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Yorkshire edge towards first title in over a decade

After qualifying for the quarter finals of the Royal London One Day Cup with victory yesterday against Derbyshire at Scarborough, Yorkshire will turn their attentions back to the race for the County Championship crown.

They take on Sussex in Scarborough and a win would see them edge a little closer to their first Championship title since 2001.

John Shires reports:

Yorkshire bowler sacked for 'unprofessional actions'

Yorkshire bowler Oliver Robinson has had his contract cancelled by the LV= County Championship leaders due to "a number of unprofessional actions".

The 20-year-old paceman is yet to make his first-class debut but did feature seven times in this season's Natwest T20 Blast, taking six wickets with an economy rate of 9.52.

"The Yorkshire County Cricket Club have today announced that Oliver Robinson's contract has been terminated with immediate effect due to a number of unprofessional actions," read a statement on the county's website.

"No further comment will be made by the club."


Yorkshire Vikings beat Lancashire Lightning

Yorkshire Vikings have won the Rose T20 blast game tonight at Old Trafford by five wickets.

Lancashire Lightning set a target of 179. Yorkshire's win was controversial after they were awarded a six run penalty because Lancashire were bowling too slowly.

They reached the target with three balls to spare with Richard Pyrah hitting a mighty six.

England pair set for Yorkshire return

England duo Tim Bresnan and Jonny Bairstow are set to make their Yorkshire comebacks after being named in the squad for Sunday's LV= County Championship match at Durham.

The pair replace two fellow internationals, with Gary Ballance and Joe Root both dropping out having been selected for England's training camp and one-day international against Scotland next week.

Bresnan came through a second XI clash with Lancashire in good shape last week, while Bairstow has been passed fit having recovered from a broken finger.

Both players will harbour hopes of impressing England's new selection panel, having missed out on the chance to impress new head coach Peter Moores in Aberdeen.

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