YORKSHIRE CCC

Enjoy these Yorkshire CCC articles, both opinion pieces and interviews with players and staff at Headingley.

Yorkshire CCC cricket

Cricket’s War of the Roses delivers but how much does it matter to fans?

Match day at Headingley. Yorkshire v Lancashire in the County Championship. Serious stuff. The walk up Beechwood Crescent tried to lighten the mood with an appeal to ‘Smile Beautiful’ emblazoned in blue (lipstick perhaps?) on a road sign. It was muggy and threatening clouds confirmed that I ought to have paid closer attention to the forecast. Falling into step with… Read more →

liam plunkett bowls

Liam Plunkett on fitness and Yorkshire’s trophy quest

Liam Plunkett stands up tall on the railing in his aqua blue Yorkshire T20 shirt, puffs out his chest, points that chiselled chin and stares into the distance while the photographer reels off multiple frames. The Yorkshire and England bowler doesn’t grumble when asked to model moodily but flashes his best ‘blue steel’ pose (Zoolander film reference) then japes with… Read more →

Ben Coad bowls for Yorkshire

Ben Coad on aggression, belief and the County Championship

In the aftermath of the hypnotic conclusion to Yorkshire County Cricket Club’s County Championship liftoff against Hampshire, the Friday heroics of Ben Coad felt like another lifetime. The message from Director of Cricket Martyn Moxon and Head Coach Andrew Gale has been for the young pretenders to push harder for a first-team shirt. Cue a gilt-edged chance because of whatever the… Read more →

Peter Handscomb bats for Yorkshire

Peter Handscomb on Yorkshire CCC and Championship cricket

Yorkshire County Cricket Club’s overseas player Peter Handscomb is admirably chipper given he got off a plane from Australia the previous evening. He smiles and blinks into the Headingley sunshine before we shake hands and get down to business. The 25-year-old had a blistering start to his Test career by racking up seven consecutive scores over fifty and it’s that consistency Yorkshire… Read more →

GEOFFREY BOYCOTT

Geoffrey Boycott on Yorkshire, cricket-playing fleas and steak and kidney pie

Geoffrey Boycott begins our interview with an apology. I suspect, like a well-paced innings, timing his numerous commitments is crucial but the phone line has been momentarily engaged by someone else: “Sorry…I couldn’t ger im’ off…” The ex-Yorkshire and England batsmen, now firmly established as outspoken commentator on BBC Test Match Special, has agreed to offer his tuppence-worth on Yorkshire… Read more →

Send this to a friend