'A Game Taken Seriously: Building the Foundations of Yorkshire's cricketing power 1822-1893'
24 Jun 2019, 17:30 to 24 Jun 2019, 19:30
Sport and Leisure History
IHR Peter Marshall Room, N204, Second Floor, IHR, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Jeremy Lonsdale, Independent Scholar
1893 is the great turning point in the history of cricket in Yorkshire, which set off many decades of sporting success through to the late 1960s. This presentation examines the foundations of that success, focusing on the development of the game at all levels from the early 19th century. It considers how the game grew, what it meant to people, and how it was funded, organised and publicised. It argues that it was only when longstanding differences between Sheffield and other parts of the county were resolved in the early 1890s did the full potential of Yorkshire cricket emerge.
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