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Bairstow Signs First Pro Contract

Jonathan Bairstow has signed his first professional contract with The Yorkshire County Cricket Club. The deal will keep him with the White Rose County until at least the end of the 2011 season. Bairstow joins Azeem Rafiq and Gary Ballance, who signed similar deals last week, as Junior Professionals in the 2009 Yorkshire CCC squad.   Jonathan, who turned 19 years old at the end of ....


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Mcgrath Is New Captain

Yorkshire have announced the appointment of Anthony McGrath as their replacement for Darren Gough as captain.   This completes a major turnaround for the Bradford born 33 year old and his native county.  The allrounder was on the verge of leaving at the end of the 2006 season, prior to Gough’s return.   McGrath was the favourite to get the job with Jacques Rudolph the ....


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Should He Stay Or Should He Go

Rumours continue to persist about Michael Vaughan’s Yorkshire future, with Hampshire and Lancashire supposedly making overtures, speculation has further been fuelled by recent quotes attributed to Darren Gough “What Michael has got to decide now is what is best for himself,”.  It can’t be about what is best for Yorkshire, what is best for England, it is all about what ....


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Rafiq And Ballance Sign Contracts

Yorkshire have announced that Gary Ballance and Azeem Rafiq have signed professional contracts with the club. The three-year Junior Professional contracts mean that both players are committed to the Club until 30th September 2011.  The commitment of two talented young players is great news for the Club and for its future.   Gary Ballance, 18, made six appearances for the Yorkshire ....


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Plunkett Set For Yorkshire?

At 23 Liam Plunkett has already played in 9 tests and 27 one day internationals, he has a test bests of 44 and 3 for 17.  In first class cricket 68 first class matches he has a best of 74 not out.  With the ball has taken 202 wickets with a best of 6 for 74. The Middlesbrough born youngster is one of the countries top prospects, he has dropped out of England contention recently but ....


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Rashid Wins Player Of Season Award

For the second successive season Adil Rashid has won the Corridor of Uncertainties Yorkshire Player of the Season in First Class cricket.  Points are awarded by members of the fans site based upon their man of the match noimnations.  Tim Bresnan and Andrew Gale led the way for most of the season but Rashid's good finish to the season which saw him go into the final fixture against ....


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New Deal For Patterson

Yorkshire have announced that pace bowler Steve Patterson has signed a new deal that keeps him at the County to the end of the 2010 season. Patterson who had limited opportunities this season took 11 wickets at an impressive 25, he was involved in the win at Somerset and the near miss against Sussex.  He also took 2 for 18 in his only List A game. Patterson is from Hull and he is the ....


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John Blain Returning To Yorkshire

John Blain will rejoin The Yorkshire County Cricket Club at the end of October as Assistant Bowling Coach.  He will be responsible for developing the pipeline of talent emerging from a thriving schools' cricket programme in the county and through the club's Academy. Blain, 29, is seen as an ideal long-term replacement for Steve Oldham who has been personally responsible for ....


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New Contract For Craig White

Craig White has signed a new one-year deal with the Club to be Yorkshire's 2nd XI captain in 2009.  White’s vast experience is ideal for this role.  He played in 30 Tests and 51 One-Day Internationals and had a two-year stint as Yorkshire captain during the 2005 and 2006 seasons. There have been few better all-rounders in English cricket and with over twelve thousand ....


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County Caps For Gale And Rashid

Andrew Gale and Adil Rashid were both awarded their County Caps at Scarborough today.  Rashid who made his debut in 2006 has long been talked about as a future England player.  He established himself in Yorkshire's four day side last season and this season has become a regular in Yorkshire's one day set up.  For Gale the opposite has been the case, he established himself as a one ....


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Second Innings Failure At The Root Of Yorkshire's Problems

Inconsistent performances are the reason why Yorkshire currently stand in a relegation place in the First Division of the County Championship.  A look at the bonus point situation would suggest that it is performances in the second innings that are the root of Yorkshire’s problems.  Bonus points are awarded in the first innings only and a league table based upon those would be as ....


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Goughie's Last Few Weeks Will Decide His Legacy

Darren Gough enters the last few weeks of his cricket career and what a big few weeks they are for Yorkshire cricket.  Two games in the Pro 40 and two in the Championship.  Yorkshire are well placed to gain promotion in the Pro 40 but face a real battle to hold on to their First Division place in the Championship. There is no doubt that Yorkshire's One Day performances have improved ....


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Headingley Pavilion Gets The Go Ahead

Leeds University and Yorkshire County Cricket Club have been given planning approval for a striking new pavilion at Headingley Carnegie Cricket Ground in Leeds. The pioneering scheme combines new world-class cricket, media and hospitality facilities with University teaching space. Designed by Will Alsop, the new 4,000sqm Carnegie Pavilion will replace and upgrade the existing Yorkshire County ....


