The final event of the 150th Anniversary year takes place on Thursday October 3 2013, when the Gala Dinner is staged at The Centenary Pavilion, Elland Road, Leeds. With over 700 guests already confirmed, including guest speakers Jonathan Agnew of BBC Test Match Special fame and Club President Geoffrey Boycott, the dinner will cap off what has been a fantastic year for the Club.
To mark the dinner, the Club will be hosting a ‘money can’t buy’ auction on the night and to get you in the mood bids are now being taken for the following exclusive items.
To place a bid, ahead of the function, please send your contact details along with your bid to Sarah Thorpe – firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday October 2 2013.
The Boycott Experience in the Cape
Two weeks for two people staying at Geoffrey Boycott’s South African residency located on the picturesque Pearl Valley Golf Course, Western. Cape (rated as one of South Africa’s best golf courses). The package includes business class flights, courtesy of Emirates, from either Manchester or Newcastle. The house, which includes a private pool, overlooks the 16th green of the Jack Nicklaus designed course, which has staged (please see images top left) the South African Open.
A day in the life of BBC Test Match Special
For the cricket aficionado, this is a must. Spend a day in the BBC TMS commentary box as guests of Geoffrey Boycott and Jonathan Agnew at the second day of the Investec Second Test Match at Headingley when England host Sri Lanka on Saturday June 21 2014. The package includes full hospitality in the Exclusive Hawke Club, located in the Carnegie Pavilion.
The Yorkshire Grand Départ VIP Treatment
The Tour de France is heading for Yorkshire in 2014. It will be one of the biggest sporting events of the year and this is your chance to rub shoulders with the world’s best riders as the Tour de France gets underway in Leeds on Saturday July 5 2014. See the team’s close up, behind the scenes as the riders prepare for the race, entrance to the Tour de France village, plus much, much more.
The Greats of the White Rose
This is your chance to own a unique piece of artwork. This one-off piece is a montage of every living Yorkshire-born player who played cricket for Yorkshire and also Test cricket for England, plus Yorkshire CCC former captain and honorary life member, Darren Lehmann. It is also signed by every player. For a Yorkshire cricket fan, this is something very special.
There will be other items available on the night – including a VIP day out watching England at Wembley Stadium and a holiday to Barbados!