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Yorkshire Vikings open one day Cup with Trent Bridge victory

Yorkshire Vikings began their Royal London One-Day Cup campaign with an impressive seven-wicket victory over Notts Outlaws at Trent Bridge.

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Sarfraz Ahmed.

Bradford League: Woodlands and Cleckheaton embarking on a new era

NEIGHBOURS Woodlands and Cleckheaton may have had their fair share of intense summit meetings over the past decade in the Bradford League, but tomorrow’s encounter is all about finding their feet in the new season.

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LEADING MAN: Yorkshire's Gary Ballance in action against Hampshire earlier this season (Picture: Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com).

Leading man role suits Yorkshire’s Gary Ballance well

ANDREW GALE has piled praise on Yorkshire captain Gary Ballance and said that the captaincy has given him a new lease of life.

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Video - Joe Root relishes challenge of aiding Yorkshire’s pursuit of one-day glory

ENGLAND Test captain Joe Root is relishing the chance of trying to help end Yorkshire’s long wait for success in the limited-overs game.

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Guiseley bowler Marcus Brown in Aire-Wharfe action at North Leeds. PIC: Steve Riding

Aire-Wharfe League: All-rounder Brook delivers a star turn for Burley

There was only one winner in a royal rumble of all-rounders on Saturday as a star turn by Nick Brook steamrollered Otley on the opening weekend.

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Woodlands captain Tim Jackson in action at Pudsey Congs in the Bradford League. PIC: Steve Riding

Bradford League: Farsley now confident of making challenge for title

AFTER an excellent third-place Premier League finish in 2016, the new season message from Farsley is a bit of an ominous one.

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Yorkshire batsman's surprise trip to school

NOT even snow or sleet, let alone the more predictable rain, stopped play as England captain Joe Root returned to his old school in Sheffield.
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Captain Gary Ballance scored a Yorkshire-best 203 not out against Hampshire to go with his first innings 108 (Picture: Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com).

Hampshire v Yorkshire - The Verdict: Gary Ballance excels to rescue draw for Yorkshire

MUCH more of this and it might be playfully suggested that there is a case for appointing Gary Ballance as the specialist captain of the England Test side.

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WHO WILL PREVAIL? Hampshire's Jimmy Adams or Yorkshire captain, Gary Ballance.

As it Happened - How Yorkshire ground out a draw at Hampshire - The Story of Day Four

YORKSHIRE earned themselves a draw against Hampshire after fighting back from a bad first innings with the bat at the Ageas Bowl.

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Yorkshire captain Gary Ballance. Picture: Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com

Hampshire v Yorkshire - Captain Gary Ballance calmly steers Yorkshire towards safety

GARY BALLANCE registered his highest County Championship score with a stunning double century to salvage a draw for Yorkshire against Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl.

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NEW PITCH: Hunslet Nelson Cricket Club committee members Howard Thompson and Roy Wagstaff. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Grass is green for Leeds cricket club

The grass is green at Hunslet Nelson Cricket Club.

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Yorkshire captain Gary Ballance made 108 in the first innings against Hampshire and is unbeaten on 78 overnight in the second (Picture: Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com).

Double trouble: Yorkshire looking to captain Gary Ballance as they battle to avoid another loss

IF YOU had said before the start of the season that this match would provide an early opportunity for one of the teams to complete the double over the other, you would have thought that it would be an opportunity for Yorkshire to complete the double over Hampshire as opposed to the other way round.

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LEADING FROM THE FRONT: Yorkshire captain Gary Ballance.

Hampshire v Yorkshire (day three): Gary Ballance leads from front to offer hope of draw

GARY BALLANCE gave Yorkshire a fighting chance of saving a draw against Hampshire with a century and half-century on day three at the Ageas Bowl.

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Hampshire's James Vince (Picture: Simon Hulme).

Hampshire v Yorkshire: We let it get away from us – Gary Ballance

THEY came to the Ageas Bowl in the hope of watching England batsmen Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow.

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STAR ATTRACTION: Hampshire batsman James Vince

Hampshire v Yorkshire - Gary Ballance hoping to strike back early after James Vince shines for hosts

JAMES VINCE scored his first red ball century in over a year as he piled on an unbeaten 143 for Hampshire on the opening day of their Specsavers County Championship clash with Yorkshire.

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Yorkshire lost to Hampshire in their opening game of the County Championship season despite claiming a commanding position after the first inings (Photo: SW Pix)

RECAP: Hampshire v Yorkshire (day one): James Vince scores century for hosts as Ben Coad stars again

Yorkshire seek to avenge the opening defeat of the County Championship campaign against Hampshire as the two teams meet at the Ageas Bowl.
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Babar Butt of Pudsey Congs.

Bradford League: All-rounder Butt up to task of steadying ship at Congs

EVERGREEN Bradford League ‘fifty-something’ stalwart Babar Butt will very much be the senior man for Pudsey Congs in 2017.

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Pudsey St Lawrence's James Smith.

Bradford League: Big-hitters aim to net title treble for Saints

FOR PUDSEY ST LAWRENCE, it is all about joining a select group of venerated Bradford League sides in 2017.

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Peter Handscomb is set to drop down from the No 3 position to accommodate Joe Root as Yorkshire tackle Hampshire in the County Championship (Picture: Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com).

Yorkshire looking to avenge instant setback

ANDREW GALE will today send his Yorkshire players out on a revenge mission.

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Video - Stunning start to season sees Ben Coad earn faith of Yorkshire with extended deal

UNNECESSARY though it may seem – given the mesmerising start he has enjoyed to the 2017 season – Ben Coad says his new extended contract with Yorkshire has handed him a further confidence boost.

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