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‘Big Billy’ brought in to help Yorkshire land elusive T20 silverware

THEY call him “Big Billy” – and for obvious reasons.

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Cheteshwar Pujara: The India batsman is returning for a second spell with Yorkshire. (Picture: Tony Johnson)

Video: Yorkshire enhance firepower with return of Indian Test star Cheteshwar Pujara

YORKSHIRE can boast three of the world’s top-six batsmen after re-signing India’s Cheteshwar Pujara.

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England's Gary Ballance

The Ashes: Patient Gary Ballance awaits Ashes call

YORKSHIRE captain Gary Ballance insists that he is in “a good place” despite being a spectator on England’s Ashes tour.

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Yorkshire's coaching duo of Martyn Moxon and Andrew Gale will take the team to South Africa next March (Picture: Bruce Rollinson)

Change of scenery as Yorkshire choose to hone their preparations in South Africa

YORKSHIRE County Cricket Club are heading to South Africa for their pre-season tour.

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England's Jonny Bairstow during a nets session at the Adelaide Oval, Adelaide. (Picture: Jason O'Brien/PA Wire)

The Ashes: Gale warns Aussies not to make a pantomime villain of Bairstow

ANDREW GALE is backing Jonny Bairstow to recover from “headbutt-gate” and believes Australia have “picked on the wrong guy”.

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Yorkshire's Ben Coad celebrates dismissing Warwickshire's Dominic Sibley. (Picture: Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com)

Yorkshire v Warwickshire: Ruthless streak is needed for Yorkshire to prevail

IN THE words of the late Bruce Forsyth: “Good game, good game.”

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Yorkshire batsman Alex Lees on the drive

RECAP: Surrey v Yorkshire (day four) - Analysis and commentary from The Oval

YORKSHIRE batted for the whole of the fourth and final day at The Oval to earn a draw against hosts Surrey.
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Yorkshire captain Gary Ballance

As It Happened: Surrey v Yorkshire - How White Rose were bowled out on day three

YORKSHIRE look likely to have to bat for the whole of the fourth and final day at The Oval after they were made to follow on by hosts Surrey.

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Kumar Sangakkara tormented Yorkshire for the third time this summer. (Picture: Bruce Rollinson)

Yorkshire v Surrey: Sangakkara torments Yorkshire once more

HAVING already scored white and pink ball hundreds against Yorkshire this season, Kumar Sangakkara completed the full set when he made one against them with the red ball too.

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Yorkshire's Liam Plunkett will miss the rest of the season through England duty (Picture: SWPix.com)

Surrey v Yorkshire: Gale sets winning standard to rescue Yorkshire

ANDREW GALE insists that Yorkshire cannot afford to take anything for granted as they seek to shake off the spectre of relegation.

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Yorkshire's Adam Lyth (Picture: Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com).

Yorkshire hit record T20 mark thanks to Lyth’s brilliance

RECORDS tumbled as Yorkshire made the highest team total and Adam Lyth the highest individual score in the history of English T20.

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Going home: ICC Trophy-winning captain Sarfaraz Ahmed.''Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Yorkshire v Northants: Blow for Yorkshire as Sarfaraz Ahmed recalled by Pakistan

YORKSHIRE director of cricket Martyn Moxon has spoken of his frustration after overseas player Sarfaraz Ahmed’s time at the county was cut short.

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Tim Bresnan celebrates one of six wickets he took in last Friday's win over Lancashire (Picture: SWPix.com)

Sell-out Roses match gives Tim Bresnan taste for T20’s city format

TIM BRESNAN believes that the new city-based T20 competition will accelerate cricket’s appeal and lead to more Roses-type atmospheres in the future.

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Tim Bresnan celebrates one of the six wickets he took against Lancashire. (Picture: SWPix.com)

Yorkshire Vikings v Lancashire Lightning: Bresnan points Yorkshire towards Roses win

ON THE 40th anniversary of his 100th first-class hundred, Headingley rose again to Geoffrey Boycott, who was paraded during the interval of last night’s Roses match.

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Yorkshire's Ryan Sidebottom leaves the field at North Marine Road, Scarborough, for the last time to a guard of honour (Picture: Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com).

Yorkshire left looking over their shoulder

YORKSHIRE first-team coach Andrew Gale wondered prior to the match whether Essex might “choke” under the pressure of leading the County Championship table.

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Tim Bresnan, (centre) of Yorkshire, celebrates with teammates, getting out Dan Lawrence, of Essex, by lbw (Picture: James Hardisty)

Yorkshire look to make amends with ball after abysmal batting

AFTER Adam Lyth batted throughout the entire innings against Leicestershire at Grace Road five years ago, scoring a brilliant 248 not out, he was asked to comment on the unusual feat of carrying his bat.

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Yorkshire legend, Fred Trueman.

Chris Waters: Declining on-field standards lack the wit of Fiery Fred

WHEN I wrote a biography of Fred Trueman a few years ago I had to make a decision on the subject of swearing.

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Yorkshire's team huddle as Somerset's opening batsman come out for the start of their second innings at Scarborough.

VIDEO - Yorkshire v Somerset: Depleted hosts struggle to gain advantage at Scarborough

THERE was no more ironic sight at Scarborough on Wednesday than that of a fielder wearing a white floppy sunhat with the number 70 on his back.

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How the new stand should look

Stand and deliver: Headingley facelift given £10m boost

HEADINGLEY stadium is to be renamed Emerald Headingley Stadium after Yorkshire and Leeds Rhinos secured a naming rights deal believed to be worth around £10m.

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NOT CONVINCED: Yorkshire director of cricket 'Martyn Moxon and first-team coach Andrew Gale study the pink balls used this week at Headingley against Surrey.Picture: Bruce Rollinson

Pink-ball experiment should be given one more chance, says Yorkshire’s Andrew Gale

YORKSHIRE first-team coach Andrew Gale has admitted that he is no fan of the pink ball and has questioned whether it had any impact on crowd numbers at Headingley.

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