Yorkshire's Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow have been included in England's squad for the 1st Test against Sri Lanka, which starts at their home ground Headingley a week today.
Root and Bairstow are in prime form. Earlier this week they shared in a record fourth wicket partnership of 372 as Yorkshire beat Surrey at Headingley.
But there's no place in the 12 man squad for Adil Rashid, Gary Ballance or Liam Plunkett.
England batsman Joe Root has signed a contract extension with Yorkshire which will keep him at Headingley until at least December 2019.Read the full story ›
Yorkshire have demonstrated great faith in Alex Lees, by naming the young opener as their new limited-overs captain this summer.Read the full story ›
Yorkshire and England cricket international Jonny Bairstow has been chosen among Wisden's top five Cricketers of the Year.
He features in the list alongside fellow 2015 Ashes-winners Ben Stokes.
The Bradford-born wicketkeeper-batsman's prolific run of form for Yorkshire helped win him back his Test place last summer and bring a second successive County Championship to Headingley.
Both Bairstow and Stokes played a key part in England's thrilling 3-2 Ashes victory, and further enhanced their standing through a winter in which their record partnership of 399 against South Africa in Cape Town featured the Yorkshireman's maiden Test century and an astonishing display of sustained hitting as the Durham all-rounder racked up 258.
New Zealanders Brendon McCullum, Kane Williamson and new Australia captain Steve Smith are also in the top five.
Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale expects team-mate Gary Ballance to be recalled to the England Test team this summer.Read the full story ›
Captain Andrew Gale claims Yorkshire are motivated and not burdened by history as they chase a third successive county championship title.Read the full story ›
Geoffrey Boycott's hopes of rejoining Yorkshire's board have been dashed after his candidacy was rejected by the county's members at the annual general meeting on Saturday.
The high-profile former White Rose captain and president's decision to stand for election, after receiving the 30 nominations needed to be put forward, was openly opposed by the hierarchy.
Members' committee chief Stephen Mann claimed earlier this month that "members aren't in favour of Geoffrey". And that was borne out despite a close postal vote as Boycott received 602 votes in favour of his return and 758 against.<
With Yorkshire winning back-to-back County Championship titles, there were fears Boycott would attempt to interfere with on-field matters should he be elected back onto the board.
However, the 75-year-old stated his desire to return was to help with the club's finances, as their debt currently exceeds £20million.
While the three other candidates - Mark Arthur, Robin Smith and Sir Gary Verity - were welcomed onto the board, Boycott's nomination reflected a divide in the club.
Yorkshire County Cricket Club have announced a profit for the first time since 2009 in their end-of-year financial results.
The county champions published their results for the year ending December 31, 2015, which saw after-tax profit of £368,000 for the year, with an increase in total income of £8.4m - up from £7.3m in 2014.
Income from the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) was up £200,000 to £2.4m, thanks to the Headingley club's development of England players.
The success of those international cricketers did contribute to rising costs at the club, which were up £1m from 2014 to £7.8m, with the annual players' wage bill rising by £358,000.
We have made further progress in 2015 and to report an annual profit for the first time since 2009 is a significant step forward. It is gratifying that turnover in all areas has increased consistently over the past three years and we expect this trend to continue in 2016. The successful completion of the club's refinancing was a watershed and we are confident that the existing debt is now at a manageable level. The club is in a stronger financial position than it has been at any time in recent years.
The 22-year-old hard-hitting left-hander, who will play all formats for the White Rose, will begin life at Headingley on July 18.Read the full story ›
Three Yorkshire players have been named in the England T20 World Cup squad.
Adil Rashid, Joe Root and David Willey will all travel to India for the tournament, which takes starts next month.
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