Sheffield’s Joe Root confident of England captaincy credentials but still hopes Alastair Cook stays on

Joe Root is in no rush to assume another new position of responsibility having just become a father for the first time but is confident he has “something to offer” should Alastair Cook step down as England captain.

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England's Joe Root celebrates reaching 200 against Australia at Lord's. PA

CRICKET: Joe Root set to kick off biggest year of his life with England’s first ODI against India

Joe Root’s 2017 finally gets underway tomorrow after a delayed, yet welcome start to what could end up becoming the most memorable year of his life.

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Cricket: Jonny Bairstow hopes defeat just blip for England as they fall heavily to India A in Mumbai

Yorkshire’s Jonny Bairstow deemed England’s heavy defeat by India A in Mumbai “a kick in the backside” but nothing to fret about ahead of Sunday’s series opener in Pune.

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Cricket: Joe Root jets off to India as speculation over England captaincy continues

Joe Root set off for India today still awaiting a formal decision on whether he will soon be England's new Test captain.

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Cricket: Billings admits Joe Root arrival will force him out of England side

Sam Billings accepts Joe Root's arrival in India might squeeze him out of England's one-day side, despite guiding the team to victory in their opening match in Mumbai.

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Cricket: Joe Root set to link up with England ahead of first ODI against India

Joe Root is expected to be available for the start of England’s one-day international series against India following the birth of his son.

Yorkshire & England cricketer Joe Root at Sheffield's Abbeydale Sports Club. Picture Scott Merrylees

Cricket: No guarantees over Joe Root as England skipper, says coach

Paul Farbrace, the England assistant coach, admits there are no guarantees that Joe Root will be a successful Test captain when he eventually inherits his country’s top cricketing job.

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Chris Waters: Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow in race to overhaul Michael Vaughan’s run record

THERE is a game within a game going on in the fifth Test between India and England in Chennai.

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Yorkshire's Gary Ballance hits out against Nottinghamshire at Scarborough earlier this year. 
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Meet Gary Ballance - All you need to know about Yorkshire’s new captain ...

Yorkshire today announced the appointment of England international Gary Ballance as their new club captain.

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Yorkshire's Gary Ballance celebrates his century against Middlesex at Scarborough earlier this summer. He has been named the county's new captain across all three formats. (Picture:

The Chosen One: Yorkshire captaincy too good to turn down for honoured batsman Ballance

GARY BALLANCE has described the chance to captain Yorkshire as “impossible to turn down”.

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Yorkshire appoint Gary Ballance as new club captain

Gary Ballance has vowed to lead by example after being appointed as Yorkshire’s new club captain.

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Sheffield’s Joe Root is ready to skipper England

Alastair Cook found himself agreeing Sheffield’s Joe Root will be ready to succeed him as captain if the time comes for him to step aside soon following England’s swift descent to series defeat against India.

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New Yorkshire CCC first team coach Andrew Gale

New Yorkshire coach Andrew Gale admits ending playing career was ‘tough call’

Andrew Gale admitted it was a tough decision to end his playing career after being appointed first-team coach at Yorkshire.

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Joe Root relishing chance to be a spearhead for England

Joe Root was a spectator on his maiden tour as captain Alastair Cook and Kevin Pietersen blunted the threat of Ravi Ashwin four years ago - and now he knows it is his responsibility to repeat the feat.

Sport: Bestselling author Anthony Clavane examines a Yorkshire tragedy

Sport: Bestselling author Anthony Clavane examines a Yorkshire tragedy

Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday will be among the subjects discussed during a presentation by journalist and bestselling author Anthony Clavane tonight.

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Sheffield United host a Question of Sport between SUFC and Yorkshire CC. Photo by Glenn Ashley.

Blades hit for six as Bramall Lane quiz raises cash for charity

Bramall Lane held another successful event as Yorkshire’s cricketers hit Sheffield United for six in a special ‘Question of Sport’ style sports quiz which raised money for good causes.

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Alastair Cook admitted he felt a pang of guilt after leaving his newborn daughter behind - but that gives him extra motivation on what will be a record-breaking 134th Test appearance for England.

Engladn cricket captain has to leave baby girl behind

Alastair Cook felt a responsibility to lead England in Bangladesh even though the decision meant leaving his newborn daughter and family behind.

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Retro: The Sheffield school cricket team which won every match for five years

A Sports Retro reader recalls a team described by the Green Un as one of the most successful school cricket teams in Sheffield history.

Middlesex's hat trick hero Toby Roland-Jones and captain James Franklin celebrate with the County Championship trophy

Yorkshire’s County reign ended in hat trick of wickets

Yorkshire’s reign as County champions was ended with a hat trick of wickets on a thrilling final day of the season at Middlesex.

Yorkshire's Tim Bresnan during day three of the Specsavers County Championship, Division One match at Lord's

Cricket: Ton-up Tim Bresnan boxing clever in Yorkshire’s title chase

Tim Bresnan has likened Yorkshire’s potential title showdown with Middlesex to a boxing match after the all-rounder hit a century to keep the Tykes in the hunt for a third successive County Championship crown.

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