On Armistice Day (Monday), two Northern Cricket Society members, Brian Sanderson and Michael Pulford, visited Harrogate to pay tribute to former Yorkshire batsman James Rothery, who died 100 years ago.

An opener, Rothery played in two Championship-winning teams – 1905 and 1908.

But, sadly, he became the third and final Yorkshire cricketer to lose his life due to the Great War (Major Booth and Fairfax Gill were the others).

Rothery volunteered for the military in 1915, aged 39, and was shot in the left arm in 1917 during fighting near Loos in France. Complications arose, which became long-standing, and he died on June 2, 1919 after septicaemia set in.

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