Yorkshire Cricket is regarded as one of the greatest clubs in the world, and as one of the proudest in existence. Established over 150 years ago, the history, tradition and passion of its Members are the main reasons for this. The pride of the Club’s supporters has always been evident.

To celebrate the Club’s fantastic supporters, we bring you a feature looking at memories of some of the White Rose Members. This week we hear from Jimbob.

When did you first become a member of Yorkshire County Cricket Club?

“This will be my fifth year so 2015”

What are your first memories of Yorkshire County Cricket Club?

“Going with my Dad and Grandad to Headingley for the first time when I was around five. Oh, and watching the scores on Teletext of course.”

What is your fondest memory of Yorkshire cricket?

“Being in the Lord’s Long Room when we won the County Championship was very special, then having a few beers with the lads afterwards, as well as going when I was young to watch the old Sunday league with my Dad.”

What is your favourite ground and why?

“Headingley, because it holds so many memories for me that no other sporting ground or venue does.”

Who is your favourite current player and why?

“Big fan of Gary Ballance great player on the pitch and a great bloke whenever I’ve ever met him off it. Bresnan is hilarious and a legend for the county.”

Yorkshire supporters are known for being very passionate about their county and cricket team, would you put yourself in that bracket?

“Yes! I absolutely would! Especially when we play Lancashire at Old Trafford!”

What are you most looking forward to during the 2019 season?

“Seeing some new grounds with First Class cricket coming back to York. Visiting Canterbury which will be a first for me and then seeing how a lot of the young lads kick on.”

Which young player in the current squad do you think will breakthrough next year and why?

“I’m looking forward to seeing Josh Shaw this year, I thought he bowled really well last year but didn’t get the luck that young lads sometimes need.”

How do you see the 2019 season going for Yorkshire CCC?

“I think we are still in a state of flux. That’s not to say I think the season will be disappointing, personally I think we might spring a few surprises. There is a lot of international cricket this year and unlike some other counties (namely Surrey) we are used to not having our top players around much, so we have an advantage there.”

What is it about the experience at Emerald Headingley and Scarborough that makes it a good place to visit for you and your family?

“Scarborough is just a wonderful place to watch cricket. I swear it hasn’t changed since I was a child but that is what makes it so unique. Headingley is a world class stadium these days but has retained a lot of its heritage, there always something to see or do.”

Want to take part in the next edition of ‘Members Mondays’? Get in touch with us at [email protected].

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