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The Yorkshire County Cricket Club is one of the greatest clubs in the world.

Established over 150 years ago, the history, tradition and passion of Yorkshire cricket is renowned throughout the world. No other county in the history of the game has won more trophies and produced more players for England. This is where you can learn everything you need to know about one of sports greatest institutions.

The Yorkshire County Cricket Club is one of the greatest clubs in the world.

Established over 150 years ago, the history, tradition and passion of Yorkshire cricket is renowned throughout the world. No other county in the history of the game has won more trophies and produced more players for England. This is where you can learn everything you need to know about one of sports greatest institutions.

The Yorkshire County Cricket Club History Timeline


We capture the moments that made this Club a sporting icon.

From humble beginnings at the Adelphi Hotel, Sheffield in 1863 to winning the County Championship a record 36 times, all the key milestones over the past 150 years are illustrated in our timeline.

TIMELINE

International Moments Of Magic


Emerald Headingley Cricket Ground has been home to The Yorkshire County Cricket Club since 1890 and a venue for Test Matches since 1899.

From the staging the England versus Australia Test Match in 1899 to last summer’s Test Match between England and Pakistan at the venue, Emerald Headingley has hosted 77 Tests. and 36 one-day internationals.

The first of 105 Test centuries made at the ground was scored by the Englishman Stanley Jackson against Australia in 1905.

The Australian Donald Bradman holds the record for the highest Test innings at Headingley. Bradman’s innings of 334 not out, scored in 1930, was also the highest of his Test career. Bradman made a second triple century at Headingley when he scored 304 in 1934. The only other player to score a triple century at the ground is the Englishman John Edrich who made 310 not out against New Zealand in 1965.

Geoffrey Boycott and Donald Bradman are the only players to have scored four Test centuries at Headingley. Shai Hope is the only batsman to score centuries in each innings of a Test. No player had managed this in any if the previous first-class matches at the ground.

Fourteen ODI centuries have been scored at the ground, the first was by the Australian Graeme Wood in 1981. The Sri Lankan Sanath Jayasuriya holds the record for the highest ODI innings at the ground. Jayasuriya scored 152 from 99 deliveries against England in 2006. The highest score by an Englishman is 128 which was made by Robin Smith in 1990.

TIMELINE OF HISTORY

Headingley's history


Since the first recorded first-class match to be played at Headingley in September 1890 the ground has become one of the game’s great venues.

Headingley, or Emerald Headingley as it is now known for sponsorship reasons, has played host to many iconic moments both at domestic and international level.

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Yorkshire Archive


Find details of all former Yorkshire First XI players, scorecards of all first class & List A matches since 1863, details of grounds used by Yorkshire and records for and against Yorkshire.

Cricket Archive

Contact

Address

Yorkshire County Cricket Club
Emerald Headingley Stadium
Leeds
LS6 3DP

Phone

0843 504 3099 (Main Office)
(Calls are charged at between 1-13p per minute from a BT landline. Other networks and mobile phones will vary.)

0113 2033 622 (Yorkshire Cricket Centre)

Email

cricket@yorkshireccc.com

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