Despite sections of the ground selling out for the second day of the Investec Test Match at Headingley between England and New Zealand, there is still availability for the first three days of the Test starting on Friday.
Yorkshire President and Test Match pundit Geoffrey Boycott is pushing for Tim Bresnan to be recalled to the England side ahead of the Investec Second Test Match, which starts at Headingley on Friday.
As the international season fast approaches, Headingley is readying itself for its 72nd Test Match ever to be staged at the iconic venue. New Zealand return to Yorkshire for the first time since 2004, when the Black Caps take on England in the second Investec Test Match over the Spring bank holiday (May 24-28).
Following England’s victory over New Zealand in the Investec First Test Match at Lord’s this weekend, ticket sales for the Second Test Match at Headingley, starting this Friday, are selling fast.
All-round captain Will Rhodes (library picture) scored useful runs and took two wickets in two balls for Yorkshire Academy's very young guns in their 16-run “Friendly” victory against Derbyshire Academy at Staveley.
Unicorns 189-9 (40 overs) Norman 38*, Parsons 28, O'Shea 26. Pyrah 8-0-34-3, Rashid 8-0-27-2, Patterson 8-0-35-2, Sidebottom 8-0-37-1, Plunkett 8-0-45-0. Vikings 190-5 (38.5 overs) Lyth 58* Ballance 44 Vikings win by 5 wickets.
Yorkshire Vikings secured their first Yorkshire Bank 40 victory of the season with a five wicket win over Unicorns at Queen’s Park, Chesterfield.
Jonathan Tattersall, above, opened with a century and Josh Shaw (gallery picture) cleaned up with 4-15 as Yorkshire Academy stormed through the first round of the Solly Sports ECB Yorkshire County Premier League Cup by 140 runs against Doncaster at Town Fields.
First-team coach Jason Gillespie has called for an immediate improvement in Yorkshire’s performances in 40-over cricket as they prepare to face the Unicorns at Chesterfield tomorrow.
There was disappointment for Yorkshire Academy captain Alex Lees, above, yesterday when no play was possible in their Solly Sports ECB Yorkshire County Premier League match at York.
Warwickshire 128 all out (1st Innings) Yorkshire 407 all out (1st Innings) Warwickshire 140 all out (2nd Innings) Yorkshire win by an innings and 139 runs.
Yorkshire coach Jason Gillespie was proud of his side as he witnessed one of the great Yorkshire victories in modern times as the Vikings emphatically defeated LV= County Champions Warwickshire inside three days at Edgbaston.
T20 Camps & Master Classes are back this Spring Bank with Pro Coach Yorkshire Cricket, the official cricket coaching provider for Yorkshire CCC.
Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale is delighted with the progress his Yorkshire side are making as they continue to press home the advantage in the LV= County Championship match at Edgbaston against Champions Warwickshire.
Skipper Andrew Gale, above, warmed up for yesterday’s LV County Championship triumph over Warwickshire with an opening knock of 60 for the Seconds in their 40-over “Friendly” against Lancashire on Monday.
Warwickshire 128 all out (1st Innings) Yorkshire 11-0 (5 overs) Plunkett 13.36-32-5, Patterson 17-4-46-3, Sidebottom 15-5-23-2
Warwickshire: 128 (1st Innings) Yorkshire: 318/7 (69 overs) (1st Innings)
Yorkshire face the toughest test on this summer’s county calendar this week when they travel around Spaghetti Junction to face reigning champions Warwickshire at Edgbaston, starting tomorrow.
In this edition of ‘Yorkshire Informer’ we look ahead to the LV= County Championship match when Yorkshire travel to Edgbaston to face last season’s champions Warwickshire, with Yorkshire’s Director of Cricket Martyn Moxon.
Jonny Bairstow, Tim Bresnan and Joe Root have been named in England’s 12-man squad to face New Zealand in the Investec 1st Test Match at Lord’s commencing on Thursday.
The Yorkshire County Cricket Club and Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) have announced that the fixture between the two sides, planned for Wednesday 26th June, will no longer take place.
The Academy's match against Hyderbad Under 19's on Tuesday 14th May 2013 is cancelled.
Somerset 338/5 Yorkshire 207
Josh Shaw, above, had quick success as opening bowler - and then came in undefeated on 78 as Yorkshire Academy salvaged one point from their 75-run defeat by Driffield at Weetwood yesterday in the Solly Sports Yorkshire ECB County Premier League.
Somserset 190/5 (1st Innings) Yorkshire 505d (1st Innings) Somerset trail by 315 runs with 5 wickets remaining. Jos Buttler 1 James Hildreth 31
Yorkshire Vikings are back in Yorkshire Bank 40 action on Saturday, when they take on Somerset at Headingley (1.45pm start).
Gurman Randhawa, above, struck 45 and took five wickets in the match, but only the Canterbury pitch won Yorkshire Second Eleven’s four-day “Friendly” against Kent and Surrey.
Yorkshire 371/7 after 106.5 overs (1st Innings) A Lyth c †Buttler b Trego 0 JJ Sayers c †Buttler b Trego 1 PA Jaques c Trescothick b Kirby 49 AW Gale: c †Buttler b Thomas 17 GS Ballance lbw b Kirby 107 AU Rashid not out 138, AJ Hodd† c †Buttler b Kirby 27 TT Bresnan lbw b Trego 0
Yorkshire all-rounder Adil Rashid is in the form of his life. After returning to first team action at the start of the season, the Bradford-born leg spinner and attacking batsman is showing why he has the potential to have a huge influence on Yorkshire’s season in the LV=County Championship.
Yorkshire's Second XI fixtures against Derbyshire beginning at the end of May have had to be moved due to health and safety reasons.
Yorkshire 505/9 declared Somerset: 92/1 (43 overs)
Yorkshire 505d (1st Innings) Somerset 252 (1st Innings) Somerset 61/6 (2nd Innings) Match Drawn.
In this edition of ‘Yorkshire Informer’ we look ahead to the LV= County Championship match when Yorkshire host Somerset at Headingley, commencing on Tuesday May 7, with Yorkshire first team coach Jason Gillespie.
Yorkshire 1st Innings: A Lyth c †Buttler b Trego, JJ Sayers c †Buttler b Trego 1, PA Jaques c Trescothick b Kirby 49, AW Gale* c †Buttler b Thomas 17, GS Ballance not out 5, AU Rashid not out 4. Extras (lb 1, nb 7) 8. Total (4 wickets; 29.3 overs) 84.
Glamorgan v Yorkshire Vikings - Sunday May 5 2013 - Yorkshire Bank 40 at Colwyn Bay - 1.00pm start
Glamorgan 285-7 (40 overs) beat Yorkshire Vikings 257 all out (38.2 overs)
Yorkshire's international trio of Jonny Bairstow, Tim Bresnan and Joe Root have been selected in England's 15-man ICC Champions Trophy squad.
Unstoppable Yorkshire Academy captain and opener Alex Lees, above, cracked an undefeated 163 as the Colts crushed Rotherham Town by nine wickets at Clifton Lane today (Saturday) in the Solly Sports ECB Yorkshire Premier League .
Dan Hodgson, above, hit 87 and the Seconds made it a magnificent double for Yorkshire when they won their three-day Roses “Friendly” match at Northop Hall by five wickets.
Derbyshire First Innings: 475 Second Innings: 163 all out Yorkshire First Innings: 667d Yorkshire win by an innings and 39 runs.
Jason Gillespie, Yorkshire’s head coach, hailed a “special performance” after watching his side concede 475 in the first innings but fight back to win by an innings on the final day.
What a day at Headingley! We saw records galore broken as Joe Root smashed 236 - his highest ever socre and Jonny Bairstow score 186. Yorkshire ended up on 597-5 with a lead of 122 runs and will look to press home their advantage.
The Yorkshire County Cricket Club is delighted to announce the appointment of Mark Arthur as the Club’s new Chief Executive.
Yorkshire, 1st Innings 597/5 (140 Overs) Root 236, Bairstow 186, Lyth 69, Ballance 50* Wes Durston 25-3-127-1 David Wainwright 48-6-169-1 Lead Derbyshire by 122 runs with 5 wickets remaining. Derbyshire 475 all out Hughes 270*
Joe Root firmly established himself in Yorkshire’s history today with a record-breaking performance to help secure a potentially decisive lead on the third day of their championship match against Derbyshire.
Yorkshire won by an innings and 39 runs. Derbyshire, 2nd Innings: 163 (54.4 overs) WL Madsen 52 WJ Durston 50 TT Bresnan 11-3-30-1, JA Brooks 14.4-5-40-5 LE Plunkett 7-2-20-2 AU Rashid 20-6-61-2 JE Root 2-2-0-0
Andrew Gale has thrown his support and a Yorkshire CLt20 matchworn squad signed shirt behind Huddersfield runner Alan Boothroyd’s mammoth marathon challenge. The 52-year-old will completed his 40 marathons in 20-days charity run from Lands End to John O’Groats in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance last month.
It's time to take a tour around the White Rose county with Yorkshire's Ryan Sidebottom giving you all the insight into the club, including interviews with Jason Gillespie and Liam Plunkett.
Yorkshire: 164/1 (45 Overs) Jaques 15* Root 75* David Wainwright 11-1-27-0 Wes Durston 4-1-20-0
Derbyshire: 302/4 (93 overs) Hughes 171* Redfern 14* TT Bresnan 19-2-58-1 AU Rashid 21-2-92-1
Yorkshire found it tough going on day one at Headingley against Derbyshire. After winning his first toss of the season, captain Andrew Gale invited Derbyshire to bat first. At close of play, the Falcons had advanced to 302-4 thanks to an unbeaten 171 by West Indian batsman Chesney Hughes.
In this edition of ‘Yorkshire Informer’ we look ahead to the LV= County Championship match when Yorkshire entertain Derbyshire at Headingley, commencing on Monday April 29.
Due to significant concerns about the pitch, Somerset County Cricket Club has regretfully taken the decision to return the planned Bath fixture against Yorkshire Vikings, scheduled for 15th August, back to the County Ground in Taunton. This decision has been taken because we do not believe that the pitch will be suitable for hosting the fixture
The England selectors today announced that Yorkshire batsman Joe Root will captain the England Lions team to face New Zealand in a four-day game starting on 9th May at Grace Road, Leicester.
Yorkshire 339-6 & 177.Durham 237 & 275-4d Root 182 Rashid 50
Yorkshire and England batsman Joe Root put his name in the Yorkshire records books with a thrilling 182 to help the White Rose to a famous victory against Durham at The Emirates ICG.
Yorkshire and England batsman Joe Root put his name in the Yorkshire records books with a thrilling 182 to help the White Rose to a famous victory against Durham at The Emirates ICG.
Andrew Gale has warned his winning Yorkshire side not to rest on their laurels as they prepare to welcome Derbyshire to Headingley for their latest LV= County Championship assignment, starting tomorrow.
Left-hand Yorkshire opener Alex Lees, above, finished nine short of what would have been his fourth century of the season yesterday – not because he was out, but because the Academy ran out of runs to get.
Yorkshire require 319 runs to win the match on the final day of play at The Emirates Durham. Yorkshire ended day three on 17-0 after Durham declared their second innings on 275-4, leaving the White Rose a target of 336 to win. The match resumes at 11.00am
Yorkshire 17-0 (7 overs) Lyth 9* Root 6* & 177 all out require 319 runs to win. Durham 237 all out & 275-4 d
Liam Plunkett believes Yorkshire have every chance of pulling off a memorable victory on the final day of the LV= County Championship match at The Emirates ICG Durham.
Opener Alex Lees, above, played his most commanding innings as he cruised to 121 not out and Yorkshire secured a comfortable draw in their three-day Second Eleven Roses “Friendly” at Scarborough.
Yorkshire 177 all out (55.3 overs) trail Durham by 60 runs Durham 237 all out
Yorkshire first team coach Jason Gillespie was left frustrated as he watched his Yorkshire side struggle to come to terms with the bat on day two at The Emirates Durham ICG. Resuming their innings on 57-3 after day one, the White Rose had to wait until 4.10pm to get the second day underway due to heavy rain in the Chester-le-Street area.
Durham won the toss and elected to bat - Yorkshire 57-3 (19.5 overs) Root 30* Gale 25 trail Durham by 180 runs Durham 237 all out (73.4 overs) Mustard 70* Smith 42* Bresnan 20-6-41-4, Sidebottom 16-6-27-1, Patterson 21-7-44-1, Plunkett 10-1-67-1, Rashid 6.4-0-39-1
What a return for Tim Bresnan as he showed why he is regarded as one England’s top bowlers with the perfect start taking a wicket with his first ball as he dismissed Durham opening batsman Keaton Jennings for a Golden Duck at the ICG Durham in the LV= County Championship.
Jason Gillespie has hailed the return of Yorkshire’s England trio ahead of tomorrow’s LV= County Championship Division One clash with Durham at the Emirates Durham International Cricket Ground.
In this edition of ‘Yorkshire Informer’ we look ahead to the LV= County Championship match when Yorkshire travel to face Durham at Emirates Durham ICG, commencing on Wednesday April 24.
Yorkshire reached 164-7 before both sides agreed to end the contest. Lancashire finished on 163-3.
Yorkshire are top of the League! At least the Academy are top of the Solly Sports Yorkshire ECB County Premier League after winning their first match of the season by 27 runs at Castleford yesterday. Left-arm spinner Karl Carver, above, took 5-29.
Yorkshire showed tremendous resolve with the bat on the second day of play versus Lancashire at Headingley. Jonny Bairstow led the way with 131 and Adil Rashid strengthened his chances of a call-up to the side for next week's LV= County Championship match at Durham with an unbeaten 103. Yorkshire finished the day on 381-8 a lead of a 112.
Alex Lees, above, and Andy Hodd ran up pleasing half-centuries as Yorkshire Seconds gave cause for optimism in both batting and bowling in their three-day drawn “friendly” match against Durham at Hartlepool.
Joe Root admitted Yorkshire could take a lot of positives out of the day, even if he was disappointed to only score 11 on his return to match action after his winter with England.
Yorkshire v Lancashire Friendly - 16th,17th,18th April 2013.
Yorkshire: 381-8 (87 overs) Bairstow 131* ret, Rashid 103* ret Lancashire 269-7 d (87 overs)
Yorkshire (1st Innings) 381 for 8
Tim Bresnan was delighted to be back at Headingley and played in his part in an excellent day's cricket between Yorkshire and Lancashire.
Lancashire (1st innings) 269-7 (87 overs)
Lancashire: 269-7 (87 overs) White 62* Hogg 69* Bresnan 10-4-16-1
Yorkshire welcome back England duo Tim Bresnan and Joe Root for this week’s three-day friendly against Lancashire starting at Headingley on Tuesday April 16 (12pm start).
First Innings: Yorkshire 96 all out Sussex 356 Second Innings: Yorkshire 248 Sussex win by an innings and 12 runs.
Yorkshire's Academy match against Durham today (13th April 2013) has been called off.
Yorkshire: 96 all out Sussex:356 (80.5 overs) 2nd Innings Yorkshire 27-1 (7 overs) Yorkshire trail by 233 runs with 9 wickets remaining
On April 16th/17th/18th Yorkshire will face Lancashire in a friendly at Headingley Cricket Ground. Entry to the ground will be free, via Gates B on St Michaels Lane and Gate G on Kirkstall Lane.
Yorkshire won by 294 runs 2nd Innings Leeds MCCU 121 all out SA Patterson 6 4 5 2 0.83 LE Plunkett 11.5 4 33 6 2.78 Azeem Rafiq 18 7 50 1 2.77 JA Brooks 7 1 23 0 3.28 RJ Sidebottom 5 2 8 1 1.60 Yorkshire 289-2 dec Lees 121 Lyth 111 First Innings Leeds MCCU 118 Yorkshire 244
Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale was delighted with his sides performance as they convincingly defeated Leeds MCCU on day three of the opening game of the 2013 season at Headingley.
In the first edition of ‘Yorkshire Informer’ we look ahead to the opening LV= County Championship match of the season against Sussex at Headingley, commencing on Wednesday April 10.
Yorkshire 96 all out (46.2 overs) Bairstow 29 Rafiq 23 Jordan 6-48 Sussex 104-3 (28 overs) Nash 80 Sidebottom 12-4-30-3
‘We were soft'. Those were the honest thoughts of captain Andrew Gale after Yorkshire were bowled out for their lowest ever score against Sussex at Headingley, 96, on day one of the opening LV= County Championship of the season.
Yorkshire batsman Alex Lees has given himself every chance of making his LV= County Championship debut next week with an assured innings against Leeds/Bradford MCCU on day two of the three-day match at Headingley.
Yorkshire players and supporters will be hoping that a winter's planning and hard work followed by a detailed pre-season programme will begin to come to fruition this week when Andrew Gale's side return to the First Division of the LV= County Championship with a home match against Sussex.
The process of issuing and despatching membership cards this year has not gone as efficiently as it should and I wish to apologise to you for this.
Following today’s reports in the media in respect of Adil Rashid’s alleged comments about Yorkshire County Cricket Club, the Club has issued the following statement.
It’s the start of the LV= County Championship season today and first up for Yorkshire is Sussex here at Headingley Cricket Ground.
Gary Ballance got off to a perfect start on his first outing for Yorkshire in 2013.
Take a look at our photo gallery from Day One against Leeds MCCU.
Second Innings Yorkshire 192-0 Lees 86* Lyth 93* First Innings Yorkshire 244 all out Ballance 112 Leeds MCCU 118 all out (54.2 overs) Sidebottom 11-5-9-3 Patterson 16-7-39-3 Brooks 13.2-5-26-3
Yorkshire 244 all out Ballance 112 Sidebottom 41 Lee 7-45 Leeds MCCU 40-3 (17 overs) Brooks 2-15
Like the rest of his team-mates, Steve Patterson is ready and raring to go ahead of the new season which starts tomorrow against the students of the Leeds/Bradford MCC Universities side - a clash Yorkshire are treating as if it were a 17th LV= County Championship match.
It was our annual photocall this week and we thought we’d share with you what we believe to be some of the best shots from the day. Enjoy! Yorkshire and proud.
Yorkshire batsman Gary Ballance has been named in England’s 30-man provisional squad for the ICC Champions Trophy.
Prolific England batsman Jonny Bairstow returned to Headingley this week with one objective in mind – ‘concentrate on Yorkshire and England will take care of itself.’
Yorkshire Vikings are still hopeful that South Africa batsman David Miller will rejoin them as a specialist Twenty20 overseas player for 2013.
Yorkshire County Cricket Club first team coach Jason Gillespie believes the recent tour of Barbados and the influx of new players into the Headingley set up, will benefit the Vikings going into 2013.
The Vikings welcomed the Vikings today at Headingley as the NFL came to town to show their love for leather on willow.
Yorkshire 223 for 11 (90 overs) match drawn Gale 78 Brooks 47 White 21-6-64-5 Notts 303 for 13 (90 overs) Lumb 82 Wessels 75 White 42 Plunkett 11-6-21-3 Patterson 11-2-16-2
Yorkshire 223-11 declared (90 overs) Gale 78 Brooks 47* Hodd 28
Yorkshire will make six changes from the team that drew with Northamptonshire, when they take on Nottinghamshire in their final Barbados tour match starting on Friday at Windward CC.
Yorkshire will have the services of their England contingent ahead of the start of the 2013 County Cricket season, after the ECB confirmed the availability of international trio Jonny Bairstow, Tim Bresnan and Joe Root.
Yorkshire first innings 266-4 dec (93 overs) Lees 100 retired not out Gale 65 retired not ou Crook 15-5-38-1 Daggett 17-3-48-1 Northamptonshire 236 for 11 (78.3 overs) Duckett 56 Daggett 40 Rashid 25-5-82-4 Brooks 12-6-13-2 Patterson 13.3-4-24-2
Yorkshire 266 for 4 declared (93 overs) Lees 100 not out (retired) Gale 65 not out (retired) Bowling De Lange 14-3-37-1 Crook 15-5-38-1
After their exploits in the Barbados T20 Cup, Yorkshire turn their attentions to two-day cricket when they take on Northamptonshire at Windward CC starting on Tuesday March 19.(10.00am. local).
Yorkshire Vikings missed out on reaching the Barbados T20 Cup final going down to Nottinghamshire Outlaws by five wickets in a close encounter at Kensington Oval on Sunday.
