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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Beckett League champs Staithes handed home Village Cup opener against winners Sessay

Readers Scarborough Beckett Cricket League Premier Division champions Staithes have been drawn at home to The Cricketer Village Cup holders Sessay in their opening match this season.

Whitby's Adam Lyth has backed Joe Root to be a success as England Test captain

LYTH: Root will be a top skipper

Whitby’s Adam Lyth has thrown his weight behind new England skipper and long-time Yorkshire teammate Joe Root.

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.

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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Whitbys Adam Lyth enjoyed a superb season with the bat for Yorkshire in 2016, and hes looking to hit the ground running again this summer

Lyth still harbouring England ambitions

Whitby’s Adam Lyth hasn’t given up on making a return to England’s Test side as he steps up his preparations for the 2017 season with Yorkshire.

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Yorkshire batsman Adam Lyth has sung the praises of outgoing England captain Alastair Cook

Lyth's praise for England 'legend' Cook

Yorkshire batsman Adam Lyth has praised outgoing England captain Alastair Cook as one of the greatest of the modern era.

New umpires are needed in the Readers Scarborough Beckett League

Umpires' Association running training course

Scarborough & District Cricket Umpires’ and Scorers’ Association will be running a ECB ACO Level 1 training course at Staxton Cricket Club on Sundays 12, 19 and 26 March.

Evening League cricket

Harburn Cup to be renamed in memory of Linda Goulding

AndyHire Evening League cricket teams will meet up for their AGM at Scarborough Cricket Club on Monday night, 7.30pm start.

2016 Readers Scarborough Beckett League champions Staithes were congratulated on winning a league and cup double at tonight's AGM

Beckett League AGM: Clubs reject rule change proposal and secretary Dobson set to stand down

Member clubs rejected a proposed rule change surrounding the calling off of games at tonight's AGM, while secretary Simon Dobson also announced he'll be stepping down at the end of the season.

Staxton batsman Nick Gibson is caught and bowled in their game at rivals and champions Staithes last season

Rivals Staithes and Staxton drawn together in Cayley Cup opener

Premier Division champions Staithes will host rivals Staxton in the stand-out tie of Cayley Cup draws.

Mulgrave will hope Kieran Noble can help them return to the Premier Division at the first attempt after a disappointing 2016 campaign

2017 Cricket Fixtures: Whitby sides ready for new campaign

Whitby's cricket sides have learned who they'll play in the 2017 campaign after the Readers Scarborough Beckett League fixtures were released.

Staithes will be looking to the runs and wickets of Simon Bowes again

Champs Staithes start with four away-days

Readers Scarborough Beckett League Premier Division champions Staithes will kick off their bid to retain the title for a third successive year with trips to newly-promoted Settrington and Cayton.

Andrew Gale at his unveiling as the new head coach of Yorkshire County Cricket Club. (Picture: Bruce Rollinson)

Weekend Interview: Whirlwind year and roller-coaster ride leads Andrew Gale to top job at Yorkshire

ANDREW GALE entered 2016 hoping to captain Yorkshire to a hat-trick of County Championships on the back of one of his best years as a player.

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Gary Ballance is Yorkshire's new skipper

Ballance is named new Tykes skipper

Yorkshire County Cricket Club are delighted to announce that Gary Ballance has been appointed as Club captain.

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Yorkshire's Adam Lyth.
 Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Leading man: Adam Lyth happy to lead from the top and the front for beloved Yorkshire

There is a rich history of left-handed batsman spearheading Yorkshire to honours.

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Will Donald in action for Whitby CC

Donald takes the reins at Whitby CC

Whitby Cricket Club’s new captain is setting his sights high for an first campaign, following his recent appointment.

Lockton, pictured before last season's Severfield Cup final, which they lost to Cloughton 2nds

Lockton CC quit Beckett League

Lockton Cricket Club have resigned from the Readers Scarborough Beckett Cricket League due to a lack of players.

Graham Onions, Adam Lyth and Ryan Sidebottom at the Sport Mulgrave dinner at Raithwaite Hall

Guests have a ball at Sport Mulgrave dinner

Over £6,000 was raised for Sport Mulgrave at a hugely successful sporting dinner, held at the Raithwaite Hall Estate on Saturday night.

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