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Interviews by David Hopps and George Dobell

The toss debate: aiding spin v home advantage

County captains Rob Key and Andrew Gale speak for and against getting rid of the mandatory coin toss in the County Championship next season

Adil Rashid appeals for Chris Liddle's wicket

Bluey the indomitable

The embodiment of doughty Yorkshire spirit, David Bairstow made the county's cricket watchable through its most dysfunctional era

David Bairstow at Lord's

A Yorkshire fantasy

Two successive Championships and a strong White Rose flavour to the national side and already they are wondering in the Broad Acres whether Yorkshire would beat England

Yorkshire flavour: Adam Lyth, Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root give the triple thumbs up

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Would Yorkshire beat the Rest of England?

Yorkshire have won their second successive County Championship. Do you think their first-choice XI would beat the Rest of England?

Andrew Gale fell two runs short of a century

Obituary: Brian Close, 1931-2015

Cricket's tough guy

Brian Close was one of the most courageous cricketers ever to take to the field, but he was so much more than that and not only in Yorkshire will his immense qualities be revered

Brian Close takes evasive action against a Michael Holding bouncer

LV= Championship, Division One

Yorkshire way provides lessons for all

Unbeaten all season, Yorkshire have retained their Championship trophy with two-and-a-half games remaining and despite providing seven players to England teams. George Dobell assesses what other counties can learn from them

Ryan Sidebottom wrapped up Middlesex's innings with 5 for 18

Middlesex v Yorkshire, LV= Championship, Division One, Lord's, 1st day

Sweet vindication as Gale shelves the demons

The moment that matters above all to every title-winning Yorkshire captain is the first touch of the trophy. Andrew Gale was denied the honour last year, but not this time

Andrew Gale gives Tim Bresnan a hug

County news

Domestic cricket hopes for 50-over flourish

Ahead of the start of the Royal London One-Day Cup campaign, a panel of county cricketers - Steven Crook, Lewis Gregory and Ravi Patel - plus England selector, and Middlesex director of cricket, Angus Fraser discuss how the 50-over game is evolving

Durham sing the team song in front of their travelling supporters