Yorkshire County Cricket Club

Nickname: Yorkshire Vikings
Team Country: England
Team City: Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
Founded (Year): 1863
Home Ground: Headingley Cricket Ground, Leeds
Coach: Ottis Gibson
Captain: Shan Masood
Forms of Cricket: First-Class Limited Overs Twenty20
Yorkshire County Cricket Club

Yorkshire County Cricket Club: competitions

Yorkshire County Cricket Club: First-Class Cricket Competitions

Logo Tournament Wins Years
County Championship 32 1893, 1896, 1898, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1905, 1908, 1912, 1919, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1935, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1946, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1963, 1966, 1967, 1968, 2001, 2014, 2015

Yorkshire County Cricket Club: Limited Overs Cricket Competitions

Logo Tournament Wins Years
Pro40 National League 1 1983
Friends Provident Trophy/RLODC 3 1965, 1969, 2002
Benson & Hedges Cup 1 1987

Yorkshire County Cricket Club: Twenty20 Cricket Competitions

Logo Tournament Wins Years
Twenty20 Cup 0

Yorkshire County Cricket Club: Current Squad

Adil Rashid Adil Rashid Bowler Dawid Malan Dawid Malan Batsman Joe Root Joe Root Batsman Jonny Bairstow Jonny Bairstow Wicket-Keeper Lockie Ferguson Lockie Ferguson Bowler

Yorkshire County Cricket Club: an overview of the English cricket team

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Yorkshire County Cricket Club

Yorkshire County Cricket Club is one of the most famous and successful first-class cricket teams in England. As it is not difficult to guess, they represent the county of the same name. The success is mainly due not only to the professionalism of the team, but also to their achievements: at the moment Yorkshire County Cricket Club is leading among the eighteen best clubs in England and Wales in terms of the number of awards in the County Championship – they managed to win the title of champion 32 times (plus once – overall). In addition, the club successfully participates in other top tournaments of the country.

Yorkshire’s home stadium is Headingley Cricket Ground, located in Leeds. The capacity of the venue is about 18,300 people. The club periodically uses other places to organize matches. The original home arena of the club was Bramall Lane, but for a long time the team has not used this site as the main one.

The club’s corporate colors are dark blue, light blue and gold. They can be seen in the form of stripes that form a V-shaped cutout on the players’ uniforms. Also, the Yorkshire County Cricket Club has a very interesting logo designed by Lord Hawke, the former captain of the club. The logo depicts a white rose in a unique artistic interpretation with eleven petals that symbolize the team’s players. By the way, it was only in the 1980s that this logo was allowed to be used for commercial purposes (that is, to print it on the team’s souvenir products).

Yorkshire County Cricket Club: a brief history of the team

Yorkshire County Cricket Club: a brief history of the team

The first mention of cricket in the county of Yorkshire dates back to 1751 when local matches were held in Sheffield. At this time, all the development of cricket in the county was concentrated in this city, and the name Yorkshire itself began to appear as the name of the team only from 1833. It was used for the game against Norfolk, as it was necessary to comply with the status: Norfolk is a county, and a team from the county, not from the city, should play against it.

By 1863, the Yorkshire County team was one of the strongest in England. This led to the creation of the Yorkshire County Cricket Club on January 8 of the same year. The organization’s first president was Thomas Barker, who also managed to be the mayor of Sheffield, and the first captain was Roger Iddison, a professional cricketer.

The team played its first first-class match against Surrey at The Oval, and the meeting took place on June 4-6, 1863. Even though Yorkshire County Cricket Club is famous as “the most successful English cricket club”, they received the first trophy in the County Championship in 1893, but then everything went like clockwork for the team.

However, in the 1970s, success began to elude the club. Yorkshire County Cricket Club played terribly in the championships, and the requirement that all sections of the team must be born within this county aggravated the situation. Only in 1992, this provision was changed, and the club began to swing slowly. To make it clear: the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s were without trophies in the main tournament for the team, although they had won regularly before that. And only in 2001 were they able to take the prize again, and then again: for more than a decade – no championship titles.

Yorkshire County Cricket Club in our time: achievements and composition

Yorkshire County Cricket Club in our time: achievements and composition

Now Yorkshire County Cricket Club continues to gain momentum, although there are no such jerks as they had at the beginning of the XX century. Nevertheless, for example, the team took part in the first Abu Dhabi T20 Trophy tournament in July 2018 and finished second in its group.

As we have already written, Yorkshire County Cricket Club is the most titled cricket team in England. Make sure of this by studying the list of achievements of the team:

First XI honours

  • County Championship – 1893, 1896, 1898, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1905, 1908, 1912, 1919, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1935, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1946, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1963, 1966, 1967, 1968, 2001, 2014, 2015; general – 1949.
  • FP Trophy – 1965, 1969, 2002.
  • National League – 1983.
  • Benson & Hedges Cup – 1987.

Second XI honours

  • Second XI Championship – 1977, 1984, 1991, 2003; overall-1987.
  • Second XI Trophy – 2009, 2017.
  • Minor Counties Championship – 1947, 1957, 1958, 1968, 1971.

The current composition of Yorkshire County Cricket Club in 2021:

  • Batsmen: Adam Lyth, Gary Ballance, James Wharton, Dawid Malan, Will Fraine, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Tom Loten, Joe Root, Matt Revis, Harry Brook.
  • Bowlers: Harry Sullivan, Dom Leech, Ben Coad, Mat Pillans, Josh Poysden, Steven Patterson (captain), Jack Shutt, Duanne Olivier, Lockie Ferguson.
  • Wicket-keepers: Jonathan Tattersall, Jonny Bairstow, Harry Duke, Ben Birkhead.
  • All-rounders: Adil Rashid, Matthew Waite, Matthew Fisher, David Willey, George Hill, Jordan Thompson, Dom Bess.

The title sponsor of the team is Mazars, a global audit, accounting and consulting group.

Nisha Bhavani
Author: Nisha Bhavani Position: Cricket Expert

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