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Adil Rashid picked up four wickets on day three

MCC v Yorkshire, Abu Dhabi, 3rd day

Cook fails again as Rashid leads Yorkshire romp

There were contrasting fortunes for two of England's party for the Test tour of West Indies next month as Yorkshire, the county champions, thumped MCC by nine wickets inside three days in Abu Dhabi.

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Yuvraj Singh acknowledges the crowd after reaching his hundred

MCC news

Yuvraj to play T20 event for MCC

Yuvraj Singh will again play for MCC after being named as the final player in the squad for the Emirates T20 tournament in Dubai during March

Alastair Cook pulls

MCC news

Cook gets WI warm-up in Abu Dhabi

Alastair Cook will prepare for England's tour of West Indies by playing for MCC in Abu Dhabi after being named in the squad for the Champion County match against Yorkshire and the Emirates T20 tournament which precedes the four-day fixture

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The rain clouds gather over Edgbaston

England news

Edgbaston, Old Trafford get Ashes Tests

Warwickshire and Old Trafford are the big winners from the latest allocation of major matches with both counties allocated an Ashes Test in 2019.

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A CGI of the new Warner Stand at Lord's

MCC news

Corbett set to become new MCC chairman

Gerald Corbett, a cricket enthusiast and high-powered businessman, will be the next chairman of MCC, subject to approval by MCC members at the annual meeting on May 6.

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Yorkshire spray the champagne after winning the County Championship

County news

Yorkshire begin defence at New Road

Yorkshire will begin the defence of their County Championship title at New Road in 2015 as Worcestershire face the toughest of starts to life back in Division One.

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Ian Botham on the outfield

MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture

IPL should not exist - Botham

Ian Botham used the platform of his MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture to brand the IPL "too powerful" for the good of cricket and said he believed it should not exist

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Ian Botham at the launch of a Beefy's Big Walk charity event in Colombo

Cowdrey Lecture

Ian Botham Spirit of Cricket lecture

Sir Ian Botham delivered this year's MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture at Lord's which was followed by a Q&A session alongside Sunil Gavaskar and Matt Prior