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Signing off: Yorkshire’s Ryan Sidebottom hopes to bring curtain down on glittering career in perfect style

RYAN SIDEBOTTOM is determined to sign off a glittering 20-year career on a perfect high by lifting more silverware with his beloved Yorkshire.

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VIDEO: Dickie Bird exhibition celebrates Test cricket umpire legend at Experience Barnsley

Howzat! Yorkshire's own Mr Cricket Dickie Bird has been bowled over by a home town exhibition celebrating his extraordinary life and career at Experience Barnsley.
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England’s Joe Root vows to play his part for Gary Ballance’s Yorkshire

INCOMING England captain Joe Root says there is little chance he will seek practice for the role by asking to lead Yorkshire at any time this season.

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Yorkshire's Joe Root, the new captain of England's Test team.

Captain Joe Root hoping to bring the smiles back to English cricket

JOE Root believes the England captaincy can actually raise his game to a whole new level rather than diminish his run-scoring prowess.

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In charge: England have announced Yorkshire batsman Joe Root as their new Test captain. (Picture: Adam Davy/PA)

This is a huge honour, says Yorkshire’s Joe Root as he takes England reins from captain Alastair Cook

“PRIVILEGED, humbled and very excited.”

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England's Joe Root celebrates his double century against Pakistan. (Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire)

Chris Waters: Joe Root will adopt a bold new approach in charge of England

TO the names of Lord Hawke, Stanley Jackson, Rony Stanyforth, Norman Yardley, Len Hutton, Brian Close, Raymond Illingworth, Geoffrey Boycott and Michael Vaughan can be added that of Joe Root.

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A fresh-faced Joe Root at Yorkshire's photocall in 2010. (Picture: Vaughn Ridley/SWPix)

From Yorkshire scholar to the England captaincy - the rise of Joe Root

Joe Root will be named as the new England captain on Monday. Here The Yorkshire Post chronicles the Sheffield batsman’s rise to the top.

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‘Humbled and privileged’: Joe Root handed England captaincy

Yorkshireman Joe Root has been named as the new England cricket captain.

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Former England captain Alastair Cook pictured at Lords yesterday where he discussed his decision to step down from the role. (Picture: Adam Davy/PA).

New voice could give timely lift England, admits Alastair Cook

ALASTAIR COOk sensed his England team was “stagnating” under his leadership and needed a fresh voice as captain.

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CricketTalk: End of an era sees Alastair Cook leave door open for Yorkshire’s Joe Root

ALASTAIR COOK bowed to what seemed the inevitable on Monday this week when he stood down as England’s Test match captain after 59 games in charge.

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Joe Root, left, and Alastair Cook pictured during England duty together last summer (Picture: Richard Sellers/PA Wire).

It can only be Joe Root for me as England’s new captain, says Andrew Gale

ANDREW GALE last night hailed Joe Root as the perfect choice to replace Alastair Cook as England Test captain.

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Joe Root in line to be England captain after Alastair Cook stands down

ALASTAIR COOK has stepped down as England Test captain, paving the way for Yorkshire’s Joe Root to be named as his successor.

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England's Joe Root, on a miserable winter for the national team.

Chris Waters: England must forget quickly their troubled winter tours

AS we reflect on England’s winter tours to the subcontinent, let us start with the good news.

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I'M YOUR MAN: Yorkshire's Tim Bresnan. Picture by Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com

Natural choice: Tim Bresnan delighted to be in main support role for Yorkshire

TIM BRESNAN has spoken of his surprise and delight after Yorkshire broke with recent tradition to name him as their new vice-captain.

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BACK IN THE FOLD: Yorkshire's Joe Root returns for England's T20 clash against India on Thursday.

India v England: Big prize in Eoin Morgan’s sights as Joe Root returns to fold

England may be moving on from 50-over cricket to Twenty20 in Kanpur but captain Eoin Morgan still has his eyes on the prize that is the Champions Trophy.

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Jonny Bairstow, in action during the fourth Test match against India in Mumbai last month. Picture: AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool.

A man for all formats - England urged to utilise Yorkshire’s Jonny Bairstow more

YORKSHIRE boss Martyn Moxon believes that Jonny Bairstow’s talents are wasted if he is not playing in all three formats of international cricket.

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India v England: England’s Hales left sidelined with hand injury

England opener Alex Hales will miss the remainder of England’s limited-overs tour of India with a broken right hand and is also touch and go for next month’s trip to the West Indies.

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CATCH ME IF YOU CAN: India's Virat Kohli is the best batsman in the world, with his chief rivals - Kane Williamson, Steve Smith and Joe Root - having lotsof ground to make up.

Chris Waters: How do you stop Virat Kohli? Er, well you can’t ...

THE ARGUMENTS can now be put to bed.

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England's Jos Buttler (right) and captain Eoin Morgan celebrate  victory over Sri Lanka at the Ageas Bowl last July. Picture: Chris Ison/PA

India v England: ‘Fantastic leader’ Eoin Morgan backed to be big hitter again

Jos Buttler hailed England captain Eoin Morgan as a “revolutionary” in a ringing endorsement of his leadership ahead of the second one-day international against India.

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Picture by Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com.  An aerial view of Headingley stadium during the first floodlit match.

‘We’re staying in Leeds’ insist Yorkshire cricket bosses after stadium future speculation

The boss of Yorkshire County Cricket Club (YCCC) insists Headingley WILL remain the home of cricket in the county, after questions over the funding of a major stadium redevelopment led to speculation about the future of the game in Leeds.

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