You can never tell what the reaction to a cricket book might be, even one that cherishes the much loved annual migration that is the Scarborough Cricket Festival. Thankfully, the reviews so far for Last of the Summer Wickets have been both kind and positive. The book has been out since June and I thought […]
Scarborough Cricket Festival
Stories about Scarborough Cricket Festival, through articles around the book, Last of the Summer Wickets.
There is no Scarborough Cricket Festival in 2020; a victim of the fallout from coronavirus. I believe it’s the only time the Festival has not taken place, outside the war years. It’s true that you only miss something when it’s gone. For many, Scarborough is the highlight of the year; first date in their diary […]
Ordinarily, Scarborough Cricket Club should have been currently hosting the final day of the Roses match in the County Championship. Due to COVID-19, these are anything but ordinary times. Officially, the Scarborough Cricket Festival match in August is still on. It has yet to be cancelled but common sense dictates that’s only a matter of […]
In this extract from my latest book Last of the Summer Wickets, I describe the occasion that greets the release of the domestic fixtures for county cricket. Scanning dates for the Scarborough Cricket Festival is high up the list of priorities for many. Here, I have a bit of a flap in booking a place […]
In this extract from my latest cricket book Last of the Summer Wickets, I describe the start of the Scarborough Cricket Festival, the race for a prime viewing spot, Bradman’s 1948 Australians and sneaking Wisden Almanacks into the house. (*Cricket Yorkshire is reader-supported. That means when you buy through links on our website, I may […]
I’m delighted that my Scarborough Cricket Festival book called Last of the Summer Wickets is available in paperback, published by Great Northern Books. The Scarborough Cricket Festival has made for a compelling subject. We are firmly in an age where T20 dominates the cricket agenda and yet there is an enormously popular cricket tradition that […]