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Chris Waters: Talk of an England recall surfaces as Gary Ballance leads from the front with style

ASKED about Gary Ballance’s chances of getting back into the England fold after his match-saving double hundred at Hampshire last week, Yorkshire first-team coach Andrew Gale confined himself to the following observation as he addressed the media at the Ageas Bowl.

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Yorkshire captain Gary Ballance is eyeing success in the one-day game (Photo: SW Pix)

Yorkshire CCC must profit from England players availability in Royal London One-Day Cup, says Gary Ballance

GARY BALLANCE believes Yorkshire must cash in on the rare boost of having all their England players available as they start their quest for a first one-day trophy for 15 years.

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LEADING MAN: Yorkshire's Gary Ballance in action against Hampshire earlier this season (Picture: Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com).

Leading man role suits Yorkshire’s Gary Ballance well

ANDREW GALE has piled praise on Yorkshire captain Gary Ballance and said that the captaincy has given him a new lease of life.

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Captain Gary Ballance scored a Yorkshire-best 203 not out against Hampshire to go with his first innings 108 (Picture: Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com).

Hampshire v Yorkshire - The Verdict: Gary Ballance excels to rescue draw for Yorkshire

MUCH more of this and it might be playfully suggested that there is a case for appointing Gary Ballance as the specialist captain of the England Test side.

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WHO WILL PREVAIL? Hampshire's Jimmy Adams or Yorkshire captain, Gary Ballance.

As it Happened - How Yorkshire ground out a draw at Hampshire - The Story of Day Four

YORKSHIRE earned themselves a draw against Hampshire after fighting back from a bad first innings with the bat at the Ageas Bowl.

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Yorkshire's Gary Ballance has led Yorkshire's fightback against Hampshire. Picture: Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com

As it Happened: Hampshire v Yorkshire - Day Three at the Ageas Bowl

Yorkshire ended day three still very much in arrears but – thanks largely to their captain Gary Ballance – still in with a shout of salvaging something from the game.

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Yorkshire's Gary Ballance. Picture by Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com

LIVE - Hampshire v Yorkshire - Day Two updates from the Ageas Bowl

Yorkshire head into day two seeking to avenge the opening defeat of the County Championship campaign against Hampshire as the two teams meet at the Ageas Bowl.

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Hampshire's James Vince (Picture: Simon Hulme).

Hampshire v Yorkshire: We let it get away from us – Gary Ballance

THEY came to the Ageas Bowl in the hope of watching England batsmen Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow.

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Ben Coad is one of the emerging stars at Yorkshire (Picture: Tony Johnson)

Chris Waters: Ben Coad at the forefront in bid to break into Yorkshire’s ‘Dad’s Army’ pace attack

IT would be a tad premature to attach the term ‘Dad’s Army’ to Yorkshire’s pace attack, but it is clearly awash with seasoned campaigners.

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England's Liam Plunkett during the Royal London One Day International Series at the County Ground, Bristol. (Picture: Rui Vieira/PA Wire)

Yorkshire’s passion for cricket tips balance on Liam Plunkett’s decision to extend his stay

LIAM PLUNKETT has signed a one-year contract extension that will keep him at Yorkshire until the end of 2018.

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Hampshire's Kyle Abbott celebrates dismissing Yorkshire's Tim Bresnan for his fifth wicket in the innings. (Picture: SWPix.com)

Yorkshire v Hampshire: Injury-hit Yorkshire succumb to surprise reverse

THE TERM “squeaky-bum time” is often used at this time of year as the football season draws to a close.

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Ben Coad throws down early gauntlet to the frontline bowlers

FOR a time at Headingley on Saturday there seemed an outside chance that Yorkshire pace bowler Ben Coad might take all 10 wickets in the Hampshire first innings.

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Yorkshire will attempt to wrap up victory on day three

LIVE: Yorkshire v Hampshire: Hants shock White Rose with a day to spare

Hampshire produced a fine chase to beat Yorkshire by four wickets at Headingley in their opening game of the Specsavers County Championship.

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Aiming to sign off with another title: Yorkshires Ryan Sidebottom says his farewell season in county cricket will be anything but a jolly as the left-armer bids to capture a sixth County Championship. (Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe)

Weekend Interview: Ryan Sidebottom on being a wonderful servant to cricket and to Yorkshire

SUMMER just will not be the same without Ryan Sidebottom.

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Yorkshire's Gary Ballance hits out during his century on the opening day of the season. Picture: Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com

Yorkshire v Hampshire (day one): Gary Ballance quickly shows he is happy leading from the front

CAPTAINCY brings out the best in Gary Ballance.

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A General View of the Football Stand end of the ground as Yorkshire hosts Hampshire on Friday (Picture: SWPix.com)

Chris Waters: Not fit for purpose – time looming for us to say farewell to a grand old friend

NOTHING lasts forever.

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An injury crisis has left Steve Patterson as Yorkshire's main frontline bowler for the County Championship opener

LIVE: Yorkshire v Hampshire: Latest updates from County Championship opener at Headingley

Yorkshire open their 2017 County Championship campaign at home to Hampshire today.

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Yorkshire v Hampshire: Yorkshire well set to match their own great expectations

IT IS a measure of how far Yorkshire have come in recent times that they were disappointed last year to finish third in the County Championship and to progress no further than the semi-finals of both one-day tournaments.

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New dawn: Yorkshire united in trophy target

THE new regime in charge at Yorkshire County Cricket Club have spelled out their target for the season that starts today, insisting: “We want to win trophies.”

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Video: Andrew Gale hopes Yorkshire prospects will again step up to the plate

ANDREW GALE has drawn a parallel between his first season as coach and his first season as captain as Yorkshire battle an injury crisis.

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