Yorkshire crowned County Championship champions

Yorkshire players celebrate winning the County Championship
Yorkshire players celebrate winning the County Championship

Yorkshire have won the County Championship title for the first time in 13 years, and 32nd time overall.

Ryan Sidebottom took 6-30 in the second innings as Yorkshire beat Nottinghamshire by an innings and 152 runs.

It was a comprehensive victory, underlined by the dominance of Sidebottom, who bowled like a man possessed, taking 4-6 from 7.2 overs on the final morning.

Bowler Jack Brooks said: “I honestly can’t put into words how I feel.

“I was actually crying for about 10-15 minutes, it was just so emotional. It is comfortably the best day of my career, if not my life so far.

“This is a great set of lads and, after the heartache of last year of coming so close we worked our socks off in the winter and I think we fully deserve this.

“I have to pinch myself really at times, I’m just a little local village idiot from Oxfordshire who has come up the M1 and settled into the Yorkshire way of life and these lads have just been fantastic with me.

“I think I’m the only one here who hasn’t come through the club’s Academy - which is testament to Yorkshire cricket and to be part of history here, my name’s going to be on that Championship list now for eternity and I can’t put it into words.”

Yorkshire have won the title with a game to spare and did so in front of healthy following from the White Rose who were shouting ‘campeone, campeone’ from the terraces for much of the hour or so’s play.