Sunday, 20 April 2014


By Brian Sanderson,

After the driving  of yesterday, it was a gentle walk to Headingley. It was the first day of the Yorkshire against Northampton in the first County Championship match at Headingley.Arriving at 9,30 I pinned up the information supplied by Nigel Pullan and Paul Dyson about the history of matches played against the two counties.

As I sat down William Roberts was sorting out his new stock for this season and I noticed the above boolet which I purchased.. The booklet is about the history of the club were Ephraim Lockwood was professional in 1864.I have diary kept my his wife of Ephraim,s about his scores.

Next cricket memorabilia to arrive was a players tie of 1964 tour to America were Gary Sobers played  some matches for Yorkshire.
Beenwhile Yorkshire were struggling to 57 for 3 with the bowling on top. This all changed when Garry Ballance came into bat in good batting form.He and Alex Lees batted all through the afternoon with Lees have three chances,

At tea-time I wondered over to the bookstore to think them for the tie which had been given to them.
The scoreboard shown that the Yorkshire Second team match at Scarborough had been switched to Headingley. At the Supporters abin I purchased "Down the Decades" which give details of matches from 1954 about the Yorkshire and Northanmts matches.In 1954 Frank Tyson scored 70 against a bowling attack which included Trueman.Another match in 1974 a player called Norman Maltby born in Marske helped to win the match by two wickets and eleven miutes to spare.He only played nine first class matches for Northants between 1972 to 1974.

Beenwhile back on the field Garry Ballance went on to be 117 not out and Yorkshire 328  for 7 which did not seem possible this morning. Lees was given out L.BW for 90 after been involved in a partnership of 156.

See what to-morrow brings.

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