Author: David Warner
Category: Cricket matches
53 Yorkshire CCC Yearbook 1917 p5 54 Hull Daily Mail, 20 May 1916, Yorkshire
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1917, Woodhouse, T (1992) A Who's Who of Yorkshire County Cricket Club, ...
Author: Jeremy Lonsdale
Publisher: Association of Cricket Statisticians and Historians
Category: Sports & Recreation
Over two million British men were injured or killed in the First World War. Millions more people supported the war effort at home – in factories, fields or by keeping essential services going. In these circumstances, how could something as trivial as cricket continue? For some, it was not acceptable; for others, watching or playing sport were reasonable responses to government calls to ‘carry on’. A Game Sustained examines what happened to cricket at all levels in Yorkshire between 1914 and 1918; how it kept going with so many men away; how its top league managed to attract players such as Hobbs, Barnes and Woolley; and how, when peace came, cricket resumed its place in county life in 1919 and 1920. It is a story of divided opinions and of guilt and uncertainty about the correct way to behave. It is also the story of efforts to sustain traditions and to keep some sense of normality at a time of crisis.
Author: Cricket Society
Publisher: Library Assn Pub Limited
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines