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Signing off: Yorkshire’s Ryan Sidebottom hopes to bring curtain down on glittering career in perfect style

RYAN SIDEBOTTOM is determined to sign off a glittering 20-year career on a perfect high by lifting more silverware with his beloved Yorkshire.

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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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Yorkshire's Joe Root, the new captain of England's Test team.

Captain Joe Root hoping to bring the smiles back to English cricket

JOE Root believes the England captaincy can actually raise his game to a whole new level rather than diminish his run-scoring prowess.

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England's Joe Root celebrates his double century against Pakistan. (Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire)

Chris Waters: Joe Root will adopt a bold new approach in charge of England

TO the names of Lord Hawke, Stanley Jackson, Rony Stanyforth, Norman Yardley, Len Hutton, Brian Close, Raymond Illingworth, Geoffrey Boycott and Michael Vaughan can be added that of Joe Root.

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CricketTalk: End of an era sees Alastair Cook leave door open for Yorkshire’s Joe Root

ALASTAIR COOK bowed to what seemed the inevitable on Monday this week when he stood down as England’s Test match captain after 59 games in charge.

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Joe Root, left, and Alastair Cook pictured during England duty together last summer (Picture: Richard Sellers/PA Wire).

It can only be Joe Root for me as England’s new captain, says Andrew Gale

ANDREW GALE last night hailed Joe Root as the perfect choice to replace Alastair Cook as England Test captain.

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Jonny Bairstow, in action during the fourth Test match against India in Mumbai last month. Picture: AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool.

A man for all formats - England urged to utilise Yorkshire’s Jonny Bairstow more

YORKSHIRE boss Martyn Moxon believes that Jonny Bairstow’s talents are wasted if he is not playing in all three formats of international cricket.

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CATCH ME IF YOU CAN: India's Virat Kohli is the best batsman in the world, with his chief rivals - Kane Williamson, Steve Smith and Joe Root - having lotsof ground to make up.

Chris Waters: How do you stop Virat Kohli? Er, well you can’t ...

THE ARGUMENTS can now be put to bed.

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Tim Bresnan, in T20 action for Yorkshire Vikings against Durham Jets earlier this year. Picture: Bruce Rollinson

Yorkshire CCC could reap the benefits from Tim Bresnan’s latest Big Bash adventure

TIM BRESNAN is hoping that his second taste of the Australian Big Bash League will benefit Yorkshire as they aim to win English cricket’s T20 tournament for the first time.

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SETTING NEW TARGETS: Alex Lees, above in action against Durham, is aiming to force his way into England contention. Pictures: SW Pix

Raising the bar: Alex Lees keen to develop in order to hit ground running in 2017

ALEX LEES may be eyeing warmer climes in the New Year but do not think for one moment that it is anything to do with soaking up some welcome winter sun.

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GOTCHA: Yorkshire's Ryan Sidebottom celebrates dismissing Nottinghamshire's Steven Mullaney at Scarborough in August this year. Picture by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com

We’ll be back: Ryan Sidebottom adamant title agony will fuel desire for 2017 bid

RYAN SIDEBOTTOM believes the pain of missing out on a hat-trick of County Championships will only help inspire Yorkshire in their quest to reclaim the title next summer.

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TOUGH TOUR: England cricket captain Alastair Cook shows his disappointment after losing in Chennai. Picture: AP/Tsering Topgyal

Chris Waters: Early signs of England promise quickly killed off by ruthless India

IT’S the hope that kills you.

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Chris Waters: Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow in race to overhaul Michael Vaughan’s run record

THERE is a game within a game going on in the fifth Test between India and England in Chennai.

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Yorkshire's Gary Ballance hits out against Nottinghamshire at Scarborough earlier this year. 
Picture by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com

Meet Gary Ballance - All you need to know about Yorkshire’s new captain ...

Yorkshire today announced the appointment of England international Gary Ballance as their new club captain.

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LEADING THE WAY: Gary Ballance is Yorkshire's new first-team captain.

CricketTalk: Gary Ballance the ‘chosen one’ at Yorkshire | Can England salvage pride in Chennai?

GARY BALLANCE has been chosen as the man to succeed Andrew Gale as captain of Yorkshire, the former skipper himself succeeding Jason Gillespie as first-team coach only last month.

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Yorkshire's Gary Ballance celebrates his century against Middlesex at Scarborough earlier this summer. He has been named the county's new captain across all three formats. (Picture: SWPix.com)

The Chosen One: Yorkshire captaincy too good to turn down for honoured batsman Ballance

GARY BALLANCE has described the chance to captain Yorkshire as “impossible to turn down”.

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FAMILIAR FACE: Yorkshire's Tim Bresnan with Andrew Gale. Picture: Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com

Bresnan gives his backing to former boss Cook

ALASTAIR COOK’s future as captain is under the microscope after England’s Test series defeat in India, but Tim Bresnan insists that he is still the right man to lead the team.

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Yorkshire's Adam Lyth.
 Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Leading man: Adam Lyth happy to lead from the top and the front for beloved Yorkshire

There is a rich history of left-handed batsman spearheading Yorkshire to honours.

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England captain Alastair Cook chats with coach Trevor Bayliss. Picture: Mike Egerton/PA

CricketTalk: Can England square Test series with India? | How are Andrew Gale’s 2017 preparations going?

ENGLAND head into the fourth Test against India with only a very slim hope of saving the five-match series.

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Headingley Cricket Ground, where Yorkshire will start their season on April 7 next year. Picture by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com

CricketTalk: Yorkshire’s 2017 fixtures revealed | England look to get even in India

YORKSHIRE’s first-ever floodlit County Championship fixture will take place in June next year when Andrew Gale’s side entertain Surrey at Headingley.

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