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Meet the deafblind cricket author who’s followed England around the world

Paul Duffin is a remarkable man who has not let the fact that he is severely sight and hearing impaired quash his passion for cricket one little bit. When I heard about the deafblind Wetherby-based author who had written about his tales of travelling to thirteen Test grounds to follow England between 2003 and 2012, it was crying out for… Read more →

mark lawson (procoach) demonstrates a forward strike with a semi circle of young cricketers watchinbg

Indoor cricket nets: Six ways to train smarter

Mark Lawson, Director of Coaching at ProCoach, Yorkshire County Cricket Club’s official coaching partner, is immediately into his stride on how to get the best out of indoor nets. At this time of year, the weird environment of stark lighting, sports hall terrain and matting for a pitch is a significant ritual, normally over several months, designed to ease out… Read more →

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The Winter Tour: January cricket in the Yorkshire Dales

The drive from the direction of Leeds to the village of Appletreewick in the Yorkshire Dales took us intrepid cricket explorers through sumptuous scenery. After the vast panorama dropping down past the Cow and Calf to Ilkley, there is leafy decadence as we zipped past Bolton Abbey Cricket Club and onto our destination in Wharfedale. Parked at The New Inn… Read more →

Graham Hyde Nidderdale Cricket League

Jekyll and Hyde: Life as Nidderdale Cricket League Secretary

It comes to something when stalwarts as invested in recreational cricket as Graham Hyde decide to call it a day. We are less than a minute into a roving conversation about the health of Yorkshire club cricket and the outgoing Honorary Secretary of the Theakston Nidderdale Cricket League puffs out his cheeks. In relief or despair? Actually, it transpires that… Read more →

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