YORKSHIRE’S first opponents in the inaugural Abu Dhabi T20, the Pakistan side Lahore Qalandars, were described in the build-up to last night’s game in somewhat ominous fashion on Abu Dhabi Cricket’s Twitter feed.
IT proved to be another testing year for Yorkshire - both on and off the field - but, there was a positive end to the campaign when an unbeaten run of four County Championship games saw them secure a fourth-place finish.
From Adil Rashid’s controversial decision to quit red-ball cricket, subsequently reversed, to another narrow escape from County Championship relegation, it has been a challenging 2018 season for Yorkshire. Chris Waters reports.
TO ALL intents and purposes, this match died a death at 4.50pm on the opening day, when Yorkshire’s Jack Brooks trapped Worcestershire’s Ed Barnard lbw to guarantee mathematically that Yorkshire will be playing in the County Championship First Division again next year.
Yorkshire made sure of their Division One status in the Specsavers County Championship for the 2019 season despite being on the receiving end of another century from Worcestershire opener Daryl Mitchell at Blackfinch New Road.