Yorkshire Vikings start their Barbados T20 campaign against Hampshire Royals aiming to repeat their exploits from last year, where they walked away with the trophy after defeating Warwickshire Bears in the final at the Kensington Oval.
Yorkshire Vikings stormed into finals day in Barbados with an emphatic seven-wicket victory over Hampshire Royals on Saturday at the 3Ws Oval.
Richard Pyrah, the man who hit the winning runs with a straight six in Yorkshire Vikings victory over Hampshire Royals in Barbados, believes the team can continue to improve in all forms of the game
Watch Joe Sayers as he reveals his hopes and aspirations for 2013
All-rounder Azeem Rafiq has been forced to withdraw from Yorkshire Vikings squad with a bruised finger ahead of their opening game against Hampshire Royals on Saturday at the 3Ws Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados.
We will bring you score updates live from Barbados, where Team Rafiq take on Team Lyth at The Desmond Haynes Oval.
Could this be the year that Andrew Hodd becomes Yorkshire’s first choice wicketkeeper?
Yorkshire Vikings's Yorkshire Bank 40 over match against Glamorgan has an amended starting time.
Are you ready to join us on the Yorkshire Vikings journey as we aim to take domestic one-day cricket by storm in 2013?
Yorkshire Vikings have named a 22-man squad for their pre-season tour of Barbados, with the team flying out to the Caribbean on Monday.
Yorkshire Vikings seamer Ryan Sidebottom believes Yorkshire’s new one-day name will elevate the Club to a new audience.
Yorkshire County Cricket Club can confirm that they will be known as Yorkshire Vikings in one-day cricket from the start of the 2013 season.
Dates have now been agreed for the Yorkshire membership forums and one-to-one surgeries for the coming season.
Yorkshire County Cricket Club can confirm that they will play against MCC as part of the Club’s 150th anniversary celebrations later this year.
As Liam boards his flight to head back to England, he will look back on his time with the DLCA as great preparation ahead of the summer. In the space of five weeks, Liam has bowled lots of overs in both club cricket and outdoor training, played in a three-day game in Melbourne and helped his club side Adelaide University reach a Grand Final in one-day cricket.
Yorkshire County Cricket Club has today announced a new One Day name for the 2013 season, transitioning from Yorkshire Carnegie to Yorkshire Vikings.
This winter has definitely been the most productive of my career so far.
In 2012, Moin Ashraf took 17 wickets in eight Championship matches, including 4 for 36 in the first innings to help Yorkshire clinch their return to Division One.
The Yorkshire contingent, currently in training at the P Sara Oval in Colombo, Sri Lanka, are currently hitting their straps in the sweltery conditions of the sub-continent.
Yorkshire and England Lions batsman Gary Ballance has suffered a facial injury in the Lions latest match against Australia A at the SCG, earlier today.
The England Lions tour has moved onto Hobart for the last week, which is a lot different from big cities like Melbourne, which is where we’ve been based previously.
In our latest edition of Liam Plunkett’s exploits Down Under, Darren Lehmann Cricket Academy coach Shaun Seigert reveals how Yorkshire’s new signing helps Adelaide Uni reach a Grand Final.
Yorkshire County Cricket Club batsman Anthony McGrath has today announced his retirement from all cricket with immediate effect, bringing to an end a superb 17-year career.
Yorkshire will face the Unicorns at Derbyshire's outground Chesterfield for the Yorkshire Bank 40 over match taking place on Sunday 19th May 2013.
Joe Root has told the ECB in an exclusive interview just what being able to play for England at his home ground this Summer would mean to him.
Yorkshire seamer Iain Wardlaw has today been announced in the Scotland squad ahead of their tour to the UAE, commencing later this month, where they will take on Afghanistan in all three formats of the game.
The ECB today announced that Yorkshire batsman Joe Root has been awarded an England increment contract for 2012-13.
We may have lost our three warm-up matches against Victoria, but I am very confident that the Lions boys are ready for the one-day series against Australia A, which started in Hobart this morning (Saturday)
Yorkshire’s three under 19 representatives, Jonathan Tattersall, Josh Shaw and Ryan Gibson all impressed in the third one-day international, but despite their heroics they could not stop South Africa moving into an unassailable 3-0 lead in the series with England, with two matches remaining.
Yorkshire can confirm that Oliver Hannon-Dalby will be leaving the Club and joining Warwickshire as from March 1 2013.
The ECB medical team can confirm that Yorkshire and England bowler Tim Bresnan has undergone an uncomplicated operation on his right elbow to remove extra bone and scar tissue.
Yorkshire first team coach Jason Gillespie took time out of pre-season to give us an update on how the boys are training.
In his weekly round-up, Shaun Seigert, Head Coach, Darren Lehmann Cricket Academy, give us his thoughts on how Liam Plunkett is performing during his spell in Adelaide as he continues his preparations ahead of English season starting in April.
Although it was obviously a big disappointment to lose our first game, it was great for me to be able to start the tour the way I did with 86 against Victoria at the Junction Oval in Melbourne on Thursday.
Yorkshireccc.com caught up with international all-rounder Tim Bresnan, who was back training with the Yorkshire squad this week as he continues his rehabilitation from the elbow injury sustained during England’s tour of India.
Yorkshire County Cricket Club are to embark on an eight-day training camp to Sri Lanka later this month as the Club continues its preparations ahead of the new season.
In our weekly round-up from Australia, Darren Lehmann Cricket Academy Head Coach, Shaun Seigert gives his update on Liam Plunkett’s progress Down Under.
It has been a very busy winter with both Yorkshire and the England Performance Programme, but it is something I have really enjoyed.
Yorkshire can confirm that seam bowler Oliver Hannon-Dalby is on trial at Warwickshire.
Gary Ballance heads to Australia this week – a country which could play a significant role in his career over the next two years.
With just over three months pre-season training under his belt and becoming part of Yorkshire’s assault on the County Championship in 2013, fast bowler Jack Brooks is looking forward to a big year with his new employers.
England Under 19s have claimed a 147 run victory of South Africa in the 1st Youth Test in South Africa at Newlands, Cape Town.
Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow have been announced as part of England’s Test and ODI squads for the upcoming New Zealand series in March, with Jonny also joining the t20 team for the tour.
With the snow trying to melt on the Headingley outfield, we now have confirmation of the standard scheduled hours of play for domestic cricket in 2013. Roll on the summer.
Yorkshire seamer Iain Wardlaw has been invited to train with the Scotland National set up and is in contention for a call-up to the Saltires squad ahead of the ICC World Cricket League Championship fixtures against Afghanistan in March.
Yorkshire’s T20 specialist from 2012 David Miller has been named in the South African one-day squad for the second and third games of their series against New Zealand following the suspension of captain AB de Villiers.
After one of the busiest season in living memory, which saw the Yorkshire players finish their campaign in the sunshine of Durban in late October, the first team squad are back into the swing of pre-season training at Headingley. Skipper Andrew Gale feels his teammates can replicate last season’s heroics.
You can now download the fixtures calendar for the whole season. This includes all LVCC, CB40, FLt20 an international matches at Headingley.
After missing most of last season through injury, Yorkshire’s Liam Plunkett feels he can recapture the form that made him one of the game’s most prolific strike bowlers as he embarks on bringing the good times to Headingley in 2013.
Yorkshire will defend their Barbados Twenty20 Cup in March after confirming they will travel to the island for this year’s pre-season tournament.
Yorkshire County Cricket Club are a step closer to staging music concerts at Headingley Cricket Ground, after planning consent was granted for the Club to stage up to three concerts during each of the next two calendar years.
Martyn Moxon is confident that the class of 2013 can challenge for honours in all forms of the game.
Yorkshire president Geoffrey Boycott called in at Headingley ahead of the start of the club’s 150th anniversary celebrations and we took some time out to interview him on a big year ahead for the county as we look to achieve great things back in the top flight of English cricket.
New signing Liam Plunkett will head to Adelaide next week to embark on a two-month training camp at the highly acclaimed Darren Lehmann Cricket Academy.
Yorkshire County Cricket Club, one of the most successful cricket clubs in the world, celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2013.
A busy year of social activities for Yorkshire County Cricket Club Players’ Association begins with the customary winter reunion lunch at Fulford Golf Club, Heslington Lane, York, on Sunday, January 27.
Several Yorkshire players are all geared up to represent their country at various levels on England tours over the next few months.
Yorkshire’s 21-year-old opening batsman, Joe Root, above, came to England’s rescue after making a surprise Test debut against India in Nagpur today.
Yorkshire kick start their 150th Anniversary season and their return to Division One of the LV=County Championship with the visit of Sussex to Headingley Carnegie on 10 April. The ECB have released the 2013 season fixtures and an exciting season beckons.
Second XI 2012 statistics are now available on our website.
It's been a great season to be a Yorkshire supporter. Andrew Gale has led the team back into the top tier of the LV= County Championship, we've experienced Finals Day for the first time in the ten year history of t20 cricket in England and we've enjoyed a South African swansong in the CLt20. Throughout your support has been magnificent.
Yorkshire ended their CLt20 campaign with a narrow 4 wicket defeat to the mighty Chennai Super Kings and once again showed the cricket world what a talented young squad has been assembled by the White Rose county.
It was do-or-die for Andrew Gale’s men in a Wanderers cauldron as they took on the local boys, the Highveld Lions to keep their Karbonn Smart CLt20 campaign alive. The fact that they fell to a five wicket defeat with 4 balls remaining in a thrilling contest should not mask the quality of the Tykes display.
It was a game that both sides needed to win, but as the rain swept down onto Newlands from Table Mountain the much anticipated battle against the Mumbai Indians turned into a damp squib, but was a no result that Andrew Gale’s team can take a lot from.
Yorkshire lost their opening CLt20 Group B match by 8 wickets with 67 balls as two former Tykes came back to haunt them at Newlands. Michael Lumb ended 43 not out from 24 balls including 8 fours and Mitchell Starc bagged 3-21 as Yorkshire were reminded how big a stage this is.
After the high octane drama of the last 48 hours it's time to reflect on the magnificent acheievement of this Yorkshire side in qualifying for the Karbonn Smart CLt20 proper.
Yorkshire have triumped at Centurion with a 6 wicket win over a very impressive Trinidad & Tobago side. The charge was led by Gary Ballance whose 64 not out from 37 balls included 2 fours and 6 sixes as he and Adil Rashid ensured the Tykes progress into the main Champions League draw.
David Miller returned to bludgeon the Yorkshire side to an opening Champions League victory after earlier being forced from the field when struck by an Umar Gul bouncer. He finshed unbeaten on 39 and Adil Rashid hit a career best 36 not out as the White Rose county began life in the big time with a 5 wicket win.
Yorkshire started the on-field action with a 23 run win over Sialkot Stallions after making 146-7 thanks to 62 from Andrew Gale and quickfire cameos from Adam Lyth (28 from 13) and Adil Rashid (22 from 16). Rashid then bagged 3-20 as a typically feisty display in the field quashed the Stallions chances.
Well actually during the first training session it was largely football and some aerobic work, but let's not quibble. The Yorkshire side landed in Johannesburg early on Wednesday morning and after a day of rest and acclimatisation were straight into training on Thursday and Friday.
Pro Coach Yorkshire Cricket, the official coaching partner of the Yorkshire County Cricket Club, are running various coaching camps including the Elite Academy where young players train like the Yorkshire 1st team players for the winter
The Yorkshire County Cricket Club is delighted to announce Welcome to Yorkshire as the official sponsor of their Karbonn Smart Champions League t20 campaign in South Africa.
Yorkshire County Cricket Club are happy to confirm the signing of Liam Plunkett from Durham. The 27-year-old England all-rounder joins Jack Brooks (announced last Thursday) in signing a three-year contract with the club until the end of the 2015 season.
The deal that saw the Yorkshire one-day side known as Yorkshire Carnegie is coming to an end and we are hoping that you can come up with something to replace it.
The excitement generated by Yorkshire’s charge to become runners-up in the Friends Life t20 competition this summer is set to be rekindled as Andrew Gale’s side fly out to South Africa to make their debut in the Karbonn Smart CLt20.
Yorkshire County Cricket Club are delighted to announce the signing of Jack Brooks from Northamptonshire on a three-year contract.
The PCA, in association with NatWest and the ECB, yesterday hosted the NatWest PCA Awards at Battersea Evolution. In front of players, former players, officials and guests, Nick Compton was crowned NatWest PCA Player of the Year for 2012, while Joe Root was named as NatWest PCA Young Player of the Year.
The England selectors today announced Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow and Tim Bresnan in a 16-man Test squad to be captained by Alastair Cook for the forthcoming four-Test match series in India.
Joe Root has become the 10th Yorkshire player to win the Cricket Writer’s Club Young Cricketer of the Year award.
South Africa is set for explosive battles after the confirmation of the competing CLt20 squads. A record number of teams will look to break the Indian Premier League's recent winning streak and claim the richest prize in world cricket.
Yorkshire beat Essex by a crunching 239 runs to celebrate promotion, but Derbyshire's win against Hampshire saw the second division title go to Derby. Many congratulations to them on their excellent season - we will see them again in division one in 2013.
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Yorkshire Academy turn out one more time this season when they play in a Memorial Match tomorrow to celebrate the life of Phil Fisher, who died this summer. Phil was the father of Academy player Matthew, above.
The sun shone today on Yorkshire Academy’s Will Rhodes, above, with 131 runs, four catches and 2-30 as the Colts beat Rotherham by 85 runs to finish fourth in the Solly Sports Yorkshire ECB County Premier League.
Eliot Callis, above, top-scored with 82, Will Rhodes was undefeated with 81 – and Alex Leyshon dominated the bowling with 8-56 as Yorkshire Academy took all eight points from their 118-run victory over Sheffield Collegiate in the Solly Sports Yorkshire ECB County Premier League.
Yorkshire were on the promotion charge as a thumping 8 wicket win over Glamorgan secured a 22 point victory inside three days at Headingley. Andrew Gale’s side must wait until the conclusion of the Derbyshire versus Kent match and the game between Hampshire and Essex before they know the number of points they require from their visit to Chelmsford next week. If Derbyshire cling on for a draw and Essex win the Tyke’s may require a little as 6 points, but the race for promotion looks set to go to the wire.
Andrew Hodd, who initially signed on loan from Sussex in mid-August for the remainder of Yorkshire’s 2012 LV= County Championship season, has penned a two-year deal. Hodd has impressed sufficiently when deputising for Jonny Bairstow in the LV= County Championship to be awarded a contract until the end of the 2014 season.
Skipper and wicket-keeper Eddie Wilson, above, was second-top-scorer to Nick Compton as Yorkshire Second Eleven crashed to defeat by an innings and 71 runs in their end-of-season friendly match against Somerset at Taunton Vale. It was their second innings defeat of the summer.
Yorkshire County Cricket club batsman Joe Root was today named the winner of the inaugural LV= County Championship Breakthrough Player Award.
Gary Ballance scooped three major awards last night at the Yorkshire CCC Players’ Association annual dinner which was held in conjunction with the 2012 Player Awards in the Long Room at Headingley Carnegie Stadium.
A captain’s innings of 63 from Jack Leaning, above, helped to set up Yorkshire Academy for six points in their Solly Sports Yorkshire ECB County Premier League match with Sheffield United, who take one point.
Yorkshire chased down the 314 runs to beat Gloucestershire in a minimum of 84 overs on day four as Phil Jaques with 79 and Anthony McGrath with an unbeaten 76 showed all their experience to secure victory by 2 wickets. Yorkshire take 19 points and are 4 points clear of third placed Kent with only two matches to play.
Both the second and third days of Yorkshire's Second Eleven Friendly against Nottinghamshire at Weetwood have been washout out, leaving the match abandoned as a draw.
Jonathan Tattersall, above, maintained his fine form this season with 57 as the Yorkshire Academy batsmen saw them to a five-wicket win over Cleethorpes in the Solly Sports Yorkshire ECB County Premier League on Bank Holiday Monday.
Warwickshire beat Yorkshire by 55 runs to book their place in the semi-finals of the CB40 competition beneath the gathering Scarbados gloom with 3.5 overs left.
Colin Graves, Yorkshire CCC's executive chairman, was full of praise for the Yorkshire team immediately after their thrilling FLt20 final defeat to Hampshire.
David Miller crouched dejectedly over his bat at the non-strikers end with two balls of the Friends Life t20 final remaining and 11 runs still required for a Yorkshire Carnegie victory. Hampshire had survived a blistering assault by the South African batsman but he, nor any of his Yorkshire’s teammates, had reason to feel downhearted at the Swalec Stadium after doing the county proud en route to becoming runners up in this year’s FLt20 competition.
Jonny Bairstow cracked an unbeaten 68 as Yorkshire outplayed the Sussex Sharks in all departments to secure their place in this evening's final and book their Champions League berth.
We talk to Jonny Bairstow ahead of the Friends Life t20 Finals Day this weekend...
Gary Ballance has been warming up for this weekend's FLt20 Finals Day by clearing the ropes more than any other player. He sits top of the Sky Sports Sixes League
Kent secured their fifth successive CB40 victory as they marched on towards the semi-finals of the competition with a fightback win over Yorkshire by 30 runs. The Spitfires did what Yorkshire have done during their own t20 campaign, they fought hard and battled back in a match that Yorkshire had taken a tight grip on midway through their reply.
A tremendous spectacle is in store for fans attending this Saturday’s Friends Life t20 Finals Day in Cardiff when Hampshire, Somerset, Sussex and Yorkshire do battle for the 2012 t20 Trophy.
Yorkshire sadly ended their Second Eleven season of competitive matches today when it was decided at 9.30am to abandon their Championship match against Warwickshire at Stamford Bridge.
Left-arm spinner Gurman Randhawa, above, hit Yorkshire's top score in their last Second Eleven Trophy match of the season – against Warwickshire at Weetwood – but the story of 2012 continued as rain ruined the second half. Yorkshire went down by 56 runs under the Duckworth/Lewis Method.
The fruits of a fine 86 by opener Jonathan Tattersall, above, remained unpicked when rain timed out Yorkshire Academy’s fixture with Appleby Frodingham at Weetwood in the Solly Sports Yorkshire ECB County Premier League.
Yorkshire's CB40 campaign may be over for another year, but in a rain reduced encounter they gave the Sussex Sharks an early warning of their credentials in the shorter form of one-day cricket. The Sharks are Yorkshire's semi-finals day opponents in the first semi-final of the FLt20 Finals Day next weekend. The Sharks won the dress rehearsal by three wickets in a last ball thriller.
Yorkshire ran out of time on day four as Derbyshire battled through the day to secure a draw with a possible 14 overs remaining. Yorkshire secure 11 points and Derbyshire 6 points.
Skipper Jack Leaning, above, top-scored with 68, but Yorkshire Academy lost by six wickets to Hull – who are 37 points below them in Solly Sports Yorkshire ECB County Premier League.
Not a ball was bowled on the last day of the Second Eleven Championship Roses clash at Todmorden. Play eventually was abandoned as a draw at 2 pm with the hosts taking three points and Yorkshire four.
Will Rhodes, above, showed that he can make the step up from Yorkshire Academy to the Seconds – but they looked 30 runs short when Lancashire won today’s one-day Trophy match at Todmorden by five wickets.
Yorkshire County Cricket Club have informed Gerard Brophy that his contract will not be renewed for the 2013 season.
Gary Ballance (69*) and Azeem Rafiq (34*) added an unbeaten 91 runs for the 6th wicket inside 18 overs to rescue Yorkshire from a perilous 71-5 as they chased 162 to win by 5 wickets.
The England selectors today named a 13-man squad which includes Jonny Bairstow for deciding Investec Test of the three match series against South Africa commencing Thursday August 16 at Lord’s.
A fighting 79 by opener Ryan Gibson, above, was the highlight of Yorkshire Academy’s home clash with York in the Solly Sports Yorkshire ECB County Premier League – but the visitors ran away victors by 40 runs and so lie second in the table.
Oliver Hannon-Dalby, above, with his third four-wicket haul in as many innings, led Yorkshire’s rout of Unicorns A in their Second Eleven Trophy match at Sheffield Collegiate where Yorkshire again were the designated visitors.
Anthony McGrath, above, and Oliver Hannon-Dalby were the chief wicket-takers as Yorkshire swept to their first Second Eleven Championship victory in two years – beating MCC Universities by 181 runs over three days at York CC.
