England duo Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow free to feature for Yorkshire in Cup

JOE ROOT and Jonny Bairstow have been made available for Yorkshire’s first three Royal London Cup matches.

Was it worth it?: Gary Ballance, who will lead Yorkshire this summer, lifting the County Championship trophy at Lords in 2015.  (Picture: PA)

Yorkshire chief brands prize money in cricket ‘a joke’

YORKSHIRE chairman Steve Denison has branded the prize money in county cricket as “a joke”.

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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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.

England's Jonny Bairstow - but when is he free to play for Yorkshire? (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)

Chris Waters: Impossible task trying to sort out the mess of player release

A FORMER Yorkshire player who shall remain nameless said to me last summer: “The game is in a mess.”

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.

Yorkshire's Travis Head celebrates his half century against Warwickshire last year (Picture: Allan McKenzie/

Heads you win: Australian Travis Head re-signs with Yorkshire for T20 campaign

YORKSHIRE have re-signed Australian batsman Travis Head as their overseas player for the T20 Blast.

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CEO of Yorkshire Cricket Club Mark Arthur.

Yorkshire warned stadium revamp ‘almost out of time’

MARK ARTHUR will today tell Yorkshire’s supporters that the club are “almost out of time” in their attempt to retain international cricket.

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Lords, London, 4th September 1965
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Gillette Cricket Cup final. Yorkshire captain Brian Close holds the cup aloft watched by his victorious team including

Don Wilson, Doug Padgett, John Hampshire, Ken Taylor, Brian Close, Ray Illingworth, Fred Trueman, Richard Hutton, Jimmy Binks, Phil Sharpe, Geoff Boycott.

Yorkshire president bestows honour on Richard Hutton

YORKSHIRE have revealed that the late John Hampshire wanted Richard Hutton to succeed him as president of the club.

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Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root will miss Yorkshire's start to the season. Picture Bruce Rollinson

Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow ruled out of Yorkshire’s opening County Championship games

YORKSHIRE will be without England’s Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow for their first two County Championship matches, but they will have new overseas signing Peter Handscomb available from the start of the season.

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Bygones: When ‘Happy Jack’ found his land legs to help launch Test cricket

THIS year marks the 140th anniversary of the inaugural Test match.

Lincoln City players huddle after the final whistle.

Chris Waters: End of a dream as Lincoln left to concentrate on regaining league status

PRIOR to the match Lincoln manager Danny Cowley contemplated “the biggest upset in the history of the greatest cup competition in the world”.

England's Joe Root celebrates scoring a century against West Indies at the Kensington Oval. Picture: AP/Ricardo Mazalan)

Chris Waters: Joe Root now proving England’s man for all formats

A TWEET caught my eye the other day.

Brian Close and Fred Trueman.

Arsenal v Lincoln City - When Fred Trueman and Brian Close lined up for the Imps and the Gunners

AT first glance you might not necessarily think that today’s FA Cup quarter-final between Arsenal and Lincoln City provides a convenient excuse to write about two of Yorkshire cricket’s finest sons.

Gary Ballance captains Yorkshire for the first time this year. (Picture: Tony Johnson)

Dubai tour is ideal preparation for Yorkshire CCC

YORKSHIRE chief Martyn Moxon believes the club’s pre-season tour will help them hit the ground running as they aim to win back the County Championship.

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Chris Waters: Easy win proof of England’s strength in depth

AS A pointer towards England’s chances of success in this summer’s Champions Trophy, a three-match series against the West Indies was always going to be of limited value.

In charge: England have announced Yorkshire batsman Joe Root as their new Test captain. (Picture: Adam Davy/PA)

This is a huge honour, says Yorkshire’s Joe Root as he takes England reins from captain Alastair Cook

“PRIVILEGED, humbled and very excited.”

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England's Joe Root celebrates his double century against Pakistan. (Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire)

Chris Waters: Joe Root will adopt a bold new approach in charge of England

TO the names of Lord Hawke, Stanley Jackson, Rony Stanyforth, Norman Yardley, Len Hutton, Brian Close, Raymond Illingworth, Geoffrey Boycott and Michael Vaughan can be added that of Joe Root.

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Leeds's Mallik Wilks trudges off as the Sutton fans celebrate.

Come on you Imps: Chris Waters on how giant-killings help fuel magic of the FA Cup

LET me at once declare an interest – I am a Lincoln City supporter.

Joe Root, left, and Alastair Cook pictured during England duty together last summer (Picture: Richard Sellers/PA Wire).

It can only be Joe Root for me as England’s new captain, says Andrew Gale

ANDREW GALE last night hailed Joe Root as the perfect choice to replace Alastair Cook as England Test captain.

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