Rafiq and Sidebottom show Yorkshire grit
Yorkshire 284 for 8 (Lyth 67, Rafiq 49*) v EssexScorecard
Perhaps it was fitting that two Yorkshiremen from different backgrounds and different vintages combined to nudge their side ahead in the race to achieve promotion from Division Two.
The upbringings of Ryan Sidebottom, born in the county 34 years ago and steeped in the club’s history, and Azeem Rafiq, born and raised in Pakistan for the first half of his 21 years, might have been contrasting, but the pair are united by a passion for the team they represent and might be used as a pretty decent representation of the character of the…
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