Poll: Yorkshire’s title triumph tops sporting poll of 2014

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Yorkshire County Cricket Club’s championship title win of 2014 has been voted for by you as the region’s No 1 sporting moment of the last 12 months.

We gave you a magnificent seven magical moments to vote for in what was a captivating year for Yorkshire sport.

Yorkshire's Adam Lyth celebrates winning the Division One County Championship trophy during day four of the LV= County Championship Division One match at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.

Yorkshire's Adam Lyth celebrates winning the Division One County Championship trophy during day four of the LV= County Championship Division One match at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.

After hundreds of votes, here’s how they ranked.

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1. Yorkshire’s County Championship title - 66%

After 13 years of disappointment, Yorkshire - the most storied club in English cricket - won the County Championship. The side built by Martyn Moxon and led by Jason Gillespie and Andrew Gale won eight of their 16 matches, with the final victory over Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge particularly sweet. Yorkshire clinched the title on the final morning with an 11-man team made up of 10 Yorkshiremen.

2. Tour de France - 19%

Cycling became a mainstream sport in 2014 thanks to Yorkshire’s role in producing the most momentous and colourful Grand Depart in Tour de France history. More than 3.3million people watched the two days of racing in the White Rose county, when some memorable images were conjured up. Who could forget Chris Froome versus Alberto Contador up Jenkin Road or the swarm of people cheering the riders up Buttertubs Pass?

3. Challenge Cup final - 5%

Castleford Tigers made major strides in 2014, competing for three trophies before ultimately falling short on all fronts. In the Challenge Cup final they came up against a Leeds Rhinos side hell-bent on winning the trophy that had for so long eluded the golden generation. In a one-sided final, Kevin Sinfield, Jamie Peacock and the Rhinos claimed an era-defining victory.

4. Commonwealth Games men’s squash final - 4%

Ok, so it’s not that rare to have two Yorkshiremen at the top of the sport. In squash’s ‘Olympics’ two men of the White Rose went head to head in the Commonwealth Games final in Glasgow, Sheffield’s Nick Matthew defeating Pontefract’s James Willstrop in a gruelling five-set match.

5. Rotherham United win promotion - 3%

At the end of 46 games in the regular season and two absorbing play-off semi-final legs with Preston, Rotherham United were 90 minutes away from the Championship. Forty-five minutes into the play-off final with Leyton Orient at Wembley they trailed 2-0 and looked dead and buried, until Alex Revell scored twice - the second a wonder goal - to take the final to a penalty shootout in which the Millers prevailed.

6. Commonwealth Games men’s triathlon - 2%

It is rare to have a Yorkshireman at the top of his sport, even rarer to have two Yorkshiremen, and two brothers to boot. The Brownlees of Leeds dominated the men’s triathlon in glorious weather in Glasgow, before elder brother Alistair sped away in the running leg to claim gold, with younger sibling Jonny claiming silver.

7. Hull City reach Wembley - 1%

Steve Bruce led Hull to the first FA Cup final in their history in May. The Premier League team defeated Sunderland in the quarter-final and Sheffield United in an all-Yorkshire semi-final at Wembley. Then on May 17 at the national stadium, they led Arsenal 2-0 early in the first half before eventually succumbing in extra-time.