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Yorkshire in swift response as Brooks delivers

A FUNNY thing happened at Headingley on Friday.

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Yorkshire's Alex Lees & Adam Lyth run between the wickets on the first day's play at Headingley against Nottinghamshire. Picture: Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com

Live Match Blog: Headingley updates on Yorkshire v Notts

A WEEK after the 2018 County Championship season should have started, we finally get underway at Emerald Headingley as Yorkshire welcome Nottinghamshire.

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Yorkshire's Harry Brook: Early chance.

Yorkshire v Notts: Harry Brook aims to justify Andrew Gale’s faith

ANDREW GALE is not a man given to making exaggerated comments.

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Yorkshire chairman Steve Denison ('Picture : Jonathan Gawthorpe).

Yorkshire back 100-ball format for eight-team city-based competition

YORKSHIRE are supporting a controversial new format of cricket that will feature 100 balls per team, saying it will be “awesome” for boosting the sport’s appeal.

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85 not out: Yorkshire legend Dickie Bird achieves yet another milestone in his glorious life

A legend, a character, a familiar face to cricket fans the world over, Dickie Bird is celebrating his 85th birthday today.

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The outfield at Headingley.

YP Letters: Dry days so why no play at Headingley?

From: Rob Carlton, De Pinte, Belgium.

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Surrey coach Alec Stewart, left, Michael Di Venuto and Gareth Batty. Picture: Steven Paston/PA.

Concerns grow over draft plan for England’s new T20 competition

Alec Stewart fears England’s new Twenty20 competition could plunge county cricket planning into chaos unless top administrators quickly provide “answers”.

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Yorkshire's Alex Lees, left, and Adam Lyth.  Picture: Bruce Rollinson

Openers Lyth and Lees ready to open up together again for Yorkshire

Adam Lyth is confident he and Alex Lees can rekindle their successful opening partnership of years gone by for Yorkshire.

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Yorkshire coach Andrew Gale and umpire Ian Gould leave the field on the first day at Headingley last Friday. The match was eventually abandoned without a ball being bowled. Picture: Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com

Forecast gives Yorkshire hope for getting underway at second time of asking

YORKSHIRE are confident that they can get their County Championship season going at the second attempt after suffering their first washed-out Championship match at Headingley for 51 years.

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LEADING MAN: Nottinghamshire's Harry Gurney. Picture: David Davies/PA.

County Championship: Notts’ Gurney and Ball unplayable as Lancashire tumble to defeat

Lancashire lost their last eight wickets for 15 runs in 60 balls to crash to a six-wicket defeat to newly-promoted Nottinghamshire on a dramatic final morning at Old Trafford.

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New Yorkshire Post Sports Weekend columnist Darren Gough

Darren Gough: It’s high time to rip up cricket’s central contracts

The Yorkshire Post is delighted to welcome Darren Gough as new weekly columnist. He opens up with a broadside for England cricket chiefs.

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RAIN STOPPED MATCH: Andy Foggarty on the 'Blotter' taking up water from the Headingley outfield prior to the first match of the County Championship. Picture: Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com

Frustration all round as Yorkshire’s Headingley opener is abandoned without a ball being bowled

FORMER YORKSHIRE captain Anthony McGrath expressed his frustration after his return to Headingley with Essex was decimated by the rain.

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Water pours off the covers at Headingley on day one of Yorkshire's County Championship match with Essex (Picture: Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com).

Yorkshire v Essex: Headingley groundstaff waging uneven battle with the elements

YORKSHIRE have defended their drainage system and instead blamed “unprecedented wet weather” for the loss of all six days of cricket so far this season at Headingley.

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RAINY DAYS: Water pours off the covers at Headingley on the first day of the County Championship season. Picture by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com

Yorkshire v Essex - Live Blog: Day Two updates from Headingley

WITH no play possible at Headingley on the planned first day of the 2018 county cricket season, it’s hoped spectators will get to see some action on day two.

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Injuries and the loss of David Willey and Liam Plunkett to the IPL are set to open the door for Josh Shaw to shine for Yorkshire.

Yorkshire v Essex: Josh Shaw has chance to follow route set by Ben Coad

MARTYN MOXON believes Josh Shaw could have a Ben Coad-like impact as he backed the young pace bowler to seize his first-team chance.

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AND THEY'RE OFF: Yorkshire captain Gary Ballance leads his team again this season, starting against Essex at Headingley. Picture by Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com

Live Blog - Yorkshire v Essex: Day One updates

YORKSHIRE get their County Championship underway at Headingley today when they take on defending champions Essex at Headingley

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Yorkshire's players gather for their annual photo-call. Picture: SWPIX.com

Yorkshire CCC 2018 - Meet the players ...

YORKSHIRE get their 2018 campaign underway today when they host defending champions Essex in the County Championship at Headingley.
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OPTIMISTIC: Yorkshire's director of cricket, Martyn Moxon, pictured at the club's recent AGM. Picture: Simon Hulme

Yorkshire v Essex: Ruthless batting approach key for Headingley chief Moxon

ASK Martyn Moxon who Yorkshire’s main rivals will be this summer and he laughs as if to say “where do I start?”

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Yorkshire's Adam Lyth: New targets.

Yorkshire CCC 2018: Adam Lyth targets return to Test scene with England

THERE is no doubt as to what was the best individual performance of Yorkshire’s 2017 season.

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New Zealand's Kane Williamson: Key role ahead.

Chris Waters: Yorkshire capable of mounting serious challenge on all fronts

THE BEST-LAID plans of mice and men.

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