YORKSHIRE CCC

Enjoy these Yorkshire CCC articles, both opinion pieces and interviews with players and staff at Headingley.

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Sarfaraz Ahmed factor hits Bradford

Journalists milled around, shooting the breeze, making phone calls and waiting for a particular car to arrive at Bradford Park Avenue cricket ground. Yorkshire County Cricket Club’s new overseas player, Sarfaraz Ahmed, who captains Pakistan in all three formats, was due any minute to meet the media and talk to cricket fans at the new cricket net facility in the… Read more →

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Day-night Championship cricket: novel but don’t take the members for granted

The advent of day-night County Championship cricket with a pink ball. What would Fred Trueman have made of it all? It was tempting to suggest the historic part of this experiment was not the floodlights or late start times but the presence of all of the England players for their counties. Seeing Jonny Bairstow playing for either Yorkshire or England… Read more →

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Harry Brook’s journey to a County Championship debut with Yorkshire

Harry Brook (pictured right with Yorkshire Academy) is having the kind of week where he must be pinching himself. The eighteen year-old, who hails from Keighley, was recently awarded a full-time junior professional contract by Yorkshire County Cricket Club and is now in the midst of his Championship debut down at Lord’s. Keeping an ear to the ground has flagged… Read more →

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Cricket’s War of the Roses delivers but how much does it matter to fans?

Match day at Headingley. Yorkshire v Lancashire in the County Championship. Serious stuff. The walk up Beechwood Crescent tried to lighten the mood with an appeal to ‘Smile Beautiful’ emblazoned in blue (lipstick perhaps?) on a road sign. It was muggy and threatening clouds confirmed that I ought to have paid closer attention to the forecast. Falling into step with… Read more →

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Liam Plunkett on fitness and Yorkshire’s trophy quest

Liam Plunkett stands up tall on the railing in his aqua blue Yorkshire T20 shirt, puffs out his chest, points that chiselled chin and stares into the distance while the photographer reels off multiple frames. The Yorkshire and England bowler doesn’t grumble when asked to model moodily but flashes his best ‘blue steel’ pose (Zoolander film reference) then japes with… Read more →

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