Yorkshire v Surrey - Tough going for hosts as visiting trio enjoy new pink-ball format

A PINK ball. A lunch interval starting at 4pm. A player (Gary Ballance) who can only play on the first two days of the match because England want him to go and play in another match.

Lighting up: England and Australia walk out to play under floodlights for the first time in a Test on these shores at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff in 2009.

Yorkshire v Surrey: Debate opens on whole new pink-ball game at Headingley

YORKSHIRE chief executive Mark Arthur admits that he has reservations about the pink-ball experiment as the club prepares for its first day-night County Championship match.

Yorkshire's Gary Ballance, right, and Peter Handscomb run between wickets. Picture by Alex Whitehead/

Andrew Gale backs Yorkshire captain Gary Ballance to resume Test career

FOR Andrew Gale, the question is a no-brainer.

Yorkshire captain Gary Ballance

Chris Waters: England Lions call-up is an insult to Yorkshire and Gary Ballance

THIS week I have been mostly seeing red about England’s decision to withdraw Yorkshire captain Gary Ballance from the second half of the pink-ball County Championship match against Surrey at Headingley starting on Monday.

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Yorkshire captain Gary Ballance. Picture by Alex Whitehead/

Yorkshire’s loss may be England’s gain as Gary Ballance is called on to prove himself

YORKSHIRE will lose their captain and runaway leading run-scorer Gary Ballance midway through their County Championship match against Surrey at Headingley.

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Australia's Shaun Marsh. Picture: Philip Toscano/PA.

Shaun Marsh signs up for Yorkshire’s T20 Blast push for glory

YORKSHIRE have signed Australian batsman Shaun Marsh.

Yorkshire captain Gary Ballance in action.

Middlesex v Yorkshire: Poor batting cost us, admits Gale after Lord’s defeat

THE LONGEST day of the year certainly felt like it for Yorkshire, who suffered a taxing defeat at the home of cricket.

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Harry Brook, pictured with former Yorkshire player and legendary Test umpire Dickie Bird.

Middlesex v Yorkshire: Harry Brook looks part at Lord’s but visitors struggle

SOME teenagers would be fazed by making their County Championship debut at the home of cricket.

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Yorkshire bowler Ben Coad removed centurion Sam Robson early on the second day

Middlesex v Yorkshire (day two): Latest updates from County Championship match at Lord's

Yorkshire will be hoping for better fortune on their second day at Lord's after Middlesex piled up the runs in scorcher temperatures yesterday.
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Fast bowler Steve Patterson got Yorkshire on the board against Middlesex.

Yorkshire made to feel the heat at Lord’s by Middlesex

IT WAS hot enough in the ‘soft south’ yesterday for a Yorkshireman to think about taking off his coat, or at least loosening the scarf around his neck.

HEAD-to-HEAD: James Franklin,. left, and Gary Ballance.

Middlesex v Yorkshire - Day One - As It Happened at Lord’s

MIDDLESEX enjoyed the better of the exchanges at Lord’s on day one of their County Championship encounter with Yorkshire, finishing the day on 337-4.

Dejection: Andrew Gale applauds Middlesex for the victory over his team that earned them the 2016 County Championship title last September. He returns to Lords nine months on as first-team coach.

Middlesex v Yorkshire: White Rose seeking atonement on return to Lord’s

ANDREW GALE is calling on Yorkshire to lay to rest their Middlesex hoodoo as last year’s title rivals go head-to-head.

Surrey's Kumar Sangakkara celebrates his 100th century as Surrey defeated Yorkshire last week. (Picture: Bruce Rollinson)

Bygones: Kumar Sangakkara joins Headingley legends as century club becomes closed shop

HEADINGLEY cricket ground has played host to many great milestones.


Video - No excuses from Yorkshire captain Gary Ballance after Royal London Cup exit

GARY BALLANCE refused to make excuses for Yorkshire’s defeat, despite admitting that the schedule is “crazy”.

Surrey's Kumar Sangakkara celebrates his 100th century. 
Picture: Bruce Rollinson

Yorkshire v Surrey: Kumar Sangakkara offers master-class as Yorkshire are sent tumbling out of Cup

THE MOMENT when it came was typically stylish.

Yorkshire celebrate victory at Taunton.

Somerset drama can spill over into Royal London Cup, believes Gale

ANDREW GALE believes Yorkshire’s dramatic County Championship win against Somerset can help them book their place in the semi-finals of the Royal London Cup.

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Yorkshire celebrate victory at Taunton.

Yorkshire pull off battling victory at Taunton

IT WAS a day that summed up why Yorkshire have been the strongest side in County Championship cricket in recent years and why Somerset are facing a relegation fight.

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Ryan Sidebottom

Somerset v Yorkshire - As It Happened: How Yorkshire secured vital Championship win

YORKSHIRE need six wickets to clinch victory over Taunton as they enter the fourth and final day’s play against hosts Somerset.

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Yorkshire captain Gary Ballance watches the ball carefully during an innings of 98 not out against Somerset at Taunton yesterday (Picture: John Heald).

Somerset v Yorkshire (day 3): Captain Gary Ballance adds to his case for England Test recall

YORKSHIRE admit that they took a risk in appointing Gary Ballance as captain considering there is always a chance that he could be recalled by England.

Steve Patterson celebrates taking a wicket on day two at Taunton. Picture: John Heald.

LIVE: Somerset v Yorkshire (day three) - As it Happened

Yorkshire have given themselves a good chance of victory at Taunton on day four after Somerset ended day three 161 runs behind with six wickets remaining.

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