Essex loan Yorkshire keeper

Brian Jeeves

Essex have moved quickly to cover their wicketkeeping injury crisis by signing Yorkshire stopper Harry Duke on a two-week loan deal.

The 22-year-old will be available for Essex’s forthcoming LV= Insurance County Championship Division One matches against Durham and Somerset.

Speaking to, Head Coach Anthony McGrath said: “We’re really happy to have added quality to the squad with the signing of Harry.

“Obviously, the situation with injuries to our wicket-keepers is unfortunate and not what any of us would have wanted, but it’s about how you adapt and overcome challenges like this.

“By signing Harry, we’ve brought in a young, talented cricketer who possesses the ability to play at the top level, and we’re all looking forward to seeing him in an Essex shirt.”


Brian Jeeves