Yorkshire To Start New Season At Home To Champions Essex

Check out the full 2018 fixture list here.

Yorkshire will open the season 2018 Specsavers County Championship season against holders Essex.

The fixture list has now been released with the White Rose at home at Emerald Headingley Stadium on Friday April 13 for the season opener.

They'll face the defending champions twice in the opening four weeks of the season.

First XI Coach Andrew Gale told the club's official website: “It drives you on in training when the fixtures come out. They look pretty good and with the two home games in the Championship to start with , we can make a good, solid start.

"We’ve made Headingley a bit of a fortress in previous years so it’s important we can get out of the blocks well."

To see the full 2018 fixture list click here.

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