White Rose celebrating anniversary
A series of events are planned to celebrate Yorkshire’s 150th anniversary, the first of which takes place tomorrow evening.
The Sesquicentennial Soirée will take place at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre tomorrow, exactly 150 years since the club was formed in 1863. The evening, hosted by BBC Look North’s host Harry Gration, will showcase some of the county’s great memories.
Guests will enjoy readings as well as a question-and-answer forum from some distinguished guests, including club president Geoffrey Boycott, former England captain Michael Vaughan and current Yorkshire skipper Andrew Gale.
"History and tradition is what Yorkshire cricket is all about," said club president Boycott. “We have achieved so many great things over the years, success is part of our fabric and I hope in our anniversary year we can write our own little piece of history.
“Our first event of the year should be a great function as we look back on the magical moments that have made this club so successful over the years. It is also important that the current squad, who will be in attendance, gain an understanding of our history and this event will give them a sense of education of what it means to play for Yorkshire.”