125 NOT OUT History of Illingworth Cricket Club
The fascinating story of the quest to establish a cricket club in a small hill top Yorkshire village. Lavishingly illustrated in colour the 227 page A5 book represents the heart and soul of grass roots cricket at its best.
They played on a rented field owned by the local church with a small wooden hut for changing. There was little flat land - it did not matter they dug it out. There was very little money so they danced and whistled and sang to raise funds.
Of special interest to local history enthusiasts and cricket fans, the story is not just of the game and players but is also a reflection of the social and economic issues of the times. Forewords from Giles Clark (Chairman of the English Cricket Board), Brian Close (President of Yorkshire County Cricket Club), Stuart Law (Formerly of Australia and overseas professional for Essex, Lancashire, Derbyshire and Illingworth!) and Robin Uthappa (Current Indian International and Bangalore Royal Challengers of the India Premier League).
The book is a must for any player past or present who has played for or against Illingworth in the many leagues it has competed in including the Airedale Wharfedale and Halifax Cricket Leagues.
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