East Riding Cricket Society welcomes Yorkshire Post cricket correspondent and award-winning author Chris Waters (left) and ex-YCCC Committee man Sidney Fielden (right) to talk about the great Yorkshire left-arm spinner Hedley Verity.
Chris's first book, Fred Trueman: The Authorised Biography was the 2012 Wisden Book of the Year, the MCC/Cricket Society Book of the Year and the British Sports Book Awards Cricket Book of the Year. Now in Ten for Ten: Hedley Verity and the Story of Cricket's Greatest Bowling Feat, Chris turns his attention to one of Yorkshire and England's finest cricketers.
At Headingley against Nottinghamshire in 1932, Hedley Verity returned the staggering figures of 10 for 10 - still the world record - and Chris narrates the story of this amazing game in relation to a wider career cut tragically short by the Second World War. Between 1930 and 1939 Hedley took 1,956 wickets at an average of just 14.90. He was chiefly responsible for England's only twentieth-century Ashes victory at Lord's, when his 15 wickets helped to win the 1934 Test - 14 of them captured in a single day. He also dismissed the legendary Australian batsman Don Bradman more often than anyone else in Test cricket, claiming his wicket on eight occasions - and a record-equalling ten times in first-class cricket.
In 1939 Hedley Verity joined the Green Howards, dying of his wounds at Caserta on 1 September 1943, just four years after his final appearance for Yorkshire, when he took 7 for 9 against Sussex at Hove.
Signed copies of Ten for Ten will be available on the night. Don't miss this opportunity to add it to your collection!
Advertised speaker Richard Blakey has been forced to cancel at short notice. We hope to rebook Richard at a later date.
Venue: Brewery Bar, King William IV, Hallgate, Cottingham HU16 4BD, 7.30pm for 7.45pm.
Prize raffle: £2/ticket - prizes include free tickets to watch Yorkshire CCC at Headingley in 2015.
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