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Congratulations Yorkshire CCC

10 September 2015

United today paid tribute to county cricket champions Yorkshire who clinched the title at Lord's yesterday.

Despite losing several players throughout the season as a result of international call-ups - including Joe Root, the world's number one batsman and Blades supporter - the White Rose county took the championship for the second season running.

United Managing Director Mal Brannigan said: "This is a terrific achievement by the Yorkshire squad - particularly as they have gone through the county season unbeaten. Our congratulations go out to the squad, the coaches and management team: it is just reward for all the hard work that has been put in, on and off the field by Martyn Moxon, Jason Gillespie and Mark Arthur."

It is the first time Yorkshire have won back-to-back titles since 1968. The Blades are hoping to mark the occasion by inviting the Tykes to a forthcoming fixture at Bramall Lane (in its 160th anniversary as a sports ground) where cricket was frequently played by the county. Of course, Bramall Lane was the original home of Yorkshire County Cricket Club.

"It will be a wonderful opportunity for our fans to greet Joe and the rest of the squad at Bramall Lane as heroes," added Mr Brannigan.

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