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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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England's Liam Plunkett during the Royal London One Day International Series at the County Ground, Bristol. (Picture: Rui Vieira/PA Wire)

Yorkshire’s passion for cricket tips balance on Liam Plunkett’s decision to extend his stay

LIAM PLUNKETT has signed a one-year contract extension that will keep him at Yorkshire until the end of 2018.

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Hampshire's Kyle Abbott celebrates dismissing Yorkshire's Tim Bresnan for his fifth wicket in the innings. (Picture: SWPix.com)

Yorkshire v Hampshire: Injury-hit Yorkshire succumb to surprise reverse

THE TERM “squeaky-bum time” is often used at this time of year as the football season draws to a close.

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Yorkshire will attempt to wrap up victory on day three

LIVE: Yorkshire v Hampshire: Hants shock White Rose with a day to spare

Hampshire produced a fine chase to beat Yorkshire by four wickets at Headingley in their opening game of the Specsavers County Championship.

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Yorkshire's Gary Ballance hits out during his century on the opening day of the season. Picture: Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com

Yorkshire v Hampshire (day one): Gary Ballance quickly shows he is happy leading from the front

CAPTAINCY brings out the best in Gary Ballance.

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An injury crisis has left Steve Patterson as Yorkshire's main frontline bowler for the County Championship opener

LIVE: Yorkshire v Hampshire: Latest updates from County Championship opener at Headingley

Yorkshire open their 2017 County Championship campaign at home to Hampshire today.

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Yorkshire v Hampshire: Yorkshire well set to match their own great expectations

IT IS a measure of how far Yorkshire have come in recent times that they were disappointed last year to finish third in the County Championship and to progress no further than the semi-finals of both one-day tournaments.

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New dawn: Yorkshire united in trophy target

THE new regime in charge at Yorkshire County Cricket Club have spelled out their target for the season that starts today, insisting: “We want to win trophies.”

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BIG SEASON: Yorkshire captain Gary Ballance, above, will be aiming to improve on last seasons runs input.  Picture: Tony Johnson

Winning formula: Yorkshire top order urged to find collective power

MARTYN MOXON has outlined the main area that Yorkshire must improve to reclaim the County Championship.

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Yorkshire CCC chairman Steve Denison (left), pictured with his predecessor Colin Graves at the club's AGM in 2015.
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Yorkshire CCC confident of easing their debt in next 10 years

YORKSHIRE believe they could clear their crippling debts within 10 years.

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Was it worth it?: Gary Ballance, who will lead Yorkshire this summer, lifting the County Championship trophy at Lords in 2015.  (Picture: PA)

Yorkshire chief brands prize money in cricket ‘a joke’

YORKSHIRE chairman Steve Denison has branded the prize money in county cricket as “a joke”.

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Captain Gary Ballance is the latest Yorkshire player to recommit himself to the club.

Captain Gary Ballance signs new deal as Yorkshire CCC chase form in Dubai

GARY BALLANCE insists that he wants to stay at Yorkshire for the rest of his career after signing a two-year contract extension.

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DRIVING YORKSHIRE FORWARD: Yorkshire CCC chief executive Mark Arthur addresses the club's AGM at Headingley on Saturday, with director of ccricket, Martyn Moxon, watching on. Picture: Steve Riding.

Yorkshire CCC - ‘We have to leave the game in a better state than we found it’

“RUBBISH!” cried out one Yorkshire member.

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Yorkshire's Travis Head celebrates his half century against Warwickshire last year (Picture: Allan McKenzie/SWPIx.com)

Heads you win: Australian Travis Head re-signs with Yorkshire for T20 campaign

YORKSHIRE have re-signed Australian batsman Travis Head as their overseas player for the T20 Blast.

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Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root will miss Yorkshire's start to the season. Picture Bruce Rollinson

Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow ruled out of Yorkshire’s opening County Championship games

YORKSHIRE will be without England’s Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow for their first two County Championship matches, but they will have new overseas signing Peter Handscomb available from the start of the season.

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In charge: England have announced Yorkshire batsman Joe Root as their new Test captain. (Picture: Adam Davy/PA)

This is a huge honour, says Yorkshire’s Joe Root as he takes England reins from captain Alastair Cook

“PRIVILEGED, humbled and very excited.”

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England's Joe Root celebrates his double century against Pakistan. (Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire)

Chris Waters: Joe Root will adopt a bold new approach in charge of England

TO the names of Lord Hawke, Stanley Jackson, Rony Stanyforth, Norman Yardley, Len Hutton, Brian Close, Raymond Illingworth, Geoffrey Boycott and Michael Vaughan can be added that of Joe Root.

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Joe Root, left, and Alastair Cook pictured during England duty together last summer (Picture: Richard Sellers/PA Wire).

It can only be Joe Root for me as England’s new captain, says Andrew Gale

ANDREW GALE last night hailed Joe Root as the perfect choice to replace Alastair Cook as England Test captain.

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Jonny Bairstow, in action during the fourth Test match against India in Mumbai last month. Picture: AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool.

A man for all formats - England urged to utilise Yorkshire’s Jonny Bairstow more

YORKSHIRE boss Martyn Moxon believes that Jonny Bairstow’s talents are wasted if he is not playing in all three formats of international cricket.

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CATCH ME IF YOU CAN: India's Virat Kohli is the best batsman in the world, with his chief rivals - Kane Williamson, Steve Smith and Joe Root - having lotsof ground to make up.

Chris Waters: How do you stop Virat Kohli? Er, well you can’t ...

THE ARGUMENTS can now be put to bed.

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