The cricketing history of Yorkshire is long and illustrious. In the 1890s, the White Rose club became one of the first counties in England to be accorded senior status and is still going strong in the 21st century. As many as six members of the England 2015 Ashes squad hailed from mighty Yorkshire!
From the elite level to the grassroots; from Dickie Bird’s no-nonsense umpiring to Ray Illingworth’s shrewd captaincy, some of Yorkshire’s greatest characters are also some of English cricket’s greatest sporting figures.
Our expert panel, comprised of sports writers, John Fuller, Stuart Rayner and Anthony Clavane, in conversation with Huw Turbervill, will take a look at the club’s defining moments, explore what it is about the Yorkshire psyche that lends itself so well to cricket and ask why it is that a strong Yorkshire side seems to be key to the success of the England team.