No Roses but Tykes begin celebrations at home

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IN their 150th anniversary season Yorkshire County Cricket Club will begin life back in Division One of the County Championship with the visit of Sussex to Headlingley Carnegie on April 10.

Although there is no Roses clash with Lancashire in the Championship there is a friendly on April 16-18 at Headlingley. The Tykes first away trip in the four-day game is north to Durham on April 24 and the Championship season ends at the Kia Oval against Surrey on September 24-27.

Once again only Headingley and Scarborough will be used for Yorkshire home matches. The Tykes will visit the North Yorkshire coast for a Championship clash with Nottinghamshire on June 5-8 and a 40 over match against Leicestershire a day later.

Scarborough will host Yorkshire late in the summer when Durham make the short journey for a Championship game on August 28-31.

Yorkshire, who experienced so much success in the FLt20 last summer start their campaign this year with Derbyshire Falcons on June 28 and end on July 28 with Leicestershire Foxes. Finals Day is on August 17.

The CB40 campaign begins with an away match at Colwyn Bay against Glamorgan on 5 May, followed by a home match against Somerset on 11 May. Yorkshire also end their CB40 campaign with Glamorgan on 26 August, this time as a home tie at Headingley.

England will play a Test match against New Zealand at Headingley on May 24-28 and a One-Day International against Australia on September 6.

Derbyshire, who were promoted last season with Yorkshire, are away at Warwickshire for their first match of the season on April 10-13. Nottinghamshire are the first visitors to Derby on April 24.