Championship Honours


Championships 1867, 1869 (equal) 1870, 1893,1896, 1898, 1901, 1902, 1905, 1908, 1912, 1919, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1935, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1946, 1949(Equal), 1959, 1960, 1962, 1963, 1966, 1967, 1968 and 2001. Yorkshire’s 33 County Championships have come mostly during four decades: THE 1900s Yorkshire won the title four times. The side, led by Hawke, included great players such as George Hirst, David Denton – who scored 2,000 runs in a season four times – and Wilfred Rhodes – who took 3,598 wickets for the County. Yorkshire were also Championship runners-up four times – in 1904, 1906, …

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The Clubs History


1863 The Yorkshire County Cricket Club was founded on January 8 at the Adelphi Hotel, Sheffield. The first official county match was played at The Oval on June 5 and 6 against Surrey, ending in a draw. Captain was Roger Iddison. 1865 A players’ strike: George Anderson, George Atkinson, Roger Iddison, Joe Rowbotham and Ned Stephenson refused to play against Surrey after a dispute over the action of a Kent bowler, their colleague in an all-England match against Surrey. Anderson never played again for Yorkshire. 1867 Yorkshire won all of their seven matches and their first, unofficial, County Championship. 1883 …

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Cricket Grounds


HEADINGLEY, Leeds First game 1891 and the County Headquarters since 1893. Headingley has played host to Test matches since 1899. BRAMALL LANE, Sheffield First game 1863. Last game 1973. Yorkshire’s first home ground when the Club was founded in 1863 and a prominent venue until 1973, when it became the site for a new stand built by neighbouring Sheffield United FC. Bramall Lane hosted a Test match in 1902. PARK AVENUE, Bradford First game 1881. The first home of Yorkshire Academy of Cricket. It was one of the County’s main grounds until in 1985 the pavilion was declared unsafe and …

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What Does The Future Hold?


Declining income is a problem throughout the game, not just in Yorkshire. The business and marketing side is now almost as important as the playing. Clubs could not survive without the revenue from advertising and sponsorship and the grant from the England and Wales Board. We have also decided to sell our own branded merchandise, a fantastic idea that was produced by an associated supporter. The funds from this will go towards helping to fund Yorkshire’s Cricketer team as much as we can. Our list consists of scarves, hats, and even drinks labels that are sold at the club. We …

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