BECKETT LEAGUE: Aussie Diamond shines with century on Staxton debut

New signing Rohan Diamond made a sparkling century as Staxton made a winning start to the season at Seamer.
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Morris and Donald shine in opening win for Whitby CC

A superb century from Finlay Morris and a six-wicket haul from fellow all-rounder Will Donald steered Whitby to a massive 142-run home win in their first NYSDL Division One game of the season.
Yorkshire captain Gary Ballance made 108 in the first innings against Hampshire and is unbeaten on 78 overnight in the second (Picture: Alex Whitehead/

Double trouble: Yorkshire looking to captain Gary Ballance as they battle to avoid another loss

IF YOU had said before the start of the season that this match would provide an early opportunity for one of the teams to complete the double over the other, you would have thought that it would be an opportunity for Yorkshire to complete the double over Hampshire as opposed to the other way round.

Hampshire's James Vince (Picture: Simon Hulme).

Hampshire v Yorkshire: We let it get away from us – Gary Ballance

THEY came to the Ageas Bowl in the hope of watching England batsmen Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow.

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Yorkshire lost to Hampshire in their opening game of the County Championship season despite claiming a commanding position after the first inings (Photo: SW Pix)

RECAP: Hampshire v Yorkshire (day one): James Vince scores century for hosts as Ben Coad stars again

Yorkshire seek to avenge the opening defeat of the County Championship campaign against Hampshire as the two teams meet at the Ageas Bowl.
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Peter Handscomb is set to drop down from the No 3 position to accommodate Joe Root as Yorkshire tackle Hampshire in the County Championship (Picture: Alex Whitehead/

Yorkshire looking to avenge instant setback

ANDREW GALE will today send his Yorkshire players out on a revenge mission.

Beckett Cricket League preview

Beckett Premier champions Staithes open up at new boys Settrington

The Readers Scarborough Beckett League season gets under way this Sunday as the top-flights sides don the whites for their first game.


Video - Stunning start to season sees Ben Coad earn faith of Yorkshire with extended deal

UNNECESSARY though it may seem – given the mesmerising start he has enjoyed to the 2017 season – Ben Coad says his new extended contract with Yorkshire has handed him a further confidence boost.

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Yorkshire's Gary Ballance hits out on his way to a half-century against Hampshire (Picture: Allan McKenzie/

Yorkshire need ruthless approach, says Ballance

GARY BALLANCE is calling on his Yorkshire batsmen to be more greedy and ruthless after the club lost their opening game of the Championship season.

Hampshire's Kyle Abbott celebrates dismissing Yorkshire's Tim Bresnan for his fifth wicket in the innings. (Picture:

Yorkshire v Hampshire: Injury-hit Yorkshire succumb to surprise reverse

THE TERM “squeaky-bum time” is often used at this time of year as the football season draws to a close.

An injury crisis has left Steve Patterson as Yorkshire's main frontline bowler for the County Championship opener

LIVE: Yorkshire v Hampshire: Latest updates from County Championship opener at Headingley

Yorkshire open their 2017 County Championship campaign at home to Hampshire today.

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Yorkshire v Hampshire: Yorkshire well set to match their own great expectations

IT IS a measure of how far Yorkshire have come in recent times that they were disappointed last year to finish third in the County Championship and to progress no further than the semi-finals of both one-day tournaments.

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New dawn: Yorkshire united in trophy target

THE new regime in charge at Yorkshire County Cricket Club have spelled out their target for the season that starts today, insisting: “We want to win trophies.”

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Daisy Stokoe has been called up to the Yorkshire Under-13s Performance squad

Daisy's delight at Tykes call-up

Whitby’s Daisy Stokoe has been called up to the Yorkshire Girls Under-13s Performance squad for the 2017 season.

Peter Handscomb and Joe Root pictured at Yorkshire's media day on Wednesday (Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe).

Yorkshire overseas star Peter Handscomb quickly made to feel at home

PETER HANDSCOMB met his new Yorkshire team-mates for the first time at the club’s media day yesterday sporting a smile as big as Melbourne Cricket Ground.

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Yorkshires Tim Bresnan takes another wicket as the county side beat Leeds-Bradford students at Headingley yesterday in their final warm-up match (Picture: Alex Whitehead/

Bresnan shines as depleted Yorkshire cruise to victory over students

ON the one hand this was a mismatch that provided little by way of competitive viewing.

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Adam Lyth made 194 for Yorkshire against Leeds-Bradford MCCU at Headingley (Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe).

Adam Lyth has time on side to better Len Hutton's Yorkshire record

ADAM LYTH narrowly missed out on scoring his fifth double hundred for Yorkshire yesterday and equalling the tally of the great Len Hutton.

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With injuries leaving Yorkshire short-handed in the bowling department ahead of the start of the Championship season, Ben Coad produced encouraging figures of 2-17 yesterday at Headingley against Leeds-Bradford students (Picture: Tony Johnson).

Yorkshire v Leeds-Bradford Students: Ben Coad gives Yorkshire lift with promising showing

YORKSHIRE have revealed that they will be without pace bowlers Ryan Sidebottom and Liam Plunkett for their opening County Championship match of the season.

Yorkshire have secured the funding support to potentially rescue the future of Headingley

Yorkshire secure investment to rescue Headingley

The Yorkshire County Cricket Club have welcomed news that a funding agreement for the redevelopment of the North-South Stand at Headingley has been supported in principle by Leeds City Council, subject to approval at Executive Board.

Yorkshires Jack Brooks is likely to be out of action for between four and six weeks after picking up a calf injury in the pre-season trip to Dubai (Picture: Dave Williams).

Yorkshire could lose Jack Brooks for up to eight matches

YORKSHIRE’s leading strike bowler Jack Brooks faces up to six weeks on the sidelines.

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