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Yorkshire back at Sheffield

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Yorkshire are returning to Sheffield to play two 2nd XI matches at Sheffield United cricket ground on July 17 and at Abbeydale Park on July 18-21, after an absence of ten years.

Yorkshire have a long and proud tradition of playing cricket in Sheffield and the famous Bramall Lane ground staged first class matches for 110 years from 1863-1973 and when cricket ended at the venue they moved to Abbeydale Park where championship games and one-day fixtures were played from 1974-96.

Yorkshire chief executive Stewart Regan said: It’s fantastic that Yorkshire will be playing cricket back in Sheffield, where Yorkshire Cricket began.

“I’m confident the people of Sheffield will support Yorkshire and I hope this relationship can continue for many years to come.”

Sheffield Councillor Robert MacDonald, Cabinet member for economic regeneration, culture and planning at Sheffield City Council said: “We welcome the return of the Yorkshire county cricket club with open arms.

“It is a great privilege that they have chosen to return to the city and we hope their presence in the summer will attract more people to Sheffield.”

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