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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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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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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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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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Tim Bresnan, in T20 action for Yorkshire Vikings against Durham Jets earlier this year. Picture: Bruce Rollinson

Yorkshire CCC could reap the benefits from Tim Bresnan’s latest Big Bash adventure

TIM BRESNAN is hoping that his second taste of the Australian Big Bash League will benefit Yorkshire as they aim to win English cricket’s T20 tournament for the first time.

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SETTING NEW TARGETS: Alex Lees, above in action against Durham, is aiming to force his way into England contention. Pictures: SW Pix

Raising the bar: Alex Lees keen to develop in order to hit ground running in 2017

ALEX LEES may be eyeing warmer climes in the New Year but do not think for one moment that it is anything to do with soaking up some welcome winter sun.

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GOTCHA: Yorkshire's Ryan Sidebottom celebrates dismissing Nottinghamshire's Steven Mullaney at Scarborough in August this year. Picture by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com

We’ll be back: Ryan Sidebottom adamant title agony will fuel desire for 2017 bid

RYAN SIDEBOTTOM believes the pain of missing out on a hat-trick of County Championships will only help inspire Yorkshire in their quest to reclaim the title next summer.

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TOUGH TOUR: England cricket captain Alastair Cook shows his disappointment after losing in Chennai. Picture: AP/Tsering Topgyal

Chris Waters: Early signs of England promise quickly killed off by ruthless India

IT’S the hope that kills you.

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Chris Waters: Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow in race to overhaul Michael Vaughan’s run record

THERE is a game within a game going on in the fifth Test between India and England in Chennai.

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Yorkshire's Gary Ballance hits out against Nottinghamshire at Scarborough earlier this year. 
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Meet Gary Ballance - All you need to know about Yorkshire’s new captain ...

Yorkshire today announced the appointment of England international Gary Ballance as their new club captain.

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LEADING THE WAY: Gary Ballance is Yorkshire's new first-team captain.

CricketTalk: Gary Ballance the ‘chosen one’ at Yorkshire | Can England salvage pride in Chennai?

GARY BALLANCE has been chosen as the man to succeed Andrew Gale as captain of Yorkshire, the former skipper himself succeeding Jason Gillespie as first-team coach only last month.

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Yorkshire's Gary Ballance celebrates his century against Middlesex at Scarborough earlier this summer. He has been named the county's new captain across all three formats. (Picture: SWPix.com)

The Chosen One: Yorkshire captaincy too good to turn down for honoured batsman Ballance

GARY BALLANCE has described the chance to captain Yorkshire as “impossible to turn down”.

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Team mates bowled over as cricketer clocks up 70 years with village club

A cricketer has been honoured by his team mates after clocking up 70 years with a village club.

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New head coach Andrew Gale and the Yorkshire squad will look to wrestle back the County Championship crown next season (Pic: SWpix.com)

Season’s greetings: Everything you need to know about who, where and when Yorkshire will play in 2017

ANDREW GALE is relishing the prospect of Yorkshire’s first County Championship match under floodlights.

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Wanted: Adil Rashid key to coach Andrew Gale’s 2017 plans for Yorkshire CCC

ANDREW GALE insists that Yorkshire have drawn a line under Adil Rashid’s controversial request to miss last season’s County Championship title decider.

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VIDEO: Continuity key factor as Andrew Gale is elevated to Yorkshire CCC head coach

ANDREW GALE is confident that he can fill the big shoes vacated by Jason Gillespie and rise to the challenge of coaching the Yorkshire first team.

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Chris Waters: Elevation of Andrew Gale at Yorkshire could be the perfect fit ... again

ON the one hand, it is something of a calculated gamble.

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Andrew Gale is pictured as he is announced as the new head coach for Yorkshire CCC. Picture: Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com

How Twitter reacted to Andrew Gale’s appointment as Yorkshire’s new first-team coach ...

ANDREW GALE will go down as one of Yorkshire’s most successful post-war captains, having led the county to back-to-back County Championship titles during his six-year tenure as captain.

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Video: Andrew Gale appointed as first-team coach at Yorkshire CCC

ANDREW GALE said the chance to become coach of Yorkshire CCC was “too good to turn down” after being announced as the successor to Jason Gillespie.

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