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Yorkshire captain Ballance backed to hit back after being made Ashes scapegoat

YORKSHIRE first-team coach Andrew Gale believes that Gary Ballance will be “a dangerous animal” after being made a scapegoat for England’s Ashes defeat.

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Ready to cash in: England's Joe Root.

Yorkshire’s Joe Root takes England break ahead of IPL riches

JOE ROOT has withdrawn from England’s forthcoming Twenty20 series against Australia and New Zealand, but admits to feeling conflicted about the decision.

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England's Jos Butler celebrates making 100 runs against Australia.

Chris Waters: Australia 4 England 5 – Now that would be a good winter scoreline

IF JASON Roy doesn’t get you, Jonny Bairstow must.

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In form: England's Jonny Bairstow on his way to a half-century in Brisbane.

Joe Root smiling again as England coast to victory

JOE ROOT admits he is savouring England’s white-ball dominance over Australia all the more after captaining his country to defeat in the Ashes.

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Eyeing bright future: Yorkshire pace bowler Matthew Fisher, pictured at Headingley this week, is aiming for a big summer. (Picture: Simon Hulme)

Weekend Interview: Yorkshire’s Matthew Fisher possesses pace to burst on to radar

IT IS a perishing winter’s day at Headingley and Matthew Fisher is sitting in the warmth of the Carnegie Pavilion, pondering one of cricket’s great questions.

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England's Joe Root, celebrates after taking the wicket of Australia's Steve Smith.

Joe Root stars with bat and ball as England beat Australia by four wickets

Joe Root starred with bat and ball as England scored a rare four-wicket victory over Australia at the Gabba to take a 2-0 lead in the one-day series.

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Mark Arthur: Radical plan.

Yorkshire propose championship shake-up

A proposal to split the County Championship into three conferences of six teams apiece has been put forward to the England and Wales Cricket Board by two Yorkshire officials.

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Yorkshire coach Andrew Gale. Picture: Allan McKenzie/

No lack of ambition in county cricket, insists Yorkshire boss Andrew Gale

ANDREW GALE has launched a strong defence of county cricket following criticism that too many players lack ambition.

England's Ben Stokes

Chris Waters: ECB inconsistency over Stokes delivers mixed message

BAFFLING, bewildering, bemusing, breathtaking, bungled, befuddled, bizarre – and that’s just without leaving the letter “B”.

UP FOR SELECTION: England's Ben Stokes. Picture: John Walton/PA

Ben Stokes cleared to play for England by ECB

BEN STOKES is to resume his international career after being charged for affray and is due to rejoin the team next month in New Zealand.

England's Jamie Overton (left) bowls past brother Craig, during a nets session at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.

Former Yorkshire star Chris Silverwood aims to deliver quickly for England

Chris Silverwood insists there is no pace problem in English cricket and is confident he can bring through a generation of fast bowlers to match Australia.

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David Willey: At the crossroads.

Test fees must rise to halt drain to T20 riches says Yorkshire’s Martyn Moxon

MARTYN MOXON believes that Test cricket must be more financially rewarding to prevent players from prioritising T20 riches.

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England's Liam Plunkett. Picture: David Davies/PA

Australia v England: Liam Plunkett confident England will not suffer Ashes hangover in ODI series

Liam Plunkett insists England’s one-day specialists have no reason to be cowed by Australia’s Ashes success.

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England's Eoin Morgan Picture: Mike Egerton/PA

Settled England now on World Cup countdown

CAPTAIN Eoin Morgan has put England’s one-day side on World Cup alert, with a year to establish themselves as the team to beat in 2019.

Pontus Jansson.

Leeds Sports Awards 2018 is breaking all records

A RECORD number of nominations and votes have been received for the 2018 Leeds Sports Awards, set to be held at First Direct Arena on Thursday, March 1.

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England's Adil Rashid. Picture: AP.

Yorkshire’s Adil Rashid shines as England rediscover winning feeling Down Under

England began to put their Ashes woes behind them as their one-day side beat a Cricket Australia XI in comprehensive fashion to kick off the limited-overs leg of the tour Down Under.

England coach Trevor Bayliss: announced retirement plans.

The Ashes: Trevor Bayliss to rebuild England before stepping aside

England and Wales Cricket Board chairman Colin Graves has promised “a lot of soul-searching” but “no witch hunt” as England try to plot a way forward after their miserable 4-0 Ashes trouncing this winter.

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STICKING AROUND: Yorkshire's Adam Lyth hits out. Picture by Allan McKenzie/

Adam Lyth out to prove he is good value for new Yorkshire deal

YORKSHIRE batsman Adam Lyth has signed a two-year contract extension, keeping him at Emerald Headingley until the end of 2020.

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GOING DOWN: England's Joe Root leads his players off the pitch after defeat in the opening Ashes Test match at The Gabba in Brisbane. Picture: Jason O'Brien/PA

Chris Waters – The Verdict: The Ashes tour that went from bad to worse ...

FROM THE Ben Stokes incident to Joe Root ending the series in hospital, the Ashes was disastrous from start to finish.

BACK WHEN IT BEGAN: England's Joe Root, right, and Australia's Steve Smith pose before the start of the Ashes Test series at The Gabba, Brisbane. Picture: Jason O'Brien/PA

The Ashes: The good, the bad and the ugly from Down Under

ENGLAND’S latest tour Down Under started out on a wave of optimism, only to be quickly trampled on a a relentless Australia, the tourists’ Ashes quest over before Christmas.

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