Paul Dyson looks back at the events of 1921 – a campaign which saw the development of the team which would have so much success in the 1920s.

Having finished in fourth place in the County Championship in 1920, Yorkshire were hoping to improve on that when the succeeding season dawned. The county certainly began as if it meant business by remaining unbeaten throughout its first six matches, winning four and drawing the other two. The victories included big wins over Warwickshire and Gloucestershire – by over 250 runs in each case – and an innings win against Derbyshire.

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