Video - Joe Root relishes challenge of aiding Yorkshire’s pursuit of one-day glory

ENGLAND Test captain Joe Root is relishing the chance of trying to help end Yorkshire’s long wait for success in the limited-overs game.

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Captain Gary Ballance scored a Yorkshire-best 203 not out against Hampshire to go with his first innings 108 (Picture: Allan McKenzie/

Hampshire v Yorkshire - The Verdict: Gary Ballance excels to rescue draw for Yorkshire

MUCH more of this and it might be playfully suggested that there is a case for appointing Gary Ballance as the specialist captain of the England Test side.

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WHO WILL PREVAIL? Hampshire's Jimmy Adams or Yorkshire captain, Gary Ballance.

As it Happened - How Yorkshire ground out a draw at Hampshire - The Story of Day Four

YORKSHIRE earned themselves a draw against Hampshire after fighting back from a bad first innings with the bat at the Ageas Bowl.

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Roundhegians v Crocs

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1. Jack Hammond

Dismay for Crocs after fine win

An outstanding final day effort from Old Crossleyans was in vain as they were relegated from Yorkshire Two on Saturday.

Cricket - Todmorden v Walsden pre-season friendly. New Todmorden pro, Kelly Smuts from South Africa.

Tod pro smashes record

Kelly Smuts made a sensational debut for Todmorden yesterday, hitting the highest ever score in the 125-year history of the Lancashire League.

Yorkshire captain Gary Ballance made 108 in the first innings against Hampshire and is unbeaten on 78 overnight in the second (Picture: Alex Whitehead/

Double trouble: Yorkshire looking to captain Gary Ballance as they battle to avoid another loss

IF YOU had said before the start of the season that this match would provide an early opportunity for one of the teams to complete the double over the other, you would have thought that it would be an opportunity for Yorkshire to complete the double over Hampshire as opposed to the other way round.

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Actions from Brighouse v Hartshead Moor, cricket, at Brighouse Sports Club. Pictured is Ian Wardlaw celebrating second wicket

Alex is steadfast in victory

Skippers past and present, Alex Stead and Matt Baxter, combined to ensure Lightcliffe made a winning start to their Bradford League campaign.

Actions from SBCI v Triangle cricket at SBCI. Pictured is George Hampshire

Battling win for champs

Booth started their Spenser Wilson Halifax League title defence with a hard-fought 19-run home victory over Copley.

Hampshire's James Vince (Picture: Simon Hulme).

Hampshire v Yorkshire: We let it get away from us – Gary Ballance

THEY came to the Ageas Bowl in the hope of watching England batsmen Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow.

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Yorkshire lost to Hampshire in their opening game of the County Championship season despite claiming a commanding position after the first inings (Photo: SW Pix)

RECAP: Hampshire v Yorkshire (day one): James Vince scores century for hosts as Ben Coad stars again

Yorkshire seek to avenge the opening defeat of the County Championship campaign against Hampshire as the two teams meet at the Ageas Bowl.
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Peter Handscomb is set to drop down from the No 3 position to accommodate Joe Root as Yorkshire tackle Hampshire in the County Championship (Picture: Alex Whitehead/

Yorkshire looking to avenge instant setback

ANDREW GALE will today send his Yorkshire players out on a revenge mission.

T20 cricket semi-final at Triangle CC - Booth v Northowram Hedge Top. Northowram bowler Richard Laycock.

Champs’ skipper ready to gamble

Booth skipper Richard Laycock is promising a more attacking approach in the field as the Spenser Wilson Halifax League champions try to emulate the glories of their 2016 campaign.

Cricket - Illingworth v Addingham.
Luke Brooksby bowls for Illingworth.

Illingworth back after 98 years

THE FIRST World War had finished only 10 months before Illingworth St Mary’s last played a Halifax League game.


Video - Stunning start to season sees Ben Coad earn faith of Yorkshire with extended deal

UNNECESSARY though it may seem – given the mesmerising start he has enjoyed to the 2017 season – Ben Coad says his new extended contract with Yorkshire has handed him a further confidence boost.

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Actions from Walsden v Monton and Weaste cricket, at Walsden, Pictured is Umesh Karunaratne

Injury blows for Valley giants

The Calder Valley’s two biggest cricket clubs, Walsden and Todmorden, have been rocked by major injury blows.

Ryan Sidebottom will not be back in action in the County Championship until next month. Picture: Alex Whitehead/

Character-driven Yorkshire prevail at Edgbaston to the delight of coach Andrew Gale

YORKSHIRE first-team coach Andrew Gale praised his team’s character after they required just 42 balls on the final morning to complete an innings and 88 run victory over Warwickshire at Edgbaston.

Cricket - Barkisland v Golcar. Barkisland bowler Charlie Cocking.

Ali lifs Elland’s spirits

Elland were the only winners when Calderdale’s three Huddersfield League clubs started their league campaigns with home fixtures yesterday.

Yorkshire's Peter Handscomb. 
Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Positive approach pays dividends for Yorkshire and Peter Handscomb

AUSTRALIAN Peter Handscomb said there is still lots of hard work to do if Yorkshire are to pick up their first County Championship win of the season.

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Yorkshire's Ben Coad. Picture: Tony Johnson.

Highlights - Warwickshire v Yorkshire: Leading role suits Ben Coad at Edgbaston

The impressive depth to Yorkshire’s seam-department resonated in the Edgbaston gloom as Ben Coad bowled the White Rose into the ascendancy on the opening day against Warwickshire.

LEADING THE WAY: Yorkshire captain Gary Ballance in action against Hampshire last week. Picture: Alex Whitehead/

Podcast - CricketTalk: Yorkshire look to get campaign up and running at Edgbaston

YORKSHIRE suffered defeat inside three days at Headingley in their opening County Championship game, placing added importance on their trip to Edgbaston.

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