Leaders hope a return to four-day action will bring change of fortune

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Table topping Yorkshire will aim to put their Twenty20 nightmare campaign behind them when the County Championship resumes tomorrow.

Yorkshire, who finished bottom of the Twenty20 Cup Northern Division despite reaching the final of last season’s competition, host fifth-placed Warwickshire at Headingley as they continue their quest to win the County Championship in the club’s 150th anniversary season.

Yorkshire lead second-placed Sussex by just seven points, albeit having played a game less.

As part of their anniversary celebrations, meanwhile, Yorkshire players of past and present will play a special Twenty20 game at Sheffield Collegiate’s Abbeydale Park home on Monday, September 2.

Joe Root and Michael Vaughan, both products of Collegiate’s academy, are expected to attend, as are Yorkshire legends Geoff Boycott, Brian Close and Ray Illingworth.

The event will bring Yorkshire back to where it all began - the club was formed at the Adelphi Hotel, Sheffield, on January 8, 1863.

The game will raise much-needed funds for junior cricket development at Sheffield Collegiate.