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Chris Waters: Time for Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow to move on up

SO, what is the state of the England Test team after their winter tours of Australia and New Zealand?

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Yorkshire's Ben Coad is a doubt for the opening Championship game of the season against Essex. Picture: Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com

Ben Coad doubtful for Yorkshire opener as he strives to build on brilliant 2017

BEN COAD is facing a race against time to be fit for the start of the County Championship season as he looks to build on his brilliant 2017.

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Yorkshire's Adil Rashid successfully appeals the wicket of Sussex's Ashar Zaidi. Picture: Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com

Yorkshire CCC members set to question deal for Rashid at agm

YORKSHIRE today face a grilling from their members over the controversy surrounding Adil Rashid’s decision to give up red-ball cricket.

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Yorkshire's Karl Carver. Picture: Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com

Jury is out as Yorkshire weigh up four-day spin options

IF there is any silver lining to Adil Rashid’s decision to turn his back on red-ball cricket, it is that it gives an opportunity to his fellow spinners on the Yorkshire staff.

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AYUP LAD: Billy Stanlake celebrates with Glenn Maxwell after taking his first wicket for Australia against New Zealand in the T20 Tri-Series earlier this month. Picture: David Neilson/ www.photosport.nz/SwPix.com

‘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 Joe Root pulls through mid-wicket on day one at the SCG. Picture: Jason O'Brien/PA

Chris Waters – The Ashes: Time for Root to get tough on himself in order to match Test peers

ONCE AGAIN, Joe Root passed 50 but failed to reach 100.

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England's Joe Root walks from the field after defeat during day five of the Ashes Test match at the WACA Ground, Perth. (Pictures: Jason O'Brien/PA Wire)

Chris Waters - The Ashes: Numbers do not lie as England begin soul searching

SACK the captain. Sack the coach. Sack the players. Sack the backroom staff. Sack the tea lady. Sack the tea lady’s cat. Sack the tea lady’s cat’s cousin.

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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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LONG-SERVING: Adil Rashid. Picture: John Clifton/SWpix.com

Adil Rashid insists ‘plenty more’ in the tank after earning Yorkshire benefit year in 2018

YORKSHIRE have awarded leg-spinner Adil Rashid a benefit for next year.

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TAKE THAT: Australia's Shaun Marsh hits a six during day two of the Ashes Test match at the Adelaide Oval. Picture: Jason O'Brien/PA

Chris Waters: How unfancied trio are helping to spare blushes of Australia’s ‘moron’ selectors

“MORONS masquerading as mentors.”

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BIG HITTER: Yorkshire's Adam Lyth hit a domestic T20 record score of 161 against Northamptonshire last season as Yorkshire set a record total of 260-4 in a 124-run win. Picture: Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com

Video: No stone left unturned as Yorkshire Vikings target T20 success

HOW DID the universe come into being? How long is a piece of string? When is a headbutt not a headbutt?

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Yorkshire captain Gary Ballance walks off after being dismissed during Yorkshire's second innings at Essex, the team all out for 74 - their lowerst first-class total since 1999.. Picture: Steven Paston/PA

Season Review: Numbers don’t add up as Yorkshire fall well short of objectives

WRITING a Yorkshire end-of-season review in recent times has largely consisted of patting people on the back and regurgitating phrases such as “bulging trophy cabinet” and “dynasty of success”.

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Yorkshire's Matthew Fisher is congratulated on taking 5 wickets in the innings against Warwickshire.

Headingley (Day 1 report): Yorkshire defiant as Fisher nets five wickets

ONE MAN’s loss is another man’s gain.

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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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