JOE ROOT has revealed he is “living the dream” as he prepares to make his first Test appearance on his home ground of Headingley.
LAUGHING and joking with his England colleagues, you could have been forgiven for thinking that Joe Root had played 50 Test matches rather than five.1 comment
JASON GILLESPIE believes Gary Ballance can become the next Yorkshire player to earn full international honours after revealing the batsman spent yesterday training with England.
New Zealand will make two enforced changes to their side at Headingley, with wicketkeeper BJ Watling and spinner Bruce Martin both missing with injuries sustained in the series opener.
YORKSHIRE legend Ray Illingworth has called on England Test chiefs to make up their minds on Jonny Bairstow’s future role in the side – for the good of his international career.
This week’s Headingley Test between England and New Zealand marks a special milestone for Dickie Bird. Chris Waters looks back.
The performances of Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow at Lord’s have helped accelerate ticket sales for this weekend’s Headingley Test.
“THE Vikings Are Coming” proclaimed the poster advertising this match.
SHEFFIELD Collegiate batsmen Simon Guy and Jake Waterson took their combined runs total to 571 from their last four league outings as winless Rotherham Town were beaten by 162 runs at Abbeydale Park.
England captain Alastair Cook hailed an on-form Stuart Broad as “an absolute nightmare” for batsmen after his career-best figures blew New Zealand away to claim the first Test Lord’s.
HALL BOWER pair Yogesh Golwalkar and Michael Salerno sent Skelmanthorpe spinning to a 10-wicket defeat in one of only two Premiership games to survive the rain.
JASON GILLESPIE has revealed the moment he realised Yorkshire had to strengthen their seam bowling ranks if they were to cope with promotion to Division One of the County Championship.
Stuart Broad produced an irresistible spell of new-ball bowling to kickstart New Zealand’s collapse to 68 all out as England won the first Investec Test by 170 runs.
IF anyone doubted Yorkshire’s ability to win the County Championship in this, their 150th anniversary year, they should doubt them no more.
JASON GILLESPIE has praised his Yorkshire players for the way they have bounced back strongly after a sobering defeat in their opening County Championship match.
IT is one of cricket’s Holy Grails.
Yorkshire claimed the third win and arguably most impressive victory on their return to Division One of the County Championship with a thrashing of champions Warwickshire with as day to spare.
YORKSHIRE’s task at the start of the second day’s play was simple: to bat for the whole of the day or a significant part of it.
England were unable to get out of first gear on a sluggish pitch at Lord’s, but insist they have laid a platform from which they can dominate the rest of the first Investec Test.
WHILE Yorkshire toil away at Edgbaston to try and continue their excellent form in the County Championship, The Yorkshire Post’s intrepid correspondent, Chris Waters, steps back from the boundary in Birmingham to talk about the two-match Test series between England and New Zealand which starts today at Lord’s.
THERE were those who thought Yorkshire took more of a gamble by signing Liam Plunkett during the winter than they did by recruiting his former Durham and England team-mate Steve Harmison on loan in the middle of last summer.
Somerset, winless in four matches so far, had Middlesex 293-8 at stumps – with control of the Division One match firmly in the balance.
IT seems that the wags in the Yorkshire dressing room called it perfectly when they handed Joe Root the nickname of ‘the Milkybar Kid’.
Alastair Cook must set aside a welter of hopes and fears this morning when he arrives at Lord’s for his first home Test as England captain.
YORKSHIRE have made a fine start to their County Championship match against Warwickshire at Edgbaston.1 comment
England believe a back-to-basics mantra will ensure no further embarrassment, or panic stations, against New Zealand at the start of this Ashes summer.
WHEN Kevin Pietersen delivered his “it’s tough being me” speech at the end of last year’s Headingley Test, the knock-on effects were considerable.
YORKSHIRE and England bowler Tim Bresnan is confident he is back to his best after one of the toughest decisions of his life to go through with a second elbow operation.
Nottinghamshire maintained their 100 per cent Yorkshire Bank 40 record as Alex Hales made 72 from 41 balls in a five-wicket victory over Worcestershire under the Duckworth-Lewis method in a rain-shortened match at New Road.
LEG-SPINNER Yogesh Golwalker was almost unplayable as Hall Bower gained a four-wicket win over promoted Barkisland.
YORKSHIRE’S Jonny Bairstow can once more expect to bat at No 6 at Lord’s in the first Test of the summer against New Zealand on Thursday.
JONNY MOXON, son of Yorkshire’s director of cricket Martyn Moxon, helped champions York to a seven-wicket win despite a fine century from Doncaster Town opening batsman Simon Widdup at Clifton Park.
NOT the greatest weekend for Yorkshire.
Joe Root continued his prolific early-season form with his third hundred in four innings as his England Lions team fought back strongly against New Zealand at Grace Road.
WHEN Mark Arthur was in the running to become Yorkshire’s chief executive he decided to buy a particular book.
MARTYN MOXON believes Tim Bresnan is ready to return to Test cricket.3 comments
“I TOLD you,” said Dickie Bird, “I told you.”1 comment
YORKSHIRE’S Joe Root will enter more unchartered territory today when he captains England Lions for the first time, against New Zealand.
ADIL RASHID struck a career-best 180 to help Yorkshire to 505-9 declared against Somerset at Headingley.
THE sun shone on Mark Arthur’s first day as Yorkshire’s chief executive and, for much of the time, on the fortunes of the Yorkshire cricket team too.
Adil Rashid scored his first hundred for Yorkshire for four years and then revealed he has put behind him his winter of discontent at the club.
GARY BALLANCE and Adil Rashid led a rousing Yorkshire recovery on day one of the County Championship match against Somerset at Headingley.
THE acid test for Yorkshire this season – whether they can flourish without England stars Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow – begins today when they start their County Championship match against Somerset at Headingley.
MARK ARTHUR is determined to strengthen Headingley’s hand as one of the country’s leading Test venues amid concerns that too many clubs are competing for a slice of the international cake.1 comment
Who is Mark Arthur? What are his plans for Yorkshire CCC? Chris Waters put 20 questions to the new man in charge.
FOR the first time since September 5, 1930, Yorkshire fielded a W. Rhodes in a competitive match.
ANDREW GALE has admitted that the YB40 competition is at the bottom of Yorkshire’s priority list.
IT would seem appropriate to commence these weekly ramblings by congratulating Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow on their call-up for the England Lions team to face New Zealand next week.
The Yorkshire trio of Joe Root, Tim Bresnan and Jonny Bairstow have all been named in the England squad for the Champions Trophy.
THEY call him ‘The Headband Warrior’ but, in the nicest possible way, ‘The Headless Chicken’ might be a more appropriate nickname for Jack Brooks, the Yorkshire pace bowler who celebrated a wicket or five at Headingley yesterday in his own distinctive, inimitable way.
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