West Yorkshire
Accommodation
B&Bs
Pubs & Inns
Self Catering
Budget

BOOK WEST YORKSHIRE HOTELS

Featured Destination

December 2019: A West Country Christmas – Dorset in December

Thomas Hardy’s celebration of Christmas in Dorset in his early novel Under the Greenwood Tree is perhaps second only to A Christmas Carol (a version ...More
More Uk destinations

Cricket Clubs

Yorkshire County Cricket Club
Headingley Cricket Ground
Leeds
LS6 3BU | map
West Yorkshire
Tel: +44 (0) 113 278 7394
Visit Website
Write a review
Update this listing
email page to a friend | Add your business for free
This page has been viewed 3,300 times since 8th May 2006

Cricket reached the county of Yorkshire relatively late compared to most counties. This is almost certainly due to geographical factors, Yorkshire is a long way from the areas of Kent and Sussex where the game was born. The earliest known references to Cricket in Yorkshire date from 1751. By the end of the 18th century Sheffield Cricket Club was growing and playing regularly. The club became established as a first class team, a status which they maintained into the 19th century. The team came to be representative of the county of Yorkshire and ultimately formed Yorkshire County Cricket Club in 1863. Prior to the foundation of the official County Championship in 1890, Yorkshire had been proclaimed Champion County on two occasions and shared the title on one other. Following the launch of the County Championships, Yorkshire continue to be a powerhouse team. The club did not have to wait too long to win its first title. In 1893 Yorkshire won the County Championship and took the first steps to becoming the most successful team in its history to date. Since then Yorkshire has won the County Championship on thirty occasions outright, plus one shared title. In the 1920s the team won four consecutive titles between 1922 and 1925 inclusive. During the 1930s the team won an unparalleled seven County Championship titles.


Recommended Books:
Village Cricket
Village Cricket
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2004
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2004
The Cricketers' Who's Who
The Cricketers' Who's Who
Playfair Cricket Annual
Playfair Cricket Annual

Recommended Books:

A Picture of Britain
A Picture of Britain
Ashes Fever
Ashes Fever
Coast
Coast
Churchill
Churchill

Brit Quote:
The poetry of the earth is never dead. - John Keats
More Quotes

On this day:
The Ark Royal commissioned - 1914, 1st episode of Coronation St screened - 1960, Iraq Frees 100 UK Hostages - 1990
More dates from British history

click here to view all the British counties

County Pages