YORKSHIRE County Cricket Club have confirmed the release of a pair of long-serving players.

Top-order batsman Will Fraine and off-spinner Jack Shutt saw their contracts expire at the end of last month, and the club have decided not to renew those deals.

Huddersfield-born Fraine began his county career with Nottinghamshire, before joining his hometown club ahead of the 2019 season.

He made his maiden first-class hundred that year, against Surrey at Scarborough, but that remains his only one.

Fraine did also hit a magnificent 143 in the Royal London One-Day Cup for Yorkshire against Northamptonshire in 2022.

He struggled to nail down a first-team place during his time at Yorkshire, as did Shutt.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Jack Shutt (right) bowling for Yorkshire during the 2019 Vitality Blast, where he made his first-team breakthrough.Jack Shutt (right) bowling for Yorkshire during the 2019 Vitality Blast, where he made his first-team breakthrough. (Image: Ray Spencer.)

The spinner, who is from Barnsley, made his debut for the county in the T20 Blast back in 2019, with his first-class debut coming just over a year later.

Shutt only played five first-class matches for Yorkshire, but proved his worth in the shorter formats.

He averaged just 20.43 with the ball in T20 cricket for the White Rose, with his best figures being the incredible 5-11 he took against Durham in 2019.

Discussing the pair’s departures from Headingley, Yorkshire’s managing director of cricket Darren Gough said: “It’s very disappointing to have to let any players go and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank both of them for their efforts during their time with the club.

“Unfortunately, we only have a limited squad size and have to make difficult decisions at this time of year as we look to continue to improve our playing squad.

“Will and Jack have always represented the club with pride and have been model professionals in their time with us.

“We thank them for their service and we would like to wish them every success for the future.”