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A Game Divided: Triumphs and troubles in Yorkshire cricket in the 1920s

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26 Feb 2021 1pm - 2pm

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In his talk, Jeremy Lonsdale looks back nearly 100 years to a great period of Yorkshire cricket. Between 1922 and 1925, Yorkshire County Cricket Club were county champions each year, making it one of the most successful sides ever in the history of English cricket. A line-up which included Wilfred Rhodes, Percy Holmes, Herbert Sutcliffe, Roy Kilner, George Macaulay and Maurice Leyland dominated for much of the decade. Heroes to many, despite this success the side was at times unpopular and the subject of strong criticism in the press.

Drawing on his recent book A Game Divided, Jeremy will talk about the triumphs and the troubles of this team of great Yorkshire sportsmen, and examine the divisions in English cricket of the time – between north and south, amateur and professional, employer and employee, and between different views on how the game should be played.

Free but booking required - attendees will receive an email prior to the session with more details and a link for accessing the talk online.

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