AARON Finch is no stranger to title success at Emerald Headingley, and the Australian batsman is eyeing up more silverware after re-signing with the Northern Superchargers for this year’s inaugural Hundred campaign.

The Aussie limited overs captain spent two summers as Yorkshire’s overseas player in 2014 and 2015, producing some phenomenal performances at the top of the order in T20 cricket and making his mark in the glorious back-to-back County Championship title successes.

Reflecting on that silverware earlier this week, he played down his contribution, saying: “I can’t really claim much credit in that regard.”

But a return of 415 runs in eight Championship matches across the two summers, including two fifties and a hundred, ranks as a valuable return.

“It was great to see how hard everyone was working at the club,” he said. “So to get the success on the back of that was outstanding.

“There were some seriously talented players there, and it would have been a shame had Yorkshire not won a couple of titles in that period. For it to come together the way it did, with us dominating the competition, it was unbelievable.

“I had a couple of great years there, and I loved every bit of it.”

Finch, selected by the Superchargers in the initial Hundred draft in late 2019 ahead of last summer’s anticipated start, has been retained alongside fellow Australian powerhouse Chris Lynn and Afghanistan spinner Mujeeb-ur-Rahman.

Durham seamer Brydon Carse and Middlesex wicketkeeper John Simpson have also been retained.

But Finch is pleased that the Superchargers team has a strong Yorkshire core of players and coaches, including head coach and White Rose legend Darren Lehmann.

Also on the retained list are Yorkshire first-team stars Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Adam Lyth, David Willey and Adil Rashid.

“I think it’s really important,” Finch continued. “And I also think the youth and experience combination is important because you need the ignorance of youth at times in the short format - guys who are carefree and just go and play the game.

“I know, having played under Boof (Lehmann) for a long time, that’s the way he wants everyone to play.

“It’s sort of a case of take the game on and ask questions later if it doesn’t go your way.

“That leaves you in a great position to take on the opposition fearlessly. Then you can stretch the boundaries.

“If you are always looking at KPIs (Key Performance Indicators), then you’re not sure what your limit as a team is.

“Once you lift that off and people can play freely, anything is possible in this game.

“With the squad we’ve got, there’s a lot of great players in there.”

A powerful top order is sure to be a particular feature for the Superchargers, with Finch, Lynn, Lyth and Kohler-Cadmore all promising fireworks.

Finch said: “Chris Lynn is as brutal as anyone on the attack - Ben Stokes as well. It’s a really exciting batting line-up.

“Then you throw in the other all-rounders, your spinners, your quicks, and you are starting to create a side who you feel can win the competition.

“Then it’s about tactics and making sure that you’re across everything from a leadership and coaching point of view.

“We’re still all running blind into the Hundred. It’s not like T20. You can take some stats from there, but it’s going to be a totally different game.

“There are a lot of unknowns, but that’s what makes it exciting.”

The Superchargers will go into this month’s final draft with five places left to fill, as initial picks Richard Gleeson, Ben Foakes, David Wiese, Nathan Rimmington and Ed Barnard have been released.