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Root relishes challenge of aiding Yorkshire’s pursuit of one-day glory

ENGLAND Test captain Joe Root is relishing the chance of trying to help end Yorkshire’s long wait for success in the limited-overs game.

Joe Root.

Yorkshire batsman's surprise trip to school

NOT even snow or sleet, let alone the more predictable rain, stopped play as England captain Joe Root returned to his old school in Sheffield.
England's David Willey after taking the catch of Sri Lanka's Seekkuge Prasanna during the Royal London One Day International Series at Edgbaston, Birmingham. (Picture: Nigel French/PA Wire)

Wood earns England recall for Champions Trophy squad swelled by Yorkshire representatives

England have recalled fit-again seamer Mark Wood for the Champions Trophy alongside five Yorkshire players.

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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/

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 captain Gary Ballance. Picture: Alex Whitehead/

Hampshire v Yorkshire - Captain Gary Ballance calmly steers Yorkshire towards safety

GARY BALLANCE registered his highest County Championship score with a stunning double century to salvage a draw for Yorkshire against Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl.

James Wolfenden James scored 92 for Wakefield Thornes while Steve Morgan (5-53) impressed with the ball in the win over Tickhill.

Yorkshire Leagues: Rowley hammers double ton as Sheffield Collegiate excel

Tom Rowley smashed 24 fours and nine sixes in a devastating innings of 216 off 141 balls as Sheffield Collegiate put down a marker in Yorkshire South Premier.

Yorkshire captain Gary Ballance made 108 in the first innings against Hampshire and is unbeaten on 78 overnight in the second (Picture: Alex Whitehead/

Double trouble: Yorkshire looking to captain Gary Ballance as they battle to avoid another loss

IF YOU had said before the start of the season that this match would provide an early opportunity for one of the teams to complete the double over the other, you would have thought that it would be an opportunity for Yorkshire to complete the double over Hampshire as opposed to the other way round.

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LEADING FROM THE FRONT: Yorkshire captain Gary Ballance.

Hampshire v Yorkshire (day three): Gary Ballance leads from front to offer hope of draw

GARY BALLANCE gave Yorkshire a fighting chance of saving a draw against Hampshire with a century and half-century on day three at the Ageas Bowl.

His lbw dismissal appeared to be unfortunate, the Australian seeming to get his pad outside the line of off-stump (Picture:  Alex Whitehead/

Hampshire v Yorkshire (Day 2): Consistency of 2014 continues to elude White Rose

YORKSHIRE are in the rare position of having their strongest batting line-up available in this match.

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

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.

Yorkshire's Gary Ballance. Picture by Alex Whitehead/

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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STAR ATTRACTION: Hampshire batsman James Vince

Hampshire v Yorkshire - Gary Ballance hoping to strike back early after James Vince shines for hosts

JAMES VINCE scored his first red ball century in over a year as he piled on an unbeaten 143 for Hampshire on the opening day of their Specsavers County Championship clash with Yorkshire.

Ben Coad celebrates with his Yorkshire teammates (Photo: SW Pix)

Who is Ben Coad? Profiling Yorkshire's emerging cricket star ripping up the County Championship

Seam bowler Ben Coad has been the surprise package in the opening matches of the County Championship season after taking 18 wickets in Yorkshire's first two matches.

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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Yorkshire lost to Hampshire in their opening game of the County Championship season despite claiming a commanding position after the first inings (Photo: SW Pix)

RECAP: Hampshire v Yorkshire (day one): James Vince scores century for hosts as Ben Coad stars again

Yorkshire seek 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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Pudsey St Lawrence's James Smith.

Bradford League: Big-hitters aim to net title treble for Saints

FOR PUDSEY ST LAWRENCE, it is all about joining a select group of venerated Bradford League sides in 2017.

Peter Handscomb is set to drop down from the No 3 position to accommodate Joe Root as Yorkshire tackle Hampshire in the County Championship (Picture: Alex Whitehead/

Yorkshire looking to avenge instant setback

ANDREW GALE will today send his Yorkshire players out on a revenge mission.

Jack Leaning, Tim Bresnan and Andrew Hodd celebrate the dismissal of Hampshire's Kyle Abbot in the earlier meeting between the two sides this season at Headingley. Picture: Allan McKenzie/

Podcast - CricketTalk: Yorkshire put faith in Ben Coad | Bradford League preview

YORKSHIRE got their County Championship campaign up and running with a convincing win over Warwickshire at Edgbaston and will look to add to that by gaining swift revenge when they take on Hampshire on Friday.

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