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Last-chance saloon again for Yorkshire
Yorkshire travel to Percy Park in the Bill Beaumont Cup on Saturday for their game against Northumberland knowing that a place in the second tier of the County Championship awaits them if they cannot come away with a win.
The White Rose men have never suffered that indignity, although last season they were in the same position, needing a win over Warwickshire to preserve their place in the top flight.
Yorkshire select from an unchanged squad, Danny Paul (Achilles injury) being the only casualty from last weekend’s defeat by Lancashire.
“Northumberland pushed Lancashire close in their opening game and have a strong side on paper, so no- one is underestimating the challenge,” says Yorkshire team manager Graham Siswick.
“I think we have the capability but we have to deliver on the day. There were too many defensive lapses last week, even though we scored 33 points. That’s something we’re working on.”
* Wharfedale's Rob Baldwin has been named as captain of the England Counties squad for their three-match tour to Uganda and Kenya next month.
His Greens' clubmate Phil Woodhead is one of six players on stand-by.