Yorkshire

  • Headingley ground set for major revamp June 6, 2014

    London: English county Yorkshire have announced a 20-year redevelopment plan for their Headingley stadium in a bid to ensure they continue staging international cricket. Headingley has struggled to keep pace with major renovations at Edgbaston and Old Trafford as well as the emergence of the Rose Bowl, Chester-le-Street and Sophia Gardens...
  • Sprinter Yohan Blake eyes Yorkshire cricket switch May 16, 2014

    Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake revealed on Friday that he would like to play for English county cricket team Yorkshire when he ends his athletics career. "I'm OK, you know. I can make the England team," the 24-year-old double Olympic silver medallist joked on BBC Radio 5 Live. "I'm good in...
  • Aussie opener Rogers hits double ton in record chase May 1, 2014

    London: Australia Test opener Chris Rogers hit an unbeaten 241 as English county Middlesex chased down their highest fourth-innings total to clinch a seven-wicket win over Yorkshire at Lord's on Wednesday. Set a huge 472 to win, 36-year-old Rogers stormed to the third-highest fourth-innings score ever recorded by a batsman in...
  • Joe Root to stay at Yorkshire for two more years April 7, 2014

    England batsman Joe Root has signed a new contract with his native county of Yorkshire that will keep him at Headingley for at least another two years, the club announced Monday. The 23-year-old is currently sidelined with a broken thumb and has missed the start of the new county season but...
  • Australia batsman Aaron Finch signs for Yorkshire February 12, 2014

    Australia's hard-hitting opening batsman Aaron Finch has signed a deal to play for Yorkshire in this year's English county season. One of the top Twenty20 batsmen in the world, Finch, will join the team in May after his Indian Premier League commitments are over and is slated to be a big...
  • Double-ton teen Sibley makes English history September 26, 2013

    London: Teenage batsman Dominic Sibley hit 220 not out against Yorkshire on Thursday to become the youngest player to score a double century in the history of England's County Championship. His feat, at the age of 18 years and 21 days, also made him the second youngest player to score 200...
  • Kane Williamson staying on with Yorkshire September 25, 2013

    London: New Zealander Kane Williamson has agreed to extend his stay at Yorkshire next season. The 23-year-old Black Caps batsman arrived at Headingley in August and is playing his fifth match for the club at Surrey this week, averaging 53 in his first four outings. "I have only been at the...
  • Ashes-winner Matthew Hoggard to retire after current season September 11, 2013

    London: Ashes-winning former England bowler Matthew Hoggard is to retire from first-class cricket at the end of the current English season, he announced on Wednesday. The seamer helped England win the 2005 series against Australia -- their first Ashes campaign success since 1986/87. Hoggard played in 67 Tests, taking 248 wickets...
  • Hat-trick of failures as Gambhir's lean patch continues August 26, 2013

    Manchester: India discard Gautam Gambhir's woeful form in the county circuit continued as he failed to make a significant contribution for the third time in a row during a one day game for the Yorkshire Bank Pro 40 Championship. Gambhir made only 2 after Essex captain James Foster elected to bat...
  • Kevin Pietersen scores ton on return from injury June 23, 2013

    Kevin Pietersen has boosted England's hopes ahead of the Ashes series against Australia with a century for Surrey in his first innings of the season on Sunday. The controversial batsman has been out of action since leaving England's tour of New Zealand with a knee injury in March, missing the return...
  • 15-year-old Matthew Fisher set for English county cricket debut June 7, 2013

    London: A 15-year-old bowler is poised to make history after being named in English county Yorkshire's squad for their domestic 40-over match with Leicestershire on Sunday. At the age of 15 years and 212 days, Matthew Fisher will become the youngest post-war cricketer to play in one of England's county competitions...
  • Ex-England batsman Anthony McGrath announces retirement February 19, 2013

    London: Anthony McGrath, the former England batsman and Yorkshire captain, announced his retirement on Tuesday after failing to win his battle against a thumb injury.McGrath, who suffered the injury last season, spent all 17 years of his professional career with his home county, playing in 257 first-class matches and registering...
  • England's Tim Bresnan off to USA for surgery February 7, 2013

    London: England allrounder Tim Bresnan's participation in the Ashes is shrouded in doubt after it was revealed on Thursday that he will fly to the USA in the next fortnight for elbow surgery. It will be the second operation that Bresnan, 27, will undergo in 14 months following surgery in...
  • We had potential to win CLT20: Raina October 22, 2012

    Durban: Former champions Chennai Super Kings made an early exit from the Champions League Twenty20 but their key batsman Suresh Raina said that his side could have won the tournament but for a few slip-ups. "It's disappointing that we did not qualify for the semi-finals. I still feel we could have...
  • CLT20: CSK beat Yorkshire by four wickets October 22, 2012

