In 2013 we celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Yorkshire County Cricket Club. Since 1863 generations of Yorkshire talent have built our reputation as one of the most illustrious cricket clubs in the world. History and tradition are key elements, as we mark the milestone in a manner worthy of the Club's reputation.
The celebrations commence on the actual date the Club was formed at a meeting in the Adelphi Hotel, Sheffield on 8th January 1863. The meeting was brief and the minutes recorded so that the annual subscription would not be less than 10/6 per member, and a Sub-Committee would be formed to carry out the approved resolution.
The Adelphi Hotel is no more, but instead the Sheffield Crucibile Theatre now stands on the very site where the inital meeting was held and will be where the Club's Sesquecentennial Soireé will mark the occasion.
The evening celebration will include Master of Ceremonies Harry Gration, taking us through an evening's entertainment of readings, recollections and reminiscenes. To conclude the evening, a team of panellists including Club President Geoffrey Boycott and Michael Vaughan, will hold a question and answer session. For more information about this event, click here.
On 22nd April 1863, a further meeting took place again at the Adelphi Hotel featuring "Gentlemen in favour of the establishment of a County Cricket Club" at which officials appointed a committee to collect subscriptions, draw up rules and make any other preliminary arrangements. The date will be marked by the 2013 annual pre-season lunch, this year held on the 21st April, the closest practical date to mark the meeting held 150 years previously. It is hoped as many members as possible will attend to make it an even more significant event in such a memorable year. For more information, click here.
There are also several additional events placed throughout the year to mark the substantial milestone. See below for the full details.
8th January 2013
Sesquicentennial Soiree. Crucible Theatre. Sheffield. 7:30pm to 9:30pm.
Tickets on sale now at the Yorkshire County Cricket Club ticket office – 0871 971 1222
21st April 2013
150th Anniversary Lunch - With special guest speaker Johnny Barclay and Master of Ceremonies Kevin Connelly. - Price £39.00 per person for members £45 per person for non members. Tables also available, to book please call Simon Pixsley on 0113 2033 667
14th June 2013
Service of Thanksgiving. York Minster. York. Everybody welcome. Return coach travel is available - to book please contact Charles Hartwell on 0113 2033 606.
26th June 2013 Yorkshire County Cricket Club XI v MCC XI. Headingley Cricket Ground. Tickets available from the Ticket Office on St Michaels Lane or call 0871 971 1222*.
3rd October 2013 150th Anniversary Gala Dinner hosted by Test Match Special & BBC Cricket Correspondent Jonathon Agnew – The Centenary Pavilion. Elland Road. Leeds. tables availbale, for tickets contact Simon Pixsley on 0113 2033 667.
Other events are yet to be confirmed.
Sponsorship opportunities for all events are available, if you are interested in sponsoring our 150th year please contact Simon Pixsley on 0113 2033 667.
Warwickshire CCC v Yorkshire CCC Day 3
Warwickshire 128 all out (2nd Innings
140 all out (48 overs)
Yorkshire (1st Innings)
407 all out
Yorkshire win by an innings and 139 runs.
LV=CC Division One
15 - 18 May 2013
Yorkshire Bank 40
19 May 2013
Yorkshire Bank 40
27 May 2013
Radlett Cricket Club, Radlett