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Jayne Dowle: Celebrate town, but don’t revert to stereotypes

PLEASE don’t send me hate mail. I have nothing against Dickie Bird personally. I met him once, when my children were small. He was very kind, kneeling down to their level and having a chat with them. I always like that about people.

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England's Joe Root and Ben Stokes touch fists during an innings together at Lord's in the summer of 2015. Picture: Anthony Devlin/PA

Dream Team: Former rivals Joe Root and Ben Stokes join forces to lead England’s bid for the top

Streamlined Ben Stokes will be the most reassuring figure of all for Joe Root when he arrives for his first day of Test cricket as England’s new captain this summer.

Fred Trueman in full flow.

YP Letters: Cricketing great was not always ‘Fiery Fred’

From: Brian Sheridan, Redmires Road, Sheffield.

Yorkshire's Adam Lyth. 
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New Yorkshire leadership team of Andrew Gale and Gary Ballance tipped to prosper

CONTINUITY will be the key to Yorkshire’s success in 2017, insists opening batsman Adam Lyth.

OVER TO YOU JOE? Favourite for the England captaincy role Joe Root, left, and outgoing skipper Alastair Cook. Picture: PA.

England’s next captain? Everything you need to know about Yorkshire’s Joe Root ... well, almost

JOE ROOT has emerged as the early front-runner to become the next Test match captain for England after Alastair Cook stepped down from the role on Monday.


CricketTalk: End of an era sees Alastair Cook leave door open for Yorkshire’s Joe Root

ALASTAIR COOK bowed to what seemed the inevitable on Monday this week when he stood down as England’s Test match captain after 59 games in charge.

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Joe Root, left, and Alastair Cook pictured during England duty together last summer (Picture: Richard Sellers/PA Wire).

It can only be Joe Root for me as England’s new captain, says Andrew Gale

ANDREW GALE last night hailed Joe Root as the perfect choice to replace Alastair Cook as England Test captain.

England captain Alastair Cook and Joe Root pictured during a Test at Old Trafford last summer (Picture: Richard Sellers/PA Wire).

Yorkshire’s Joe Root is not the only candidate for England captaincy if Alastair Cook stands down

ENGLAND coach England coach Trevor Bayliss remains in the dark about the future of Test captain Alastair Cook, but is prepared for whatever decision the batsman makes.

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I'M YOUR MAN: Yorkshire's Tim Bresnan. Picture by Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com

Natural choice: Tim Bresnan delighted to be in main support role for Yorkshire

TIM BRESNAN has spoken of his surprise and delight after Yorkshire broke with recent tradition to name him as their new vice-captain.

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Yorkshire director of cricket Martyn Moxon (Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe).

Yorkshire to be patient over Peter Handscomb’s possible Australian duty

YORKSHIRE are playing the waiting game before deciding whether to try to sign a temporary replacement for overseas batsman Peter Handscomb.

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Englands Sam Billings reverse sweeps against India A during the tourists warm-up match in Mumbai (Picture: Rajanish Kakade/AP).

Sam Billings makes case for England place following Joe Root’s delayed arrival

Sam Billings ensured England’s one-day tour of India began with a win, anchoring a successful pursuit of 305 against Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s India A in Mumbai.

Headingley Masterplan

Headingleys redevelopment plans

Proposed North/South Stand overlooking the Headingley Cricket Ground

Tetley Field victory but Leeds campaigners fight on

A CAMPAIGN group in is celebrating a victory after plans to sell off greenbelt land in Meanwood to fund a major redevelopment of Headingley Stadium were withdrawn.

GOTCHA: Yorkshire's Ryan Sidebottom celebrates dismissing Nottinghamshire's Steven Mullaney at Scarborough in August this year. Picture by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com

We’ll be back: Ryan Sidebottom adamant title agony will fuel desire for 2017 bid

RYAN SIDEBOTTOM believes the pain of missing out on a hat-trick of County Championships will only help inspire Yorkshire in their quest to reclaim the title next summer.

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Yorkshire's Gary Ballance hits out against Nottinghamshire at Scarborough earlier this year. 
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Meet Gary Ballance - All you need to know about Yorkshire’s new captain ...

Yorkshire today announced the appointment of England international Gary Ballance as their new club captain.

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LEADING THE WAY: Gary Ballance is Yorkshire's new first-team captain.

CricketTalk: Gary Ballance the ‘chosen one’ at Yorkshire | Can England salvage pride in Chennai?

GARY BALLANCE has been chosen as the man to succeed Andrew Gale as captain of Yorkshire, the former skipper himself succeeding Jason Gillespie as first-team coach only last month.

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Century salute: Gary Ballance celebrates his 100 not out for Yorkshire in the County Championship encounter against Nottinghamshire at Scarborough in August. Picture: Dave Williams

Perfect match: Gary Ballance and Andrew Gale seen as ideal partnership for Yorkshire CCC

EVERY cloud has a silver lining.

FAMILIAR FACE: Yorkshire's Tim Bresnan with Andrew Gale. Picture: Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com

Bresnan gives his backing to former boss Cook

ALASTAIR COOK’s future as captain is under the microscope after England’s Test series defeat in India, but Tim Bresnan insists that he is still the right man to lead the team.

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England's Jonny Bairstow on his way to an unbeaten 50 against India on Sunday (Picture: Rafiq Maqbool/AP).

James Anderson looking to lower order to sustain England’s hopes

England veteran James Anderson is refusing to concede defeat just yet in what is almost certain to be his last Test series in India.

England's bowler Joe Root, left, celebrates the wicket of Indian batsman Parthiv Patel on the third day of the fourth cricket test match between India and England in Mumbai, India, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

India v England (day three): Joe Root takes two wickets but Virat Kohli puts hosts ahead

England’s attempts to fight back on day three of a fluctuating fourth Test foundered against India captain Virat Kohli’s exemplary second century of the series.

Yorkshire's Adam Lyth.
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Leading man: Adam Lyth happy to lead from the top and the front for beloved Yorkshire

There is a rich history of left-handed batsman spearheading Yorkshire to honours.

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