ANDREW Gale is expecting a new look Yorkshire team to enjoy a productive Royal London one-day Cup campaign.

Gale believes Rich Pyrah will do a “great job” as the Vikings stand-in head coach whilst the man usually in charge is away working with the Northern Superchargers in the Hundred.

Yorkshire will be without 10 senior players for the forthcoming RL50 because of the ECB’s new competition.

The Vikings faced Northumberland in a National Counties friendly at Scarborough on Tuesday, with Dom Bess named as their captain.

However, the competitive action begins on Thursday at the same venue when Surrey will face a White Rose combination of young guns, fringe players and a handful of senior heads.

Steve Patterson will play some games, but he will not captain.

There are eight games in the RL50 group stages, including two home games at Scarborough and two at York’s Clifton Park. The final is at Trent Bridge on August 19.

Gale will be busy with the Superchargers, but he will still have the time to keep abreast of Yorkshire’s progression.

“I’m not just going to be not looking,” he said. “They’re my players, and Rich is taking over. He will do a great job.

“Yorkshire are in the right hands, and I’m sure when I come back after the Hundred there will be players in form.”

Gale will be one of Darren Lehmann’s assistants with the Superchargers, an experience which he believes will benefit the White Rose in the future.

“I’m looking forward to it,” he said. “The Hundred should be a great competition.

“It will be different for me in that I’ll be turning up without the stress of picking teams and what have you. I’m just going to enjoy the experience and learn what I can.

“Working alongside someone like Darren, who has coached Australia and in the Big Bash and with other franchises around the world, I’ll be looking at him and seeing what I can bring into my own coaching style.

“Whenever I’ve gone outside of Yorkshire before - I’ve been to the Big Bash twice with Hobart and worked with the England Under 19s last winter - I’ve come back with different experiences.”

This will be Yorkshire’s first first-team fixture at Scarborough’s North Marine Road since the summer of 2019.

Bess has been named as skipper for the tournament.

Gary Ballance will be rested tomorrow, but he will return to face Surrey. Pyrah has named a 15-man squad to cover both fixtures. That will be: Bess c, Ballance, Coad, Duke w, Fraine, Hill, Luxton, Olivier, Patterson, Pillans, Revis, Shutt, Josh Sullivan, Tattersall, Waite.