At 34, you are entering that stage of your career where thoughts about an imminent retirement linger around. Not so for Yorkshire's Steven Patterson - who was named as the captain and handed a two-year extension. A tall seamer, Patterson played a vital role in Yorkshire securing back-to-back championship titles, during the 2014 and 2015 season. He doesn't have excessive pace, but he makes up with unerring accuracy and an ability to nip the ball off the deck. This is one quality that has endeared himself to the Yorkshire management, ever since his debut way back in 2005. He has had to wait for his opportunities, but Patterson made sure that he didn't miss out on impressing the Yorkshire management. With top-line bowlers like Tim Bresnan and Ajmal Shahzad away on national duties, Patterson gradually made his way into the first eleven and became an established member of the side by 2009. 2012 was the year where Patterson finally delivered amongst expected lines. He reaped rich rewards and topped 50 championship wickets for the first time in his career as Yorkshire battled back into Division One after having been relegated a year before. This was the start of a period of consistency where Patterson has won over his team management with a string of useful performances, with both bat and ball.