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CAPTAIN BALLANCE SAVES YORKSHIRE FROM DEFEAT

By Alex Gibbings Yorkshire salvaged a draw away at Hampshire on Monday after struggling early on in Southampton. The hosts made a first innings total of 455 all out and enforced a Yorkshire follow-on after embarrassingly making just 231 all out in reply. A double century from captain Gary Ballance in Yorkshire’s second innings helped…

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Joe Root backs uncapped duo to excel in Sri Lanka tests

By Dom Brown With England’s Investec test series starting next week, at Yorkshire’s Headingley Carnegie stadium, the England selectors have chosen two uncapped players in the 12 man squad to take on Sri Lanka in the series starting on Thursday 19th May. James Vince and Jake Ball will almost certainly both make their debuts at the…

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Flying start for Horsforth Cricket Club

by Jamie Bye  Image: Horsforth CC, December 2013 After a convincing win over Steeton CC at the weekend by a mammoth 151 runs, Horsforth 1st XI go into this weekend’s fixtures with a perfect unbeaten record. Horsforth won the toss and elected to bat first on blisteringly hot day, and they cashed in on the…

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Yorkshire rise to the summit

By Jack Simpson Yorkshire went to the top of the County Championship table, as they defeated Surrey by an innings and 20 runs. Surrey having needed to hang on after Yorkshire declared on 557-6, Surrey were bowled out for 207 with four overs remaining at Headingley. Joe Root dismissed Kumar Sangakkara (61) and Steven Davies (52) as Surrey…

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David Willey faces injury setback

By Alex Briggs Yorkshire County Cricket Club say England fast bowler David Willey will be missing for up to six weeks with an abdominal injury. The England international, who signed for Yorkshire in the winter, has only played one full match for the White Roses where he took two wickets against Nottinghamshire. Currently at Headingley, Yorkshire…

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Root remains until 2019

By Paul Connolly Yorkshire CCC’s Joe Root has signed a new contract with the club. The deal will see the England batsman remain at Headingley until at least 2019. Root is regarded as one of the best top-order batsmen in world cricket at the moment, but has made a disappointing start to the campaign for…

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Chris Read century halts Yorkshire’s charge

By Alex Briggs Yorkshire county cricket club entered the morning of day four of their county championship tie against Nottinghamshire in a commanding position. With the hosts on 151 for 5, a flurry of early wickets would put Jason Gillespie’s side in the driving seat, and they got off to the perfect start when Samit…

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