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Yorkshire Captains of England

February 8 2017 at 8:44 PM
WS55  (Login WibseySimon55)

In anticipation of what seems probably another one ...

.. please can someone say how many so far, and give us the list

Slightly embarrassed that I don't just know.

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(Login ThirdUmpire)

Re: Yorkshire Captains of England

February 8 2017, 9:03 PM 

Root Vaughan Boycott Close Illingworth (but only after he went to Leicester) Hutton Yardley Jackson Hawke.


Lots of others who have captained the youth side including some who never went on like Sayers and the Morris brothers and a few in the ladies side too. One was born in the Solomon Islands but played for Yorkshire. Great quiz question potentially!

We seem to have more than our fair share of youth skippers suggesting teenagers learn about cricket in Yorkshire more than anywhere else perhaps due to the leagues?

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Re: Yorkshire Captains of England

February 8 2017, 9:37 PM 

Thanks ThirdUmp.

So that's eight so far, and a ninth on the way.

(Illy definitely should be included).

Steve C
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February 9 2017, 8:58 AM 

Who was the greatest Yorkshire Captain/Player NEVER to captain England....?

In a different era i guess both Rhodes and Hirst would have made excellent captains..?


Dave Morton
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Re: So...

February 9 2017, 9:17 AM 

And Herbert was offered the Yorkshire captaincy, by telegram whilst in Australia, but turned it down.

Relatively few Yorkshire and England captains because Yorkshire played few amateurs in their teams, usually just one figurehead captain. I liked the story about the captain who was strapping on his pads to bat next (AW Lupton, perhaps?) when he was told, "Don't bother, sir, Wilfred's declared!"

FS Trueman would have made a great captain. One out of one against the Aussies, and he claimed that win as the finest moment of his career. 1968 at Sheffield, I think, his Test days behind him.

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Re: Yorkshire Captains of England

February 9 2017, 7:31 PM 

Third Umpire you've missed one - Rony Stanyforth :-https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/R._T._Stanyforth

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Re: Yorkshire Captains of England

February 9 2017, 9:09 PM 

Aah, but he was born in London.....

But clearly a Yorkie with connections to Kirk Hammerton where I have very fond memories of a lovely little ground that you had to enter via a cattle grid and then an avenue with sheep grazing either side.

Also scene of one my few centuries many years ago...

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Re: Yorkshire Captains of England

February 9 2017, 11:06 PM 

happy.gifhappy.gifhappy.gif Glad you could get in a mention of that, then TU!

Did you put him up to it, like a tame backbencher's question to the PM???

Big Rich
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Grey areas.

February 9 2017, 11:54 PM 

If you're excluding Stanyforth on the basis that he wasn't actually born in God's Own County, then Hawke and Vaughan would also have to be omitted.

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Re: Grey areas.

February 10 2017, 7:19 AM 


Well if you can somehow get a link to Scotton Banks and Pannal Ash I will be complete....

Yes, if we discount those 3 plus Illy as he was England skipper when at Leicestershire then we are down to four with a fifth in waiting

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Yorkshire Captains

February 11 2017, 6:38 PM 

Don't forget the first great Yorkshire captain - James Cook - skipper for the 1770 tour of New Zealand and Australia.

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