Yorkshire’s final four LV= Insurance County Championship fixtures have been confirmed.
The White Rose will begin division one away at Hampshire, before welcoming Somerset and Warwickshire to Scarborough and Emerald Headingley respectively. Andrew Gale’s side will then finish the season with a trip to Trent Bridge.
The top team will be named county champions before facing the second placed team in the five-day Bob Willis Trophy final at Lord’s, starting on Monday September 27.
Yorkshire chief executive Mark Arthur said: “We’re really excited about the end of season finale.
“The County Championship is, of course, very important to The Yorkshire County Cricket Club.
“Despite the vagaries of the points system, we know that if we win four games we are going to win the Championship.
“We start at Hampshire immediately after our Test Match (England v India).
“It was important that game was away from home for us to be able to put Emerald Headingley back together after what we hope will be a fantastic Test Match.
“Then we come to Scarborough to play Somerset on September 5.
“We know it will be an outstanding cricket pitch and a seriously large crowd having missed out on the Lancashire game earlier this season.
“Then it is back to Emerald Headingley for the Warwickshire game.
“We look forward to the return of Will Rhodes and Tim Bresnan. I’m sure there will be a bit on that game, especially with Warwickshire being at the top.
“We finish off at Trent Bridge, and let’s hope it’s the same result we had there in 2014 when we won the title.
“We should have some of our internationals back for some or all of those fixtures depending on selection surrounding the Test Matches.
“It’s really exciting, and we have an incredible summer of cricket haven’t we.
“We have the one-day Cup at the moment, the Hundred has just started, the Test series against India and we go straight into the finale of the County Championship.
“Hopefully, from a Yorkshire point of view, a T20 Blast Finals Day as well.”
County Championship Top Group fixtures
August 30-September 2 – Hampshire, Ageas Bowl
September 5-8 – Somerset, Scarborough
September 12-15 – Warwickshire, Emerald Headingley
September 21-24 – Nottinghamshire, Trent Bridge
September 27-October 1, Bob Willis Trophy final, Lord’s
Tickets are now available to purchase for Yorkshire’s two home matches. Members will be able to access these matches using their membership cards. These will be general admission fixtures, so members will not be required to book their seats in advanced.