Craig White and Darren Gough to face Lancashire

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Craig White, the England World Cup all-rounder, and Darren Gough, are both included in Yorkshire's side for the first-class friendly against Lancashire at Old Trafford starting tomorrow. The match has been reduced from four days to three with the old rivals meeting on Monday under the new Benson and Hedges Cup regulations. The sides also stage a 40-over game on Sunday when Yorkshire plan to play their England under-19 seam bowler Matthew Hoggard.

Richard Johnson, who missed last winter's Test tour of South Africa because of back problems, has been forced to pull out of this season's first serious fixture following a shoulder injury. The Middlesex paceman had been selected for The Rest to play against England A in a four-day match at Chelmsford, starting on Saturday.