YORKSHIRE'S 2nd XI rewrote the history books as they broke three records in the same game against Gloucestershire's 2nd XI on their way to winning by an innings and 80 runs earlier this week.

Arguably their most impressive feat was that, for the first time ever, after 627 2nd XI matches, they registered a score of over 600, racking up 602/8 declared in their first and only innings.

That beats their previous best effort in the 2nd XI Championship of 585/8d v Lancashire at Scarborough in 2017.

Batsman George Hill scored his first-ever century in 2nd XI Championship cricket, clearly showing that he is a real prospect for Yorkshire in the coming years.

He did not stop there though, going on to compile a mammoth 207.

He found an able ally in opener Will Fraine (186), and the pair's third wicket stand of 224 was the highest ever for that wicket in 2nd XI games involving the pair.

The Yorkshire side included key batsman Gary Ballance, before his long-awaited return to the first team for the ongoing game between the White Rose county and Sussex.

Matt Fisher played as a batsman as he continues his rehab from the abdominal injury he picked up in the opening County Championship game against Glamorgan.

With only a few weeks to go until Yorkshire begin to lose some of their players to international duty, 2nd XI players like Hill and Fraine have surely put themselves in contention for a first team spot.

Meanwhile, the Northern Diamonds have announced that they have selected three college students to represent their academy later this year.

Grace Hall, Jess Woolston and Phoebe Turner are set to make their debut for the academy playing in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint competition.

All three have recently made their senior county debuts.

Phoebe Turner is a right-handed batter who always looks to attack the bowlers and put them under pressure.

Jess Woolston is a right-arm spinner who creates a lot of spin and flight with the ball in order to confuse opposition players, and her variations have caught out numerous players before.

Grace Hall is a right-arm fast bowler. She tends to open the attack, and is handy with the bat down the order too.