As the Yorkshire Vikings take to the field in the 1993 retro kit for Yorkshire Day in Scarborough tomorrow, we look back at the 1993 season with Head of Heritage,  Charlotte Hughes.

Though the season of 1993 for The Yorkshire County Cricket Club was not one of great and memorable matches, it was one of individual moments and interesting characters.

1993 saw the controversial move of Paul Jarvis to Sussex, the retention of Ashley Metcalfe, the spectacular play of Darren Gough, and the respected presence of the West Indies Captain, Richie Richardson, in the line-up.

It was also a year of great new objectives for the Club. The Director of Cricket, Steve Oldham, approved the strategy to further development of youth cricket and schools, through to first class level. This involved the use of the Indoor Cricket School onsite at Headingley – a thing of envy to the other first-class counties at the time.

In honour of Yorkshire Cricket’s release of the iconic retro shirt of ’93, which the current squad will take to the field in on Yorkshire Day, we take a look back at some of the stats from that season…

Players of the 1993 season

Richie Richardson playing a front foot shot for Yorkshire

Richie Richardson

(Photo used with kind permission of Sir Richie Richardson)

West Indies Captain.

Played for Yorkshire 1993-1994.

Batting style: Right hand bat.

Bowling style: Right arm medium.

Richardson was the first West Indian cricketer to play for Yorkshire County Cricket Club. Richardson scored 2,392 runs in 54 matches across all cricket, including 20 half-centuries and a pair of hundreds.

He remembers his time at Yorkshire fondly, despite ending his time there early due to illness:

“I had a good time at Yorkshire. I was well treated and made a lot of friends during my time there.”

Photo from media day of Phil ‘Fergie’ Carrick

Phil ‘Fergie’ Carrick

Last year played for Yorkshire in 1993.

Batting style: Right hand bat.

Bowling style: Slow left arm orthodox.

The last of a famous tradition of Yorkshire slow-left arm bowlers, with a successful bowling partnership for the county with Geoff Cope. Carrick succeeded Bairstow as Captain in 1987, leading the team to victory in the same year for the Benson and Hedges cup. By the end of his career of 23 years playing for Yorkshire, he had narrowly missed the Yorkshire double of 10,000 runs and 1,000 wickets in first class cricket.

David Byas photo

David Byas

Captain for Yorkshires’ first County Championship title in 2001 after a 33 year dry spell.

Returned as Head Coach to Yorkshire in 2004.

Batting style: Left hand bat.

Bowling style: Right arm medium.

Byas played for Yorkshire between 1986 and 2001, starting his career in 1978 as a second-team player at Scarborough. He was appointed captain of Yorkshire at the start of the 1996 season. His highest score of his career was 213 at Scarborough, one of few players to achieve a double-hundred in the first class game at that ground.

 

You can get a hold of a piece of history with the 1993 Retro Shirt available here

Tickets are also available for the Metro Bank One Day Cup game at Scarborough here

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