Yorkshire won by 69 runs over Northamptonshire to record their third success of their CB40 campaign under the Wantage Road floodlights.
Yorkshire County Cricket Club batsmen Gary Ballance and Joe Root, were today announced to be among the shortlist of six players in the running for the inaugural LV= County Championship Breakthrough Player Award.
Warwickshire held their nerve to chase 238 to win inside 34 overs and did it with four balls to spare. The match was a cracker under lights and swung like a pendulum before Paul Best edged the second legitimate ball of Iain Wardlaw's final over to the fence to seal the win.
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George Ross, above, top-scored with 85, and enjoyed a 141 fifth-wicket partnership with Will Rhodes, 84, but rain prevented Yorkshire Academy making it four wins out of the last four games when they met Harrogate at Weetwood in the Solly Sports Yorkshire ECB County Premier League.
Yorkshire have been frustrated by the weather in the majority of their LV= County Championship fixtures this season, but today's downpour guaranteed them an early draw rather than denying them a chance of victory. Yorkshire take 7 points to Northamptonshire's 7.
Rain again frustrated Yorkshire as their hopes of a maximum point victory that their play deserved were washed away as only 35 overs were possible on the final day. They settle for 11 points to Leicestershire's 8 for the stalemate and rise to second position in the division two table.
Alastair Cook is looking forward to the 2nd Investec Test against South Africa at Headingley Carnegie starting on Thursday. He believes England can restore their pride in the series after the heavy defeat to South Africa at the Kia Oval.
Jonathan Tattersall, above, piled up 114 in three hours to set Yorkshire Academy up for a 20-run victory over Scarborough in the Solly Sports Yorkshire ECB County Premier League.
Yorkshire CCC have released additional tickets for days one and four of the second Investec Test between England and South Africa.
Joe Sayers, above, was Captain Fantastic – he led Yorkshire to their first Second Eleven win in any match this season with a superb 55, followed by 5-27 in seven overs and a run-out to complete the set in their Trophy clash at Northampton.
Yorkshire reached their first t20 Finals Day with a 29-run win over Worcestershire as they kept up their impressive series of displays in this year’s competition. They have been drawn to play Sussex Sharks in the semi-finals at Cardiff on 25 August.
Anthony McGrath, above, crashed his way to an undefeated double century with 25 fours and five sixes – but Yorkshire’s bowlers simply could not deliver on the last day of their Second Eleven Champion ship match at Northampton.
We are delighted to announce that Yorkshire Carnegie’s Friends Life t20 Quarter Final match sponsor will be First Direct.
A grand 83 from wicket-keeper/batsman Eddie Wilson, above, helped Yorkshire Academy to victory by 92 runs against Driffield at Weetwood and a further eight points in the Solly Sports Yorkshire ECB Premier League.
Yorkshire are now in the realms of still being able to qualify for the semi-finals of the Clydesdale Bank 40-over competition by mathematical possibility after a 3 wickets defeat to the Derbyshire Falcons at Chesterfield.
Day four followed days two and three into the washout category as the umpires abandoned any hope of a resumption at 1.45pm. Both Derbyshire and Yorkshire take six points from the drawn match which saw just 95 overs bowled on Wednesday.
Lewis Stabler routed Castleford with 6-10 before opener Jonathan Tattersall, above, compiled a sound 35 to ensure an eight-point victory for Yorkshire Academy in the Solly Sports Yorkshire ECB County Premier League at Weetwood.
A fighting 54 by Jack Leaning, above, was the highlight of Yorkshire Academy’s Solly Sports Yorkshire County Premier League T20 final clash with Barnsley at Scarborough – but the Colts still finished 19 short of Barnsley’s 168-3.
Adil Rashid, above, took three of the six first-innings Nottinghamshire wickets to fall and compiled 69 not out in Yorkshire's Second Eleven Championship match at Barnsley, but the rain on Day 3 left too little time for anything but a draw.
England have today named the following provisional 30-man squad for the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 to be staged in Sri Lanka from September.
Another Yorkshire cricket day bites the dust…or sloshes through the mud. This time it was the Second Eleven Trophy match against Nottinghamshire at Worksop College.
The England selectors today named a 13-man squad for the first Investec Test match against South Africa, commencing Thursday 19 July at the Kia Oval. Yorkshire's Tim Bresnan retains his place in the side, but Jonny Bairstow has been omitted in favour of Essex's Ravi Bopara.
Matthew Fisher, above, took four wickets in two overs to help to set up a great victory chance for Yorkshire Academy in their Solly Sports Yorkshire ECB Yorkshire County Premier League match at Doncaster – but late rain left the sides with three points each.
The covers ruled the roost again at the Ageas Bowl as the umpires abandoned any hope of play on day four after their 1.30pm inspection. Yorkshire take 7 points and Hampshire 6.
Steve Harmison will debut for Yorkshire at the Ageas Bowl tomorrow as he begins his month on loan from native Durham. He was a guest on the Yorkshire Radio Cricket Show last night and is definitely up for the challenges ahead.
Yorkshire CCC can confirm that Stephen Harmison will be loaned from Durham CCC on an initial one month loan, with immediate effect.
Yorkshire were denied a Roses t20 double over Lancashire after rain washed out the Old Trafford leg. Yorkshire took first blood at Headingley last week with a commanding victory by 18 runs, but with no results in all three matches in the North Group have the top spot at their mercy.
No need to get out of bed. Yorkshire Academy's Solly Sports Yorkshire ECB Premier League match with Rotherham today (Saturday) was called off last night.
Headingley Carnegie Cricket Ground was to play host to potential future stars of the game this Sunday 8 July as four schools were tobattle it out on Drax Cup Finals Day. However the weather has forced a postponement and we will update you on the revised date as soon as we can.
The Friends Life t20 campaign is going so well for Yorkshire you almost need to pinch yourself to rid the worry you’ll awake to find you’ve been dreaming. Another excellent all round display at Trent Bridge ruined Nottinghamshire’s unbeaten record this summer and booked the Tykes place in the quarter-finals for only the third time.
Yorkshire Seconds have lost all four days of competitive cricket to the weather for the second time this season. First, the Second Eleven Trophy match against Derbyshire at Denby was washed out yesterday without a ball bowled. Today, the whole of the three-day Championship fixture went the same way.
An excellent 70 not out from Will Rhodes, above, might have made the difference between victory and defeat for Yorkshire Academy in their Solly Sports Yorkshire ECB County Premier League match with Sheffield United – but in the end rain was the only winner, and cricket the loser.
Roses wins are always special and Yorkshire Carnegie’s victory over Lancashire Lightning by 19-runs not only puts a White Rose foot in the quarter-finals of the Friends Life t20 but it broke records and captivated an excited Headingley crowd.
All bets were off at Barnsley as Yorkshire’s Second Eleven Championship match against Worcestershire was abandoned as a draw without a ball bowled on Day 3. Worcestershire walk away with 10 points and Yorkshire nine.
This Yorkshire side never know they are beaten. Fight, power and a ruthlessness is running through every display and again tonight at Grace Road the win by 4 runs was typically plucky.
Oliver Hannon-Dalby, above, captained Yorkshire Academy when they took it to the last over before going down by one wicket to South Africa Centurians Under-19s at Weetwood.
The heavy rain over the last two days finally beat the valiant efforts of the Headingley groundstaff and the match was abandoned around 1pm. Huge efforts have been made to ensure an ODI was played today, but the weather beat us all.
England selectors today announced a 14-man squad for the five match NatWest ODI Series against Australia beginning at Lord’s on Friday June 29. Yorkshire's Tim Bresnan and Jonny Bairstow retain their places.
Opener Joe Sayers, above, cracked four fours and two sixes in his top-score 49 – but Yorkshire finished 33 short of Worcestershire in their Second Eleven Trophy clash at Pudsey Congs CC today.
Yorkshire Carnegie and Notts Outlaws remain joint top of the FLt20 North Group after heavy rain meant only 14 overs were possible in Scarborough. Today's winners would have taken a firmer hold on the division at the halfway point, but Yorkshire will now have to wait until Wednesday's trip to Leicester to regain positive momentum.
At least the Yorkshire Academy players and coaches were spared the trek down the M1 today when their Solly Sports EBC Premier League match against Sheffield Collegiate at Abbeydale Park was called off at 8.30am before they set out.
Yorkshire Carnegie staged a remarkable comeback against Durham Dynamos to snatch the points from the jaws of defeat in Chester-le-Street. The 12-run victory under the leadership of stand-in skipper Azeem Rafiq moves the Tykes to the summit of the FLt20 Northern Group.
Yorkshire’s impressive start to their Friends Life t20 campaign has been a real team performance. That is underlined by the fact that four of the team are in the top 12 of the latest overall FTI MVP rankings for the FLt20 competition. Rich Pyrah leads the way for the Tykes in second position.
Everyone involved in Yorkshire cricket was shocked and deeply saddened by the news of the death of Tom Maynard yesterday.
Yorkshire's FLt20 campaign is building impressive momentum after they claimed a second successive victory, this time by 41-runs against Derbyshire Falcons at Derby.
Andrew Gale (70) and Phil Jaques (48) set the tone with a Yorkshire record opening stand of 116 as the Tykes opened their FLt20 account with a 22-run win against reigning champions Leicestershire Foxes at Headingley.
A fighting top-score 34 from Ryan Gibson, above, was not enough to keep alive Yorkshire Academy’s hopes of retaining the Solly Sports Yorkshire County ECB Premier League Cup which they won so handsomely last year.
It was their batting powerplay overs that cost Yorkshire an opening victory over Durham at Headingley. They couldn't recover from 42-5 in the 8th over despite valiant efforts from Rich Pyrah, Gerard Brophy and Azeem Rafiq, which saw them fall 3 runs shirt of victory.
Andrew Gale takes his Yorkshire side into this season's Friends Life t20 campaign with renewed confidence. This could be Yorkshire's year and time for a talented young side to shine.
Andrew Gale entertained his ‘home’ Cleckheaton crowd with a powerful unbeaten 146 in just 60 balls as his Yorkshire team scored 242-5 batting first at the Moorend ground.
A blistering 85 from skipper Eddie Wilson, above, was the highlight of a Twenty20 day in which Yorkshire Academy beat Scarborough, York and the rain - thanks to a bowl-out.
Are you tearing your hair out wondering what to buy your Dad for Father's Day? Is he a cricket fan? Does he follow Yorkshire’s fortunes? Has he been weighed down by the April showers and is now chomping at the bit for some cricket action?
It was a memorable day for Yorkshire Academy opening bowler Josh Shaw when he received the Sally Marshall Emerging Player of the Year Award for 2011 from Jennifer Ellison, above, on behalf of Yorkshire County Cricket Supporters’ Association at Headingley Carnegie. Josh also received a cheque for £100.
MATCH DRAWN. Yorkshire 4 points, Glamorgan 3 points after only 34 overs possible.
Big hitting South African left-hander David Miller has signed to play for Yorkshire Carnegie in this summer's Friends Life t20 competition.
With the rain doing so much damage to Yorkshire and England cricket this week it is good to report that the Academy managed a three-wicket victory in their three-day “friendly” match against their Durham counterparts at Longhirst Hall, above.
Followers of the Yorkshire Seconds suffered a fruitless journey to Lady Bay in West Bridgford today to find that the two T20 matches against Nottinghamshire had been abandoned before they got there.
Good news in Colwyn Bay today that Ryan Sidebottom has signed a one-year extension to his existing contract which will see him play for the White Rose county until the end of the 2014 season.
Josh Shaw, above, finally made his Yorkshire Seconds debut yesterday when the county was able to play its two T20 competition matches against Lancashire at Ormskirk – and what a memorable start he made.
Opening bowler Ben Coad, above, swept through Appleby Frodingham steel works with 6-16 as Yorkshire Academy ran up an eight-point Bank Holiday victory in the Solly Sports Yorkshire ECB County Premier League.
Match abandoned as a no result due to rain. Each team takes one point each.
Yorkshire lost their fight against the bad light and their battle for maximum win points today against Northants at Headingley today as the batsmen fought hard and bad light forced an end to proceedings with a possible 22 overs still left to play. MATCH DRAWN: Yorkshire 11 points, Northants 8 points.
An astonishing spell of 5-13 in six overs by Matthew Fisher, above, routed Hull and set up Yorkshire Academy for an eight-point victory in the Solly Sports ECB Yorkshire County Premier League at Weetwood today.
Headingley Carnegie’s international schedule for 2013 has today been confirmed by the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB). The home of Yorkshire cricket will host the 2nd Investec Test between England and New Zealand between Friday 24 May and Tuesday 28 May. Headingley Carnegie will also stage the 1st NatWest ODI between England and Australia on 6 September.
It was sad tale from Bradford and Bingley CC today where Yorkshire were due to play two Second Eleven T20 matches against Derbyshire - and saddest of all for Josh Shaw, above, who should have made his second-team debut.
Lusty hitting by Alex Lilley, above, saved some face for Yorkshire as they were trounced by England Under-19s in their first match of this year’s Second Eleven T20 Competition at Bradford and Bingley CC.
Gary Ballance stroked a Yorkshire best 103 not out and Adam Lyth ended unbeaten on 60 as Yorkshire chased down the 185 required to beat the Unicorns in the CB40 clash at Scarborough today.
A sparkling 36 from opener Jonathan Tattersall, above, showed the way for Yorkshire Academy – but they subsided to 179-9 in the Solly Sports Yorkshire ECB County Premier League clash with York at Clifton Park, and then were overwhelmed by what could have been the hardest hitting of the League year.
The ECB today announced that Yorkshire wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow has been awarded an England increment contract for 2011-12.
Andrew Gale admitted he felt dizzy after the CB40 defeat to Sussex at Hove, but rather than fodder for a tabloid headline he was recovering from a blow to the head he received from an Amjad Khan bouncer early in his innings. Yorkshire Carnegie's batsmen all got starts, but no one player could kick on and take the total beyond a challenging 270. Instead Luke Wright scored a brilliant 103 as Sussex butchered some poor Yorkshire bowling and ran out winners by four wickets.
It was a hard learning curve for Yorkshire Academy hopefuls like opening bowler Josh Shaw, above, as they were put to the sword by the older, stronger Leeds and Bradford University Second Eleven in their friendly match at Weetwood.
The Yorkshire tail wagged to the tune of a record today – but that did little to ease the shock of their thrashing by an innings and 69 runs inside two days by Durham in their three-day Second Eleven Championship clash at York.
It was a happy day for Yorkshire Under-15s coach Andy Rowsell, above, and his boys when they beat Lancashire in the 90th anniversary Roses match at Old Trafford by three wickets.
Jonny Bairstow, who debuted for England at Lord's, and Tim Bresnan, who made his astonishing start to Test cricket a perfect 12 wins in 12 matches, have been announced in an unchanged 13-man squad to play West Indies in the 2nd Investec Test Match at Trent Bridge which starts on Friday 25 May.
The Academy's Yorkshire League fixture next Sunday at Rotherham is off and has been rescheduled to Sunday 9 September.
All-rounder Richard Pyrah, above, made a welcome return from injury with bat and ball yesterday – but Yorkshire allowed Durham to score too many and they went down by 21 runs in their Second Eleven Trophy match at Marske.
Yorkshire beat Derbyshire after chasing down 220 to win with 14 balls to spare thanks to a 60-ball 77 not out from Gary Ballance. Earlier Mitchell Starc on debut took 3-28 in his first 8 over stint for his new club. It's Yorkshire Carnegie's first CB40 win of the summer and will fill them with confidence for the trips to Hove and Scarborough this week.
Jack Leaning, above, steaded the ship, but a poor day at the office saw Yorkshire Academy lose by 46 runs at Harrogate in the Solly Sports Yorkshire ECB County Premier League.
A brilliant century by George Ross, above, led the way as Yorkshire Academy smashed their way through Round 1 of the Solly Sports ECB Yorkshire County Premier League Cup competition against Hull YPI at Weetwood.
Yorkshire's newest Aussie has finally landed at Headingley with the correct paperwork and is ready to make a flying start in tomorrow's CB40 match against Derbyshire Falcons.
MATCH DRAWN: Hampshire 10 points, Yorkshire 9 points. A hard fought contest fizzled into nothingness on day four after rain prevented play during the first 90 minutes. Full day four report to follow.
What a day in Bristol for Andrew Gale's men as they chased down the 400 target to win in style with 20 balls to spare to go joint top of the Division Two table. Phil Jaques (160) and Gary Ballance with an unbeaten 121 were the stars with a match winning fourth wicket stand of 213.
A stand of 57 for the second wicket between Jonathan Tattersall, above, and Jack Leaning secured Yorkshire Academy’s third victory on the trot in the Solly Sports Yorkshire ECB Yorkshire County Premier League today.
Alex Lilley, above, showed himself a useful player in the making as Yorkshire drew their four-day Second Eleven “friendly” against the combined Kent and Northamptonshire side at Beckenham.
The West Indies are in England this summer as they continue their international resurgence under the captaincy of Darren Sammy and it looks likely that Chris Gayle, the big hitting left hander, will be back in his country’s colours at Headingley. The former captain has shown an ability to take opposition attacks apart so expect fireworks in Leeds on 22 June!
Mitchell Starc has been omitted from the full Australia ODI squad to tour England in June and July, but has been included in the Australia A squad which tours our shores in July and August.
George Ross, above, backed skipper Jack Leaning in a third-wicket stand of 115 as Yorkshire Academy returned from their Bank Holiday trip to Driffield with six more points in the Solly Sports ECB Yorkshire County Premier League.
Following Mitchell Starc attending an appointment with the UK Border Agency this afternoon, he has been instructed to return to Australia in order to complete the necessary visa documentation. The problem was as a result of the incorrect advice given to him in Australia.
Yorkshire never recovered from being reduced to 22-4 after 6 overs as Kent ran out victors in the opening CB40 match of the season at Headingley by 4 wickets. Matt Coles was the architect with a career best 6-32. Andrew Gale, Joe Root and Adil Rashid did well to recover with that bat and Azeem Rafiq (3-22) and Iain Wardlaw were impressive with the ball, but couldn't resurrect their side's fortunes.
Yorkshire beat Leicestershire by an innings and 22 runs as Steve Patterson claimed the last wicket of Claude Henderson to claim career bestmatch figures of 8-94. It was a day of patience and good cricket all round as Leicestershire fought hard, but the Tykes were worthy winners and take 23 points to Leicestershire's 1.
Jack Leaning, above, cracked 88 and skipper Azeem Rafiq ran amok with 5-14 as Yorkshire Academy cruised to victory by 172 runs in their Solly Sports Yorkshire ECB County Premier League clash with Castleford at Savile Park.
Left-hand spinner Gurman Randhawa, above, was on a hat-trick twice in Yorkshire's three-day Second Eleven “friendly” against Lancashire at St Anne's – but a freezingly cold last evening went the way of the Red Rose with one ball to spare.
Following discussions between YCCC and Ajmal Shahzad, it has been jointly agreed that in the best interests of his development, Ajmal will be given the option to play for another club either under a new contract or on loan for the rest of the season, in order to establish himself with a new County.
At last Yorkshire Seconds saw some cricket! The four-day Roses game planned for Stamford Bridge to start today was cancelled last Friday, so two games against Lancashire were arranged to get some cricket for both sides.
Martyn Moxon confirmed at the end of the drawn match in Canterbury that Mitchell Starc, the 22-year-old Australian left-arm seamer, will be joining the Club as an overseas player. Assuming that the required paperwork is obtained, Starc will fly from Sydney on 4 May and be available for selection for the LV=County Championship match against Gloucestershire at Bristol on 9 May.
After heavy rain through the previous afternoon and this morning the umpires had the simple task of getting their feet wet and confirming there was no chance of play on Day 4. Kent take 10 points for the draw and Yorkshire claim 7.
Unfortunately the foul weather has altered the plans of the 2nd team and Academy.
England selectors today named Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root in a 12-man England Lions squad to face West Indies in a four day fixture at Northampton commencing Thursday May 10.
The second day of Yorkshire's three-day Second Eleven Championship match against Leicestershire at Harrogate was called off at 9.30am today - and so was tomorrow's. And this on top of Tuesday's total abandonment of the Second Eleven Trophy game between the two sides.
Unfortunately the unremitting rain has meant that play in the 2nd XI's SEC game versus Leicestershire at Harrogate has already been abandoned completely for both today (April 26th) and tomorrow.
