BURLEY starlet Harry Brook has been awarded a full-time junior professional contract by Yorkshire.

The 18-year-old batsman, who represented England Under-19s on their tour of India throughout January and February this year, came through the Yorkshire Schools age group teams before becoming a member of Yorkahire's academy.

The Sedbergh School pupil won player of the tournament in the Super 4s at Loughborough in 2016 where the North play three other regions.

Brook, who made his First-Class debut last June and landed the coveted Dickie Bird Foundation award in 2016, is highly regarded by the coaching staff and continues to impress for both the Second XI and Academy sides.

“He’s a very, very exciting prospect,” said Ian Dews, Director of Cricket Development. “He’s not shy of hitting the ball and has made some big scores.

"He has really benefited from his trip to India with the England U19s in the winter and seems to be going from strength to strength.

“Our hope is that we can keep hold of him. We haven’t seen as much of him as we’d have liked with school cricket, but when he has come back he’s made hundreds in the league and hundreds for the second team and that’s something that we need – batsmen that make hundreds.

“Harry is undoubtedly a very bright prospect, whether it be white ball or red ball he’ll be well at home.”

Brook, was due to play for Yorkshire in today's 2nd XI Trophy Final at Headingley.