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Bradford all set for a ‘Super Saturday’

BENNETT LANE promises to be the hottest ticket in town tomorrow.

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Yorkshire captain Gary Ballance in action.

Middlesex v Yorkshire: Poor batting cost us, admits Gale after Lord’s defeat

THE LONGEST day of the year certainly felt like it for Yorkshire, who suffered a taxing defeat at the home of cricket.

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From the YEP archives: Retro cricket photos

Check out these local cricket pictures from the past.

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Adam Waite, of Pudsey St Lawrence, who top scored with 75 against Townville. PIC: Steve Riding

Bradford League: History beckons Hanging Heaton in national cup

HANGING HEATON are pinning their hopes on it being a case of ‘fifth time lucky’ in their latest Royal London ECB National Club Championship group final odyssey this weekend.

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Jack Hughes, of Townville, celebrates getting the wicket of Pudsey St Larence batter Charlie Best LBW. PIC: Steve Riding

Bradford League: St Lawrence in form ahead of top-of-table showdown

CHAMPIONS Pudsey St Lawrence flexed their muscles ahead of Saturday’s big showdown with Hanging Heaton with a 35-run victory over Townville.

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Ben Rhydding bowler Michael Slater in action at Horsforth Hall Park. PIC: Steve Riding

Aire-Wharfe League: Ilkley are untroubled by North Leeds loss

There’s an air of positivity at Ilkley despite having dropped into the bottom five, says captain Will Spivey.

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Harry Brook, pictured with former Yorkshire player and legendary Test umpire Dickie Bird.

Middlesex v Yorkshire: Harry Brook looks part at Lord’s but visitors struggle

SOME teenagers would be fazed by making their County Championship debut at the home of cricket.

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Yorkshire bowler Ben Coad removed centurion Sam Robson early on the second day

Middlesex v Yorkshire (day two): Latest updates from County Championship match at Lord's

Yorkshire will be hoping for better fortune on their second day at Lord's after Middlesex piled up the runs in scorcher temperatures yesterday.
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Fast bowler Steve Patterson got Yorkshire on the board against Middlesex.

Yorkshire made to feel the heat at Lord’s by Middlesex

IT WAS hot enough in the ‘soft south’ yesterday for a Yorkshireman to think about taking off his coat, or at least loosening the scarf around his neck.

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One for the future: Batsman Harry Brook, pictured with Dickie Bird, has impressed with the Seconds and is with the Yorkshire squad for tomorrows Championship match at Lords. (Picture: Yorkshire CCC)

Enjoyment is key for Yorkshire new boy Harry Brook as he looks to follow Joe Root example

Newly-contracted Yorkshire batsman Harry Brook has said that he feels no pressure to become ‘the next Joe Root’ following his signing as a junior professional last week.

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James Smith.

Pudsey St Lawrence captain James Smith wary of threat posed by Townville

THE TERM ‘surprise packages’ may have followed Townville around a bit of late, but one highly-respected Bradford League observer is not fooled.

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Ollie Hardaker

Aire-Wharfe League: Hardaker excited by dawn of ‘a new era’

new-look Horsforth are taking longer than expected to gel, says new skipper Ollie Hardaker.

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Chris Brice (right), of Woodlands, is congratulated after getting the big wicket of New Farnley's Lee Goddard caught by keeper Greg Finn (left). PIC: Steve Riding

Bradford League: Teams ‘get out of jail’ with initial use of DLS system

THREE NAMES came to the fore on a wet weekend of Bradford Premier League action – Duckworth Lewis and Stern (DLS).

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Matthew Waite

Sangakkara reaches milestone as Yorkshire are knocked out of cup

Kumar Sangakkara’s 100th hundred in all cricket kept Surrey on course for a third straight Royal London One-Day Cup final with a close-fought quarter-final win over Yorkshire at Headingley.

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Yorkshire CCC's Ryan Sidebottom

Yorkshire ace Sidebottom’s charity aim

After an injury-hit start to 2017, Ryan Sidebottom’s swansong season is finally up and running, yet it is not just on the pitch that the Yorkshire cricketer has big plans.

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Yorkshire celebrate victory at Taunton.

Somerset drama can spill over into Royal London Cup, believes Gale

ANDREW GALE believes Yorkshire’s dramatic County Championship win against Somerset can help them book their place in the semi-finals of the Royal London Cup.

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Yorkshire celebrate victory at Taunton.

Yorkshire pull off battling victory at Taunton

IT WAS a day that summed up why Yorkshire have been the strongest side in County Championship cricket in recent years and why Somerset are facing a relegation fight.

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Ryan Sidebottom. PIC: John Heald

Specsavers County Championship: Nerveless Sidebottom secures three-run win for Yorkshire at Somerset

Ryan Sidebottom finished with match figures of 8-115 as Yorkshire pulled off a nerve-tingling three-run Specsavers County Championship win over Somerset at Taunton.

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Ryan Sidebottom is scourge of Somerset as Yorkshire secure narrow win

Ryan Sidebottom finished with match figures of eight for 115 as Yorkshire pulled off a nerve-tingling three-run Specsavers County Championship win over Somerset at Taunton.

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Yorkshire's England Test captain Joe Root. PIC: Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

England turn to uncapped quintet as regulars return to counties

England have called up the uncapped quintet of Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Tom Curran, Mason Crane and Craig Overton for the three-match Twenty20 series against South Africa.

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