Warwickshire’s insistence that their First Division title defence is not dead may be more than wishful thinking.
Yorkshire 302 Warwickshire 221-8 (Yorkshire lead by 81 runs)
Sussex’s unbeaten record ends with a crushing ten-wicket defeat
Anybody in Yorkshire will mention two things about their team this summer. This is apart from Joe Root being the next big thing, which is now deemed to be so obvious they barely speak about it any longer.
Matt Prior produced batting of international quality ahead of next week's opening Test by guiding Sussex to a victory over Hampshire at Hove that moves them up to fourth in the First Division table.
In the nets at the back of the Adelaide Oval four years ago, it was instructive to watch the master spinner and his guru. Shane Warne bowled and occasionally, very occasionally, Terry Jenner spoke.
Worcestershire 286 Yorkshire 284-7 (Yorkshire trail by 3 runs)
Worcestershire 286 Yorkshire
Nottinghamshire 59 & 357-6 Yorkshire 264
Nottinghamshire 59 Yorkshire 260-8
Yorkshire's lead in the County Championship was cut from 21 points to six after a gallant attempt to chase down 369 to beat Essex at Chelmsford ultimately failed.
The Yorkshire leg-spinner tells Jon Culley that being sent back to county cricket was the making of him... and that he still dreams of going on the Ashes tour
Yorkshire 447 Lancashire 187-6
Lancashire 416-9 dec Yorkshire 199-8
The change of captain that followed Durham's innings defeat against Nottinghamshire last week brought an immediate pay-off yesterday as the champions sealed a second win of the season in Phil Mustard's first match in charge.
As at Lord's, there is an honours board in the Yorkshire dressing room at Headingley, on which every batsman who scores a century and bowler who takes five wickets has their name written. Or rather, as captain Andrew Gale says with a smile, it's not like Lord's at all.