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Hoggard Next Yorkshire Captain?

With Darren Gough’s departure at the end of the season, attention will soon turn to who will replace him.   There appears to be five options: - Jacques Rudolph - Anthony McGrath - Michael Vaughan - Matthew Hoggard - bring in someone from outside the county.   Jacques Rudolph is the best player in the side, he impressed on the one occasion that he led the side but do you ....


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Benefit For Mcgrath

Anthony McGrath has been awarded a benefit season in 2009 by The Yorkshire County Cricket Club. Anthony progressed through the Yorkshire ranks before making his county debut in 1995 and being awarded his county cap in 1999.  Anthony played 4 Test Matches for England in 2004 when his Test batting average of 40.20 and bowling average of 14.00 suggested what all Yorkshire supporters ....


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Crucial Games At Scarborough

Yorkshire have four games left to preserve their First Division status, three of them at Scarborough. Scarborough has been a happy hunting ground for the Tykes with a Championship won their in 2002 and First Division safety secured in 2006 but Yorkshire's record since 2000 at the costal resort in not as impressive as you would expect, played 16, won 5, drawn 7, lost 4.  If Yorkshire ....


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Michael Vaughan - A Personal Memory

10th June 2005   I only have the courage to walk up to him because I am holding two orange slips of paper on which are written our table’s questions for the Q&A session. They said to take them to table 5, and as they have said this, and as I have drunk several glasses of wine I am able to do it.   He is sitting on his own. Flintoff is at the bar and that leaves a gap for ....


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Yorkshire Loose Appeal

Yorkshire have lost their appeal against being thrown out of the Twenty 20. Following this afternoon's appeal in Taunton they were fined a further £1,000 to make £2,000 in total.  The result v Nottinghamshire was allowed to stand rather than the points being awarded to Notts but Yorkshire were deducted two points for the offence (the well documented playing of Azeem Rafiq, ....


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Yorkshire To Appeal

Yorkshire have announced that they will appeal the ECB decision to throw them out of the Twenty 20 cup.  One of the points raised by the ECB was that Yorkshire had been warned of problems with Rafiq's nationality but had failed to act on this.  My sources tell me that as he is not yet 18 Rafiq can not legally become a British Citizen and Yorkshire had done what they believed was ....


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Yorkshire Thrown Out Of Twenty 20

The ECB hearing held at Old Trafford today has reached the decision to award the points from the Yorkshire v Nottinghamshire game to Nottinghamshire as a result of playing Yorkshire playing the incorrectly registered Azeem Rafiq.  This means that Nottinghamshire progress to the quarter finals instead of the Tykes. The ECB statement reads: "At a meeting of a panel of the Cricket ....


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Yorkshire's Twenty 20 Participation In Doubt

Yorkshire face expulsion from the Twenty 20 after under ECB instructions their quarter final match against Durham today was called off.   It emerged that the reason for the cancellation was that Azeem Rafiq, who became Yorkshire’s youngest Twenty 20 player, when he appeared in the group match against Nottinghamshire, was not registered and as such the Tykes have fielded an ....


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Bresnan, Time For An England Re-call

One of the most pleasing aspects of the season so far has been the excellent form shown by Tim Bresnan.  Bresnan has always been a player of high promise with both bat and ball and he has delivered some outstanding performances.  The good thing about this season is he has added consistency to his un-doubted talent. The 23 year old, who is now a genuine allrounder is currently top of ....


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Rafiq Could Become Yorkshire's Youngest

Azeem Rafiq's inclusion in the Yorkshire squad for the away game against Leicestershire is the first senior call up for the talented off spinning allrounder.  If 17 year old Rafiq is selected he would become the youngest player to appear in Twenty 20 cricket for the Tykes. Rafiq, who won British Asian Junior Sports personality of the year in 2007 has been a regular for the Academy ....


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Final Championship Game Moved To Scarborough

Yorkshire have announced that their final home Championship game of the season against Somerset on 17-20 September has been moved to Scarborough. The change is made due to improvement works being carried out at Headingley.  This means that Yorkshire final three home championship games will now all take place at North Marine Road. Championship games at Scarborough: August 27-30 v ....


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Essex In The Way Of Gough Finale

Yorkshire have been drawn away to Essex in the Semi-Final of the Friends Provident Trophy. Yorkshire have been impressive in the competition as have Essex for who Ravi Bopara hit a double century in their quarter final victory.  It would be fitting if Darren Gough's final season ends with a Lords final, win this match and he will be there.  The omens are good, Yorkshire have won all ....


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