The Association are delighted to announce that Gary Verity (Yorkshire CCC board and CEO of Welcome to Yorkshire) has accepted the committee’s invitation to become a patron, joining our existing patrons, The Duchess of Kent and Martyn Moxon.
To support the Club & Players.
To raise funds to support this aim.
To encourage awareness of and interest in the existence and purpose of the Club and
To act as a sounding board for any concerns raised by attendees at fixtures, and take appropriate action.
To promote social interaction and further enjoyment amongst the supporters of Yorkshire Cricket Club.
To facilitate attendance at cricket matches.
To promote links with with other groups to achieve these ends.
To assist in the preservation of the history and cherish the survival of traditions of this great club.
Charlotte Evers (Chairman)
Alan Kaye (Secretary)
Ken Blackburn (Treasurer)
Joan Pickering (Membership)
Veronica Denby (Sales)
Ken Shaw (Speakers)
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You might have wondered exactly what Charlotte and I were doing on the boundary edge at lunchtime on Wednesday. Truth to tell it was the first opportunity we have had all season to make the presentations for the Player of the Year 2014 and the outstanding performance of the season award. As you know the ECB whisked Adam off to the Caribbean for several weeks and Ryan, sadly, has been injured since the Worcestershire fixture. However, congratulations to Adam who was voted Player of the Year for h is 1,300 + runs and Ryan produced a magical moment at Trent Bridge, where Yorkshire clinched the Championship thanks to his magnificent bowling.
It is hard to believe that half a century has passed since Yorkshire first won a One Day Trophy but in September 1965, on the day I became engaged to be married, the magnificent team of the 60’s won the Gillette Cup under the captaincy of Brian Close. It was only the third occasion on which the tournament had been staged (Sussex won the first two) and the day was crowned by the magnificent innings of 146 not out by Geoffrey Boycott, this was over 60 overs and still stands as a one day record although the allocated overs have been reduced.
The booklet is in the process of being printed, sponsorship has been secured by the indomitable Ken Shaw and will cover the cost of this and the 24 page booklet will appear at the T20 on the 10th July and at Scarborough at a cost of £3.00. Thanks are due to Paul Chapman (the author of the Down the Decades series) who has done a great job, including interviewing Brian Close and obtaining some pretty memorable quotes on the days proceedings.
I am pleased to report that firm plans have now been made, in conjunction with the Club, to go ahead with the production of “The Last Match”
This tells the story of the last match played for Yorkshire by the late, great Hedley Verity, against Sussex, at Hove in September 1939 when the Championship was suspended due to the declaration of war. Hedley went on to serve as a captain in the Green Howards and died as a result of wounds in Caserta, Italy on 31st July 1943.
The tickets will go on sale at £5.00 and a maximum of 150 per performance will be available. These can be purchased at the ticket office or on line.
There will be four performances on two different days; the performances will be on Tuesday 1st September and Thursday 24th September at 12.30 and 6.00pm on each day. The Supporters Association will be supporting the performance on the 24th at 6.00pm. Each performance lasts approximately one hour. It is hoped that a current player will attend the evening performances.
It is hoped that as many supporters as possible will be able to attend to pay tribute to a legendary sportsman. The play will be professionally acted by two actors and promises a real treat for those who are interested in this great Club and the men who have represented it, with pride, for the last 150 years.
A brochure to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Yorkshire’s first limited overs title. This brochure charts every match in the competition in 1965, which led to Yorkshire’s win at Lord’s in the Gillette Cup final, with a foreword by Brian Close, who captained the side.
On sale at the Kabin and Scarborough stall, priced £3.00.
Thursday September 24 (6.00pm)
This performance of ‘The Last Match’ will include tea/coffee and a raffle provided by the Supporters’ Association and a question and answer session following the performance.
Sunday September 27 (7.00pm – East Stand Long Room)
Talk on Lord Hawke and South African cricket by Dr Dean Allen from South Africa.
Empire, War and cricket in South Africa, and Lord Hawke’s involvement.
A talk by Dr Dean Allen , Senior Academic at Bournemouth University and Research Associate at Stellenbosch university, South Africa
The talk will cover the subject of his latest book “Empire, War and cricket in South Africa”, an account of the development of cricket in South Africa. The book covers the beginnings of international cricket between England and South Africa, the first England tours to South Africa, the controversial South African tour to England in 1901 during the Boer War, and the involvement of Lord Hawke in these tours.
Dr Allen has talked widely on sport, culture and history in Europe, Australia, North America and the Far East, and in the media. ( www.deanallen.co.za)
The YCCSA a are delighted to be hosting one of Dr Allen’s speaking engagements in England.
Admission will be free, with refreshments on sale and a raffle.