THROWBACK THURSDAY: BORN 100 YEARS AGO – TWO IMPORTANT YORKIES

The year 1920 witnessed the births of two cricketers who would wear the White Rose with distinction and Paul Dyson looks at their careers. Both played for England and one would make his mark, internationally, in two sports. The photo of Willie Watson comes courtesy of Mick Pope and is of him with Len Hutton at Scarborough in 1953 – the year of his most famous innings.

Most of Yorkshire’s main wicket-keepers since the Second World War have family names beginning with the letter B (Brennan, Booth, Binks, DL Bairstow, Blakey, Brophy and JM Bairstow) and the first of these was born on February 10th, 1920 in Eccleshill, Bradford. READ MORE …

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