Yorkshire CCC On This Day revisits all the most magical and memorable moments from the county’s distinguished cricketing past, mixing in a maelstrom of quirky anecdotes and legendary characters to produce an irresistibly dippable diary of Yorkshire history – with an entry for every day of the year. From the club’s Victorian foundation to the Twenty20 era at a floodlit Headingley, the whole glorious Yorkshire gamut of incidents, great matches, huge crowds and controversies is covered – from the occasion when a game started twice, to the time when a Yorkshireman captained South Africa, and even when a Yorkshire cricketer rode a Grand National winner. Fully endorsed by the club, this immense wealth of history, nostalgia and irresistible trivia forms a backdrop against which county heroes – names such as Fred Trueman, Brian Close and Lord Hawke, Hedley Verity, Darren Gough and Sir Leonard Hutton – all loom larger than life.
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James Buttler worked as the media manager at Yorkshire County Cricket Club for five years, and is now a freelance sports journalist and broadcaster. He has written and edited the Yorkshire Cricket Magazine since 2007, writes and edits both the Yorkshire CCC website and matchday programme, and works as cricket correspondent for Yorkshire Radio.