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Root relishes challenge of aiding Yorkshire’s pursuit of one-day glory

ENGLAND Test captain Joe Root is relishing the chance of trying to help end Yorkshire’s long wait for success in the limited-overs game.

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Captain Gary Ballance scored a Yorkshire-best 203 not out against Hampshire to go with his first innings 108 (Picture: Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com).

Hampshire v Yorkshire - The Verdict: Gary Ballance excels to rescue draw for Yorkshire

MUCH more of this and it might be playfully suggested that there is a case for appointing Gary Ballance as the specialist captain of the England Test side.

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Yorkshire captain Gary Ballance made 108 in the first innings against Hampshire and is unbeaten on 78 overnight in the second (Picture: Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com).

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.

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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/SWpix.com).

Yorkshire looking to avenge instant setback

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

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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/SWpix.com).

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.

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

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.

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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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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/SWpix.com).

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.

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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.

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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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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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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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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.

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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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