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Records tumble for Yorkshire at Durham

Yorkshire have been re-writing the record books in their top of the table County Championship match against Durham at Chester-le-Street. An unbeaten 7th wicket partnership of 366 between Jonny Bairstow and Tim Bresnan has put second placed Yorkshire in complete command. Both hit career bests - Bairstow 219 not out and Bresnan 169 not out - and their partnership was:

  • The highest 7th wicket stand in county cricket history
  • The third highest ever 7th wicket stand in first class cricket worldwide
  • Yorkshire's 5th highest ever stand for any wicket

The pair came together with Yorkshire struggling on 191 for 6, after being put into bat by the Division One leaders. When skipper Andrew Gale finally declared, they'd taken the score on to 567.

Jonny Bairstow - career best 219 not out against Durham Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport
Tim Bresnan - career best 169 not out at Chester-le-Street Credit: Simon Cooper/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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McSheffrey signs one-year Iron deal

Scunthorpe United striker Gary McSheffrey has signed a one-year deal at the League One club.

The former Coventry City player made fifty appearances in all competitions for the Iron last season, scoring ten goals and making 18.

Kennaugh defends British Cycling Championship crown

Peter Kennaugh of Team Sky successfully defended his British Championship title in Lincoln.

Team Sky's Peter Kennaugh Credit: Press Association

The Manx rider was pushed close by his countryman, Mark Cavendish but pulled away on the final climb to hold on to the title.

Elsewhere, Burley in Wharfedale's Scott Thwaites came home in 5th, followed by Sheffield's Adam Blythe in 6th.

Lizzie Armitstead wins British Cycling Championship

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Otley's Lizzie Armitstead has won the Women's British Cycling Championship for a third time.

The 26-year-old was involved in a horror crash during the Tour of Britain earlier this month, but recovered in time to compete today in Lincoln.

Speaking to British Eurosport, she praised the crowds for their support saying she would head to Donegal, Ireland to celebrate with her boyfriend.

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