Home fixture starts Yorkshire's 2013 county cricket club season

Yorkshire begin their quest for the 2013 LV= County Championship title against Sussex at Headingley, starting on Wednesday, April 10.

The White Rose county, back in division one for their 150th year, are faced with three Championship matches and two friendlies in the opening month, including a three-day fixture with Lancashire at Headingley (April 16 to 18).

Liam Plunkett will return to Durham (April 24 to 27) for their first away trip before the Clydesdale Bank 40 starts in May with Somerset visiting Headingley on Saturday, May 11.

Yorkshire also face a 40-over match against Middlesex at Radlett just over a fortnight later. The final is at Lord’s on September 21.

Scarborough hosts Championship matches against Nottinghamshire (June 5 to 8) and Durham (August 28 to 31), while Yorkshire return to Chesterfield to face Derbyshire in the Championship for the second year running in mid-July.

The season ends against Surrey at the Oval from September 24 to 27.

“It isn’t too bad,” said director of professional cricket Martyn Moxon, whose players returned to pre-season training at Headingley yesterday. “It’s perhaps not as good a spread as it was last season, but we’ve got nothing that’s absolutely terrible.

“We’ve got three home CB40 games on odd days. There’s a Saturday afternoon, a Tuesday afternoon and a Thursday afternoon, but I think we’ve got away with it pretty well other than that.”

Twenty20 runs between June 28 and August 17. Last season’s runners-up begin their campaign against Derbyshire at Headingley.

The Roses matches against Lancashire are at Headingley on July 5 and Old Trafford on July 24.

Yorkshire go to Barbados on pre-season tour for the fourth year running on March 11.

Meanwhile, Anthony McGrath is in talks about extending his deal.

April 5-7: v Leeds/Bradford UCCE Headingley UNI; 10-13: Sussex Headingley LV=CC; 16-18: Lancashire Headingley FRIENDLY; 24-27: Durham Chester-le-Street LV=CC; 29 to May 2: Derbyshire Headingley LV=CC. May 5: Glamorgan Colwyn Bay CB40; 7-10: Somerset Headingley LV=CC; 11: Somerset Headingley CB40; 15-18: Warwickshire Edgbaston LV=CC; 19: Unicorns TBC CB40; 24-28: England v New Zealand Headingley TEST; 27: Middlesex Radlett CB40; 28-31: Somerset Taunton LV=CC. June 2: Gloucestershire Headingley CB40; 5-8: Notts Scarborough LV=CC; 9: Leicestershire Scarborough CB40; 12-15: Middlesex Lord’s LV=CC; 16: Gloucestershire Bristol CB40; 20: Middlesex Headingley CB40; 21-24: Surrey Headingley LV=CC; 28: Derbyshire Headingley FLt20; 30: Durham Scarborough FLt20. July 5: Lancashire Headingley FLt20; 9: Leicestershire Headingley FLt20; 12: Durham Chester-le-Street FLt20; 14: Derbyshire Chesterfield FLt20; 17-20: Derbyshire Chesterfield LV=CC; 21: Notts Headingley FLt20; 24: Lancashire Old Trafford FLt20; 26: Nottinghamshire Trent Bridge FLt20; 28: Leicestershire Grace Road FLt20. August 2-5: Warwickshire Headingley LV=CC; 6-8: FLt20 quarter-finals; 11: Leicestershire Grace Road CB40; 13: Unicorns Headingley CB40; 15: Somerset Headingley CB40; 17: FLt20 Finals Day; 21-24: Notts Trent Bridge LV=CC; 26: Glamorgan Headingley CB40; 28-31: Durham Scarborough LV=CC. September 6: England v Australia Headingley ODI; 7 and 9: CB40 semi-finals; 11-14: Sussex Hove LV=CC; 17-20: Middlesex Headingley LV=CC; 21: CB40 Final; 24-27: Surrey Oval LV=CC.

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