Hales, Woakes & more: Twitter reacts as Yorkshire win County Championship

Alex Hales and Chris Woakes tweet their thoughts after Yorkshire beat Nottinghamshire to win County Champioship

By Sam Rogers
Yorkshire batsman Jonathan Bairstow Photo: Jonathan Bairstow/Twitter

Yorkshire have ended their 13-year wait for a County Championship after a resounding innings victory against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.

Entering the final day of the match, Yorkshire needed just five wickets to seal a first County Championship title since 2001, and Ryan Sidebottom who was in the squad the last time they won, produced figures of 6-30 to seal the victory.

Here is a selection of the best tweets from the professionals, past and present, to Yorkshire’s triumph.

Warwickshire all-rounder Chris Woakes (@crwoakes19) is predicting a few headaches amongst the Yorkshire players on Saturday morning: “Yorkshire fully deserve the Championship. Have played solid cricket all year. Well done lads! Enjoy a messy night ahead!”

Yorkshire wicket-keeper Jonny Bairstow (@Jbairstow21) has double the reason to celebrate, after winning the title in the 100th First-Class match of his career: “100th first class game, CHAMPIONS 2014, special day with a special club!! YORKSHIRE AND PROUD!!”

Yorkshire and England fast bowler Liam plunkett (@Liam628) kept it short and sweet: “Congrats Yorkshire Ccc”

Nottinghamshire batsman James Taylor‏ (@jamstaylor20) was disappointed Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale was unable to lift the trophy after being banned for misconduct in his previous match: “Well played to Yorkshire on a great season! Well deserved! such a shame @GaleyLad wasn’t allowed to lift the trophy though!”

Alex Hales (@Alexhales1) was in agreement with his Nottinghamshire team-mate on the treatment of Gale: “Congrats to Yorkshire on the championship, proper side. Real shame Andrew Gale wasn’t allowed to lift the trophy after 6 years of captaincy”

Cricket blogger Peter Miller (‏@TheCricketGeek) believed without doubt the right team won: “Massive congratulations to Yorkshire. Far and away the best side and deserving winners”

Durham bowler Graham Onions (@BunnyOnions) was in high praise of the side who have he believes were most consistent all season: “How good have Yorkshire been this year! Some huge individual performances but overall an all round solid team, congrats and enjoy lads”

Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale (@Galeylad) did finally get his hands on the county championship trophy tweeting this pic: “Champions. #enoughsaid”

Finally, match-winner Ryan Sidebottom summed the feeling up perfectly: “Hey all! Thank you so much for your kind messages and support, absolutely amazing :) #Wow”

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