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Cricket: Joe Root sensing ‘special’ Ashes series against Australia after second series win as England captain

Sheffield’s Joe Root is confident England are capable of doing “something special” in the Ashes after delivering successive series victories in his first two series as captain.

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Joe Root in training

Final Test at Lords is crucial for Joe Root

The final Test at Lord’s will have a pivotal impact for all concerned as Sheffield’s Joe Root seeks to end his maiden summer as England captain on a winning note and West Indies have a shot at their first series success in this country since 1988.

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James Doyle scored 71 for Tickhill.

Tickhill relegated from ECB Yorkshire South Premier League

Tickhill have been relegated back to the South Yorkshire League Championship following one season in the ECB Yorkshire South Premier League.

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Alex Gosney impressed with the ball as Doncaster Town got their hands on the Yorkshire Council Championship trophy.

South Yorkshire League: Doncaster Town close in on trophy double

Doncaster Town hope to complete a trophy double this weekend.

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England's Joe Root during day five of the the second Investec Test match at Headingle Phot Nigel French/PA Wire.

No regrets from Sheffield’s England captain Joe Root as declaration backfires and West Indies pull off sensational Test win at Headingley

Sheffield’s England captain Joe Root insists he will not be scarred by a declaration that backfired after the West Indies sealed a tremendous five-wicket victory in the second Test at Headingley.

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Danny Hall at Headingley: Familiarity in more ways than one as Joe Root brings his England to his home

The short journey from Sheffield to Leeds was almost second nature; the surroundings more than familiar. Unfortunately for Joe Root, as he strode to the wicket at Headingley yesterday, so was the situation.

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Joe Root acknowledges the crowd after reaching his 50 at Headingley

Sheffield’s Joe Root is ‘the best in the world’

England hero Ben Stokes hailed Sheffield’s Joe Root as the best player in the world after he equalled a world record on his home ground at Headingley yesterday.

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England's Joe Root during the nets session at Headingley, Leeds. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

Cricket: Joe Root wants to see a ruthless England against West Indies on his return ‘home’

Joe Root is back at his home ground this week as a satisfied England Test captain that wants his team to develop a ruthless streak.

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Cricket: Future of Sheffield and Phoenix United CC shrouded in doubt as club is suspended from Yorkshire League South

The future of one of the oldest cricket clubs in the region is shrouded in doubt this morning after they were suspended from the Yorkshire South Premier League for the remainder of the 2017 season.

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CRICKET: Sheffield's Billy Root signs two-year pro deal at Nottinghamshire

Sheffield's Billy Root has signed a two-year professional contract at Nottinghamshire CCC, the club confirmed today.

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Yorkshire's Adam Lyth has scored a British domestic T20 record score in the match against Northamptonshire at Headingley, passing Brendon McCullum's 158 not out

Yorkshire's Adam Lyth has a record-breaking night at Headingly

Yorkshire's Adam Lyth broke the record for the highest British domestic T20 score as he plundered a brilliant 161 in the NatWest Blast against Northamptonshire at Headingley.

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England's Joe Root during a press conference ahead of the  Old Trafford Test. Photo: Simon Cooper/PA Wire.

Sheffield’s England captain Joe Root praises under-fire batsman Keaton Jennings after he digs in for his country

England captain Joe Root has been impressed by the maturity shown by under-fire opener Keaton Jennings ahead of the fourth Test against South Africa at Old Trafford.

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England's captain Joe Root (right) has a laugh with coach Trevor Bayliss during a nets session at the Kia Oval, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

Cricket: Joe Root ends spat with fellow Sheffield hero Michael Vaughan over England criticism

Joe Root has put a line through his transient disagreement with Michael Vaughan as England bid to bounce back against South Africa at the Oval.

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Captain Joe Root's low-key approach will be tested

Joe Root spared England the grand entrance speeches many anticipate from a new captain but has already made one big call which is still awaiting a verdict.

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England's Joe Root during the nets session at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

England Cricket: Joe Root still holds faith in old pal Gary Ballance

Joe Root spared England the grand entrance speeches many anticipate from a new captain but has already made one big call which is still awaiting a verdict.

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England's Joe Root talks to Alastair Cook (left) and Jonny Bairstow (right) during the nets session at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

Cricket: Joe Root sticks with a winning formula as England prepare for second Test against South Africa

Joe Root announced England will be unchanged from the side that comprehensively defeated South Africa at Lord's last week when they take to the field for the second Investec Test at Trent Bridge.

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England's captain Joe Root (right) with Alastair Cook during day two of the First Investec Test match at Lord's. Photo: Nigel French/PA Wire.

Cricket: Alastair Cook reflects on standing down as England captain and playing for new skipper Joe Root

Alastair Cook had two moments of revelation during the Lord’s Test about the reality of no longer being England captain.

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Craig Richardson took five wickets for Brodsworth Main in their win over Knottingley Town. Photos: Glen Ashley

Pontefract League round-up: Brodsworth Main breeze past Knottingley Town to stay on course for back-to-back promotions

Brodsworth Main blitzed Knottingley Town to remain on course for back-to-back promotions.

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Joe Root leaves the field dejected after falling at 190 on his debut as England Test captain

Joe Root falls short of historic double ton but his England side stay in charge against South Africa

Joe Root fell 10 runs short of his double-century before Stuart Broad and Moeen Ali took over with bat and ball to help England retain the upper hand against South Africa at Lord’s.

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England's Joe Root leaves the field 184 not out at the end of day one. Pic: Nigel French/PA Wire

Cricket: Joe Root left in ‘dreamland’ as he makes historic century on first day of England captaincy

Joe Root woke up feeling “pretty groggy” on his first day as England captain but finished it in “dreamworld” with an unbeaten 184 which put his team in control in the first Investec Test at Lord’s.

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