New Mulgrave skipper Thompson is eyeing immediate top flight return

New Mulgrave CC captain Andrew Thompson has outlined his ambitions for the upcoming season, as his side looks to bounce back into the Beckett Premier League.

Was it worth it?: Gary Ballance, who will lead Yorkshire this summer, lifting the County Championship trophy at Lords in 2015.  (Picture: PA)

Yorkshire chief brands prize money in cricket ‘a joke’

YORKSHIRE chairman Steve Denison has branded the prize money in county cricket as “a joke”.

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Yorkshire's Travis Head celebrates his half century against Warwickshire last year (Picture: Allan McKenzie/

Heads you win: Australian Travis Head re-signs with Yorkshire for T20 campaign

YORKSHIRE have re-signed Australian batsman Travis Head as their overseas player for the T20 Blast.

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Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root will miss Yorkshire's start to the season. Picture Bruce Rollinson

Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow ruled out of Yorkshire’s opening County Championship games

YORKSHIRE will be without England’s Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow for their first two County Championship matches, but they will have new overseas signing Peter Handscomb available from the start of the season.

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Bernard Goulding claimed the Service to Sport Award for his services to local cricket

Goulding and Rhodes seal Sports Awards success

The area’s sporting stars were honoured at Monday night’s 2016 Scarborough & District Sports Awards.

Yorkshire's Headingley stadium.

Headingley needs ‘leap of faith’ to secure its future

THE SIGHT of Old Trafford staging all the blue riband international cricketing occasions in the north of England from the summer of 2019 is a scenario of nightmarish proportions for anyone from the Broad Acres.

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Ryan Sidebottom will retire at the end of the season

Sidebottom to call time on 20-year career

Yorkshire seamer Ryan Sidebottom has announced his decision to retire from all forms of cricket at the end of the 2017 season.


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.

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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.

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