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Yorkshire's Adil Rashid named in Ashes Test squad

Uncapped leg-spinner Adil Rashid is the surprise inclusion in England's 13-man squad for the first Investec Ashes Test in Cardiff next week.

Credit: Press Association

The Yorkshireman was not a part of the 14-man training squad that travelled to Spain for four days as part of a bonding trip with new head coach Trevor Bayliss, which was widely viewed as an indicator of the squad the hosts would choose to take on Australia at SSE Swalec.

Seamers Mark Footitt and Liam Plunkett, who did travel to Almeria, miss out, with England including the full XI that played in both Tests against New Zealand earlier in the summer, plus Rashid and paceman Steven Finn.

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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Yorkshire's Root named cricketer of the year

Yorkshire's Joe Root has tonight been named England's player of the year.

Yorkshire's Joe Root scored more than 1,100 runs at an average of almost 95 Credit: Press Association

The Sheffield born batsman, who last week was named the Test vice captain, took the award ahead of James Anderson, Moeen Ali and Yorkshire team mate Gary Ballance after 12 months in which he scored more than 1,100 runs at an average of almost 95.

It's a nice thing to achieve, and I hope it's the start of what could be another good year. It would have been good, a lot nicer, to win it in a year where we have done really well. I think, even though the results haven't gone well, there have been a lot of really good individual performances through the whole team. I hope we can put those all together now.

– Joe Root
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