Yorkshire’s Members will have a new home waiting for them when cricket returns as the Long Room renovation nears completion.
The eight-week project was due to finish ahead of Yorkshire’s proposed fixture against Leeds Bradford MCCU, however, this was slightly delayed due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
Emerald Headingley’s Long Room renovation boasts contemporary décor, a modern bar, an artifact cabinet displaying historically significant memorabilia including bats and blazers, a comfortable lounging area and ambient lighting.
The Long Room also displays a gallery of “Yorkshire Firsts”, celebrating historical cricketing achievements at Emerald Headingley. These include the White Rose’s first one-day trophy success in 1965, Sachin Tendulkar becoming Yorkshire’s first overseas player and Fred Trueman’s fiery international debut in 1952.
Sam Hinchliffe, The Yorkshire County Cricket Club Operations Director said: “We are absolutely thrilled with the new-look Long Room.
“We wanted to create an area that the Members would be proud to call their home as a thank you for their continued support of the Club.
“The challenge was to design a space which pays homage to the Club’s rich heritage but could also be versatile to cater for non-matchday events.
“The final part of the project is to reinstall the Club’s famous honours boards. This will be the icing on the cake for something that I hope our Members will enjoy for many years to come.”