YORKSHIRE County Cricket Club go in search of their first Vitality Championship win of the season this weekend, but they will have their work cut out.

They travel to face Division Two leaders Sussex at Hove and are without key man Harry Brook, whose five-game stint back at his county has ended now he has begun his preparations for next month’s T20 World Cup in the West Indies and USA.

But former England captain Joe Root is still available, and will line up in Yorkshire’s middle order, as will Pakistan’s Test skipper Shan Masood.

Openers Adam Lyth and Fin Bean are also in good form, while Yorkshire’s batting reserves run deep.

George Hill is vying to regain his place in the side after being dropped for the draw with Glamorgan last time out, while James Wharton could get his chance after showing some good form for the seconds.

But Yorkshire look a little light in the seam bowling department, with no Matt Fisher, Matt Milnes or Mickey Edwards available to them at Hove, in a game which gets underway at 11am this morning.

In a rain-affected, Kookaburra-experimented season so far, draws have been the order of the day, and Yorkshire were well-placed to win more than one of their games so far before the bad weather set in.

As it stands though, they sit sixth, having drawn with Glamorgan, Gloucestershire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire, and lost to Middlesex.

But despite that, a lack of positive results elsewhere means the White Rose County only sit 18 points off top spot, and they could overtake Sussex with a big win.

And despite West Indies seamer Jayden Seales and former Yorkshire batsman and Indian international Cheteshwar Pujara being in fine form for the Hove side, their last game saw them hammered by nine wickets at the hands of Glamorgan.