On 11 April we ran a website competition to win one of three available 2012 Wisden Cricketers' Almanacks. As the deadline for entries has passed we have randomly picked our three correct entries...
Yorkshire were thwarted by the weather, but should be praised for an adventurous declaration that, for a time, had set them on course for victory against Essex on the final day at Headingley. But the rain fell and Yorkshire take 7 points and Essex 6 from the drawn fixture.
Another excellent win for Yorkshire Academy – and a fine, undefeated 51 for George Ross, above, and Will Rhodes – as the Colts made the most of their pre-season “friendly” against Durham Academy at New Rover.
A late killer burst from paceman Josh Shaw, above, took him to an excellent 5-17 and gave Yorkshire Academy an unexpected 10-run victory over Barnard Castle in their first outing of 2012.
The rain fell to spoil what looked like it was going to be an exciting climax to the three-day fixture at Headingley. Yorkshire were two wickets down and 180 short of the winning line when the heavens opened. The Leeds Bradford MCCU can take huge credit though for the way they played their cricket to make their county opposition fight hard.
Alex Lees, above, captained Yorkshire Seconds when they got on the field after two washed-out days in their three-day friendly match against Durham at Marton. Yorkshire scored 118-9 declared and their opponents 122-1 on the final day.
Yorkshire and England all-rounder Tim Bresnan has been selected as one of the Five Cricketers of the Year in the 2012 edition of Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack, published on Thursday 12 April.
Andrew Gale's writing a regular blog this season for the Yorkshire Evening Post...
MATCH DRAWN: Kent 532-9dec; Yorkshire 364 and 146-3. Yorkshire 9 points, Kent 10 points.
Anthony McGrath is the first Yorkshire player to face our Quick Questions. Some of his answers may surprise you.
Ajmal Shahzad fought the pain barrier last season to try and make a difference in Yorkshire's relegation season, but is now fighting fit and ready for the challenges ahead in 2012.
Richard Pyrah followed Yorkshire’s success in the Caribbean alongside thousands of others via the Club’s Twitter feed, but is now back in the fold and believes Yorkshire supporters are going to see a successful Tykes team this summer.
Bad ligjht saw the game end with 15 possible overs still to play and with Yorkshire 286-5 and 51 short of the winning line. The game was hard fought and will undoubtedly benefit both sides ahead of the season proper, which for Yorkshire starts at Headingley on Thursday against Kent in the LV= County Championship.
Andrew Gale is raring to go as the 2012 season fast approaches. He said the team is in 'a fantastic place at the minute.'
Although Derbyshire ran out victors by 6 wickets at the County Ground today the result was largely immaterial as Yorkshire certainly treated the 50-overs a side match played under 4-day rules as a day of practice. Adam Lyth was Yorkshire’s star as he ended unbeaten on 82 to send a later reminder to the Gillespie/Gale selection combo ahead of the season’s opener against Kent at Headingley on 5 April.
The Yorkshire squad were in understandably jubilant mood at Headingley today as they posed for photos and talked to the assembled media ahead of the season start next week.
During the pre-season tour we'll be catching up with the Yorkshire players to get their opinions ahead of the 2012 season.
There was no hint of ‘after the Lord Mayor’s show’ at North Stars are Yorkshire and Derbyshire played out a 2-day draw to bring the Barbados preseason proceedings to an end for another year.
Yorkshire have beaten the defending Barbados Twenty20 Cup champions Warwickshire in commanding style at Kensington Oval tonight. It makes it three impressive performances in the shortest form of the game and a first trophy as captain for Andrew Gale.
Not only did Andrew Gale lift the Barbados Twenty20 Cup at a presentation ceremony at the High Commissioner of Barbados's house tonight, but he also collected the player of the tournament award from Sir Garfield Sobers.
An Andrew Gale century, 46 from Joe Sayers, a late cameo from Anthony McGrath and a disciplined performance from the bowling attack secured Semi-Final victory at Windward earlier today and sees Yorkshire take on Warwickshire in tonight's final at Kensington Oval.
Yorkshire hit their straps at the Kensington Oval as they overpowered Derbyshire by 60 runs in their Barbados Twenty20 Cup quarter-final at Kensington Oval today. Ryan Sidebottom with 4-20 ensured the Falcons were never in the hunt in their chase of Yorkshire’s 183-8.
Sometimes a moment happens on a cricket field that literally takes your breath away. Today produced just that when Adam Lyth pulled off the best catch I've ever seen live, but a moment of genius couldn't prevent Yorkshire losing to Nottinghamshire by 64 runs at Foursquare in the 40-over match today.
A typically crunching 162 from Jonny Bairstow and a characteristic 125 from Joe Sayers took the game away from the Andrew Gale XI at the Foursquare Oval today and ensured the Joe Sayers XI won by 175 runs.
The Yorkshire squad arrived in Barbados on Monday evening tired after a long flight, but determined to make the most of a fortnight’s Caribbean preparation ahead of the 2012 season.
Yorkshire CCC received provisional permission from the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) today (Thursday) to play Phil Jaques as a non-overseas player on a British passport.
The Tykes fly to Barbados on Monday in preparation for the domestic season and join Derbyshire, Hampshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Warwickshire and local sides as they prepare for the challenges ahead during a fortnight of varied matches against quality opposition.
The Yorkshire skipper, Andrew Gale, was the latest victim of the Thursday night #twinterview Q&A on the @Yorkshireccc twitter feed. In less than 140 characters and a few @s and #s - here's how it went...
The England selectors today announced a 15-man England Under 19 squad for their forthcoming tour of Australia where they will take on the host country, India and New Zealand in a quadrangular One-Day Series.
The England selectors today named Tim Bresnan in the England Test squad for the forthcoming series against Sri Lanka. England will play two three-day games in preparation for the two Test series against Sri Lanka beginning on 26 March.
Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale and England womens' cricketer Katherine Brunt joined pupils from Alwoodley Primary School (Drax Cup Champions 2011) and Snaith Primary School to launch this year's Drax Cup competition.
Jonny Bairstow reminded the world why he is considered one of the most exciting youn propsects in the game as he cracked a match winning unbeaten 60 as England levelled the 3-match t20 series against Pakistan in Dubai. Elsewhere Gary Ballance's Mid West Rhinos went down by 63 runs in the season finale one-day cup final in Zimbabwe.
Yorkshire’s new Second XI scorer, Howard Clayton, will make his debut on April 11 at the same venue where he scored his very first league match almost exactly 47 years ago.
Yorkshire supporters threw their support behind Andrew Gale’s team yesterday as the Club’s twitter feed gained almost five hundred new followers. By late afternoon the official @Yorkshireccc feed became the first in county cricket to pass the 10,000 follower mark.
England selectors today named Tim Bresnan and Jonny Bairstow in the England ODI squad for the forthcoming series against Pakistan beginning in Abu Dhabi on Monday 13 February and the England squad for the T20 series beginning in Dubai on Thursday 23 February.
Some further details have been finalised concerning the previously advertised fixtures schedule for the forthcoming season. Please take note and make your arrangements accordingly. We don't want you turning-up at the wrong ground! Here they are….
Phil Jaques is to retire from Australian first-class cricket at the conclusion of the 2011/12 Australian domestic season. Yorkshire had signed the 32-year-old as an overseas player for the 2012 and 2013 seasons, but are now waiting on clarification from the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) as to his registration status with the Club.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) today announced a new broadcasting agreement with Sky Sports for the next four year cycle from 2014-17.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) today announced it had agreed a new six year deal with BBC Sport for the radio rights to broadcast ball-by-ball commentary on international cricket from 2014 to 2019.
ECB today met with representatives of all 18 First Class Counties and the MCC today to discuss the recommendations made in the Morgan Review earlier this month.
Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root have kept their places in a revised 15-man England Lions squad for the five match One-Day Series against Sri Lanka ‘A’ which begins next Friday.
From Dave Callaghan, the Chairman of the Gerard Brophy 2011 Benefit Committee...
Yorkshire's England all-rounder Tim Bresnan has been ruled out of the forthcoming Test series against Pakistan beginning on January 17 after his right elbow flared up during his recent return to bowling following surgery to remove a bone fragment in November.
It was announced before Christmas that the CB40 match between Yorkshire and Kent on 6 May would be played at Scarborough after initially being marked TBC on our website. This situation has now changed.
As a massive thanks for your support in 2011 we are holding a Christmas free prize draw for Headingley One-Day International tickets.
ECB today announced the England Under 19 squad for the forthcoming tour of Bangladesh which begins in January. Kent all-rounder Adam Ball will captain the 15-man tour party which includes Yorkshire's Jack Leaning.
England selectors today announced a 16-man England Lions squad for the forthcoming tour of Bangladesh beginning in January which includes Yorkshire youngsters Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root..
Jason Gillespie is in Yorkshire this week as he meets his fellow coaching staff, the players and staff of YCCC and plans his February move to Leeds.
Yorkshire’s Joe Root smashed an unbeaten 157 as England Performance Programme started life in the sub-continent with a convincing 127-run victory over Poona Club. Opening batsman Root blazed 19 fours in his 144-ball stay at the crease and was assisted by Scott Borthwick, who made 68, as the pair shared in a 6th wicket partnership of 144.
The England selectors today announced a 16-man Test squad for the forthcoming series against Pakistan in the UAE commencing next month. Test captain Andrew Strauss will again lead the squad in what will be England's first Test series since being crowned the number one Test team in the world in August earlier this year.
Yorkshire and England all-rounder Tim Bresnan is expected to be fit for January's trip to the UAE to face Pakistan despite undergoing elbow surgery yesterday to remove a bone fragment from the back of his elbow.
Martin Saggers has been added to the ECB First Class Full List of Umpires for 2012, following the retirement of John Steele at the end of the 2011 season.
The ECB have announced the fixture list for next season and the White Rose County’s travelling support will be gearing up for a change of scene as they follow their side’s bid for promotion back to Division One of the LV= County Championship in 2012.
Tim Bresnan has told the Bradford T&A that Yorkshire’s new 1st Team Coach Jason Gillespie is the reason he is now playing for England.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) today announced that Investec, the international Specialist Bank and Asset Manager, has agreed to become the new title sponsor of Test Match cricket for the next ten years.
At its Board meeting held at Lord’s on 23 November, the ECB received an interim report from David Morgan concerning the domestic game.
The ECB today confirmed the 2011 Groundsman of the Year Awards and Andy Fogarty from Yorkshire CCC is the winner in the four-day category for his great work at Headingley.
Former Australia fast bowler Jason Gillespie, a Yorkshire overseas player in 2006 and 2007, has been appointed as Yorkshire County Cricket Club’s new 1st Team Coach. The 36-year-old, currently coaching the Mid West Rhinos franchise in Zimbabwe, will work closely with Director of Professional Cricket Martyn Moxon and spearheads a new coaching team which also includes Paul Farbrace as 2nd Team Coach. Ian Dews, previously Director of Cricket Operations since 2007, takes the new role of Director of Cricket Development and will be assisted by Richard Damms who has been appointed as the new Development Manager.
Phil Jaques, who played for Yorkshire in 2004 and in 2005 when he was a key man in Yorkshire’s promotion back to the Championship top-flight, has re-signed for the Club for the 2012 and 2013 seasons as an overseas batsman. The left-handed top order run machine joins an Andrew Gale side bidding for a quick return to Division One of the LV= County Championship.
Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale has signed an extension to his existing contract that will see him play for Yorkshire until at least the end of the 2014 season. The 27-year-old left-hander enjoyed his most productive season with the bat in 2010, but was rocked by a broken arm that saw him miss the business end of the summer and meant he watched his side relegated from Division One of the LV= County Championship from the sidelines.
The Club advertised the four positions to fill the new coaching structure in October and sought applications from external candidates and from the incumbents of the previous coaching regime. While the Club looks forward to the future it is with regret that we say goodbye to four very popular men with a passion for Yorkshire cricket who have given significant service to the Club.
England v West Indies at Headingley Friday 22nd June 2012
Yorkshire's Jonny Bairstow has added another trophy to his fast growing collection by picking up the NBC Denis Compton award for 2011.
Jacques Rudolph has told South African journalists that he has regained his love for the game of cricket after playing for Yorkshire and he believes he is a far better player after a successful stint in English county cricket.
Pro Coach Education work closely with Pro Coach Yorkshire Cricket, the official cricket coaching supplier of the Yorkshire County Cricket Club. An exciting new position has become available as Business Development Manager for Pro Coach Education.
Fred Trueman is a genuine legend and a cricketing hero to many, not just within the White Rose County. The man tasked with the job of writing ‘FRED TRUEMAN – THE AUTHORISED BIOGRAPHY’ is Yorkshire Post Cricket Correspondent, Chris Waters, who speaks to the YCCC website in a four part interview...
Fred Trueman is a genuine legend and a cricketing hero to many, not just within the White Rose County. The man tasked with the job of writing ‘FRED TRUEMAN – THE AUTHORISED BIOGRAPHY’ is Yorkshire Post Cricket Correspondent, Chris Waters, who speaks to the YCCC website in a four part interview...
Martyn Moxon has described Craig White as a wonderful servant to Yorkshire CCC after the former captain and all-rounder left the Club after 21-years at Headingley Carnegie. Craig is now targeting a career as an international umpire after deciding not to re-apply for his position as 1st Team coach. Everyone at the Club he has served with such distinction wishes him well in the future.
Fred Trueman is a genuine legend and a cricketing hero to many, not just within the White Rose County. The man tasked with the job of writing ‘FRED TRUEMAN – THE AUTHORISED BIOGRAPHY’ is Yorkshire Post Cricket Correspondent, Chris Waters, who speaks to the YCCC website in a four part interview...
ECB today announced the winners of the County Cricket Journalism Awards – a new competition designed to recognise outstanding contributions towards the coverage of domestic cricket during the 2011 County season and Yorkshire recipients feature heavily.
Graham Dilley, who has died of cancer aged 52, was a tall, blond fast bowler who captured 138 Test wickets in 41 appearances for England - but one of his greatest moments came as a batsman in the astonishing Ashes encounter at Headingley in 1981.
ECB today announced details of the 2011/12 England Performance Programme which sees two squads of players identified as having the potential to play key roles for England going forward undertaking training blocks in Loughborough, India, South Africa and Sri Lanka during the winter months.
David Wainwright has signed a two-year deal with Derbyshire after leaving Yorkshire last week.
Yorkshire's Tim Bresnan and Jonny Bairstow have been included in a 15-man squad for the One-Day International tour of India in October. The four week tour includes five One-Day Internationals and an international Twenty20 fixture against India.
Yorkshire CCC today had confirmation of the make-up of the Tests and ODIs to be played at Headingley between 2012 and 2016 and its enough to make your mouth water.
Yorkshire's Jonny Bairstow continues to rack up the awards this season with the latest one being the Cricket Writers' Club Young Cricketer of the Year for 2011.
Yorkshire has been drawn in Group C for next year's CB40 competition with Derbyshire, Warwickshire and this year's semi finalists, Sussex.
The England selectors today announced Tim Bresnan and Jonny Bairstow in the England squad for the forthcoming two match NatWest International Twenty20 Series against West Indies commencing on Friday 23rd September at the Kia Oval.
The England selectors have announced that Yorkshire's Tim Bresnan is one of 13 players to be awarded 12-month central contracts for the period from October 1, 2011 to September 30, 2012.
Bad news today when Kemar Roach bowled Durham's Will Smith to claim Worcestershire's third wicket against Durham to give the Pears their first bowling bonus point and condemn Yorkshire to relegation from Division One of the LV= County Championship.
Jack Leaning, pictured, maintained his fine form with 71 not out as Yorkshire Academy beat Barnsley by six wickets to finish fourth in the Solly Sports ECB Yorkshire County Premier League.
Yorkshire have beaten Somerset by 6 wickets after their best display of the season ended the summer on a high. It is the first Yorkshire win at Headingley for 14 months and the season is still alive...JUST!
Jonny Bairstow picked up the Macmillan Player of the Year Award 2011 in a ceremony during the lunch break on the final day of Yorkshire's match against Somerset at Headingley.
Yorkshire players from a previous generation were among members of the Professional Cricketers’ Association including former England chairman David Graveney, pictured, who attended their annual lunch at Headingley Carnegie today.
Yorkshire have silverware on the table! Twice! Hard on the heels of their triumph in the Under-17s National County Championship knockout competition they ran away with the giant Solly Sports ECB Yorkshire County Premier League Cup on Sunday.
Yorkshire set Warwickshire 349 to win on the final day at Edgbaston but bad light ended play with 3 wickets down and Warwickshire requiring 135 from 20.4 overs. It is difficult now to see how the Tykes can avoid relegation.
This is the day of all the year! The day when Yorkshire really could have silverware on the table! Yorkshire Academy play Scarborough at Weetwood in the final of the Solly Sports ECB Yorkshire County Premier League Cup - so be there for 12 noon.
Fast bowler Iain Wardlaw, pictured, chipped in with a five-for and Oliver Hannon-Dalby and Gurman Randhawa picked up four-fors as Yorkshire Second Eleven beat MCC Young Cricketers by 72 runs in their end-of-season “friendly”.
The Club have collected nominations from followers of the Official Club Twitter feed and the top 7 nominees have been included in our poll vote for this season's Macmillan Cancer Support Player of the Season Award.
Yorkshire’s one-day season came to a winning close with a 6 wicket win over Worcestershire Royals which sees them end their Group A campaign in 6th place and leaves Worcestershire in bottom place. Yorkshire have won 3 of their last 4 matches in this year’s competition and played some great List A cricket during that period.
Fresh from his 150 not out for Yorkshire Seconds last week and his 44 in Saturday’s victorious run chase against top-of-the-table York in the Solly Sports ECB Yorkshire County Premier League, Jack Leaning captained the Academy for the first time this year for the Bank Holiday match – and saw his side win by 79 runs.
Fast bowler Ajmal Shahzad, pictured, enjoyed a workout with Yorkshire Academy yesterday to test his fitness before this week’s first-team matches – and helped the Colts to a six-wicket victory over top-of-the-table York in the Solly Sports ECB Yorkshire County Premier League.
You can meet the greats of Yorkshire cricket at the Players’ Association annual dinner which this year is being held at Headingley Carnegie on Wednesday, November 2.
The England selectors today announced Tim Bresnan in the England squads for the forthcoming NatWest International Twenty20 fixture against India - Old Trafford, Wednesday August 31 - and the NatWest Series against India commencing at Chester-le-Street on Saturday September 3.
All Yorkshire CCC Member reservation forms received by the Club for the above Test Match have now been processed. Any Member wishing to obtain details of which tickets they have been reserved for them for this match can do so by contacting the Ticket Office at Headingley either in person or by calling 0871-971-1222. Full details of tickets allocated will be sent out with the 2012 Membership renewal pack that will be sent outward after the end of the season.
First-team hopeful Adam Lyth, pictured, hit 75...but the batting glory belonged to Jack Leaning, who at 16 years of age piled on an undefeated 150 as the last Championship match of the season saw Yorkshire Seconds return to the scene of their Trophy win over Worcestershire the previous day.
Warwickshire won by an innings and 58 runs...
England players Tim Bresnan, Katherine Brunt and Jenny Gunn will attend Copley Cricket Club on Sunday - adding their support to the NatWest CricketForce Fundraiser initiative that runs over the bank holiday weekend (27th-29th August).
Paceman Oliver Hannon-Dalby, pictured, turned in a match-winning 5-29 as the last Trophy match of the season saw Yorkshire Seconds pitch up for a battle royal at Worcester.
Yorkshire President Raymond Illingworth holds a framed copy of the scorecard which recorded his Yorkshire debut on August 18, 1951, in the Championship match against Hampshire at what is now Headingley Carnegie.
Andy Rowsell's U15s team once again came tantalisingly close to winning the National Final at Oakham School. However, they came up just short against Surrey in a gripping encounter. Here are Andy's match reports.
A wonderful 132 not out by Yorkshire captain Jacques Rudolph saw Yorkshire post their second highest 40-over score of 302-4 to beat top of the table Sussex by 35 runs in front of a 6,500 crowd at North Marine Road, Scarborough.
Alex Lilley, pictured, toppled top-of-the-table York with a magnificent seven-wicket haul to take Yorkshire Academy through their long-awaited Solly Sports ECB Yorkshire County Premier League Cup semi-final at Weetwood today.
