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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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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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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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Ryan Sidebottom will not be back in action in the County Championship until next month. Picture: Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com

Character-driven Yorkshire prevail at Edgbaston to the delight of coach Andrew Gale

YORKSHIRE first-team coach Andrew Gale praised his team’s character after they required just 42 balls on the final morning to complete an innings and 88 run victory over Warwickshire at Edgbaston.

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Yorkshire captain Gary Ballance. Picture: SWPix.com

Warwickshire v Yorkshire - Hosts left reeling after Ben Coad tears through them again

GARY BALLANCE heaped praise on emerging pace bowler Ben Coad after he put Yorkshire on the brink of a first County Championship victory of the season against Warwickshire at Edgbaston.

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Specsavers County Championship: Coad’s ‘dream start’ takes Yorkshire to brink of victoryat Warwickshire

Ben Coad continued his dream start to the season as Yorkshire powered to the brink of Specsavers County Championship victory over Warwickshire on the third day at Edgbaston.

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Yorkshire's captain Gary Ballance led his team to a convicning victory at Edgbaston. Picture: Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com

Warwickshire v Yorkshire (day 4): Yorkshire wrap up convincing victory at Edgbaston

YORKSHIRE have picked up their first County Championship victory of the season, beating Warwickshire by an innings and 88 runs at Edgbaston.

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Yorkshire's Peter Handscomb. 
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Positive approach pays dividends for Yorkshire and Peter Handscomb

AUSTRALIAN Peter Handscomb said there is still lots of hard work to do if Yorkshire are to pick up their first County Championship win of the season.

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Yorkshire's Peter Handscomb led the way in the White Rose's first innings at Edgbaston. Picture: Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com

Highlights - Warwickshire v Yorkshire (day two): Peter Handscomb cuts loose to put Yorkshire in driving seat at Edgbaston

Australian import Peter Handscomb showed exactly the kind of quality that Yorkshire hoped he would inject into their top order as the visitors took command against Warwickshire at Edgbaston.

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Yorkshire's Ben Coad. Picture: Tony Johnson.

Highlights - Warwickshire v Yorkshire: Leading role suits Ben Coad at Edgbaston

The impressive depth to Yorkshire’s seam-department resonated in the Edgbaston gloom as Ben Coad bowled the White Rose into the ascendancy on the opening day against Warwickshire.

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Yorkshire CCC Ben Coad. Picture: Tony Johnson.

Warwickshire v Yorkshire - Ben Coad leads the way once again

BEN COAD impressed again as Yorkshire enjoyed much the better of a rain-affected opening day of their County Championship clash with Warwickshire.

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LEADING THE WAY: Yorkshire captain Gary Ballance in action against Hampshire last week. Picture: Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com

Podcast - CricketTalk: Yorkshire look to get campaign up and running at Edgbaston

YORKSHIRE suffered defeat inside three days at Headingley in their opening County Championship game, placing added importance on their trip to Edgbaston.

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Yorkshire's Gary Ballance has led Yorkshire's fightback against Hampshire. Picture: Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com

Warwickshire v Yorkshire: No room for error as Yorkshire aim to bounce back

YORKSHIRE’S injury crisis is easing as they aim to kick-start their season at the second attempt.

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