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Chris Waters: Yorkshire would have been right to show Adil Rashid the door

I HAVE used this sort of analogy only recently but, at the risk of repeating myself and lapsing into laziness, it best sums up my feelings on the matter.

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England's Adil Rashid in one-day action against Australia. PIC: Rick Rycroft/AP Photo

Yorkshire CCC: Rashid calls time on Championship to concentrate on white-ball format

IF PROOF were needed that the traditional game of cricket is being systematically eroded before our eyes, it surely arrived yesterday with the announcement that Yorkshire and England leg-spinner Adil Rashid has decided to turn his back on County Championship cricket to focus instead on the white-ball game.

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Mark Arthur at Emerald Headingley

Yorkshire cash in with Ashes deal

YORKSHIRE chief executive Mark Arthur last night revealed that the club will clear the majority of their £25m debt on the back of the major matches they have been awarded for the years 2020-2024, including the “jewel in the crown” of an Ashes Test in 2023.

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England's Alastair Cook, left, and Mark Stoneman walk out to bat during the second Test at Headingley last August (Picture: Nigel French/PA Wire).

Yorkshire ‘convinced’ they have ‘compelling’ Ashes claim at Headingley

YORKSHIRE last night insisted they have a strong case to stage an Ashes Test in 2023, despite speculation that they could miss out when the next allocation of international matches is announced shortly.

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England's Liam Plunkett: Chance to shine in T20 series.

England World Cup places up for grabs as white-ball overload continues

FOLLOWING the Test matches and one-day internationals in Australia, and prior to the forthcoming one-day internationals and Test matches in New Zealand, there is a brief break in England’s schedule from the gruelling grind of five-day and 50-over cricket.

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Captains: Yorkshire's Gary Ballance leads his side off the field as Tim Bresnan and Joe Root share a joke.

Yorkshire’s captain Ballance enhances leadership skills with help from Root

GARY BALLANCE may not have got on to the field during the Ashes series but he insists that his trip to Australia was far from wasted as he learned much about the art of captaincy by watching Joe Root.

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UNSIGNED: Adil Rashid, Jonny Bairstow and, right, David Willey remained unsigned at the IPL auction, along with county colleagues Joe Root and Liam Plunkett.

Chris Waters: How failing to attract a bid can only help Yorkshire’s cause

IMAGINE the scenario.

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Martyn Moxon says 'We need to work out how the game can better work for the best interests of the ECB, the players and the counties, because its only going to get worse (Picture: SWPIX).

Yorkshire demand summit over international T20 threat

YORKSHIRE CCC are calling on English cricket to resolve the conflict of interests caused by the worldwide explosion of T20, amid fears that England’s Test game could be left behind.

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Mark Arthur: Delighted with sales.

Record ticket sales for Test match at Headingley

TICKETS for the Saturday of the Headingley Test have sold out in record time.

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Back for more:  Yorkshire's Cheteshwar Pujara celebrating his century against Hampshire.

Championship the priority but Yorkshire eye new T20 signing

YORKSHIRE could sign a second overseas player for T20.

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Cheteshwar Pujara: The India batsman is returning for a second spell with Yorkshire. (Picture: Tony Johnson)

Video: Yorkshire enhance firepower with return of Indian Test star Cheteshwar Pujara

YORKSHIRE can boast three of the world’s top-six batsmen after re-signing India’s Cheteshwar Pujara.

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Cricket correspondent Chris Waters would have loved to have reported on the game in the days of Yorkshire greats Geoffrey Boycott and Brian Close, pictured, or even further back when George Hirst and Wilfred Rhodes were in their pomp.

Chris Waters: Why I wish I had been born in a different cricketing age

EVER get the feeling that you were born in the wrong era?

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England's Tom Curran in action against Australia in Perth on Sunday. Picture: AP/Trevor Collens

Chris Waters: Tom Curran likely to play prominent role in England’s white-ball plans

“GOT the looks, got the gel, got the quality.”

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Gary Ballance: Backed England selectors.

Weekend Interview: Ashes ‘drinks waiter’ Gary Ballance plays a straight bat to Ashes snub

GARY BALLANCE has insisted that England were right not to pick him during the Ashes as he feels that none of his team-mates deserved to be dropped.

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Cricket by the sea: Yorkshire members would be loathe to lose a match at Scarborough.

Yorkshire coach Andrew Gale blasts plan to take County Championship matches abroad

ANDREW GALE is against the idea of playing county cricket overseas in an effort to improve England’s Test record away from home.

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Gary Ballance: Backed to regain Test place.

Yorkshire captain Ballance backed to hit back after being made Ashes scapegoat

YORKSHIRE first-team coach Andrew Gale believes that Gary Ballance will be “a dangerous animal” after being made a scapegoat for England’s Ashes defeat.

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England's Jos Butler celebrates making 100 runs against Australia.

Chris Waters: Australia 4 England 5 – Now that would be a good winter scoreline

IF JASON Roy doesn’t get you, Jonny Bairstow must.

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Eyeing bright future: Yorkshire pace bowler Matthew Fisher, pictured at Headingley this week, is aiming for a big summer. (Picture: Simon Hulme)

Weekend Interview: Yorkshire’s Matthew Fisher possesses pace to burst on to radar

IT IS a perishing winter’s day at Headingley and Matthew Fisher is sitting in the warmth of the Carnegie Pavilion, pondering one of cricket’s great questions.

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England's Joe Root, left, celebrates after getting the wicket of Australia's Steve Smith. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)

Chris Waters: White-ball dominance helping England soothe pain of the Ashes

“GOD SAVE THE ASHES” ran the headline in the Sydney Daily Telegraph after Australia won the series in Perth last month.

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Yorkshire coach Andrew Gale. Picture: Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com

No lack of ambition in county cricket, insists Yorkshire boss Andrew Gale

ANDREW GALE has launched a strong defence of county cricket following criticism that too many players lack ambition.

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