MAGNIFICENT SEVEN - Yorkshire's Championship Years: THE MEN, THE MAGIC, THE MEMORIES - The Players' Own Story by Andrew Collomosse

MAGNIFICENT SEVEN - Yorkshire's Championship Years: THE MEN, THE MAGIC, THE MEMORIES - The Players…

byAndrew Collomosse

Kobo ebook | November 24, 2012

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Yorkshire’s Championship Years

The Players’ Own Story

with Andrew Collomosse
Foreword by Ray Illingworth
Afterword by Brian Close


“It was a marvellous time for Yorkshire cricket, a golden era that no county has come close to matching in over half a century.”
Ray Illingworth

“Brilliant, intimate insight into a rich time for Yorkshire cricket through those who moulded it.  The laughs, the numerous revelations and that refreshing Yorkshire candour lifted me.”
David Frith

Between 1959 and 1969, Yorkshire won the County Championship
a magnificent seven times and the Gillette Cup twice.
This, in their own words, is the story of the men who forged a
White Rose dynasty.

This is the story of the Yorkshiremen who, between 1959 and 1969, won a magnificent seven County Championships and two Gillette Cups, a feat unsurpassed by any other side in the club’s illustrious history.
The White Rose line-up of the Sixties was indisputably one of the finest County sides of the 20th century, featuring four of England’s most famous players - Fred Trueman, Raymond Illingworth, Brian Close and Geoffrey Boycott.
Yet Yorkshire, led by Ronnie Burnet, Vic Wilson and Close, were above all, a team in every sense of the word.
The batsmen: Bryan Stott, Ken Taylor, Brian Bolus, Philip Sharpe, Doug Padgett and John Hampshire, ever ready to sacrifice their own ambitions in the team cause.
The bowlers: Mike Cowan, Bob Platt, Mel Ryan and Tony Nicholson, the supporting cast for Trueman, and spinners Don Wilson and Geoff Cope, Illingworth’s allies and matchwinners both.
The all-rounders: Richard Hutton, son of Sir Leonard who followed his father into the England side, and Chris Balderstone, one of the last of a sporting generation who played professional cricket and football.
The wicketkeeper: Jimmy Binks, whose unbroken sequence of 412 Championship matches encompassed a scarcely credible 14 years and two months.
Yorkshire legends all. The men who, half a century ago, won seven Championships and made Yorkshire great. This is their story.


Title:MAGNIFICENT SEVEN - Yorkshire's Championship Years: THE MEN, THE MAGIC, THE MEMORIES - The Players…Format:Kobo ebookPublished:November 24, 2012Publisher:Great Northern BooksLanguage:English

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