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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