Jury is out as Yorkshire weigh up four-day spin options

IF there is any silver lining to Adil Rashid’s decision to turn his back on red-ball cricket, it is that it gives an opportunity to his fellow spinners on the Yorkshire staff.

Cheteshwar Pujara: The India batsman is returning for a second spell with Yorkshire. (Picture: Tony Johnson)

Video: Yorkshire enhance firepower with return of Indian Test star Cheteshwar Pujara

YORKSHIRE can boast three of the world’s top-six batsmen after re-signing India’s Cheteshwar Pujara.

England's Joe Root pulls through mid-wicket on day one at the SCG. Picture: Jason O'Brien/PA

Chris Waters – The Ashes: Time for Root to get tough on himself in order to match Test peers

ONCE AGAIN, Joe Root passed 50 but failed to reach 100.

England's Joe Root walks from the field after defeat during day five of the Ashes Test match at the WACA Ground, Perth. (Pictures: Jason O'Brien/PA Wire)

Chris Waters - The Ashes: Numbers do not lie as England begin soul searching

SACK the captain. Sack the coach. Sack the players. Sack the backroom staff. Sack the tea lady. Sack the tea lady’s cat. Sack the tea lady’s cat’s cousin.

England's Gary Ballance

The Ashes: Patient Gary Ballance awaits Ashes call

YORKSHIRE captain Gary Ballance insists that he is in “a good place” despite being a spectator on England’s Ashes tour.

Yorkshire's coaching duo of Martyn Moxon and Andrew Gale will take the team to South Africa next March (Picture: Bruce Rollinson)

Change of scenery as Yorkshire choose to hone their preparations in South Africa

YORKSHIRE County Cricket Club are heading to South Africa for their pre-season tour.

LONG-SERVING: Adil Rashid. Picture: John Clifton/

Adil Rashid insists ‘plenty more’ in the tank after earning Yorkshire benefit year in 2018

YORKSHIRE have awarded leg-spinner Adil Rashid a benefit for next year.

TAKE THAT: Australia's Shaun Marsh hits a six during day two of the Ashes Test match at the Adelaide Oval. Picture: Jason O'Brien/PA

Chris Waters: How unfancied trio are helping to spare blushes of Australia’s ‘moron’ selectors

“MORONS masquerading as mentors.”

BIG HITTER: Yorkshire's Adam Lyth hit a domestic T20 record score of 161 against Northamptonshire last season as Yorkshire set a record total of 260-4 in a 124-run win. Picture: Allan McKenzie/

Video: No stone left unturned as Yorkshire Vikings target T20 success

HOW DID the universe come into being? How long is a piece of string? When is a headbutt not a headbutt?

Yorkshire captain Gary Ballance walks off after being dismissed during Yorkshire's second innings at Essex, the team all out for 74 - their lowerst first-class total since 1999.. Picture: Steven Paston/PA

Season Review: Numbers don’t add up as Yorkshire fall well short of objectives

WRITING a Yorkshire end-of-season review in recent times has largely consisted of patting people on the back and regurgitating phrases such as “bulging trophy cabinet” and “dynasty of success”.

Yorkshire batsman Alex Lees on the drive

RECAP: Surrey v Yorkshire (day four) - Analysis and commentary from The Oval

YORKSHIRE batted for the whole of the fourth and final day at The Oval to earn a draw against hosts Surrey.
Yorkshire captain Gary Ballance

As It Happened: Surrey v Yorkshire - How White Rose were bowled out on day three

YORKSHIRE look likely to have to bat for the whole of the fourth and final day at The Oval after they were made to follow on by hosts Surrey.

Yorkshire's Liam Plunkett will miss the rest of the season through England duty (Picture:

Surrey v Yorkshire: Gale sets winning standard to rescue Yorkshire

ANDREW GALE insists that Yorkshire cannot afford to take anything for granted as they seek to shake off the spectre of relegation.

Yorkshire's Adam Lyth (Picture: Allan McKenzie/

Yorkshire hit record T20 mark thanks to Lyth’s brilliance

RECORDS tumbled as Yorkshire made the highest team total and Adam Lyth the highest individual score in the history of English T20.

Tim Bresnan celebrates one of six wickets he took in last Friday's win over Lancashire (Picture:

Sell-out Roses match gives Tim Bresnan taste for T20’s city format

TIM BRESNAN believes that the new city-based T20 competition will accelerate cricket’s appeal and lead to more Roses-type atmospheres in the future.

Yorkshire's Ryan Sidebottom leaves the field at North Marine Road, Scarborough, for the last time to a guard of honour (Picture: Allan McKenzie/

Yorkshire left looking over their shoulder

YORKSHIRE first-team coach Andrew Gale wondered prior to the match whether Essex might “choke” under the pressure of leading the County Championship table.

Yorkshire legend, Fred Trueman.

Chris Waters: Declining on-field standards lack the wit of Fiery Fred

WHEN I wrote a biography of Fred Trueman a few years ago I had to make a decision on the subject of swearing.

Yorkshire's team huddle as Somerset's opening batsman come out for the start of their second innings at Scarborough.

VIDEO - Yorkshire v Somerset: Depleted hosts struggle to gain advantage at Scarborough

THERE was no more ironic sight at Scarborough on Wednesday than that of a fielder wearing a white floppy sunhat with the number 70 on his back.

How the new stand should look

Stand and deliver: Headingley facelift given £10m boost

HEADINGLEY stadium is to be renamed Emerald Headingley Stadium after Yorkshire and Leeds Rhinos secured a naming rights deal believed to be worth around £10m.

NOT CONVINCED: Yorkshire director of cricket 'Martyn Moxon and first-team coach Andrew Gale study the pink balls used this week at Headingley against Surrey.Picture: Bruce Rollinson

Pink-ball experiment should be given one more chance, says Yorkshire’s Andrew Gale

YORKSHIRE first-team coach Andrew Gale has admitted that he is no fan of the pink ball and has questioned whether it had any impact on crowd numbers at Headingley.

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