Yorkshire County Cricket Club Players’ Association are to break new ground by holding an informal gathering of their members at Pudsey St Lawrence CC on the afternoon of July 30 when St Lawrence’s first team will be playing Methley.

In addition to their current members, the Association extend a warm welcome to anyone who has played for either Yorkshire’s first or second XI and is not already on the Association’s books to join them at the event.

The Association’s new President/Chairman, Peter Whiteley, the former Yorkshire and Harrogate off-spinner, is keen that the Association engages with more Yorkshire players, and this is the first of two or three similar get-togethers which will be spread around the county.

Peter contacted Pudsey St Lawrence management team chairman, Chris Gott, to see if the Club would be agreeable to the Association staging a recruitment event at Tofts Road and Chris said he would be only too pleased to help, suggesting that July 30 would be an appropriate date as St Lawrence would then be at home to Methley in on of their most attractive fixtures of the season.

The Association was formed in 2005 and is open to all current and former players whether they have played regularly for Yorkshire’s teams or only once or twice.

“We very much appreciate the support of the Bradford Cricket League and its member clubs in publicising the event and it would be great if clubs could contact any of their former players who might be interested in joining us on the day,” said Peter.

The Bradford league has a long history of providing great Yorkshire players including Raymond Illingworth, David Bairstow and Phil Carrick and St Lawrence is an ideal venue to reminisce about former players including Sir Len Hutton and Herbert Sutcliffe who first started out there, as well as chat about current England heroes, Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow.

Those who are interested in attending should contact Peter for further details at [email protected]

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