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Yorkshire lift County Championship trophy

Yorkshire finished their season in style taking victory in the final game of their county championship winning campaign at home to Sussex.

Adil Rashid took the winning wicket in front of the home crowd at Headingley to best Sussex by 100 runs.

The Tykes were presented again with the county championship trophy by club president Dickie Bird, who was in charge of Yorkshire in the county championship for the last time:


Yorkshire's Richard Pyrah announces retirement

Yorkshire's Richard Pyrah has announced his retirement from the game.

Richard Pyrah Credit: Mike Egerton/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The 32 year old all-rounder, who was born in Dewsbury, made his debut for the White Rose in 2004 and scored over 3000 runs in all forms of the game and taken over 300 wickets. He will now take up a role on the clubs coaching staff.

Yorkshire win County Championship for second year running

Ryan Sidebottom fired Yorkshire's second-successive County Championship title march with a three-wicket maiden in the opening over against Middlesex at Lord's.

Yorkshire win their second consecutive LV CC Championship Credit: YCCC

Yorkshire retained their title as rivals Nottinghamshire collapsed against Durham, with former England seamer Sidebottom's opening salvo proving pivotal.

Sidebottom passed 700 first-class wickets with five for 18 as Yorkshire were confirmed as champions when Nottinghamshire slipped to 204 all-out against Durham at Trent Bridge.

Despite securing the title, Yorkshire must wait until the completion of the match to get their hands on the trophy.

Head coach Gillespie's men still have two more championship fixtures to play following their Lord's fixture, and will now target setting a record points total for the county game's top flight.

Yorkshire to host a Test Match next summer

Yorkshire will again host both a Test Match and a one day international next summer.

The ECB have announced that the first Test between England and Sri Lanka will start at Headingley in Leeds on May the 19th, 2016, while the day/night 50-over clash against Pakistan will be staged on the first of September.


England star David Willey signs for Yorkshire

The Yorkshire County Cricket Club has completed the signing of highly rated England all-rounder David Willey from Northamptonshire.

The 25-year-old has signed a three-year contract with the White Rose County and will join the Club at the end of the current campaign.

Willey, who was born in Northampton, is an integral member of the England One-Day side and is expected to add to his four caps when England take on Australia in next month’s Royal London One Day International series.

I am really excited to be joining Yorkshire and being part of a progressive side. I’m looking forward to working with Jason Gillespie and the rest of the Yorkshire lads. This has been a tough decision to make because of my personal attachment to the County Ground. I came here many, many times as a boy and dreamed of playing for Northants. I will always be grateful for the years of coaching and mentoring that I have received which gave me the best start to my career. However, I feel that the time is right to move on, to experience a new approach to training and to broaden my cricket education. Yorkshire gives me the best opportunity to challenge myself working alongside some of the best players in the country.

– David Willey

Yorkshire’s Director of Cricket, Martyn Moxon is delighted that the Club have made a significant signing ahead of the new campaign beating off competition from other counties to secure Willey’s signature.

Willey is a graduate of Northants Cricket Academy and is regarded by many as one England’s best Limited-overs all-rounders. The left-hander currently averages over 23 with the bat in all List A matches with a top score of 167 and has taken 60 wickets at an average of just over 33. In the First-class arena, Willey has played 58 matches with a top score of 104 not out at an average of 28.50. With the ball, he has taken 148 wickets at an average of just under 30.

Willey has made a tremendous impact in T20 cricket and single-handedly took the Steelbacks to a T20 title success in 2013 where his all-round performance in the final; a 19-ball half-century (the fastest of the season), a direct-hit run-out from the deep and a hat-trick to finish off the match as part of a four-wicket haul catapulted him into the national spotlight.

He is a current England international and is expected to be a mainstay of England’s one-day plans for the foreseeable future.

Yorkshire's Joe Root best test batsman in world

Yorkshire's Joe Root has officially become the world's best test batsman following his exploits in helping England reclaim the Ashes.

Joe Root Credit: Press Association

The 24-year-old smashed 130 in the first innings at Trent Bridge before England went on to wrap up victory early on day three to win by an innings and 78 runs.

Root has plundered 443 runs in the series, with two centuries and two half-centuries, at an average of 71.79.

The International Cricket Council announced the news today.

Gale steps down as Yorkshire CCC A-list and T20 captain

Yorkshire County Cricket Club’s Andrew Gale has announced he is to step down as captain of the A-list and T20 sides.

Andrew Gale is relinquishing some of his captaincies for YCCC Credit: Press Association

The 31-year-old, who has missed the last three Royal London One-Day Cup matches for the Vikings because of a wrist injury, will continue as First-class captain of the County Champions and will make himself available for selection for all other cricket as a batsman going forward.

Yorkshire, in the short-term, have handed the limited overs captaincy to Alex Lees before deciding on a long-term successor.

After nearly six seasons of being Club captain across all formats, I now feel the time is right to step down as List A and T20 captain and solely concentrate on captaining the Championship team

– Andrew Gale
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