    Durban: Chennai Super Kings recorded their second victory in the Champions League Twenty20 with a four-wicket win over English team Yorkshire here Monday. With both teams out, the match had no bearing on the semifinal line-up. After restricting Yorkshire to 140 for six, the two-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions scored...
  • CLT20, CSK vs Yorkshire: As it happened October 22, 2012

    MS Dhoni (31) and Badrinath (47) made useful contributions as Chennai Super Kings attained the target of 141 in 19 overs....
  • Dejected CSK aim to exit tournament with pride October 21, 2012

    Durban: Already out of the semi-final race, IPL heavyweights Chennai Super Kings would look to redeem some pride and end their campaign on a high when they take on a less-formidable Yorkshire in their final Group B match of the Champions League Twenty20 here on Monday. Both Chennai and fellow IPL...
  • Lions' win sends Mumbai, CSK out of CLT20 October 20, 2012

    Johannesburg: Highveld Lions on Saturday defeated Yorkshire comfortably by five wickets in a Group B encounter of the ongoing Champions League Twenty20, which effectively dashed the hopes of two IPL teams, defending champions Mumbai Indian and Chennai Super Kings. The Lions victory means both MI and CSK are out of the...
  • CLT20, Lions vs Yorkshire: As it happened October 20, 2012

    South Africa's Highveld Lions and Australia's Sydney Sixers make it to the semi-finals from Group B....
  • Lions meet Yorkshire with eyes on semis October 20, 2012

    Johannesburg: South Africa's Highveld Lions will look to inch closer to a semi-final berth when they take on struggling and injury-hit English side Yorkshire in a group B encounter of the Champions League Twenty20 here. After winning both their matches in the Qualifying event, Yorkshire received a mauling at the hands...
  • CLT20: Match between MI and Yorkshire washed out October 19, 2012

    Cape Town: Rain played spoilsport as the Champions League Twenty20 match between defending champions Mumbai Indians and Yorkshire was on Thursday called off just before the former team completed their innings here. Sent into bat, Mumbai scored 156 for 6 from 17.5 overs, riding on Kieron Pollard's counter-attacking 20-ball unbeaten 37...
  • CLT20, MI vs Yorkshire: As it happened October 19, 2012

    The Group B match between Mumbai Indians and Yorkshire in the Champions League Twenty20 was called off due to inclement weather....
  • Mumbai look to bounce back against Yorkshire October 17, 2012

    Cape Town: The massive eight-wicket loss in their tournament opener has not been an ideal start for defending champions Mumbai Indians and they would look to make amends when they take on Yorkshire in their crucial Champions League Twenty20 match here on Thursday. With both Mumbai and Yorkshire suffering defeats...
  • CLT20: Sydney crush Yorkshire by 8 wickets October 16, 2012

    Cape Town: Australian side Sydney Sixers notched their second consecutive win in the Champions League Twenty20 with a dominating eight-wicket win over Yorkshire of England here on Tuesday. Sydney Sixers, who beat Indian Premier League team Chennai Super Kings in their first match, had little difficulty chasing down Yorkshire's score...
  • CLT20, Sydney Sixers vs Yorkshire: As it happened October 16, 2012

    Tournament favourites Sydney Sixers face Yorkshire in their Champions League game in Cape Town on Tuesday. Sixers are coming into this match after registering a 14-run win over Chennai Super Kings, while it's the first game for Yorkshire. Sixers are the champions of Australian domestic Twenty20 championship, the Big Bash League,...
  • Tackling Starc, Cummins will be key: Phil Jaques October 15, 2012

    Cape Town: Yorkshire's veteran batsman Phil Jaques believes that how his team tackles the Sydney Sixers fast-bowling duo of Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins will decide the outcome of their Champions League Twenty20 game on Tuesday. "They [Starc and Cummins] are two young players on the rise," Jaques said. "They...
  • CLT20: A guide to the main draw October 13, 2012

    Ten of the best domestic T20 teams from around the world will showcase their prowess as the Champions League Twenty20 is all set to kick-off in Centurion on Saturday. Here's a guide to what all we can look forward to in the main draw of the multi-million dollar competition. Prize money:...
  • CLT20: Yorkshire beat T & T to qualify for main draw October 11, 2012

    Centurion: Yorkshire rode on Gary Ballance and Adil Rashid's batting heroics to qualify for the main draw of the Champions League Twenty20 with a comfortable six-wicket win over Trinidad and Tobago here on Wednesday. Chasing Trinidad's 148 for 9, Ballance (64 off 37) and Rashid (33 off 27) lifted Yorkshire from...
  • CLT20, Yorkshire vs T&T: As it happened October 11, 2012

    Gary Ballance led the Yorkshire chase with 64 not out. The English team reached 149 with 7 balls to go. ...