Can Yorkshire CCC still win the County Championship title?

YORKSHIRE began a six-game run-in at Somerset today knowing that they need to win at least half of those matches to stand a realistic chance of lifting the County Championship.

Yorkshire's Tom Kohler-Cadmore batting during the Vitality Blast T20 quarter-final match at The Oval, London. Picture date: Wednesday July 6, 2022. Photo: Mike Egerton/PA Wire.
Yorkshire's Tom Kohler-Cadmore batting during the Vitality Blast T20 quarter-final match at The Oval, London. Picture date: Wednesday July 6, 2022. Photo: Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

The White Rose are sixth in the 10-county First Division, 64 points behind leaders Surrey, who won a pivotal fixture at Scarborough last week with three balls left.

With 24 points on offer for a maximum points victory, and with Yorkshire having a game in hand on the top-three of Surrey, Hampshire and Lancashire, there is still time for captain Steve Patterson and his players to come with a late run.

But wins are very much the order of the day with Yorkshire having won only one of their eight games to date - their opening match against Gloucestershire in Bristol.

After this week’s fixture, Yorkshire host Hampshire at Scarborough next week before their final four games take place in September.