2013 saw Yorkshire county cricket club celebrate 150 years as a club and team which has given so much pleasure to the folk of God’s Own County at home or abroad. We forgive them the occasional lapse in performance knowing they will come back strongly. We also tolerate the politics and egos, that sometimes seem to stray on to the field of play, knowing there will be someone stronger or more vocal waiting in the wings. In the meantime Colin Graves the current executive chairman has done the job of funding and motivating the club to this seasons performance.
The clubs website has the unenviable and unnecessary task of listing some ‘true legends’ from the last 150 years …‘the Club has seen some true legends of world cricket pass through its playing squad. From Lord Hawke, Herbert Sutcliffe, Wilfred Rhodes, Hedley Verity, Sir Len Hutton, Bob Appleyard, Brian Close, Fred Trueman, Ray Illingworth, David Bairstow and Geoffrey Boycott to the modern era which has seen Michael Vaughan, Darren Gough, Craig White, Matthew Hoggard, Darren Lehmann and Tim Bresnan represent the White Rose County…..’ and more history
Well done the lads and all I can say, like the crowd at Headingley or Scarborough, is ‘Yorkshire Yorkshire Yorkshire’.