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Quartet return for Ripon City derby

Ripon City will be buoyed by the return of four key players when rivals Boroughbridge arrive for the West Riding County Cup third round (1pm).

Football
York City's Tom Allan

Harrogate Town loan York City defender Tom Allan

Harrogate Town have brought in York City defender Tom Allan on a month’s loan to ease their defensive problems.

Football
James Riley smashed a quickfire 85 not out as high-flying Birstwith beat Hampsthwaite by nine wickets. Picture: Adrian Murray

Theakston Nidderdale League: Youngster Bird stars as Spofforth stun title-chasers

Young bowler Matty Bird was the star of the show as Theakston Nidderdale Division One’s bottom side Spofforth stunned title-chasing Masham.

Local Cricket
Jordan Thewlis celebrates his second goal during Harrogate Town's midweek win over Chorley. Picture: Town PIx

In-form forwards firing Town’s fine start to 2017/18 season

With their front two having netted 10 goals between them in their opening four games of the season, it is no surprise to see Harrogate Town already flying high in National League North.

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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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Ryan Basi, left, was sent off as Harrogate Railway lost at Thackley. Picture: Craig Dinsdale

No complaints from Railway boss as red card proves costly at Thackley

Harrogate Railway boss Liam Gray believes Ryan Basi’s sending off in Saturday’s defeat at Thackley was a pivotal moment in the game, but refused to criticise referee Mr Luke Watson for his decision.

Harrogate Railway
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.

Yorkshire Cricket
Pete Davidson challenges for the ball in the air during Tadcaster Albion's loss to Ramsbottom. Picture: Matthew Appleby

Brewers stung by stunning late free-kick at Ramsbottom

An audacious 85th-minute free-kick from Ramsbottom United’s Jermaine Wright condemned Tadcaster Albion to a 2-1 defeat in their opening Evo-Stik Division One North fixture of 2017/18.

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Brad Walker scored his third goal in three games when he netted Knaresborough's opening goal against Worsbrough Bridge. Picture: Craig Dinsdale

Knaresborough sink Bridge to make it three wins from three

Knaresborough Town recorded a third victory in as many games when they beat Worsbrough Bridge Athletic 3-1 at Manse Lane.

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Wild swimmers invited to take a dip in Roundhay Park's lake

Wild swimmers invited to take a dip in Roundhay Park's lake

Fancy swimming in the inviting waters of Waterloo Lake?

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Skipper George Ross carried his bat to guide Harrogate CC to victory at Hull. Picture: Caught Light Photography

‘Gate chase down hefty total to claim victory at Hull

Harrogate CC’s batsmen chased down a sizeable target to secure a fine eight-wicket win at Hull in ECB Yorkshire Premier League North.

Cricket
Simon Ainge nets Harrogate Town's opening goal at Stockport County. Picture: Town Pix

Town drop first points as Stockport fight back

Harrogate Town dropped their first points of the 2017/18 season when they were held to a 2-2 draw at Stockport County.

Harrogate Town
Yorkshire's vice captain Tim Bresnan was unable to repeat his six-wicket haul from Friday night

Yorkshire Vikings suffer defeat to Leicestershire Foxes to leave T20 Blast quarter-final hopes in balance

Yorkshire Vikings failed to back up their Roses victory as they lost to Leicestershire Foxes by four wickets with two balls remaining in the T20 Blast.

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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.

Yorkshire Cricket

VIDEO: On your marks to join Britain's top athletes in #teamparkrun events on August 19

On you marks, gets set....for YOUR chance to join National Lottery-funded athletes including Olympic and Paralympic superstars taking part in #teamparkrun 5k events all over the UK on August 19.

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The Yorkshire Diamonds squad for 2017

Yorkshire Diamonds impress in Kia Super League opening triumph over Lancashire Thunder

Two half-century partnerships at either end of the Yorkshire innings set up a resounding Kia Super League win by 28 runs over Lancashire at Headingley.

Cricket

Tale of the century: How Yorkshire cricket legend Geoffrey Boycott hit the magic number

Today marks the 40th anniversary of Geoffrey Boycott’s 100th hundred. Chris Waters looks back at the Yorkshireman’s unique love affair with scoring centuries.

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Greg Kidd scored Knaresborough Town's first goal in Wednesday night's triumph at Grimsby Borough. Picture: Craig Dinsdale

Knaresboro’ return from long Grimsby trip with three points

Knaresborough Town returned from Wednesday night’s long NCEL Division One trip to Grimsby Borough with three points to their name.

Knaresborough Town
Harrogate Railway goalkeeper James Webster produced a man of the match performance to help his side to victory over Athersley Recreation. Picture: Craig Dinsdale

Railway begin league campaign with home win over Athersley

It is not just Harrogate Town who are benefiting from the start of a new era at the beginning of the 2017/18 season.

Harrogate Railway
Simon Ainge nets from the penalty spot at North Ferriby United. Picture: Town Pix

Ainge and Leesley fire Town to Ferriby success

Harrogate Town claimed a hard-fought win in their first Yorkshire derby of the season with a 2-0 success over North Ferriby United on Tuesday evening.

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