Yorkshire’s summer of 2019 was a mixed campaign, with no trophies to celebrate, disappointment in the two limited overs trophies but signs of progression in the County Championship.
Since the White Rose narrowly missed out on a third successive four-day crown in 2016, the word transition has often been used when talking of the squad’s progression.
Now, looking ahead to 2020, the coaching staff and players are confident that the transitional period is coming to a close and silverware should hopefully not be too far away.
Away from the domestic scene, England provided us with moments we will never forget – a home World Cup triumph and victory in arguably the greatest ever Headingley Test Match.
Contained within the 2020 yearbook’s pages are the following:
• Full review of the 2019 season
• Extensive Championship and one-day match reports plus scorecards
• Yorkshire second-team and Academy review
• Yorkshire Diamonds review and averages
• Paul Edwards and David Warner look back at the Emerald Headingley Ashes Test
• World Cup review plus reports from Headingley’s fixtures
• Features – Hundred Years Ago, Fifty Years Ago
• Why Darren Lehmann was left out of pocket when he first arrived at Yorkshire
• Jeremy Lonsdale looks back to 1929 when Yorkshire’s players took part in a special evening of coaching in Sheffield
• All club and player records updated
• Full fixtures for 2020
And much, much more….
This will be the first edition edited by Graham Hardcastle, who has taken over duties from David Warner.
The front cover feature photograph comes with a twist. It is the first time a non-Yorkshire player has taken that slot, but the heroics of Ben Stokes during that glorious August Sunday afternoon will never be forgotten.
Paul Edwards, who covered the Test for the club’s website, looks back on the contest.
Paul’s work for the website during that fixture has recently seen him nominated for the Sports Journalists’ Association Cricket Writer of the Year.
There is also a comparison of the 2019 and 1981 Ashes Tests by David Warner, who was present at both.
It has also been a momentous last 12 months for women’s cricket, and the leading wicket-taker in the English domestic game, White Rose leg-spinner Katie Levick, takes a place on the cover sleeve.