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Jack Brooks hits maiden ton for Yorkshire but Chanderpaul takes Lancashire to within sight of avoiding folow-on

Jack Brooks and Shivnarine Chanderpaul scored Roses centuries on day three at Old Trafford as Yorkshire’s bid for a second Specsavers County Championship victory of the season was held up after lunch.

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Joe Root scored 83 for Yorkshire (Photo: SW Pix)

Bell spoils party as Yorkshire slip from top of one-day group

Bottom-of-the-table Warwickshire turned the Royal London Cup North Group table on its head with a five-wicket win over Yorkshire at Edgbaston.

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Richard Kettleborough is one of the world's top umpires

Cricket: World’s No.1 umpire Richard Kettleborough discusses his life, career and England skipper Joe Root

Abbeydale Sports Club, on the outskirts of Sheffield in leafy Dore and a stone’s throw from the Peak District, is a fairly unassuming place. Racketball, badminton and squash vie for the courts in the sports hall; the hockey pitch is a distinctive and striking shade of blue, nicknamed the Smurf Turf after finding a new home in the Steel City after the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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England Cricket Captain Joe Root visits his old primary school, Dore Primary in Sheffield. Picture Scott Merrylees

England cricket captain Joe Root makes surprise trip to former Sheffield school

England cricket captain Joe Root has returned to his old school to give pupils a sporting masterclass.

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10-wicket Ben cracks the Coad for Yorkshire

Ben Coad continued his dream start to the season as Yorkshire powered to the brink of Specsavers County Championship victory over Warwickshire on the third day at Edgbaston.

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Ben Coad took 4-47 for Yorkshire on the first day at Edgbaston.  Picture Tony Johnson.

Ben Coad puts Yorkshire in charge with 4-47 haul

The impressive depth to Yorkshire’s seam-department resonated in the Edgbaston gloom as Ben Coad bowled the White Rose into the ascendancy on the opening day against Warwickshire.

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Joe Root is fully prepared for Ashes challenge

Joe Root has promised he will be ready as England captain for the challenge of this winter’s Ashes - after being “caught cold” as an aspiring batsman at his first attempt in Tests Down Under.

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Joe Root wants England stars to play in new city-based T20 tournament

Joe Root believes it is essential he and his England team-mates are able to play at least some matches in a new city-based Twenty20 – and that they can do so too for a free-to-air television audience.

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A general view of Headingley stadium as Yorkshire take on Durham in the County Championship.

Investment secured to save Headingley - Leeds Rhinos and Yorkshire chiefs hail agreement

The long-awaited redevelopment of Headingley Stadium has moved a step closer.

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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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South Yorkshire cricket club formally opens its new clubhouse

Eckington Cricket Club formally opened its new clubhouse last month.

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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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Late Yorkshire president John Hampshire prepares to hand county caps to Azeem Rafiq & Jack Leaning in 2016

CRICKET: Tributes paid to a true Yorkshire hero as John Hampshire dies at 76

Tributes from around the cricketing world have been paid to John Hampshire after the Thurnscoe-born former Yorkshire and England batsman died, aged 76.

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Yorkshire's Joe Root, the new captain of England Cricket team photocall at Headingley. Picture Tony Johnson.

Danny Hall: Joe Root enjoys a whirlwind first day on the job as England captain

It is a city with a proud cricketing heritage so of the 676 players to have played in a Test match for England, it is somewhat remarkable that only three have been bred in Sheffield.

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VIDEO: Dickie Bird exhibition celebrates Test cricket umpire legend at Experience Barnsley

Howzat! Yorkshire's own Mr Cricket Dickie Bird has been bowled over by a home town exhibition celebrating his extraordinary life and career at Experience Barnsley.
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CRICKET: Joe Root wants to captain England with a smile on his face

Joe Root has promised to captain England with a smile on his face - because he wants people to enjoy watching his Test team win.

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Exclusive: Joe Root talks England captaincy and dirty nappies after Headingley unveiling

It is a journey he has made hundreds of times before but yesterday, as he drove through the gates of Headingley to face the media for the first time as England captain, Joe Root admits it was a special, special feeling.

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Joe Root was on Englands radar from a young age

Danny Hall: Joe Root, the boy born with a bat in his hand, has the world at his feet after being named England skipper

He was the cricket-mad schoolboy who dared to dream of a career in the game and yesterday, as he faced the media for the first time as the captain of England, all those dreams and more came true.

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New England captain Joe Root during the press conference at Headingley. Tim Goode/PA Wire

Joe Root aiming to do things his way as England captain

New England Test captain Joe Root says he will be an "instinctive" captain - and has vowed to put his own "stamp" on the role.

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