Tuesday, 13 July 2010
Leeds Met to honour 'Sir' Geoffrey Boycott
Yorkshire legend and current Board Member, Geoffrey Boycott, will receive an honorary degree for Leeds Metropolitan University this month.
More than 5,000 students will graduate in ceremonies spread over five days at the Headingley Campus and a Leeds Met spokesperson said: "Our honorary award recipients have been selected because they have made a contribution to their community, city or region in their area of public life, be it in industry, the arts, business or sport."
Geoffrey will receive an honorary degree in sports science.
In 2009, Geoffrey was inducted into the International Cricket Council's first Hall of Fame, receiving his cap during the 4th npower Ashes Test at Headingley Carnegie last August. He ended his playing career in 1986 and was recognised by the Queen with an OBE for his services to cricket.
Unicorns v Yorkshire Vikings - YB40 (Chesterfield) Unicorns won the toss and elected to bat
189/9 (40 overs) Pyrah 8-0-34-3, Rashid 8-0-27-2, Patterson 8-0-35-2, Sidebottom 8-0-37-1, Plunkett 8-0-45-0.
Vikings 190-5 (38.5 overs) Lyth 58* Ballance 44 Vikings win by 5 wickets.
Vikings win by 5 wickets