Your online cricket correspondent is extremely proud of this Yorkshire side after an epic final session saw them come within a whisker of chasing down 344 runs in 55 overs. Both sides take 9 points and a great deal of credit for the way in which the match was played. Jacques Rudolph's 120 and Joe Sayers 84 unfortunately was not enough to see the Tykes home as they ended on 312-6 and shook hands with an over still to play.
The England selectors today announced the One-Day International squad to play Ireland in Dublin on Thursday August 25. Eoin Morgan has been named captain of a 13-man England squad and Jonny Bairstow called up for the first time to the full England side.
Juggernaut bowling and fielding followed by chanceless batting saw Yorkshire Academy to an excellent eight-point 10-wicket victory at Doncaster in the Solly Sports ECB Yorkshire County Premier League before today's Cup semi-final at Weetwood.
Yorkshire have played 563 matches in the Second Eleven Championship - Leicestershire 170 more - and for both counties there has been a zero in the results column marked “Ties”. Until, that is, the nineteenth day of August, 2011.
The U17s beat their Warwickshire counterparts by 6 wickets at Weetwood yesterday to earn themselves a place in the National Final.
It took a record-breaking ninth-wicket stand for Leicestershire to win their Second Eleven Trophy match against Yorkshire at Grace Road – wicket-keeper Ed Eckersley and opening-bowler Alex Wyatt came together with at 80-8 in the 22nd over...a do-or-die situation if ever there was one...and they did it.
Yorkshire skipper, Andrew Gale, will miss the rest of the season with a broken right arm.
Yorkshire's U17s take on their Warwickshire counterparts in a 2-day semi-final match this week.
An unbeaten century by New Zealander Martin Guptil saw Derbyshire home by 6 wickets in Chesterfield. It was a familiar tale for the Tykes who, despite 75 from Jacques Rudolph and 81 not out from Gary Ballance, fell short of a truly competitive total. The Tykes, with an inexperienced bowling line-up, were never able to exert control and will want to forget this year's CB40 competition.
Beneficiary Gerard Brophy, pictured, ran to an undefeated 65, but Yorkshire Second Eleven were saved by the weather and were lucky to escape with a draw after a wretched game of forfeits that was their Championship match with Northamptonshire at Headingley Carnegie.
Skipper Alex Lees, pictured, top-scored with 50 when Yorkshire Academy overwhelmed Sheffield Collegiate by six wickets in the Solly Sports ECB Yorkshire County Premier League.
It may be regarded as too little too late, but Yorkshire Carnegie, led by a superb 114 from Jonny Bairstow, put in an excellent performance at Lord's to beat Middlesex Panthers by 22 runs in the CB40.
Paceman Iain Wardlaw, pictured, brought Yorkshire Second Eleven their first victory for almost three months with a 4-10 spell in 12 balls to despatch Northamptonshire by 37 runs in the 40-over Trophy competition.
Joe Root joins Jonny Bairstow in the England Lions one-day squad after the England selectors today announced two changes to the squad to face Sri Lanka A in a three match series beginning at Worcester on Friday 12 August.
Moin Ashraf did himself no harm as his 6 overs for the England Development XI saw him take 2-25. Ashraf helped the Development XI restrict Sri Lanka A to 165-9 in their rain reduced 31 overs. The England side lost by 6 runs when they could only make 159-6 in response at Old Trafford.
A heartbreaking weekend for the young hopefuls of Yorkshire Academy saw not a ball bowled in either of their Solly Sports ECB Yorkshire County Premier League games.
Adil Rashid is the highest Yorkshire player in this season’s PCA County MVP (Most Valuable Player) standings.
Yorkshire faced just 40-minutes to bat at the end of Day 4 once Hampshire declared 67-runs ahead after posting 599-3 in response to Yorkshire's 532. They comfortably survived on a pitch that got better for batting as the game progressed and take 6 points from the match to Hampshire's 9. The Tykes go 17 points clear of the relegation zone, although 8th placed Worcestershire have two games in hand.
Tim Bresnan made it a Yorkshire Day to remember and has surely cemented his place in the England Test team after a stunning all-round display as England beat India in the 2nd Test at Trent Bridge.
Netherlands did the CB40 double over Yorkshire at Amstelveen in a display that Martyn Moxon described later as 'totally unacceptable'. The Tykes were never at the races in a batting display that meandered woefully and in the field where chances went begging. Credit to Netherlands however who fully deserved this summers bragging rights as they continue to grow the sport of cricket in their country.
George Ross and Jonathon Tattersall led the batting and David Girling picked up four wickets as Yorkshire Academy romped to an eight-point eight-wicket win over Driffield in the Solly Sports ECB Yorkshire County Premier League
Anthony McGrath, pictured, weighed in with a century and a half-century...and first-teamer Joe Root made 100 in the two innings – but Lancashire won the Second Eleven Championship clash by three wickets to complete a week’s Roses double.
Yorkshire were defeated by 76 runs at Hove as their CB40 campaign was derailed by the Sussex Sharks. Andrew Gale later admitted his side had been 'outplayed' by the in form side in Group A and Yorkshire's attention must now turn solely to Division One survival in the LV= County Championship.
England Lions v Sri Lanka A at Scarborough Cricket Ground Tuesday 2nd – Friday 5th August 11.00am
A record-breaking third-wicket partnership in the Second Eleven Trophy for Yorkshire against Lancashire by Callum Geldart, pictured, and Gerard Brophy could only flatter to deceive.
England selectors today named Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root a 12-man squad for the four-day match against Sri Lanka A beginning on 2nd August in Scarborough.
Alex Lees, pictured, hit a century on Saturday - then had the doubtful distinction of being the only Yorkshire Academy wicket to fall as they trounced Cleethorpes by nine wickets in the Solly Sports ECB Yorkshire County Premier League on Sunday.
It was another 'so nearly' for Yorkshire who staged a staggering comeback against Lancashire at Headingley only to fall 24 runs short of claiming what would have been one of the most memorable victories in their history. Yorkshire take 4 points from the match and Lancashire 22.
Jacques Rudolph resumes his Yorkshire career today as an overseas player after the necessary paperwork was completed over the last 24 hours. I caught up with him ahead of play to welcome him back to the White Rose county...
With two new batsmen at the crease Sidebottom, who never gives up, charged in with the Headingley faithful wondering whether there was to be a sting in the tail of the match, but the slow start with bat and poor fielding in the opening overs with the ball had given the Tykes too much to do.
It was a double washout for Yorkshire Academy this weekend when their Solly Sports ECB Yorkshire County Premier League Cup semi-final clash with York at Weetwood was called off at 1.15pm today after more rain last night and this morning.
Stuart Broad has kept his place in England's Test squad while Tim Bresnan has been recalled ahead of Steven Finn for the opening match against India, at Lord's, on July 21.
Yorkshire sought and gained revenge for two earlier season defeats to Derbyshire this summer, a team Andrew Gale described a their ‘bogey team’, but the victory came in the last match for both sides in this years Friends Life t20.
Three centuries - David Wainwright, pictured, with 180, Alex Lees 138 and Gerard Brophy 118 – set up Yorkshire’s victory by an innings and 75 runs when the Seconds welcomed Ireland A to a new-look St George’s Road, Harrogate.
Yorkshire hit the 54 runs required to win with the loss of one wicket as victory was secured by 6 wickets. Joe Root finished unbeaten on 52 not out as Yorkshire lifted themselves out of the relegation zone.
Jonny Bairstow was awarded his 1st XI County Cap ahead of Day 1 of the Yorkshire v Worcestershire LV= County Championship match at Scarborough. It is rich reward for the 21-year-old who has been a more than consistent performer for the White Rose county since he debuted in June 2009.
Richard Pyrah claimed Yorkshire's first 4-for in t20 cricket as Yorkshire beat Durham by 3 wickets in the first ever t20 match to be played by the White Rose county in Scarborough. The victory keeps Yorkshire’s Quarter-Final hopes alive – just!
Anthony McGrath, pictured, weighed in with 90 and two wickets as Yorkshire Academy thrashed Hull by 160 runs to go through to the semi-final of the Solly Sports Yorkshire County Premier League Cup at Weetwood next Sunday.
Heavy rain yesterday and during the night meant that today's Yorkshire Academy match against Scarborough in the Solly Sports ECB Yorkshire County Premier League was called off as early as 8.30am.
The rain stopped just before 7pm and the umpires inspected half an hour later with a view to playing a reduced game, but the cut off time of 7.58pm (to play the minimum of 5 overs a side) was reached and the groundstaff were beaten despite their efforts.
The story of Yorkshire's season continued at Headingley as they battled hard, played some good cricket, but ultimately failed to take the spoils. Leicestershire Foxes won by 18 runs under the Duckworth-Lewis system to book their placed in the last-eight as the Tykes failed to cahse down a revised target of 193 in a 19-over-a-side rained reduced game.
Skipper Anthony McGrath, pictured, blasted 100 in fours – and a six as well – in his first-innings 186 for Yorkshire Seconds in their first Championship clash with MCC Universities at York.
The auction of the Yorkshire Carnegie player worn one-off green Roses t20 shirts have raised £2,141 plus online donations for Macmillan Cancer Support. The shirts worn when the Tykes beat Lancashire at Headingley on 17 June had been signed by all 13 players in the squad and were sold via the Yorkshire CCC Twitter feed.
All-rounder Ben Sanderson, pictured, was to the fore with two wickets, a catch and 64 not out as his club, Rotherham Town, despatched Yorkshire Academy by five wickets in the Solly Sports ECB Yorkshire County Premier League.
Yorkshire's faint hopes of reaching the Friends Life t20 Quarter-Finals now look remote after they suffered a 6 wicket defeat to the Nottinghamshire Outlaws.
Anthony McGrath, pictured, blasted his way to 107 with 10 fours and four sixes in an outing with Yorkshire Academy – but he could not prevent Academy’s five-wicket defeat by Castleford in the Solly Sports ECB Yorkshire County Premier League.
Yorkshire kept their t20 hopes alive with a 12-run win over Northants Steelbacks at Wantage Road despite collapsing from 87-1 to 144 all out from their 20 overs. The Steelbacks skipper, Andrew Hall took 4-23 after Joe Sayers belied his tag as a 4-day blocker to smash 44 runs off 34 balls to claim the Man of the Match award.
A fine 57 not out by middle-order batsman James Stuart was the one breath of fresh air for Yorkshire Academy in their four-wicket “Friendly” defeat by Scotland.
England face an uphill task to beat Sri Lanka in the Second ODI at a packed Headingley today. The tourists posted an impressive first innings total and are 4/9 to level the series after suffering a crushing defeat at the Kia Oval on Tuesday.
Second placed Leicestershire consolidated their position at the top-end of the Northern Group with an 8-wicket win over Yorkshire at Grace Road. In t20 terms Yorkshire were soundly beaten as the Foxes got home with 22 balls to spare.
Victory-starved Yorkshire have something to celebrate – the Academy beat Appleby Frodingham by eight wickets in the Solly Sports ECB Yorkshire County Premier League yesterday.
Yorkshire spinner David Wainwright will join Derbyshire on a month’s loan on 2nd July. The 26-year-old left-arm spinner will provide cover while Tom Knight represents England Under 19’s in the One Day International Series against South Africa.
Yorkshire could have reached 3rd place with a win at New Road, but it is Worcestershire who find themselves in the top-four in the North Group after a 41-run victory.
Former Yorkshire off-spinner Richard Wilkinson, pictured, created havoc with his old squad when he took 6-55 as Barnsley beat the Academy by two wickets in the Solly Sports ECB Yorkshire County Premier League.
Rain ruined Yorkshire’s chances of avenging their opening Friends Life t20 defeat to Warwickshire at Headingley. The Bears had reached 138-5 in the 18 overs possible and it was a shame as the match was nicely set up for a Yorkshire run chase after they had won the toss and asked Warwickshire to bat first.
Callum Geldart, pictured, had a difficult two days when he captained Yorkshire Academy in their “friendly” match against the Red Rose rivals. Lancashire Academy bowled and batted better than Yorkshire after a stoppage for rain on Day 1, and finally won a one-innings encounter by six wickets.
An unbroken record-breaking ninth-wicket partnership of 52 rescued Yorkshire from a poorish score and took them to a passable total in their Second Eleven Trophy match against Durham at Darlington – but they still went down by six wickets?
Rain played havoc with the Second Eleven Championship match at Darlington, when Yorkshire and Durham continued their joust. There was one break on Day 1 which wiped out 35 overs, three breaks on Day 2 which cost 60 overs, and Day 3 was washed out. The elements saved Yorkshire from total ignominy.
The Derbyshire Falcons grabbed the points at Headingley by 12 runs to end Yorkshire’s recent run of wins in the Friends Life t20.
Yorkshire 185 & 280-4dec. Durham 408-8dec. MATCH DRAWN. Yorkshire take 5 points and Durham 11.
Two wickets and a run-out by Yorkshire Academy coach and captain John Blain, pictured, were not enough to stop Sheffield United in the Solly Sports ECB Yorkshire County Premier League.
Rain led to the postponement of Yorkshire Academy's Round 2 clash with Hull at Weetwood in the Solly Sports ECB Yorkshire County Premnier League Cup.
Yorkshire Carnegie completed a Roses t20 double over their Rose rivals at Headingley with an excellent all-round display that thrilled an excited Headingley crowd. When the dangerous Jordan Clark was run out attempting to get the strike after Gary Keedy missed the first ball of the final over it sparked scenes of Tykes jubilation as victory was secured by 11 runs.
Joe Root, pictured, cruised to 126 – but a rapid-fire century from a No. 9 batsman was the highlight of Yorkshire’s Second Eleven Championship match against Derbyshire that petered out into a draw on the third evening at Stamford Bridge.
Yorkshire CCC Southern Group have named left-hand batsman Adam Lyth, pictured, as the winner of their Neil Lloyd Award for the Young Cricketer of the Year 2010.
A blow to Yorkshire wicket-keeper/batsman Gerard Brophy’s glove brought the suspension and then abandonment of Yorkshire’s Second Eleven Trophy match against Derbyshire at Marske-by-the-Sea. One point to each side.
Unfortunately the rain intervened at Headingley and there was no play in the match between Yorkshire and Northants. 1 point apiece does lift the Tykes into the top four in the Northern Division.
Last week Yorkshire Academy lost to bottom-of-the-table Doncaster Town in the Solly Sports ECB Yorkshire County Premier League...this week the Colts of coach and skipper John Blain, pictured, beat top-of-the-table York by 148 runs.
Yorkshire made it two wins in two Friends Life t20 matches with a tense victory over Roses rivals Lancashire at Old Trafford. The White Rose county held off a spirited Red Rose fightback to take the points by 2 runs in the final over.
Yorkshire gained their first victory of the season in the Friends Life t20 North Group but the first win at Headingley since mid last summer had to wait to be sealed on the last ball of the game. Victory by 2 runs over Worcestershire will buoy Andrew Gale’s side ahead of tomorrow’s Roses clash at Old Trafford.
A cracking 56 from opener Joe Sayers, pictured, with six fours and two sixes proved a classic example of a correct batsman adapting his style to the shortest format – but Yorkshire Seconds are out of their Twenty20 competition.
Gerard Brophy, speaking to BBC Radio Leeds, has said the players are to blame for a disappointing start to Yorkshire's season.
The Notts Outlaws thumped their highest total in t20 cricket at Trent Bridge as they beat Yorkshire Carnegie by 53 runs. Yorkshire, who would have needed to break their own record run tally to take the points ran out of steam as the required run-rate spiralled.
A disappointing weekend for Yorkshire continued when Doncaster Town beat the Academy by four wickets in the Solly Sports ECB Yorkshire County Premier League.
Aex Lilley, pictured, top-scored with 45, but a worrying period for Yorkshire was not helped yesterday when the Seconds went down by 169 runs to Unicorns A, a record-breaking defeat in the Second Eleven Trophy competition.
The Warwickshire Bears ran out winners at Headingley on Friday night as Yorkshire’s opening match started with a bang, but ended with a whimper.
A sound 81 not out from Jack Leaning was the performance to savour in Yorkshire’s defeat by an innings and 10 runs at the hands of their Durham counterparts – Yorkshire’s first failure at Longhirst Hall, above, for a number of years.
The excitement of Friends Life twenty20 cricket is back this week! The fun starts at Headingley on Friday 3rd June when Yorkshire Carnegie take on the Warwickshire Bears. Sunshine, sixes, good company - where else would you rather be at 5.40pm tonight?
Fantastic fight from Gary Ballance who batted for almost 4 hours for his career best 73 not out secured a gritty draw for the Tykes against Sussex. Yorkshire take 5 points and Sussex 10 from Hove. It's been a tough fortnight, but there's plenty of resilience in this Yorkshire side and this could prove a hugely important day in Yorkshire's season.
Alex Lees, pictured, maintained his wonderful weekend with the bat as Yorkshire Academy easily beat Castleford in their first game of the Solly Sports ECB Yorkshire County Premier League T20 Qualifying Round.
Skipper and opening batsman Alex Lees, pictured, held Yorkshire Academy together with 102 not out and piloted them to six points after they had nearly lost their grip on Sheffield Collegiate in the Solly Sports Yorkshire ECB County Premier League.
Sometimes in sport you have to stand back and appluad the opposition. As Somerset rain out victors by 10 wickets at Taunton, today was one of those days as Marcus Trescothick demonstrated why he is the finest batsman on the county circuit.
George Ross will remember yesterday’s trip to Barnsley for his century in 79 minutes and three wickets as Yorkshire Academy trounced their Derby counterparts by 122 runs.
Yorkshire Carnegie won their second match of the CB40 summer thanks to 4 wickets from Steve Patterson, 56 from Andrew Gale and 49 from Adam Lyth. The Tykes got home by 7 wickets in a match they dominated from the outset.
Skipper Alex Lees, pictured, compiled a sound 51 not out after left-arm spinner Alex Leyshon had pocketed 4-40 to see an improving Yorkshire Academy side home by eight wickets against Hull in the Solly Sports ECB Yorkshire County Premier League.
Lancashire ran out winners at the Aigburgh Ground, but Yorkshire can be extremely proud of their contribution to one of the great games of Championship and Roses cricket. Unfortunately it is another 'so nearly' to add to a few this season and it's Yorkshire's third defeat of the summer, but the spirit, guts and fight shown by the White Rose County with a much depleted side is of great credit to Moxon, Gale, et al.
Anthony McGrath, pictured, cheered Yorkshire with a match top score of 79 yesterday in his first Second Eleven Championship game for six years as he fights to return to a struggling first-team batting line-up after injury.
Pace bowler James Lee, pictured, led the way with three wickets as Yorkshire beat Warwickshire by 62 runs today at Knowle in the Second Eleven Trophy competition.
Wicket-keeper/batsman Eddie Wilson again was top-scorer and James Tattersall pocketed three wickets as Yorkshire Academy cruised to Round 2 of the Solly Sports ECB Yorkshire County Premier League Cup by completing the weekend double over Driffield at Weetwood.
A stunning 59 from Ajmal Shahzad, 47 from Gary Ballance and three wickets from Steve Patterson could not prevent Kent reaching their victory target of 231 with 2 balls and 2 wickets to spare. The third defeat in four CB40 matches leaves Yorkshire Carnegie's chances of reaching the Sem-Finals of this year's competition hanging by a very thin thread.
Opener George Ross led the way with 78 and paceman James Wainman picked up three wickets as Yorkshire Academy dispatched Driffield by 116 runs in the Solly Sports Yorkshire ECB County Premier League yesterday.
Andrew Gale may well spend this evening wondering why he did not declare Yorkshire's second innings earlier in the final day, but then hindsight is a wonderful gift to have. Hampshire managed to recover from 35-5 to end the final hour of play on 153-8 to salvage a draw which had looked unlikely when they had stumbled to 35-5 on the final afternoon. Yorkshire take 9 points and Hampshire 6.
Alex Lees, pictured, followed in the footsteps of first-teamer double-centurion Jonathan Bairstow when he hammered 26 fours in his 204 for Yorkshire in their Second Eleven friendly match against A Kent-Northamptonshire XII at Beckenham.
The England selectors today named Jonny Bairstow and Ajmal Shahzad in a 12-man England Lions squad to face Sri Lanka in a four-day match at The County Ground, Derby from 19-22 May. Both will miss the Roses clash against Lancashire at Liverpool next week.
