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Yorkshire Vikings v Worcestershire Rapids: All you need to know ahead of Natwest T20 Blast clash

Yorkshire take on Worcestershire Rapids at Headingley on Sunday looking for back-to-back home wins following Friday night's triumph over Birmingham Bears.

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Mark Robinson.

Game can be a major attraction, says Robinson

England head coach Mark Robinson believes women’s cricket could soon be as popular as its tennis equivalent as his side prepares for the World Cup final at Lord’s on Sunday.

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England Women's Anya Shrubsole celebrates hitting the winning runs with Jenny Gunn (left) against South Africa Women.

England women on verge of making history

Revenge will be on the mind when England attempt to win the women’s World Cup for a fourth time, and third on home soil, at Lord’s tomorrow.

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David Willey smashed 70 from 38 balls to help Yorkshire Vikings to victory against Birmingham Bears.

Willey produces season’s best as Yorkshire tame visiting Bears

DAVID WILLEY made his highest score of the season to inspire Yorkshire to a 29-run win over Birmingham Bears.

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England coach Trevor Bayliss with Test captain, Joe Root. Picture: David Davies/PA.

Chris Waters: It’s time to admit it, the ECB picked the wrong Australian for England

GOOD to see that the decision to cut the number of County Championship matches from 16 per county to 14 is yielding such positive results for Team England.

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Yorkshire captain Tim Bresnancelebrates taking a wicket against Notts Outlaws. Picture by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com

Yorkshire Vikings v Birmingham Bears: Bresnan hoping home is where the start is for Vikings

TIM BRESNAN has told his Yorkshire team-mates that results will come if they keep faith with their attacking principles as he looked ahead to a hat-trick of home games that he believes can kickstart the club’s T20 Blast campaign.

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Essex's Tom Westley (Picture: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire).

Westley gets call to stand in for injured Ballance in the Oval Test

YORKSHIRE captain Gary Balance will be replaced by Tom Westley in next week’s third Investec Test against South Africa, and the Essex batsman could be joined in the England side by a second newcomer, Middlesex’s Dawid Malan.

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Haseeb Hameed impressed for England last year but has not been mentioned as a replacement for the injured Gary Ballance.. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

Chris Waters: Mark Stoneman can wait, Haseeb Hameed is England’s answer

GARY BALLANCE’s broken finger poses a dilemma for the selectors ahead of the third Test against South Africa at the Oval starting next Thursday.

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Yorkshire come out to field against Somerset at North Marine Road, a game they went on to lose. Picture by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com

Podcast: CricketTalk – Yorkshire’s 2017 campaign going so far | Can Joe Root lead England to Test series triumph?

AFTER an extended and well-deserved break, the cricket world’s favourite podcast returns with plenty to shout about.

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Up for the cup: L-r, Gary Hetherington, Steve Patterson, Steve Cavanagh and Ryan Hall.

Leeds Rhinos and Yorkshire CCC heading for Headingley GC for new challenge

HEADINGLEY is a word synonymous with rugby league and cricket. And golf, too, of course, with Headingley GC currently celebrating their 125th anniversary.

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Englands Anya Shrubsole celebrates hitting the winning runs with Jenny Gunn, left (Picture: David Davies/PA Wire).

I knew the girls could do their job, says captain Knight

England captain Heather Knight found it difficult to watch as her side reached the Women’s World Cup final with a dramatic victory over South Africa.

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England's Gary Ballance pictured during the first Test at Lord's (Picture: Nigel French/PA Wire).

Broken finger puts Gary Ballance out of third Test

Yorkshire captain Gary Ballance has been ruled out of the third Investec Test with a broken finger, the England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed last night.

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England's Anya Shrubsole celebrates hitting the winning runs with Jenny Gunn against South Africa. Picture: David Davies/PA

High drama as England’s women reach World Cup final

ENGLAND reached the Women’s World Cup final by winning a nerve-shredding contest against South Africa with only two balls to spare.

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Gary Ballance returned to the England side for the first two Test matches against South Africa (Photo: PA)

Yorkshire captain Gary Ballance facing prolonged spell on sidelines over finger injury

Gary Ballance's availability for the third Investec Test at The Oval appears in significant doubt as England determine the extent of his finger injury.

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England cricket coach Mark Robinson (right) and captain Heather Knight. Picture: Ben Birchall/PA

World Cup - Former captain Charlotte Edwards backs England to book final spot

Charlotte Edwards believes England are firm favourites to see off South Africa in today’s Women’s World Cup semi-final, and make good on their long-held dream of a sold-out Lord’s showpiece.

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Captain Joe Root returns to the pavilion after being dismissed as England slumped to a 340-run defeat to South Africa at Trent Bridge (Picture: Nick Potts/PA Wire).

Joe Root defends his batsmen after Michael Vaughan blasts them as ‘appalling’ in heavy defeat to South Africa

JOE ROOT has taken issue with former England captain Michael Vaughan’s claim that his team failed to respect Test cricket on their way to a 340-run defeat against South Africa at Trent Bridge.

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England's Mark Wood is caught by South Africa's Chris Morris off the bowling of Duanne Olivier. Picture: Nick Potts/PA

England capitulate as South Africa level series at Trent Bridge

England collapsed to a 340-run defeat well inside four days as their batting failed embarrassingly once again in the second Investec Test against South Africa at Trent Bridge.

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England's Joe Root walks off after being dismissed by South Africa's Chris Morris at Trent Bridge: Nick Potts/PA.

Joe Root vows humbled England will bounce back after heavy Trent Bridge defeat to South Africa

England captain Joe Root played down concerns over his side’s misfiring top order after a comprehensive, series-levelling defeat to South Africa but kept the door open for changes ahead of the third Investec Test.

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Stuart Hudson of  Beckwithshaw is congratulated after getting another Pool wicket

York and Beckwithshaw falter on tough day for table-toppers

York stumbled to their second defeat in a row, beaten by Stamford Bridge who took over top spot in Yorkshire North from their opponents.

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England's Alastair Cook narrowly avoids being out LBW late on day three at Trent Bridge. Picture: Nick Potts/PA.

Highlights: Alastair Cook crucial to England’s chances of survival at Trent Bridge

England know Alastair Cook represents their best chance of somehow surviving six remaining sessions at Trent Bridge – or even chasing a world-record target of 474 – to stay ahead in the Investec series against South Africa.

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