The Sweetest Rose: 150 Years of Yorkshire County Cricket Club by David Warner. Publication Date: 1st November 2012.
With over 400 pages, 175,000 words and 120 photographs – this is the ultimate history of Yorkshire County Cricket Club.
The Sweetest Rose traces the story of YCCC from its birth in Sheffield in January, 1863, right up to the current season, covering its entire 150 years. A tale of triumph, trophies and inner turmoil – an enthralling read.
The book spotlights the leading personalities attached to the Club, both on and off the field, and seeks to establish exactly what it is that has made it the greatest cricket club in the world.
Read the fascinating account by that doyen of Yorkshire cricketers, Ted Lester, about when he was due to play his first match and was called in by his formidable and feared captain, Brian Sellers; learn for the first time exactly why Ronnie Burnet was chosen to lead Yorkshire into a new era in 1958, and discover how Warner himself liaised with a much later captain, Phil Carrick, in his heart-felt plea to the committee to allow overseas players into the side.
Author David Warner has been reporting on the highs and lows of YCCC for over three decades and currently edits the Club’s acclaimed Yearbook. With unequalled access to the club, he has been given the freedom to cover the full unabridged story.
David Hopps, UK editor, ESPN cricinfo, says that writing this history, “Is a task that demands meticulous research, a dogged perseverance and above all a high level of integrity. David Warner is well equipped on all three counts.”
Author David Warner says: “Yorkshire County Cricket Club, born in 1863, remains as robust as ever in 2013, 150 years on. It’s an anniversary worth celebrating because the club has a history which few others can get close to matching.”
Special pre-publication offer –
Order before 30th September to have and have the name of your choice included on special tribute pages at the back of the book. £20 including postage.