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Chris Waters: Declining on-field standards lack the wit of Fiery Fred

WHEN I wrote a biography of Fred Trueman a few years ago I had to make a decision on the subject of swearing.

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Yorkshire's team huddle as Somerset's opening batsman come out for the start of their second innings at Scarborough.

VIDEO - Yorkshire v Somerset: Depleted hosts struggle to gain advantage at Scarborough

THERE was no more ironic sight at Scarborough on Wednesday than that of a fielder wearing a white floppy sunhat with the number 70 on his back.

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Stand and deliver: Headingley facelift given £10m boost

HEADINGLEY stadium is to be renamed Emerald Headingley Stadium after Yorkshire and Leeds Rhinos secured a naming rights deal believed to be worth around £10m.

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Martyn Moxon and first-team coach Andrew Gale study the pink balls used this week at Headingley against Surrey.Picture: Bruce Rollinson

Pink-ball experiment should be given one more chance, says Yorkshire’s Andrew Gale

YORKSHIRE first-team coach Andrew Gale has admitted that he is no fan of the pink ball and has questioned whether it had any impact on crowd numbers at Headingley.

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Jack Brooks fires in a delivery against Surrey at Headingley.

BLOG: Yorkshire v Surrey - Day Two at Headingley - As It Happened

DESPITE losing several hours’ play to the weather, Surrey strengthened their grip on proceedings against Yorkshire on day two at Headingley.

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Yorkshire captain Gary Ballance in action.

Middlesex v Yorkshire: Poor batting cost us, admits Gale after Lord’s defeat

THE LONGEST day of the year certainly felt like it for Yorkshire, who suffered a taxing defeat at the home of cricket.

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Harry Brook, pictured with former Yorkshire player and legendary Test umpire Dickie Bird.

Middlesex v Yorkshire: Harry Brook looks part at Lord’s but visitors struggle

SOME teenagers would be fazed by making their County Championship debut at the home of cricket.

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Yorkshire bowler Ben Coad removed centurion Sam Robson early on the second day

Middlesex v Yorkshire (day two): Latest updates from County Championship match at Lord's

Yorkshire will be hoping for better fortune on their second day at Lord's after Middlesex piled up the runs in scorcher temperatures yesterday.
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Fast bowler Steve Patterson got Yorkshire on the board against Middlesex.

Yorkshire made to feel the heat at Lord’s by Middlesex

IT WAS hot enough in the ‘soft south’ yesterday for a Yorkshireman to think about taking off his coat, or at least loosening the scarf around his neck.

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Yorkshire celebrate victory at Taunton.

Yorkshire pull off battling victory at Taunton

IT WAS a day that summed up why Yorkshire have been the strongest side in County Championship cricket in recent years and why Somerset are facing a relegation fight.

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Ryan Sidebottom

Somerset v Yorkshire - As It Happened: How Yorkshire secured vital Championship win

YORKSHIRE need six wickets to clinch victory over Taunton as they enter the fourth and final day’s play against hosts Somerset.

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Yorkshire captain Gary Ballance watches the ball carefully during an innings of 98 not out against Somerset at Taunton yesterday (Picture: John Heald).

Somerset v Yorkshire (day 3): Captain Gary Ballance adds to his case for England Test recall

YORKSHIRE admit that they took a risk in appointing Gary Ballance as captain considering there is always a chance that he could be recalled by England.

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Steve Patterson is congratulated for taking the wicket of Andrew Hildreth on day two. Picture: John Heald

Chris Waters: Ryan Sidebottom’s ‘farewell tour’ anything but an exercise in going through motions

THE milestones keep coming for Ryan Sidebottom.

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Alex Lees

LIVE: Somerset v Yorkshire - As it Happened on Day One at Taunton

RYAN SIDEBOTTOM struck with three late wickets at Taunton to put the visitors in control against hosts Somerset at the end of day one.

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Tom Kohler Cadmore on his way to his fifty for Worcestershire (Picture:
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Yorkshire in swiftly to land Tom Kohler-Cadmore

MARTYN MOXON has hailed Tom Kohler-Cadmore as one of English cricket’s brightest young talents after the Worcestershire batsman agreed to join Yorkshire for next season.

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Rising star: Matthew Waite, pictured celebrating taking a wicket against Derbyshire, has impressed for Yorkshire in one-dayers. (Picture: SWpix.com)

Yorkshire v Leicestershire: Tim Bresnan credited with the evolution of Matthew Waite

MATTHEW WAITE has hailed the help given to him by Yorkshire’s England players and cited Tim Bresnan as a particular role model as he makes his way in the county’s first team.

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Jonny Bairstow

As it Happened - Yorkshire defeated but still qualify for Royal London Cup knockout stages

YORKSHIRE VIKINGS fell to a five-wicket defeat against Warwickshire Bears in the Royal London Cup, but their qualification for the knockout stages was still confirmed.

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Yorkshire's Gary Ballance hits out.

The Verdict: Gary Ballance making case for England recall after leading Yorkshire to victory

IT WAS not so long ago that Gary Ballance was branded “unselectable” as an England player.

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Yorkshire all-rounder David Willey returns to his former county this afternoon

LIVE: Northants Steelbacks v Yorkshire Vikings: How Yorkshire claimed victory in Royal London Cup

Gary Ballance made a perfectly-paced 152 not out to steer Yorkshire towards the knockout stage of the Royal London Cup with a mighty 164-run win over Northamptonshire at Wantage Road.

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Yorkshire's Peter Handscomb Picture: Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com

Stylish defiance from Peter Handscomb can’t prevent first Royal London Cup defeat for Yorkshire

FOR THE second time in three days, Yorkshire needed to make their record run-chase to win a one-day match.

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