Richard Pyrah is the inaugural winner of the Macmillan Man of the Month Award for his tremendous performances in all forms of the game during April.
Yorkshire batsmen failed to dominate and their bowlers offered too much width as Derbyshire won the 50-over Academy friendly match by five wickets at Staveley.
Andrew Gale said, after two opening defeats, that someone needed to stand up and play a Jacques Rudolph style CB40 innings. Today the Yorkshire captain did just that, scoring 112 from 114 balls as Yorkshire made 254-7 and beat Kent Spitfires by 93-runs in Canterbury.
A murderous 130 not out by former Yorkshire all-rounder Victor Craven, pictured, was too much for the Academy as they went down on their Solly Sports ECB Yorkshire County Premier League visit to Harrogate.
Yorkshire declared their second innings at 113-2. a lead of 219 runs with 24 overs still showing to bowl on the scoreboard. Notts needed to score at 9.16 an over to win, but a deal had been done to allow Yorkshire to repair their slow over-rate with spin and shake hands at 5pm to settle on a respectable draw.
A maiden century for Callum Geldart, pictured, was a big positive to take from Yorkshire’s nine-wicket defeat by Nottinghamshire in their Second Eleven Championship clash at Barnsley.
England opening batsmen Alastair Cook has today been named England’s new One-Day International (ODI) captain after Andrew Strauss relinquished the role he has occupied for the past two years and has retired from One-Day cricket. England all-rounder Stuart Broad has also been named as England Twenty20 captain, taking over the post from Paul Collingwood after two years at the helm.
A second century of the Second Eleven season for Gary Ballance, pictured, helped Yorkshire to 231-2 in their 40-over Trophy match at Headingley Carnegie – but victors Nottinghamshire timed their scoring rate to perfection at the cost of more wickets.
ECB today announced that Andy Flower has renewed his contract and will continue in his current role as England Team Director. Flower will remain on a permanent contract and is currently preparing for an international summer that sees England face Sri Lanka, India and Ireland.
Coach-skipper John Blain, above, saw his Yorkshire Academy batsmen crumbled in their Solly Sports ECB Yorkshire County Premier League Bank Holiday clash with Cleethorpes – who now become the League table-toppers.
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Yorkshire's batting crumbled again as they lost 8 wickets for 55 runs and Derbyshire exerted control during the middle overs as the run-rate required spiralled out of control and scoreboard pressure accounted for the Carnegie batsmen. Wes Durston, who this time last year was a Unicorn, made it a hat-trick of excellent CB40 performances this summer, to score 95 and take 3 wickets as the Derbyhsire Falcons won by 52 runs.
Gary Ballance and Joe Sayers continued their fine recent form with a second century opening stand of the match to take Yorkshire to victory over Durham MCCU by 10 wickets at the Racecourse Ground today.
Barney Gibson not only made Yorkshire history on Wednesday but English history too, becoming the youngest ever player to feature in a first-class cricket fixture at the tender age of 15 years and 27 days old.
It was another poor day at the office for the Yorkshire Academy side led by Jack Hargreaves, pictured, when they lost their second one-day friendly match of the week to their Durham counterparts at New Rover.
A sparkling debut by Golcar wicket-keeper Edward Wilson was one of two positives for Yorkshire Academy to take from a five-wicket defeat by their Durham counterparts in the limited-overs friendly match at New Rover.
Yorkshire have had an Easter weekend to forget after adding an unexpected 2-run defeat to the Netherlands in today's CB40 encounter to the Championship loss to Nottinghamshire on Friday. In truth the 2-run margin flattered the hosts who slipped to 27-5 in reply to the Orange Army's 190-8.
Thanks to your support Yorkshire CCC continues to lead the social media charge in county cricket. The Club's Twitter feed and Facebook page are constantly updated to complement this official website and give you all of the news, scores and views as we head through the 2011 season.
Skipper Alex Lees, pictured, showed the way with a controlled 74, but a young Yorkshire Academy team went down by 10 wickets in their opening Solly Sports Yorkshire ECB Premier League match at Scarborough.
Yorkshire off-spinner, Azeem Rafiq, has joined Derbyshire on loan for a month. The 20-year-old former England Under 19’s international could make his debut in the Clydesdale Bank 40 match against the Netherlands on Monday.
Jonathan Bairstow led a mini recovery with a carefully crafted 50 not out, but Yorkshire's batting capitulated around him at Headingley to allow Nottinghamshire to seal an astonishing win by 58 runs. Yorkshire take 6 points from the game. Yorkshire had been chasing 145 to win after Nottinghamshire recovered to 337 all out with Chris Read (86) and Steven Mullaney (83) batting well into the afternoon.
A salvo of sixes from Derbyshire opener Gary Park sunk Yorkshire Seconds in their three-day friendly match at Belper.
Yorkshire’s resistance ended at 5.15pm on Day 4 with just 11.2 overs left in the match when Richard Pyrah finally succumbed lbw to a Scott Borthwick leg-break to give Durham a victory by 146 runs and 22 points. Yorkshire take 3 points from the match.
Cherry pink and apple blossom white – anyone remember the instrumental hit of the Fifties? - was the refrain on Yorkshire lips as the Seconds gained revenge for their defeat at the hands of Durham the previous day.
A hat-trick of sorts from Yorkshire off-spinner Azeem Rafiq, pictured, was not enough to prevent Durham winning the opening match of the Second Eleven season by two wickets.
We know that Yorkshire supporters will be keen to follow the team’s progress throughout the season and there are a number of easy ways to keep up to date.
Adil Rashid took 5-37 to add to his 6-77 in the first innings to claim match figures of 11-114 as Yorkshire secured victory by 9 wickets inside three days at New Road to claim 22 points. Gerard Brophy's chanceless 177 not out in Yorkshire's first innings halted a collapse and put Yorkshire firmly in the driiving seat.
Gary Ballance was the star of the second day's play as he hit a composed 104 not out from 229 balls and 15 fours. Does that book him a place on the coach to Worcester?
Andrew Gale's much travelled squad returned to Headingley Carnegie today for the annual pre-season media day and seemed in fine spirits as they prepare for their LV= County Championship opener against Worcestershire at New Road next week.
Yorkshire and Leeds Bradford UCCE saw out a rain interrupted 2-day draw at Headingley Carnegie and it was Gerard Brophy who stole the show on Day 1 with a well crafted 130. Steve Patterson continued his good pre-season form with 3 wickets on Day 2 and the signs are promising for Richard Pyrah's troublesome shoulder as he also grabbed 3 student scalps.
Tim Bresnan, Ajmal Shahzad and Adil Rashid have been rewarded for their winter's work with inclusion in England's 27-man Performance Programme which is made up of the cricketers most likely to appear during the international season.
Anthony McGrath has suffered a setback in his bid to recover from surgery on his left knee by developing a nerve problem in his right leg. Speaking to the Yorkshire Post, Martyn Moxon described McGrath's chances of featuring in the Championship opener at Worcester on 8 April as 'doubtful'. McGrath will undergo a scan to assess the extent of the problem.
The ECB today announced the following player availability for domestic county fixtures during the period up to May 23 2011. Tim Bresnan is unavailable for Yorkshire selection until May 11 for the Championship matches against Hampshire and Lancashire. Ajmal Shahzad is currently undergoing rehab on the hamstring injury which saw him return home early from the World Cup and his situation is being regularly monitored.
Yorkshire's pre-season tour to Barbados has proved a successful exercise in team bonding and all of the boxes that needed ticking seem to have been marked positively.
The Bears made it a limited overs double against Yorkshire at Banks CC as they triumphed in a 40-over contest by 34 runs.
The ECB’s Management Board today approved retaining the current structure of the LV=CC for the 2012 season allied to a reduction in the number of 1-day fixtures.
Yorkshire’s young tourists ran out of steam against Warwickshire after a rain delay that made Barbados resemble Scarborough. The experienced pair of Rikki Clarke and Jim Troughton added 70 for the 4th wicket to see the Bears home in a contest that was nip and tuck for 75% of play.
I very rarely use words like magnificent in a headline but today Gerard Brophy's young side were exactly that as they beat reigning domestic Twenty20 champions, Hampshire, by 73 runs at the Kensington Oval and booked their place in tomorrow's Finals Day of this Twenty20 Barbados Cup.
The 2-day inter-squad friendly between a Gerard Brophy XI and a Steve Patterson XI ended in a moral victory for Patterson’s side by 60 runs, but the exercise of getting all of the playing squad outdoor match practice was more important and a great success.
Anthony McGrath spoke to White Rose TV yesterday and said he's more excited in the run-up to the 2011 season than ever.
A very young Yorkshire squad arrived in Barbados last night for their final pre-season touches, the highlight of which is a Twenty20 Cup involving seven other sides, including Derbyshire, Essex, Hampshire and Warwickshire.
Ashes-winning England captain Andrew Strauss has been announced as one of the keynote speakers at the Yorkshire International Business Convention 2011.
Allrounder Cricket, the new cricket retail specialist (opposite the Headingley Carnegie Stadium), are giving away a once in a lifetime prize - a two hour 1 to 1 cricket coaching session with Yorkshire 1st team captain Andrew Gale.
Gary Ballance has been the pick of the batsmen on show in Zimbabwe this winter. Escaping the snow in favour of warmer climes and a trip back to his roots, Gary has been opening the batting for the Mid West Rhinos franchise.
Yorkshire's four England Lions and the rest of the squad in the Caribbean are enjoying a weeK off in the sun before the 4-day regional tournament resumes for them in Guyana on 11 March.
Yorkshire’s new Second XI scorer, Howard Clayton, above, will make his debut on April 11 at the same venue where he scored his very first league match almost exactly 47 years ago.
Pro Coach Yorkshire Cricket, the official commercial coaching department of Yorkshire CCC, are running some expert Master Class coaching sessions for all budding young cricketers. They will run over the School Holiday at February half term and there are Academies to suit ages 6 through to 15.
Adil Rashid's South Australia have defeated New South Wales by 8 wickets in the final of the Big Bash t20 tournament to take the glory down under.
SKY SPORTS will show every county side at least four times this summer, with at least 68 live fixtures between April and September. Yorkshire will be on their screens on at least five occasions.
Tim Bresnan made the whole county, indeed country, proud when he helped England win the Ashes in Australia. Now back home, Brez is nursing a torn calf muscle, but he's relishing the chance for a break before the World Cup and has plenty of good memories to keep him going during rehab.
Ajmal Shahzad has been ruled out of the remainder of the ODI series against Australia with a minor hamstring tear.
Yorkshire's England all-rounder Tim Bresnan has been ruled out of the remainder of England's tour of Australia due to a torn calf muscle suffered during the 2nd One-Day International against Australia in Hobart.
Joe Sayers is back and ready to make up for lost time as the 2011 season approaches. He’s looking forward to the summer and you can hear him interviewed by Yorkshire Radio right here...
This summer Yorkshire Carnegie has eight exciting home Friends Provident twenty20 matches and tickets are now available to purchase.
Six Yorkshire players were in the hat at the recent Indian Premier League auction and subsequently Andrew Gale has received criticism for putting money and the IPL ahead of his duties as Yorkshire skipper. As it turned out none of Gale, Bresnan, Sidebottom, Lyth, Shahzad or McGrath were snapped up by the Indian franchises, but as Andrew Gale has told Yorkshire Radio, he had no intention of going to play in the IPL anyway...
The England selectors today announced Tim Bresnan and Ajmal Shahzad in the final 15-man squad for the forthcoming ICC World Cup hosted in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka commencing February 19.
Alex Lees was the proud recipient of the Yorkshire Supporters' Association Academy Player of the Year Award for 2010.
Cricket fans have dug deep this week after Andrew Gale pledged his Yorkshire side's support to help the Queensland Flood Relief Disaster Fund. A whopping £3,590 has been raised.
Headingley Carnegie Cricket Ground, along with The Brit Oval, has an international match schedule which guarantees that it will host England fixtures every year from 2011 to 2019.
Yorkshire's Tim Bresnan claimed a Test best 4-50 to lead England to an Ashes retaining 4th Test win over Australia in Melbourne. Bresnan's 6 wickets in the match helped enable England to crush the Aussies by an innings and 157 runs to take an unassailable 2-1 lead in the 5-match series.
Pro Coach Yorkshire Cricket are offering an expert coaching course over 10 weeks for senior cricketers aged 16+. The coaching (which will include video analysis of your game) will be run by 12 year professional cricketer and level 4 coach, Simon Guy, alongside ex Yorkshire spin bowler, Mark Lawson. Details below........
We are pleased to announce next season’s Yorkshire fixtures and you can now all start planning next summer and begin inking in your cricket viewing schedule on your new 2011 calendars.
The @Yorkshire_ccc official Twitter feed caught up with Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale last night to see how he was enjoying his tour of Australia as part of the England Performance squad.
Tickets for the 2nd NatWest Series One-Day International between England and Sri Lanka on Friday 1 July 2011 at Headingley Carnegie Cricket Ground are now on general sale.
The YCCC Twitter feed which updates supporters on the latest news and views as well as giving everyone the chance to tweet their own opinions is now the number one county cricket twitter feed.
The ECB today included three Yorkshiremen in the England Deaf squad for the forthcoming tour of Australia in January 2011.
The ECB have announced the England U19 squad for the tour of Sri Lanka beginning on 7 January and have included Yorkshire's Gurman Randhawa in a party of 17.
The England women’s selectors have included Yorkshire’s Katherine Brunt and Danielle Hazell in a 15-player squad for the England women’s tour of Australia in January.
Joe Root and David Wainwright have been selected to spend time on ECB-run training camps later this winter.
Jonathan Bairstow is looking to boost his international prospects during his time with the England Performance Programme squad. He intends to use the stiff competition for places within the England set-up as a source of motivation as he looks to take his game to the next level.
Steve Patterson and his girlfriend Beth have asked the Club to pass on their thanks for the support they received when they ran the New York Marathon for charity on 7 November.
The draw for the 2011 Clydesdale Bank 40 competition took place on Tuesday, November 2. The domestic 40 over competition once again involves 18 First Class Counties, Netherlands, Scotland and the Unicorns drawn into three groups.
Pro Coach Yorkshire Cricket, the commercial coaching department of Yorkshire County Cricket Club, have another job vacancy available in the position of 'Operations Manager'. This represents a great opportunity to join the thriving coaching business and more job information can be seen below:-
As the dust settles on the 2010 cricket season Yorkshire County Cricket Club is delighted to announce that eleven of the playing staff have signed new or extended contracts.
The ECB Structure group met for the first of two scheduled meetings on October 19 and made a number of key recommendations to the ECB Board. The Group determined that the volume of domestic cricket should be reduced by 8 - 12 days with effect from 2012 to enable a coherent and balanced domestic schedule to be delivered.
Players from YCCC took a trip to Leeds United’s training ground at Thorp Arch on 11 October to play a friendly football match against the football club's coaching and backroom staff. The Leeds United team included 1st Team coach Ian Miller, Neil Redfearn and Ian Snodin.
Adam Lyth has topped a tremendous season by receiving the Professional Cricketers' Association Young Player of the Year Award.
The Yorkshire County Cricket Club has agreed by mutual consent to release South African batsman Jacques Rudolph from the final year of his contract.
Jacques Rudolph wrote a letter to Stewart Regan at The Yorkshire County Cricket Club and has asked that it be placed on the website to show his gratitude to everyone that has supported him during his time with the Club...
The England selectors today named Tim Bresnan in a 16-man tour party under the captaincy of Andrew Strauss for the forthcoming Ashes Test Series in Australia. Andrew Gale, Jonny Bairstow, Adam Lyth and Ajmal Shahzad have been chosen in the England Performance Squad.
Rugby League players have proven themselves to be fitter than both footballers and cricketers, following a challenge devised by leading European sports nutrition company Multipower to uncover which sportsmen are the fittest. The cricketers were not put to shame though!
Yorkshire’s chances of clinching the LV County Championship title were torn to shreds at Headingley Carnegie today as they suffered a sensational collapse against Kent on the final morning.
In a ceremony that beat the rain Colin Graves (YCCC Chairman) presented the annual Yorkshire CCC awards. The main winner this year was Adam Lyth.
Andrew Gale is doing a regular blog with the Yorkshire Evening Post...
It's that time of the year again when we decide who the Yorkshire County Cricket Club player of the Year is.
Congratulations to John Blain's Yorkshire Academy side who have finsished the 2010 season in third place in the Solly Sports ECB Yorkshire County Premier League behind York and Barnsley.
The Yorkshire County Cricket Club would like to thank all spectators for making the One-Day International such a special day. The thrilling game, the fantastic atmosphere and a full house made the match between England and Pakistan a real carnival of cricket.
The incredible Jacques Rudolph plundered his fourth Clydesdale Bank 40 League century of the season in Yorkshire Carnegie’s semi-final clash with Warwickshire Bears at Scarborough today but it still turned out to be in a lost cause.
Old campaigners Alex Morris and Andy Cook carried all before them as the British Fire Service overwhelmed a very young Yorkshire Academy in their one-day friendly at Streethouse.
Yorkshire have beaten Nottinghamshire by five wickets to reignite their LV=County Championship title challenge. It means that the Tykes have picked up 21 points from the match at Trent Bridge, and will now go into the final round of fixtures only seven points behind the league-leaders and five adrift of Somerset.
Former Yorkshire Academy opener Gary Ballance, above, cruised to 101 as Barnsley beat his old teammates by 79 runs in the Solly Sports ECB Yorkshire County Premier League.
Opening bowlers Moin Ashraf, above, and James Wainman struck hard and deep into Sheffield United's batting as Yorkshire Academy won their Solly Sports ECB Yorkshire County Premier League clash by 104 runs on Sunday.
Jacques Rudolph, above, set a Yorkshire record for the number of runs in a one-day league season while making 59 during his side’s Clydesdale Bank 40 match defeat against Essex Eagles at Headingley Carnegie today.
Chris Waters of the Yorkshire Post met up with Yorkshire's opener Joe Sayers recently. We are reproducing the article on the YCCC site as we know many of you are concerned about Joe and wish him well...
Due to the need to have net bowlers ahead of the ODI between England and Pakistan on 11 September the Yorkshire Academy away fixture against Sheffield United has been brought forward to Sunday 5 September.
Yorkshire Carnegie are through to the semi-finals of the Clydesdale Bank 40 after a narrow four-wicket win over the Northamptonshire Steelbacks.
Opening bowler Moin Ashraf, above, recorded a fine 4-25 as Yorkshire Academy beat Appleby Frodingham by 48 runs to lie third in the Solly Sports ECB Yorkshire County Premier League.
All-rounder David Wainwright, above, scored 98 not out and took 6-68 as Castleford beat Yorkshire Academy by 49 runs in the Solly Sports ECB Yorkshire County Premier League.
MATCH DRAWN: Yorkshire 392-9d and 0-0d; Glamorgan 63-0d and 291-8.
Yorkshire managed to hold out for a comfortable draw at Scarborough today after Hampshire had declared their first innings on 498-6 which gave them a first innings lead of 176 with a maximum of 71 overs to bowl.
Adam Lyth has received his county cap today on his home ground on North Marine Road, Scarborough in a presentation ahead of play on Day 2 of the LV= County Championship match between Yorkshire and Hampshire.
This was last Trophy match of the season with nothing at stake except personal and team pride in a match well played. And the Welsh weather had a say in it too, the start being delayed to 2.30 and the overs reduced by a third to 33-a-side.
Jacques Rudolph plundered his third Clydesdale Bank 40 century of the season as Yorkshire Carnegie racked up 250-6 against Middlesex Panthers in front of a sun-baked crowd of 6,500 at Scarborough today.
Richard Pyrah was all smiles ahead of today's CB40 match against Middlesex Panthers as he clutched his new Yorkshire cap after receiving it from his captain Andrew Gale.
Alex Lilley ran amok with 5-9 as Yorkshire Academy rolled over Driffield by nine wickets in the Solly Sports ECB Yorkshire County Premier League and notched up another eight-point triumph.
Gerard Brophy has been awarded a benefit season in 2011 by The Yorkshire County Cricket Club.
Yorkshire have won their LV=County Championship match with Durham by four wickets. It means the Tykes have picked up 21 points from the contest in the north-east to close the gap on Nottinghamshire at the top of the table to only six points.
