Cricket: Williamson poised for Tykes bow

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New Zealand international Kane Williamson will be looking to bat Yorkshire to glory when he makes his debut in their crucial clash at Nottinghamshire today.

The right-handed batsman, who averages just over 40 in first class cricket, has joined the White Rose county for the final six weeks of the season.

With five matches left, Yorkshire hold a 10 point lead over Sussex in the LV=County Championship Division One going into their game against sixth-placed Nottinghamshire. Jason Gillespie’s team will be looking to get back to winning ways after they lost last Thursday’s Yorkshire Bank 40 clash against Somerset by three wickets.

Fine Australian batsman Phil Jacques is hoping to return at Trent Bridge, having not featured since mid-July.

England, meanwhile, take on Australia in the fifth and final Ashes Test at The Oval today. The hosts lead 3-0, ensuring the urn will remain in England.