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 Tony.
When did you first become a member of Yorkshire County Cricket Club?
“I have been a member for only the last three years as I am now retired. Now I have more time on my hands I feel more visits coming on.”
What are your first memories of Yorkshire County Cricket Club?
“My first memory was when I was eight and I watched the Gillette Cup Final in 1965 when Geoffrey Boycott scored his 146. I sat down with my Dad that day and this was first time I watched cricket.”
What is your fondest memory of Yorkshire cricket?
“This has to be the back to back titles in 2014-15”
What is your favourite ground and why?
“Emerald Headingley as I have not yet been to Scarborough and York but these are on my bucket list. The ground is easy to get to even as I have to fly from Guernsey to Manchester (Leeds in the summer as it only flies in the Summer to here) get a train and then a taxi!”
Who is your favourite current player and why?
“Tim Bresnan as he along with Andrew Gale and Ryan Sidebottom came over for a visit to Guernsey in conjunction with the Aurigny Link to Leeds Bradford – Aurigny is our local airline. I met all of them at the evening event which launched this airline route and all three on the night were very approachable.
“But Tim is the favourite as he is the only one left playing out of the three!”
Yorkshire supporters are known for being very passionate about their county and cricket team, would you put yourself in that bracket?
“I feel I am as passionate as I can being living in Guernsey watching cricket on TV, reading books, and looking at the Yorkshire website on my Ipad. My wife and I love Yorkshire and we are looking at different places with the view of moving over in a few years’ time. Plenty more time to watch cricket once that happens!”
What are you most looking forward to during the 2019 season?
“Looking forward to the younger players stepping up and helping Yorkshire win silverware over the next few years and being more consistent in the four day game.”
Which young player in the current squad do you think will breakthrough next year and why?
“Harry Brook as he is an up and coming player and ready to score plenty of runs in all forms of the game.”
How do you see the 2019 season going for Yorkshire CCC?
“I hope it will be a trophy winning season in any form, I am sure that the management have got their fingers on the pulse and need to look for overseas and Kolpac (If Yorkshire are going doing this route to strengthen the squad.)”
What is it about the experience at Emerald Headingley and Scarborough that makes it a good place to visit for you and your family?
“I love visiting Headingley. The members where I sit make a ‘foreigner’ feel very welcome and I look forward to seeing them when I visit. Will put Scarborough on the to visit list!”
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