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Batsman averages over 60 this year and has put the White Rose on the verge of a first title in 12 years

Ryan Sidebottom celebrates the wicket of David Husse

Yorkshire 407 & 12-0 Nottinghamshire 150 & 266 (Yorkshire win by 10 wickets): Sidebottom bowls side to brink of regaining the title

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Ryan Sidebottom took four wickets against his former county

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Yorkshire 407 Nottinghamshire 150

Luke Fletcher celebrates after taking the wicket of Phil Jacques

Luke Fletcher slows Yorkshire attempt to build on lead

Yorkshire 327-8 v Nottinghamshire

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History: On April 1 2009, Leeds City College became a reality as Leeds College of Technology, Leeds Thomas Danby and Park Lane College Leeds & Keighley (three very established colleges in the region) merged to form what is now one of the largest and most influential colleges in the country, offering entry level to higher education courses. It merged again with Joseph Priestley College in 2011.

Chris Woakes took 4 for 31 to give Warwickshire hope of victory

Yorkshire 302 & 148-7 Warwickshire 309: Sloppy Yorkshire hand champions their chance

Warwickshire’s insistence that their First Division title defence is not dead may be more than wishful thinking.

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Laurie Evans opens up to cloud Yorkshire's ambitions

Yorkshire 302 Warwickshire 221-8 (Yorkshire lead by 81 runs)

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Luke Wright’s brave stand cannot stop Middlesex

Sussex’s unbeaten record ends with a crushing ten-wicket defeat

Roses game ends in tie as Yorkshire are denied victory by Lancashire

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Yorkshire's Gary Ballance celebrates with Adil Rashid after reaching his century

County Championship round-up: Tons from Adil Rashid and Gary Ballance tip the scales for Yorkshire

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.

Joe Root showed his class with 182 to help Yorkshire to victory

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Ed Joyce playing for Sussex

Ben Brown and Sussex hand out lesson in attack to Yorkshire

Yorkshire 96 & 27-1 Sussex 356

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Warwickshire may he short-handed after the loss of three bowlers and a batsman to a combination of injury and international calls but Shivnarine Chanderpaul underpinned their efforts to secure the win that will put them on the heels of title-favourites Lancashire by doing what he does best at Headingley yesterday.

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