The Yorkshire County Cricket Club Yearbook 2019

Author: David Warner


ISBN: 9781912101139

Category: Cricket matches

Page: 446

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A Game Sustained The impact of the First World War on cricket in Yorkshire 1914 20

53 Yorkshire CCC Yearbook 1917 p5 54 Hull Daily Mail, 20 May 1916, Yorkshire
Post and Leeds Intelligencer, ... 64 Root, p181 65 Harrogate Herald, 17 October
1917, Woodhouse, T (1992) A Who's Who of Yorkshire County Cricket Club, ...

Author: Jeremy Lonsdale

Publisher: Association of Cricket Statisticians and Historians

ISBN: 1912421089

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 195

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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.

Padwick s Bibliography of Cricket

Author: Cricket Society

Publisher: Library Assn Pub Limited


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 251

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