The 128th Scarborough Cricket Festival starts with two 50-over matches – Essex Eagles face the Yorkshire Vikings on Monday August 11. Two days later Derbyshire Falcons are in town on Wednesday August 13.
The Festival week ends in style with a Championship match against Sussex Sharks commencing on Friday August 15.
During 2014, Yorkshire Vikings will have seven matches in the newly named NatWest T20 Blast. The season will run from May to August with the Vikings starting their campaign against reigning champions Northamptonshire Steelbacks at Headingley on Friday May 16.
Friday nights will become the norm for T20 cricket in 2014 with a further five fixtures taking place at Headingley on a Friday.
Yorkshire County Cricket Club will start the new 2014 LV= County Championship with a trip to Somerset at Taunton on Sunday April 13 before the first game of the season against newly-promoted Northamptonshire at Headingley commencing Sunday April 20.
They follow with a Championship match against Middlesex at Lord’s on Sunday April 27 and commence the season at Headingley in a friendly against Leeds Bradford MCCU on Tuesday April 1 2014.
A series of matches against arch-rivals Lancashire start on Sunday May 25, when Lancashire travel to Headingley in the County Championship. The return fixture is at Emirates Old Trafford starting on Sunday August 31.
Yorkshire first travel to Emirates Old Trafford on Friday June 6 for a NatWest T20 Blast encounter with the return match taking place at Headingley on Friday June 27 2013. In the Royal London One-Day Cup, the new 50-over format, Yorkshire face Lancashire at Emirates Old Trafford on Saturday July 26.
Yorkshire will start the new 2014 LV= County Championship cricket season with a trip to Taunton to face Somerset on Sunday, April 13. The first home game is against newly-promoted Northamptonshire at Headingley, starting the following weekend on Sunday, April 20.
Five of Yorkshire Vikings' seven home games in the newly-named NatWest T20 Blast will be at Headingley on Friday nights, with the matches starting at 5pm.
Other highlights include the Roses Match against Lancashire in the County Championship, which starts at Headingley on Sunday, May 25.
Sachin Tendulkar, who was the first overseas cricketer to play for Yorkshire, will makes his 200th and final Test in his home city of Mumbai, the Board of Control for Cricket in India has confirmed.
Tendulkar, the highest run-scorer in Test and one-day international history, announced last week he would be retiring from India duty following the second Test against the West Indies.
He arrived at Yorkshire as a 19 year old prodigy in 1992. The deal to bring him from India was actually funded by Yorkshire Television, and although he didn't make quite as many runs as he might have hoped he broke the mould at Yorkshire, and many more overseas players have followed.
Adam Lyth has signed a contract extension which will keep him at Yorkshire County Cricket Club until at least December 2015.
Opening batsman Lyth, who made his First-Class debut in 2007, is the 10th player to sign a new deal this summer with the Club. In his six years with Yorkshire, Lyth has played 78 First-Class matches amassing 4596 runs at an average of 38.30.
The Whitby-born batsman will open the batting for Yorkshire on his home ground, North Marine Road, Scarborough, when the White Rose take on Durham in the top of the table clash starting today in the LV= County Championship.
We are delighted that Adam has signed a contract extension. He has been a mainstay of our batting department for a number of years now and his experience in top flight domestic cricket is vital in our progression. He is a naturally gifted batsman, who is capable of crafting crucial innings. His influence on the wider group will be beneficial in our development over the next few years.”
– Martyn Moxon, Yorkshire County Cricket Club Director of Cricket
Seam bowler Matthew Fisher has been named in Yorkshire's squad for their Yorkshire Bank 40 match against Leicestershire at Scarborough on Sunday.
If he plays, he'll become - at 15 years & 212 days - the youngest cricketer to play in one of England's county competitions since the second world war.
Earlier this week, Fisher, who's 6' 2" and comes from York, took 6-25 against Leicestershire for the 2nd XI.
Yorkshire also hold the record for the youngest ever First-Class debut, when wicketkeeper Barney Gibson played against Durham MCCU at the age of 15 years and 27 days in 2011.
"Matthew deserves his call up into the squad. We monitor the progress of all our players, and the feedback I have received from Paul Farbrace _(Yorkshire's 2nd XI coach) _on the way Matthew has been playing has been excellent. He is very young, but he has the ability to be successful if he is selected on Sunday.”
– Jason Gillespie - Yorkshire coach
Yorkshire have failed to qualify for the knock-out stages of the Yorkshire Bank 40 competition, so they're looking to give their youngsters some first team experience.
Opener Adam Lyth scored 105 as Yorkshire made a lively start to their latest County Championship match against Somerset at Taunton.
Despite yesterday's first day washout, Yorkshire ended day 2 in a strong position, with 75 from skipper Andrew Gale, and significant contributions from Gary Ballance (48) and Adil Rashid (47 n.o.) helping them reach 341-5 at the close.
Yorkshire began the game 4th in Division One after winning three of their five matches this season.