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Ballance back in England team

Ballance was dropped from the England team after a poor Ashes performance Credit: PA

Yorkshire cricketer Gary Ballance has been recalled to the England squad for the winter tour to South Africa.

The 25-year-old was dropped from the England team after struggling in the first two Ashes tests against Australia this summer.

He joins county teammates Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow in the 16 man squad.

Although there is no place for either Adil Rashid or Liam Plunkett.

Cricketer Mel Ryan dies aged 82

Mel Ryan. Credit: Yorkshire CCC

Former Yorkshire cricketer Mel Ryan has died at the age of 82.

The tall fast bowler from Huddersfield played for the county in 150 first class matches in the 50s and 60s - often sharing the new ball with Fred Trueman - and was a member of four county championship winning sides.

He took 413 wickets at 22.92 runs apiece with a best return of 7-45 against Warwickshire at Edgbaston in 1958, claiming five wickets in an innings on 12 occasions, and twice taking ten wickets in a match.

After retiring from playing, he also served on the Yorkshire Committee.


Yorkshire squad to take on Vatican cricket club

A Yorkshire cricket squad have travelled out to Rome to take on the Vatican's cricket club.

Players from Mount Cricket Club in Batley will compete against the St Peter's XI, which was formed in 2013.

The competition is part of a bid to build bridges between sportsmen from different faiths.

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.

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