Cricket: Yorkshire Vikings confident ahead of big semi-final at Headingley

Gary Ballance says Yorkshire must move on from their Finals Day heartbreak when they take on Surrey in the Royal London One Day Cup semi-final at Headingley tomorrow.

Yorkshire's Tim Bresnan celebrates dismissing Nottinghamshire's Chris Read for his fifth wicket of the innings at Scarborough. Picture by Allan McKenzie/

GALLERY: Yorkshire v Nottinghamshire - Tim Bresnan’s career-best return seals White Rose victory

Yorkshire moved to within five points of County Championship leaders Middlesex after wrapping up a resounding 305-run victory over Nottinghamshire at Scarborough.

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Cricket at Scarborough

Cricket: Yorkshire will have to be patient to beat Notts, admits Tim Bresnan

Tim Bresnan admits Yorkshire will have to be patient as they look to force a crucial County Championship victory over Nottinghamshire.

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YCC desperate to win the semi

Yorkshire CC 'more determined than ever' to get through to final

Yorkshire's defeat by Durham at the NatWest T20 Blast Finals Day at Edgbaston last week robbed them of the chance of a unique hat-trick of Trophy wins in county cricket's three major competitions.

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Cricket: Yorkshire tip Ballance in their favour as they eye up vital victory over Notts at Scarborough

Yorkshire could bat on until they have a lead of 500 in their County Championship clash against Nottinghamshire at Scarborough, captain Gary Ballance has revealed.

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Ben Fielding, left, took seven wickets for Collegiate

South Yorkshire League: Rain has a big say in race for last promotion place

Back to rain-affected wickets and teams desperate to get runs and wickets before the game’s abandoned. There were three positive results in the South Yorkshire Championship and all three involving teams desperate to win. Sadly for two of them, the result went the wrong way.

Northamptonshire Steelbacks' Ben Sanderson celebrates after dismissing Durham Jets Ben Stokest. Photo: Rui Vieira/PA Wire.

Sheffield Ben Sanderson is bowling hero of Northants’ T20 Blast final triumph

Sheffield’s Ben Sanderson took 3-31 as Northamptonshire won the T20 Blast final at Edgbaston as Northants beat Durham by four wickets with five balls remaining at Edgbaston.

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CRICKET: Joe Root’s relishing Yorkshire return for Finals Day of the NatWest T20 Blast

The one blot on Yorkshire’s otherwise rich canvas is that they have never won honours in Twenty20 cricket but the Vikings are determined to wipe away that stain tomorrow at the NatWest Blast Finals Day at Edgbaston.

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Betty Codona would be worthy recipient of the Unsung Hero award

Grass Roots Awards: Time to honour YOUR unsung heroes who shine brightest of all

It’s a celebration to honour the great and good of the region’s sporting stars - and we need your help to help honour our grassroots heroes, too, at a special Sheffield Celebration of Sport dinner held in the city later this year.


Player banned for life after police called to fight at Sheffield cricket match

A Sheffield cricketer has been banned from playing the sport for 12 years - and given a lifetime ban from the regional league - after he attacked another player during a match.

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Cricket: Hallam CC’s U15s finish strongly with third-place finish in national championship

Northern Champions Hallam U15s came third out of 1600 clubs in the ECB National Club U15s Championship at the finals held at Rugby School on Monday.

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Cricket: Yorkshire finish strongly in entertaining draw with Roses rivals Lancashire

Lancashire’s Haseeb Hameed posted his second hundred of the match before Yorkshire’s batsmen, who opted against chasing 367 despite laying a decent platform, secured a draw at Old Trafford.

Hendy Eldreds two wickets for Collegiate cost 112 runs against Wickersley

Yorkshire League South: Knight’s top ton does for Collegiate

The season is entering its final quarter and there are some nervous signs at Bawtry Road as a fourth loss in five games has dragged newly formed Sheffield and Phoenix United into a significant relegation dogfight.

Hallam CC celebrate their promotion

South Yorkshire League: Hallam romp to promotion to Yorkshire League South

Hallam are South Yorkshire League champions, and are promoted to the Yorkshire League South Premier League for next season.

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Cricket: Joe Root relishing Yorkshire Vikings return on Finals Day

Joe Root admits he can’t wait to pull on a Yorkshire shirt again after being released to play for the Vikings in their NatWest Blast Finals Day at Edgbaston this weekend.

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Yorkshire and Derbyshire League: Adam Burkinshaw leads by example as holders Parkhead battle through to Premier Cup final

At Hathersage’s pretty ground on Baulk Lane, defending Brian Winston Premier Cup winners Parkhead stroked their way to a formidable 260-8 from their allotted 40 overs. Skipper and opening batsman Adam Burkinshaw smashed a wonderful 155, which utterly dominated the Parkhead innings.

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Sheffield Collegiate CC 1st XI captain Matt Dixon led his team to a controversial victory over Treeton

Yorkshire League South: United take a hammering as Collegiate secure controversial win over rivals Treeton

A dramatic day of league cricket involving Sheffield and Phoenix United and Sheffield Collegiate in the All Rounder Yorkshire South Premier League.

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South Yorkshire League: Tickhill bounce back to win cup - after losing big battle for the league title

In the South Yorkshire League, the much anticipated game between Tickhill and Hallam was won very comfortably by Hallam - who are now 24 points clear and, if they beat Elsecar next week, will be crowned champions.

Tickhill's Jordan Lowe pictured batting and Shazad Rana pictured bowling for Elsecar. Picture: Marie Caley

Tickhill beat Elsecar to win Whitworth Cup

Tickhill got the better of Elsecar to win the Whitworth Cup.

More success on the way for Root

Sheffield's Joe Root confident of victory push on final day of third test.

Joe Root is confident Jonny Bairstow's "brilliant" batting has put England in position to push for victory over Pakistan at Edgbaston.

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