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 […]
Scarborough Cricket Festival
Stories about Scarborough Cricket Festival, through articles around the book, Last of the Summer Wickets.
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. Play starts at 11am with the gates open at 10am, or earlier for Yorkshire members, who […]
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 […]
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 […]
Watching Yorkshire play county Championship cricket at Scarborough during the annual Festival remains a pilgrimmage for thousands of fans every summer. Cricket Yorkshire was on the North Yorkshire coast for the second day where Yorkshire were 10-0 in their second innings with Lees and Hodd at the crease. Get a feel for the day with […]