Due to the 2nd XI not qualifying for the Second XI Championship Final the week commencing 6th Sept, there will be a 2-day friendly match between Yorkshire 2nd XI and Lancashire 2nd XI at Weetwood on Tuesday 7 and Weds 8 Sept.
Gareth Breese breezed in and blew away Yorkshire in an all-round match performance that few have bettered. After three economical wickets in Yorkshire’s first innings, a century in Durham’s only innings and four even more economical wickets in Yorkshire’s second innings to earn him match figures of 7-31, perhaps he should be changing his name to Gareth Hurricane!
The Club Shop at Headingley Carnegie will be shut on Friday 20 and Monday 23 August as shop staff take their positions during the Scarborough Festival next week.
It was a good all-round performance that won the day at Headingley Carnegie for Yorkshire in their Second Eleven Trophy match against Durham.
Saturday 14 August - Scarborough v Yorks Academy - match cancelled due to wet outfield. Sunday 15 August Yorks Academy beat Rotherham by 31 runs.
Half-centuries from skipper Andrew Gale and Anthony McGrath, followed by a four-wicket haul for Richard Pyrah, whose sharp fielding was responsible for two run-outs, brought Yorkshire Carnegie victory by 23 runs over Gloucestershire Gladiators at Headingley Carnegie.
The Yorkshire Cricket Board honoured the volunteers in cricket at a ceremony held in the Indoor Cricket Centre on Thursday 5th August celebrating outstanding achievements. Board Chairman Philip Radcliffe, Vice Chairman Albert Pattison, Director of Development Andrew Watson and ECB Regional vManager Phil Nedley presented the following Awards...
Yorkshire Carnegie maintained their position at the top of Group B in the Clydesdale Bank 40, after a narrow 8 run victory over the Derbyshire Falcons. After losing the toss and being put into bat it was Jacques Rudolph and Adam Lyth who were once more in the runs for the Tykes.
A captain's innings of 47 by Alex Lees, above, and fine work by the seamers helped Yorkshire Academy to a five-wicket and eight-point victory over Doncaster Town in the Solly Sports Yorkshire ECB County Premier League.
Rain came to Yorkshire's aid during the tea interval on the last day of their LV County Championship match against Nottinghamshire at Headingley Carnegie, and the game ended in a draw. Nightwatchman Steven Patterson, above, batted through the morning to keep the visitors at bay.
Yesterday the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced that a Cricket Discipline Commission Panel had restrospectively suspended Azeem Rafiq from all cricket under ECB jurisdiction for a period of one month from 26 July and ordered him to pay £500 towards the costs of the hearing.
Left-hand opener Gary Ballance, above, top-scored with 59 as Yorkshire went for the chase after two last-day declarations in their Second Eleven Roses Championship match at Crosby - only for Lancashire to run home victors by 131 runs.
Yorkshire Carnegie are back on top of Group B in the Clydesdale Bank 40 after an impressive five-wicket win over Holland. They were in control from the moment captain Andrew Gale elected to bowl first after winning the toss in Schiedam.
Fast bowler James Lee, above, turned in a fine 6-67...but Lancashire beat Yorkshire by 96 runs in their Second Eleven Trophy match at Crosby - which probably ends Yorkshire's chances of retaining the Trophy - but it should be noted that seven of the 11 Yorkshire players were under 18.
Academy skipper Alex Lees, above, led the way with 75 as they beat Hull and YPI by eight wickets in the Solly Sports ECB Yorkshire County Premier League. Left-hand spinner Gurman Randhawa topped Yorkshire's bowling with 4-45.
The 24th England Schools' Cricket Association Bunbury Under-15 Festival at Chester produced another feast of cricket with four Yorkshire boys selected to go forward in a national group of 22 to receive specialised coaching at the ECB’s National Cricket Performance Centre at Loughborough University next week.
Yorkshire Carnegie have lost their unbeaten record in the Clydesdale Bank 40, after losing to the Gloucestershire Gladiators by 65 runs. Set a mammoth 295 to win at Cheltenham, they came up just short despite a valiant 84 from Adam Lyth.
Paceman James Lee, above, battered 75 with six fours and five sixes as Yorkshire chased mission impossible - 272 to win in 24 overs - in their Second Eleven Championship match against Worcestershire at Todmorden.
The Clydesdale Bank 40 match between Northamptonshire Steelbacks and Yorkshire Carnegie originally scheduled to commence at 4.45pm in Northampton on 31 August 2010 will now commence at 4.10pm.
Opener Joe Sayers, above, cruised to 48 not out with nine fours and a six as Yorkshire overwhelmed Worcestershire by nine wickets in their Second Eleven Trophy match at Bingley.
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Ajmal Shahzad returned to action after two weeks out through injury to help Yorkshire to a fifth successive Clydesdale Bank 40 win, this time by eight wickets against Middlesex at Lord’s today.
England bowler Ajmal Shahzad has been ruled out of the 1st npower Test match at Trent Bridge due to an ankle injury.
Callum Geldart, above, scored 30 as Yorkshire Academy were blown away for 67 and lost their Solly Sports ECB Yorkshire County Premier League match at Harrogate by seven wickets.
Despite a brilliant century from Jacques Rudolph Yorkshire had to settle for a draw in their LV=County Championship fixture with Essex. Set a huge total of 369 to win on the final day at Chelmsford, the Tykes came up 36 runs short after an enthralling run chase.
Australia 88 & 349; Pakistan 258 and 180-7 won by 3 wickets and secured victory in a Test Match against Australia for the first time in 15 years.
Skipper Alex Lees, above, led the way with 70 as Yorkshire Academy beat Sheffield Collegiate by 28 runs and held on to third place in the Solly Sports ECB Yorkshire County Premier League yesterday. It was a good day for spinners.
Yorkshire Carnegie bowed out of the Friends Provident Twenty20 in style against the Derbyshire Falcons with a six-wicket win.
A youthful Yorkshire Carnegie side went down by seven wickets to the Nottinghamshire Outlaws at Trent Bridge.
Jack Hargreaves, above, stood out with 58 as Yorkshire Academy's batting crumbled and they lost to York by 25 runs in the Solly Sports ECB Yorkshire County Premier League.
Yorkshire Carnegie’s chances of securing a place in the Friends Provident Twenty20 quarter-finals have taken a hit, after they lost by 14 runs to the Warwickshire Bears. It means they are now three points off the final qualification place with only two group matches remaining.
Yorkshire’s County Cricket Club’s full squad visited HMP Doncaster (Marshgate) Prison on 12th July 2010 to participate in a match against inmates.
The Under-17 match between Yorkshire and Lancashire which was scheduled to be played at Barnsley Cricket Club on Thursday 15 July has been moved to Weetwood.
The ICC have welcomed the initiative currently underway in England as Pakistan hosts Australia in a two-Test series beginning at Lord's on Tuesday. With international matches not currently possible in Pakistan, the ICC has been playing a leading role in ensuring that Pakistan cricket continues to thrive at international level.
The ECB have confirmed the availability of Tim Bresnan, Ajmal Shahzad and Adil Rashid between 14 and 25 July.
Opener Alex Lees, above, held Yorkshire Academy together with 83 not out as they beat Cleethorpes by four wickets to go within one victory of being top of the Solly Sports ECB Yorkshire County Premier League on Saturday.
Galloping Herschelle Gibbs, above, had Yorkshire in the driving seat - but they still lost their seventh Friends Provident t20 match of the season against Lancashire at Old Trafford tonight.
Yorkshire gave the strongest possible signal that they are hell bent on winning the LV County Championship by beating Warwickshire by six wickets with 14 balls to spare in a real thriller which earned them a standing ovation at Headingley Carnegie.
Joe Root, above, led the way for Yorkshire Second Eleven with 131 including 21 fours in the first innings of their Championship match against MCC Young Cricketers at Radlett, and left-hand spinner Gurman Randhawa took seven wickets in the match as Yorkshire won by eight wickets and came home with 24 points.
The planned Members' Forum scheduled for Saturday 4 September has been cancelled.
In an interview for the ECB Match Programme prior to their MCC Spirit of Cricket Home Series against Australia, Pakistan Captain Shahid Afridi has asked for the local Pakistan support in England to make his side feel like they really are playing at home.
Innings of 62 by Lee Hodgson, above, and 61 by Charlie Roebuck helped Yorkshire to victory by 94 runs in their Second Eleven Trophy match against MCC Young Cricketers. Paceman Lee later chipped in with two wickets.
Azeem Rafiq and Joe Root have been announced in a 14 man England U19s squad for the two match Test series against Sri Lanka U19s beginning on Wednesday 21 July in Northampton.
Yorkshire's Adil Rashid is the new leader of the overall FTI MVP. A key component in Yorkshire's tremendous start to the season, Rashid has found success in both the Championship (LV=CC) and the Friends Provident t20 (FPt20).
Jacques Rudolph makes history in the absence of skipper Andrew Gale as he leads out Yorkshire from the Kirkstall Lane Pavilion on its first day of operation at Headingley Carnegie Cricket Ground.
Both Tim Bresnan and Ajmal Shahzad have been included in a 13-man England squad to play Bangladesh. The first of three One-Day International is to be played at Trent Bridge on 8 July.
Herschelle Gibbs, above, smashed a brilliant maiden 20-over century for Yorkshire before Northamptonshire secured an amazing tie at Wantage Road tonight to prevent Carnegie from claiming their sixth Friends Provident t20 win of the season.
A captain's top score of 77 by Alex Lees, above, helped Yorkshire Academy to victory by 54 runs against Barnsley in the Solly Sports ECB Yorkshire County Premier League at Weetwood.
An astonishing evening collapse and a Twenty20-style run chase gave Warwickshire Bearcubs victory by six wickets in their Second Eleven Championship clash at York last night.
Yorkshire are top of the LV County Championship table by one point over Nottinghamshire - but they could not celebrate that feat courtesy of a win against Lancashire at Old Trafford today.
Carnegie's run of three successive Friends Provident t20 triumphs ended at Headingley Carnegie today when Richard Pyrah was caught on the long-on boundary instead of clearing the ring for the last-ball six that would have tied the totals.
Left-hand batsman Billy Root, above, and right-handed brother Joe became the first siblings to play for Yorkshire Second Eleven together for 13 years. Yorkshire fell into the grip of Warwickshire Bearcubs and went down by 137 runs in this Trophy clash.
Left-arm spinner Ben Elvidge held Yorkshire Academy's middle-order together for the second time in a fortnight as they fought Lancashire Academy to a draw in their two-day Friendly match.
Adam Lyth, above, top-scored for Yorkshire with 43 - but it was Anthony McGrath who lifted the man-of-the-match award as a businesslike performance earned the hosts a seven-wicket victory over North Group leaders Nottinghamshire Outlaws in the Friends Provident t20 match at Headingley Carnegie this evening.
Irfan Amjad came within six of a century and Jack Hughes, above, and Ashley Robinson were top bowlers as Yorkshire Academy crushed Sheffield United by 122 runs in the Solly Sports EBC Yorkshire County Premier League on Saturday.
An astonishing innings from man-of-the-match Adam Lyth, above, resulted in Yorkshire Carnegie romping to their biggest ever runs victory in the Friends Provident t20 match against Worcestershire Royals at sunny Headingley Carnegie.
How many of these Yorkshire greats can you dentify before clicking on the picture to read the name caption? This is one of a wealth of historic pictures which appear in Andrew Collomosse's book, Magnificent Seven, recording Yorkshire's triumphs of the modern Golden Age of 1959 to 1969.
Yorkshire Carnegie secured a thumping nine wicket win over Leicestershire at Grace Road as they continue their quest for consistency in the Friends Provident Twenty20.
Opener Alex Lees, above, was top-scorer and left-hand spinner Gurman Randhawa pocketed a five-for as Yorkshire Academy ran to another eight-point victory over Appleby Frodingham in the Solly Sports ECB Yorkshire County Premier League.
Left-hand spinner Gurman Randhawa, above, took three wickets in each innings and hit 40 in Yorkshire's first knock as the Seconds beat a Kent-Northamptonshire XII by 21 runs in their Friendly match at Beckenham.
Yorkshire Carnegie suffered their fourth defeat in the Friends Provident Twenty20 after losing by six wickets to the Durham Dynamos in the North East.
Man-of-the-match Anthony McGrath, above, plundered a career-best 73 not out to set up Yorkshire Carnegie for a thrilling 17-run win over Lancashire Lightning in the Friends Provident t20 Roses clash at Headingley Carnegie tonight.
Poor batting left Yorkshire Academy with very much the worst of it in their two-day one-innings drawn game with Cheshire Development XI.
Left-hand spinner Gurman Randhawa, above, top-scored with 28 - and then weighed in with five wickets - as Yorkshire Academy scraped home by nine runs against Castleford in the Solly Sports ECB Yorkshire County Premier League.
Bowler Lee Hodgson, above, stole the batting honours with a first-innings 82 for Yorkshire Seconds in their Friendly match against Middlesex at Radlett.
A record unbroken stand of 137 in a mere 11 overs between Andrew Gale, above, and man-of-the-match Herschelle Gibbs powered Yorkshire Carnegie to a nine-wicket victory over Durham Dynamos at Headingley Carnegie tonight.
Members of Yorkshire County Cricket Club Players’ Association are invited to attend the Professional Cricketers’ Association Past Players’ Day which this year will be held on August 5 in the old pavilion at Headingley Carnegie.
Yorkshire were bowled out for 219 on the third and final day of their friendly against the touring India A side at Headingley today.
The absence of openers Callum Geldart and Alex Lees and an injury to leading wicket-taker Gurman Randhawa cost Yorkshire Academy dear as they went down by 15 runs to Driffield in the Solly Sports ECB Yorkshire County Premier League.
Yorkshire Carnegie made it two defeats out of two in the Twenty20 after a disappointing 21 run defeat to the Worcestershire Royals at New Road.
A last-day fightback saw Yorkshire Academy almost beat their opposite numbers at Durham under the captaincy of Alex Lees, above - and important positives were knocks of 74 and 67 by debutant Ben Elvidge.
Ajmal Shahzad has made history today by becoming the first Yorkshire born Asian to play Test cricket for England.
Hat-trick: Azeem Rafiq, right, congratulates Yorkshire's new arrival, Clint McKay, on taking three wickets in three legitimate balls - spoiled by an intervening wide.
The Roses match ended in a draw at Headingley Carnegie when rain prevented any play on the fourth and final day of the LV County Championship encounter - Yorkshire taking five points out of the game to their opponents' eight.
Silly batting mistakes cost Yorkshire Academy victory over Rotherham Town and the chance to become leaders of the Solly Sports ECB Yorkshire County Premier League.
A complete change in the weather meant a start in the Second Eleven Twenty20 Triangular Tournament involving Yorkshire, Lancashire and Durham at Bingley yesterday - but it also meant two defeats for Yorkshire.
Yorkshire 2nd Team are set to play Lancashire and Durham at Twenty20 cricket this Tuesday and Wednesday at Bingley CC.
Opening right-hander Joe Root, above, and his left-handed brother, Billy, put on 164 for the first wicket in Sheffield Collegiate's Solly Sports ECB Yorkshire County Premier League clash with Doncaster Town.
Charlie Roebuck, above, got among the wickets and runs, but Yorkshire Academy went down by 83 runs in a shoddy display in their 50-over "friendly" against LeedsBradfordMCCU 2ndXI.
Yorkshire and Hampshire had to settle for a draw at the Rose Bowl after early morning rain ruined what could have been a dramatic final day.
All-rounder Shahid Afridi has been named as Pakistan captain for the tour to England after deciding to end a four-year absence from Test cricket. The second of two Test Matches takes place at Headingley Carnegie between the 21st and 25th of July.
Yorkshire opener Joe Root, above, rattled up 87 in the new-style split Second Eleven 40-Over Cup match at Weetwood, but it was not enough to prevent Durham's victory by five wickets.
A patient 117 from Callum Geldart, above, helped Yorkshire Academy to an 81-victory over Doncaster and second place in the Solly Sports ECB Yorkshire County Premier League.
Clint McKay, the 27-year-old Australian paceman, has signed as a Yorkshire Carnegie player for this season’s Friends Provident twenty20 competition.
Yorkshire suffered their first defeat in 2010 after being beaten by six wickets against Somerset at Taunton. For the second time in as many LV=County Championship games in the west country, their opponents chased down a huge second-innings total to win.
Paul Collingwood’s England team lifted the nation and the World Twenty20 trophy in the Caribbean this week after a series of supreme displays of power hitting, tight fielding and world-class bowling.
A first-innings analysis of 5-39 by Moin Ashraf, above, and 53 from Jack Hughes were Yorkshire's highlights in a difficult match at Barnsley where they went down by 112 runs to Leicestershire in the Second Eleven Championship.
The Friends Provident twenty20 Cup match between Yorkshire Carnegie and Lancashire Lightning (Thursday 17th June) is an all-ticket match.
England have won the 2010 ICC World Twenty20 tournament in the Caribbean and Yorkshire's Tim Bresnan has been ever present and key to the side's success.
A three-wicket bag for paceman Ben Sanderson, above, was the only good news after a terrible day for Yorkshire in their Second Eleven Trophy clash with Leicestershire at Headingley Carnegie.
Jacques Rudolph, above, continued his phenomenal form in the Clydesdale Bank 40 League to steer Yorkshire to a fourth consecutive win as they beat the Netherlands by four wickets with three balls to spare at Headingley Carnegie.
Acting skipper Alex Lees, above, thrashed 136 and left-arm spinner Gurman Randhawa cleaned up with 4-71 as Yorkshire Academy crushed Hull and YPI by 133 runs in the Solly Sports Yorkshire ECB County Premier League today.
The ECB have named Andrew Gale in the England Lions team to face Bangladesh in a four-day match at The County Ground, Derby from 19- 22 May.
Paceman Ben Sanderson, above, claimed 5-50, the best first-class figures of his career, as Yorkshire bowled out Loughborough MCCU on the final day of the three-day match at Headingley Carnegie.
Ferocious bowling from Steven Patterson, above centre, who claimed a one-day career-best 6-32 including five wickets for five runs in 11 balls, sent Yorkshire Carnegie storming to victory by 100 runs against Derbyshire Falcons at Headingley Carnegie.
Cricket was the winner, but Yorkshire suffered their first real upset of 2010 when the Academy was knocked out of the Solly Sports ECB Yorkshire County Premier League Cup in Round 1.
Callum Geldart, above, cruised to 69 not out with three sixes and four fours as Yorkshire Academy thrashed Harrogate by nine wickets in their Solly Sports ECB Yorkshire County Premier League match at Weetwood.
Gary Ballance, above, batted for almost five-and-a-half hours to amass 134 with 13 fours as Yorkshire beat Derbyshire by five wickets in their Second Eleven Championship match at Derby.
Steven Patterson, being surrounded by teammates, above, collected career-best figures of 5-50 as Yorkshire fired out Essex for 206 and 214 to win by an innings and 96 runs on Day 3 of their LV County Championship match at Scarborough.
Openers Joe Root and Callum Geldart, above, put on 170 as poor bowling helped Yorkshire to victory by 68 runs in their Second Eleven Trophy match at Derby.
Jack Hughes, above, top-scored with 52 as Yorkshire Academy established their promise with an outright 38-run victory over Sheffield Collegiate in the Solly Sports EBC Yorkshire County Premier League.
Two scorching innings from Jacques Rudolph, 83, above, and Anthony McGrath, 77 not out, gave Yorkshire Carnegie an advantage they never relinquished against Northamtonshire Steelbacks in the Clydesdale Bank 40 match at Scarborough.
Two boundaries by Alex Lees, above, were the only excitement for Yorkshire Academy whose Solly Sports Yorkshire ECB County Premier League match at York was washed out after 5.5 overs
West Indian fast bowler Tino Best, above, grabbed four wickets at Headingley Carnegie as Yorkshire made Durham follow on 280 runs behind on the last day of their LV County Championship match - but Yorkshire had taken no second-innings wickets when the rain was the only winner.
Garard Brophy, above, battered his way to 81 and Charlie Roebuck 46 not out as Yorkshire took advantage of "force-feeding" to set Nottinghamshire a challenging target on Day 3 of their Second Eleven Championship match. Then rain returned to mock the sportsmanship of both sides.
Gary Ballance, above, starred with 67 - but victory by one wicket with one ball to spare had the spectators biting their nails as Yorkshire stumbled from a seemingly winning position of 151-4 to 197-9, five wickets going down for 48 runs.
