as strong as ever.

"I'm sure more success is just around the corner and hopefully I can play a part in that."

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

"Kane's abilities are there for all to see and he has consistently performed well at the highest level for a significant period of time," said director of cricket Martyn Moxon.

"He's a cool character and a calm, reassuring influence on and off the field. He is a perfect fit for our dressing room at this moment in time.

"He's a very experienced and highly skilled individual and having spent periods of time with us in the past, Kane knows the club and the players well and will be able to slot straight into our playing group.

"His career has continued to go from strength to strength and he remains one of the best batsmen in the world.

"Hopefully he gives us the boost we need ahead of the 2018 campaign."

The re-signing of overseas batsman Williamson came on the same day Yorkshire tied down five homegrown players.

Fisher has penned a deal through to the end of 2021, Coad and Brook have committed until 2020 while Leaning and Waite will spend at least two more seasons with the county.