Yorkshire's Cricketing Legends: Yorkshire-born Test Cricketers

Yorkshire's Cricketing Legends: Yorkshire-born Test Cricketers

Author: Grenville Firth

ISBN: 9781780911106

  • $20.00


"Yorkshires Cricketing Legends" chroniclesthe careers of the clubs most prominent players, and there are only seventy-eight of them who have gone on to wear the sweater with the Three Lions of England,

Many players have walked onto the pitch to represent the White Rose County, not all have worn the famous cap and sweater, some have gone no further than a brief appearance or a second eleven match, but have still gone on to represent their country.

Of course not all Yorkshire born cricketers to play for their country have played for their native county, in fact thirteen of them didn't. Jim Laker and Derek Shackelton to name but two, are players that have slipped the Yorkshire net.

Nine others could not break into the Yorkshire team for one reason or another, but all have a connection to the county because of their birth.

It is probably fair to assume that those who didn't play would have, given a chance, and this book will allow the reader to see who those players are, and why a select band of ninety-one cricketers have got something very special in common

About the Author

Grenville Firth was born in Hoyland, near Barnsley. He lives in Australia during the winter months and has watched Test Cricket, First-Class and League cricket all over the world on well over 1000 grounds.

He is also an avid fan of Barnsley Football Club and has written many books on the clubs history, its players and matches.He watched his first Barnsley match in Sept 1950 and his first Roses match against Lancashire at Bramall Lane, Sheffield in May 1952.


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