Andrew Gale (125 off 115 balls) and Jacques Rudolph (101 from 102) scorched Carnegie to 233-0 and victory over Essex by 10 wickets to kick off their Clydesdale Bank 40 campaign in style at Chelmsford.
Left-arm spinner Gurman Randhawa was the star of a disappointing opening to their Solly Adams ECB Yorkshire Premier League season.
Gerard Brophy struck 162 to set the example other Yorkshire batsmen failed to follow as the Seconds went down to Lancashire by 28 runs at Stamford Bridge.
A terrific batting performance from Yorkshire has seen them maintain their unbeaten start to the 2010 LV=County Championship season by drawing at Kent. Set a mammoth 392 to win in the Canterbury sunshine, the Tykes came close to a memorable victory before eventually accepting a stalemate which gives them 8 points to keep them top of the division one table.
Yorkshire 419 and 199 for 4 beat Somerset 272 and 344 by six wickets
Yorkshire CCC are delighted to confirm the signing of West Indian fast bowler Tino Best until the end of May, but might have to wait before he can erupt onto the county circuit.
Yorkshire (274 and 291-6) beat Warwickshire (217 and 347) by 4 wickets
On the eve of this season's opening LV= County Championship fixture versus Warwickshire The Yorkshire County Cricket Club has awarded full caps to both Ajmal Shahzad and David Wainwright.
Ryan Harris will not be playing for Yorkshire in May after being asked to rest by Cricket Australia.
Tim Bresnan and Ajmal Shahzad have been included in England's 15-man squad for the ICC World Twenty20 in the Caribbean from April 30.
Yorkshire 226-9; Lancashire 266-7 (both in 94 overs)
Daryl Tuffey, who was due to play for Yorkshire until Ryan Harris's IPL commitments were completed has broken his left hand when batting for New Zealand in the 1st Test against Australia.
It was the Gary Ballance and Adam Lyth show today at the Foursquare Oval as Gary scored an aggressive 94 and Adam added 70 not out as Yorkshire gained revenge against the University of West Indies after defeat in Saturday's Twenty20 game at Kensington Oval.
Jonathan Bairstow (61) was the driving force as Yorkshire posted a respectable 201-6 but Essex chased down to win by 4 wickets with five balls to spare.
It was a different Yorkshire but the same result as Derbyshire secured 5th place in the Barbados Twenty20 Cup by 7 wickets at the 3 Ws Oval.
The entire Yorkshire playing squad and the support staff turned up for today's match against the University of West Indies wearing Macmillan Cancer Support Tshirts to show their support for one of the Club's Official Charities.
University of West Indies made 121 for 5 in their 20 overs and then dismissed Yorkshire for a mere 63 to take the game by a 58 run margin.
Yorkshire made 301-6 after dismissing Derbyshire for 185 in what was a solid performance to get their Caribbean crusade up and running. A moral victory for Andrew Gale on his first outing as skipper.
Andrew Gale will lead his Yorkshire side for the first time in Barbados as the Yorkshire side prepare to depart these shores on Sunday.
Goedemorgen! On August 1st we are playing the Netherlands in a CB40 group fixture in Rotterdam.
Whether you want to play for England or whether you want to add that little bit extra to your game – you don’t know unless you try it!
Tim Bresnan will remain in Bangladesh as a replacement in the Test squad for the injured Ryan Sidebottom.
Craig White talks about his new role of Assistant to the Director of Professional Cricket.
Tim Bresnan, David Wainwright, Ajmal Shahzad and Adil Rashid have been included in the ECB's provisional 30-man squad for the forthcoming ICC World Twenty20 to be staged in the Caribbean from April 30 this year.
Yorkshire batsman, Adam Lyth, was in Beverley last week where he presented awards to the young players of Beverley Town Cricket Club.
Jonathan Bairstow is the Yorkshire recipient of the prestigious Denis Compton Award for 2009. Adil Rashid had been Yorkshire's winner for the previous three seasons.
Yorkshire Radio, an Official Media Partner of the Yorkshire CCC, will be joining the Yorkshire team as they travel to Barbados for the pre-season tour in March.
Yorkshire County Cricket Club have bolstered their overseas ranks for 2010 with the signing of Herschelle Gibbs for the 2010 Friends Provident t20 competition.
Azeem Rafiq's England Under-19s went out of the World Cup at the hands of West Indies who won the Quarter-Final clash by 18-runs. Azeem now leads his side against India in a battle for fifth place.
Daryl Tuffey has signed for The Yorkshire County Cricket Club as the county’s overseas cover for Ryan Harris in the early part of the 2010 season. Harris will arrive in England after fulfilling his commitments to the Deccan Chargers in the Indian Premier League.
The Yorkshire County Cricket Club has announced some exciting ticket offers for this season’s Friends Provident t20 and Clydesdale Bank 40 matches at Headingley Carnegie Cricket Ground.
All Yorkshire members are entitled to a free ticket to see the Leeds Rhinos play Salford City Reds on Friday 19th February 2010.
Yorkshire Academy member Rochelle Petty has pushed the number of Yorkshire players on England duty this winter to twelve after being selected in a 13-woman England Academy squad to tour India this March.
Ajmal Shahzad has been rewarded for an excellent 2009 domestic season and his hard work on the England Performance Programme with a call up to the full England One-Day and Test squads that will tour the UAE and Bangladesh in February and March. Tim Bresnan retains his place in England ’s one-day touring party.
Jo Harman spoke to Adil Rashid recently in South Africa for www.pongocricket.com. He discussed his Test prospects, dealing with expectations and his loyalty to Yorkshire
Andrew Gale will prepare for his first season as Yorkshire captain by leading the England Lions against Pakistan A in the UAE in February.
We sadly received news from the Sheffield Cricket Lovers' yesterday that their former Chairman, Chris Gray, passed away on 23 December, one day after his 78th birthday.
Opening batsman Chris Taylor has mutually agreed with the Yorkshire County Cricket Club that he will leave the Club.
James Finch, the 21-year-old Leeds born off-spinner, has been released by YCCC.
Yorkshire County Cricket Club confirmed the appointment of Andrew Gale as captain for the 2010 season at a press conference held at Headingley Carnegie Cricket Ground today.
The Yorkshire County Cricket Club will have a new captain in 2010 after Anthony McGrath, the Club’s skipper in 2009, has taken the decision to relinquish the role and return to the ranks.
It has been six months since we launched the original Yorkshire CCC Debentures for seats in the new Carnegie Pavilion.
Yorkshire's 18-year-old off-spinning all-rounder, Azeem Rafiq, has been named England's captain at next year's Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand. A 15-man squad, which also includes Joe Root, had already been announced last month.
Following an ECB Board meeting, the following points system and rule changes have been approved for the LV= County Championship and are effective from 2010.
ECB today announced the squad for the ICC Under 19 World Cup taking place in New Zealand from 16th-30th January 2010 and have included Azeem Rafiq and Joe Root in a 15-man squad. The bi-annual tournament involves 16 teams with England facing Afghanistan, Hong Kong and India in the group stages.
The ink has been in short supply at Headingley Carnegie since the end of the 2009 season as the talented youngsters at the Club have been busy signing new contracts.
Durham have issued an apology on behalf of Steve Harmison after comments he made about Matthew Hoggard's departure from Yorkshire
The great and the good of English and Pakistani cricket met at Headingley Carnegie Cricket Ground today to formally launch the neutral Test which will be played between Pakistan and Australia at the ground in July 2010.
Oliver Hannon-Dalby is in Australia at the Darren Lehmann Academy and is writing a blog along with Joe Gatting (Sussex) and Alex Wakely (Northants).
Adil Rashid, Ajmal Shahzad and Azeem Rafiq are seeking your votes to become the inaugural recipient of the Big Hitter British Asian Cricketer of the Year Award 2009.
Tickets for both the 2010 Test Match between Pakistan and Australia and the 2nd NatWest ODI between England and Pakistan are now on sale.
The draw for the 2010 ECB 40 League has taken place at Lord’s with 21 teams drawn into three de-regionalised groups. The 18 First-Class Counties, Scotland, the Netherlands and the ECB Recreational XI will compete for the ECB 40 League- the 40-over competition in top flight domestic cricket in 2010.
The Yorkshire County Cricket Club is delighted to announce that its overseas player for the 2010 season will be 30-year-old Australian paceman Ryan Harris.
Gale, Sayers, Shahzad, Wainwright, Lyth and Bairstow will spend much of November and December in South Africa this winter as members of the England Performance Squad.
The Yorkshire County Cricket Club have held lengthy discussions over the past few months with Matthew Hoggard before informing him last Thursday that they would not be offering him a new contract for the 2010 season.
Adil Rashid has been included in both the Test and One-Day England squads to tour South Africa this winter and Tim Bresnan has been named in the One-Day squad. The 16-man Test and ODI squads were announced by the England selectors today for the tour which begins next month.
The Yorkshire County Cricket Club has concluded a series of contract negotiations to ensure that its quality players remain at the Club.
As the season ended on Sunday, Yorkshire's successful women's sides were at Haadingley Carnegie celebrating a tremendous 2009. Congratulations must go to all the girls on their success and to the volunteers who support them to develop and raise their game.
James Lee has ended speculation over his future by signing a new 3-year contract at Yorkshire County Cricket Club. James will remain at the Club until the end of the 2012 season and will be hoping to build on an excellent 2nd XI season by pushing for more regular 1st Team opportunities.
The Yorkshire CCC Awards were presented on the outfield at Headingley Carnegie Cricket Ground during the lunchbreak on Day 2 of the LV County Championship match against Hampshire.
Deon Kruis, right, took the first wicket of the Hampshire innings on his last day of Championship cricket for Yorkshire at Headingley Carnegie today.
Yorkshire beat Lancashire by 2 wickets to take Second Eleven Trophy with James Lee scoring an unbeaten 39 to add to his two wickets to see Yorkshire home.
Matthew Hoggard stormed Yorkshire to victory in Hove with a hat-trick to reduce Sussex to 80-8. David Wainwright wrapped up the final two wickets to finish Sussex off for 83 all out. Wainwright scored an unbeaten 99 runs and took 9 wickets in the match.
Headingley Carnegie will host one of two neutral Test Matches between Pakistan and Australia in 2010.
A splendid all-round performance by a young Yorkshire Carnegie side resulted in a crushing eight wicket victory over Gloucestershire Gladiators in the NatWest Pro40 match at Headingley Carnegie tonight.
Jonathan Bairstow was Man of the Match as Yorkshire Academy beat champions York by four wickets to win the ECB Oxbridge Yorkshire County Premier League Cup and put silver on the Headingley Carnegie table.
Yorkshire can still do the silver double! The Academy play York in the ECB Oxbridge Yorkshire County Premier League Cup Final at Headingley Carnegie on Sunday - and yesterday Yorkshire reached the Second Eleven Trophy Final to be played on Monday, September 21...against Lancashire.
Only 13 overs were possible at Trent Bridge where the bottom two sides in NatWest Pro40 Division One were forced to settle for a weather affected draw.
Anthony McGrath and Chris Read were unable to come to an agreement for a target at Trent Bridge so instead of enjoying a thrilling end to a very competitive LV County Championship encounter, the spectators in Nottingham were forced to watch a dull conclusion that finished with a handshake and a draw at twenty past four.
Adam Lyth lashed his maiden one-day century in Yorkshire Carnegie’s NatWest Pro40 League match against Sussex Sharks at Scarborough - but even this dashing display was insufficient to stave off defeat at the hands of the table-toppers.
Next week's Roses match at Headingley Carnegie will determine whether Yorkshire or Lancashire go through to the Second Eleven Championship playoff.
Yorkshire continue their fight to avoid relegation after they could only draw their LV Championship match against Warwickshire at Scarborough - but there were two heartening events for the home side towards the end.
Charlie Roebuck and Joe Root are among 22 players selected to take part in a series of one-day matches against county 2nd XIs.
The Yorkshire County Cricket Club would like to congratulate Andrew Strauss and all of the England team on their performances this summer in bringing the Ashes home.
Azeem Rafiq finally got his hands on his 2nd XI cap at Headingley Carnegie yesterday.
The Yorkshire Under-15s have led the way this season claiming trophies galore as their season ended in style... The Under-15s had a fine victory in their final. On the way to success they had beaten Durham, Cumbria and Northumberland before defeating Warwickshire by 90 runs at the Quarter-Final stage.
It has been decided that Yorkshire County Cricket Club will not renew Simon Guy’s contract beyond the current season.
A superlative innings by Adil Rashid, right - the 21-year-old all-rounder's second unbeaten century in successive innings - extended Yorkshire's first innings to 429.
This weeks Roses match might well be Tim Bresnan and Adil Rashid's last appearance in Yorkshire colours this summer after they were both named in all of England's one-day teams announced today.
Victory over Hampshire by an innings and 22 runs this afternoon brought a huge sigh of relief in the Yorkshire camp - and the hope that they really can escape the relegation zone of the LV Championship this season.
Yorkshire Carnegie’s search for a win continues after they were well beaten by Somerset in their NatWest Pro40 League Division One match at Taunton.
As the npower Ashes Test Match has finished within three days here is some information on our refund policy for Day 4 tickets...
Jacques Rudolph and Andrew Gale both hit hundreds as they shared a third-wicket partnership of 218 in 60 overs to help save their County Championship match against Lancashire at Old Trafford today.
Andrew Gale, right, suffered the agony of being out for 99 - but his brave innings helped to save the match for Yorkshire on the last day of their LV Championship encounter with Nottinghamshire at Scarborough.
John Blain, right, blasted six sixes and three fours in a captain's innings for Yorkshire Academy - and then pitched in with captain's wickets as his side went first equal in the ECB Oxbridge Yorkshire County Premier League.
Gary Ballance, right, butchered Sheffield Collegiate with 236 not out and shared in a first-wicket partnership of 296 with Joe Root as Yorkshire Academy reached the final of the ECB Oxbridge Yorkshire County Premier League Cup.
Sir Ian Botham will be one of four guests-of-honour paying tribute to Brian Close this October, at a specially arranged dinner to celebrate the 60th anniversary of him becoming England’s youngest ever Test cricketer, a record he holds to this day.
Yorkshire Academy kept their great season on track with a 3 wicket win over Barnsley at Shaw Lane on Saturday.
Anthony McGrath took time out this morning ahead of the Durham LV County Championship match to reward five of Yorkshire's promising youngsters with their 2nd XI caps.
Yorkshire have gone a record 19 First Class matches without a victory following their draw against LV Championship title-holders Durham at Headingley Carnegie today.
Yorkshire Under-17s progressed through to the next round of the 50-over national knockout Cup after beating Lancashire Under-17s by 4 wickets at St Annes today (Thursday).
They lit up a post-War generation. They were the dashing heroes of their day. England’s Denis Charles Scott Compton and Australia’s Keith Ross Miller were true legends of cricket.
Azeem Rafiq bowled England Under-19s to a comprehensive 10-wicket victory inside three days of the first youth Test against Bangladesh at Scarborough.
Michael Vaughan has announced his retirement from all forms of professional cricket today. The 34-year-old has retired with immediate effect and everyone at The Yorkshire County Cricket Club wishes him all the very best for the future.
As the npower Ashes Series heads to Leeds via Birmingham the ECB have announced a three competition structure for domestic cricket from 2010 designed to protect the primacy of Test and 4-day cricket.
With speculation rife over the future of Michael Vaughan, right, Yorkshire Carnegie lost another game they were well on course to win - going down by 37 runs to Derbyshire Phantoms at Headingley Carnegie in their last Twenty20 Cup match of the season.
Yorkshire Carnegie are out of this season's Twenty20 Cup after going down to an 11 run defeat to Leicestershire Foxes at Grace Road.
Azeem Rafiq plundered an outstanding 92 ball maiden first class century at New Road to see Yorkshire past 500 before the visitors were frustrated in their attempts to turn their draw into an unlikely victory.
Yorkshire Carnegie lost their Twenty20 Cup match at Durham courtesy of a batting collapse at the Riverside tonight, denting their chances of qualifying for the quarter-finals of the competition
Andrew Gale was in imperious form with a quick fire 76 at Trent Bridge but it wasn’t enough for Yorkshire Carnegie who lost by 11 runs to throw the North Division of the Twenty20 Cup wide open.
England today named a 16-strong squad for a pre-Ashes camp to be held later this week and a team to take on Warwickshire in a three-day warm-up match at Edgbaston starting on July 1st. The selectors also named Ian Bell as captain of the England Lions team for the four-day tour match against Australia at Worcester also starting on July 1st.
Yorkshire Carnegie missed the chance to record their first win in six weeks during the NatWest Pro40 League Division One match against Worcestershire Royals at New Road.
The readers of On Magazine were recently asked to name their top three locations in the Leeds area and Headingley Carnegie Cricket Ground has made the cut. Alongside the top tourist attractions Headingley Carnegie is very dear to many people's hearts
Left-arm spinner David Wainwright, left, picked up two crucial wickets with his injured hand and stand-in wicket-keeper Jonathan Bairstow collected four catches - but Somerset prevailed by four wickets against Yorkshire in their LV Championship match at Headingley Carnegie.
Anthony McGrath, right, declared to set Sussex a 281 victory target in 71 overs on Day 4 of their LV Championship match at Headingley Carnegie - and they were 257-8 when time was called, Mike Yardy hitting a superb 110.
Tim Bresnan and Adil Rashid have pledged their futures to the White Rose County by signing three-year extensions to their existing contracts. The Yorkshire County Cricket Club has been quietly going about the business of ensuring the future of the Club. In the off-season 2006/7 there were rumours that players were queuing up to leave Headingley Carnegie Cricket Ground, but now they are queuing up to remain at the White Rose County . Over the course of the winter Anthony McGrath, Andrew Gale, David Wainwright, Adam Lyth and Richard Pyrah extended their contracts by three-years. Steve Patterson added two years to his Yorkshire career while Oliver Hannon-Dalby and Ben Sanderson signed one-year extensions
Andrew Gale stormed to a score of 79 from just 59 balls in Chesterfield as Yorkshire’s Twenty20 campaign was given a timely boost with an eight wicket win over Derbyshire Phantoms
Yorkshire Carnegie, fresh from an opening day home win against Leicestershire Foxes, were humbled by old foes Lancashire Lightning in the Twenty20 Cup North Division at Old Trafford on Tuesday evening.
Yorkshire's Adil Rashid will replace Andrew Flintoff in the ICC World Twenty20 after the England management conceded Flintoff would not be fit following his recent surgery on a slight tear to the meniscus in his right knee.
Yorkshire Carnegie are delighted to announce that, at 12.30pm today, Rana Naved-ul-Hasan received a signed Termination Agreement from the Indian Cricket League
Pakistani ace Rana Naved-ul-Hasan wielded the willow in typically fearless fashion to fire Yorkshire Carnegie to an amazing Friends Provident Trophy Group C win today, by four wickets over Surrey Brown Caps at the Oval.
Eight days into his England Test career Tim Bresnan took his first wickets as England clinched the Test series 2-0 over the West Indies.
Yorkshire Carnegie’s hopes of reaching the knockout stages of the Friends Provident Trophy are over after a convincing 60-run defeat against Sussex Sharks at Hove today.
Richard Pyrah, right, led the way with three wickets and a match-winning 42 not out as Yorkshire Carnegie beat Durham Dynamos by two wickets in the Friends Provident Trophy at Headingley Carnegie today.
Yorkshire Carnegie lost their third Friends Provident Trophy match in a row today, going down by three wickets to Group C leaders Gloucestershire Gladiators at Bristol’s County Ground.
Ahead of the one-month County Championship break it’s three draws in their first three games for Yorkshire after they were frustrated on the final day against Warwickshire at Edgbaston. With the only realistic chance of getting a victory dashed early on when the hosts passed the 451 follow-on mark, the objective of the match changed to secure maximum bonus points and give players the chance of time in the middle.
The sad news from Todmorden where Yorkshire Seconds should have been playing Middlesex is that all three days have been abandoned because of rain.
A dramatic collapse snatched defeat from the jaws of victory for Yorkshire Carnegie in their Friends Provident Trophy clash with Surrey Brown Caps at Headingley Carnegie today.
Rana Naved will arrive in Yorkshire today after securing the work permit that he had struggled to obtain ahead of the 2009 season