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Leading man role suits Yorkshire’s Gary Ballance well

ANDREW GALE has piled praise on Yorkshire captain Gary Ballance and said that the captaincy has given him a new lease of life.

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Yorkshire League North: Jonny Tattersall topscores as Harrogate CC down Sheriff Hutton Bridge

Harrogate made a confident start to their defence of their Yorkshire League North title with a purposeful batting display against Sheriff Hutton Bridge.

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Video - Joe 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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WHO WILL PREVAIL? Hampshire's Jimmy Adams or Yorkshire captain, Gary Ballance.

As it Happened - How Yorkshire ground out a draw at Hampshire - The Story of Day Four

YORKSHIRE earned themselves a draw against Hampshire after fighting back from a bad first innings with the bat at the Ageas Bowl.

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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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Harrogate CC captain George Ross is hopeful that his side can emulate their title-winning success of 2016. Picture: Caught Light Photography

Skipper Ross expecting ‘Gate to challenge once again

Harrogate CC skipper George Ross expects his side to be challenging at the top end of the ECB Yorkshire Premier League North table once again this season.

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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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Aussie ace Adam Fisher, pictured batting against Helperby last season, is the new man at the helm of Theakston Nidderdale League champions Ouseburn

Theakston Nidderdale sides raring to go ahead of 2017 campaign

The 2017 Theakston Nidderdale League season gets underway on Saturday and reigning Division One champions Ouseburn begin their title defence with a trip to Alne.

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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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Ryan Sidebottom will not be back in action in the County Championship until next month. Picture: Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com

Character-driven Yorkshire prevail at Edgbaston to the delight of coach Andrew Gale

YORKSHIRE first-team coach Andrew Gale praised his team’s character after they required just 42 balls on the final morning to complete an innings and 88 run victory over Warwickshire at Edgbaston.

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Yorkshire's Ben Coad in action. Picture: Tony Johnson.

Praise for Harrogate CC’s Yorkshire pace ace Coad

Gary Ballance heaped praise on Harrogate CC pace bowler Ben Coad after he put Yorkshire on the brink of a first County Championship victory of the season against Warwickshire.

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Yorkshire's Peter Handscomb. 
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Positive approach pays dividends for Yorkshire and Peter Handscomb

AUSTRALIAN Peter Handscomb said there is still lots of hard work to do if Yorkshire are to pick up their first County Championship win of the season.

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Yorkshire's Ben Coad. Picture: Tony Johnson.

Highlights - Warwickshire v Yorkshire: Leading role suits Ben Coad at Edgbaston

The impressive depth to Yorkshire’s seam-department resonated in the Edgbaston gloom as Ben Coad bowled the White Rose into the ascendancy on the opening day against Warwickshire.

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LEADING THE WAY: Yorkshire captain Gary Ballance in action against Hampshire last week. Picture: Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com

Podcast - CricketTalk: Yorkshire look to get campaign up and running at Edgbaston

YORKSHIRE suffered defeat inside three days at Headingley in their opening County Championship game, placing added importance on their trip to Edgbaston.

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Yorkshire's Gary Ballance has led Yorkshire's fightback against Hampshire. Picture: Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com

Warwickshire v Yorkshire: No room for error as Yorkshire aim to bounce back

YORKSHIRE’S injury crisis is easing as they aim to kick-start their season at the second attempt.

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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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England's Liam Plunkett during the Royal London One Day International Series at the County Ground, Bristol. (Picture: Rui Vieira/PA Wire)

Yorkshire’s passion for cricket tips balance on Liam Plunkett’s decision to extend his stay

LIAM PLUNKETT has signed a one-year contract extension that will keep him at Yorkshire until the end of 2018.

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