Wednesday, 27 November 2013

John Sadler

Ex Yorkshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire middle-order batsman John Sadler will be speaking at East Riding Cricket Society on Wednesday 11 December 2013. Dewsbury-born John played alongside current Ashes stars James Anderson, Matt Prior, Ian Bell, Monty Panesar and Chris Tremlett at England Under-19 level, as well as Tim Bresnan, Andrew Gale and Michael Lumb with Yorkshire Seconds. He twice won the Twenty/20 trophy with Leicestershire in 2004 and 2006 and now captains Hoylandswaine in the Drakes Huddersfield Premier League. John is also a qualified ECB Level 3 coach, currently studying for his Level 4 and running his own business John Sadler Cricket, based at Ossett CC. Come and meet John at Humberside Police Sports Club, Inglemire Lane, Hull, HU6 8LE. 7.30 for 7.45pm. Prize raffle £2 with a chance to win vouchers for free tickets to watch Yorkshire at Headingley in 2014. Non-members always very welcome, £5. For further information telephone Michael Hardwick on 01482 861228 or Maggie Sumner on 01482 861848.  

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Sachin to Jack Blackham

Trace the history of test cricket in just 11 players? James Dignan of Dunedin can do just that.

Sachin Tendulkar played his first test against a Pakistan side containing Imran Khan - Imran Khan played his first test against an England side containing Colin Cowdrey - Colin Cowdrey played his first test against an Australia side containing Keith Miller - Keith Miller played his first test against a New Zealand side containing Jack Cowie - Jack Cowie played his first test against an England side containing Wally Hammond - Wally Hammond played his first test against a South Africa side containing J.M.M. Comaille - J.M.M. Commaille played his first test against an England side containing Wilfred Rhodes - Wilfred Rhodes played his first test against an Australia side containing Hugh Trumble - Hugh Trumble played his first test against an England side containing W.G. Grace - W.G. Grace played his first test against an Australia side containing Jack Blackham - and Jack Blackham appeared in the first ever test match in 1877.

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

M.J.K. Smith

Ex England and Warwickshire captain M.J.K. Smith will be our speaker on Wednesday 13 November. Captain of England in half of his fifty tests, including successive tours of India, South Africa and Australia in the mid-60s, Mike was later an England tour manager and international match referee. He is also England's last double international, playing one match at fly half for England RU against Wales in 1956. His eagerly anticipated biography M.J.K. Smith: No Ordinary Man by Douglas Miller was released earlier this year. 'Mike is speaking all over the country this autumn and we're thrilled we can bring him to Hull,' said chairman Michael Hardwick. 'We're looking forward to a cracking evening.' Mike will speaking at Humberside Police Sports Club, Inglemire Lane, Hull HU6 8LE, 7.30pm for 7.45pm. Raffle prizes including vouchers for free tickets to watch Yorkshire at Headingley in 2014. Guests always very welcome - £5.

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Gillespie and MJK star in 2013/14 programme

Aussie Test bowler and current Yorkshire coach Jason Gillespie is just one of the star names lined up for the East Riding Cricket Society this winter. Alongside Gillespie will be England captain MJK Smith, Yorkshire opener Matthew Wood, YCCC Members' Committee chair, Stephen Mann and award-winning journalist Graham Hardcastle - cricket correspondent of the Telegraph and Argus and York Evening Press - who opens the batting on Wednesday 9 October. Members old and new are welcome to our monthly meetings at Humberside Police Sports Club, Inglemire Lane, Hull HU6 8LE, 7.30pm for 7.45pm. Membership costs just £15 a year, a single meeting £5. For more information telephone chairman Michael Hardwick on 01482 861228 or follow us on Twitter.

Please note our 2013 AGM will be held prior to this meeting at 7.15pm. 

An invitation to spend the winter Down Under means that Andrew Gale will be unable to join us as planned on 11 December and now hopes to visit the society at a future date. Full details of our December meeting will be available as soon as our speaker is confirmed

Monday, 8 July 2013

Congratulations to ERCUSA

Umpires Mullaney, Smith, Foster & Coward

The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II was not the only event of note in 1953. Congratulations also go to the East Riding Cricket Umpires & Scorers Association which is celebrating its Diamond Jubilee this year with a number of events throughout the summer. Today sees the opening of an exhibition on the history of the association at Hull History Centre, with cartoons, poetry, biographies, photographs and a range of cricketing artefacts on display. The exhibition is on until 29 July and the treasurer of ERCUSA, Michael Free, has produced an illustrated book to accompany it. With a foreword by Dickie Bird, it expands on the written material on display and gives an interesting insight into some of the characters who have umpired local cricket! Next Sunday 14 July sees a charity cricket match at Hull CC's Chanterlands Avenue ground, when an Umpires XI will take on an Invitation XI made up of cricketers from the local leagues. A raffle or tombola will be held to raise funds for local charities such as Dove House Hospice and the Children’s Society. Spectators warmly welcomed. Finally all vice-presidents and current members are invited to the Kingston Theatre Hotel on Sunday 15 September, when a celebration lunch will provide a fitting finale to the Diamond Jubilee year. Commemorative lapel badges, mugs, and certificates are also being awarded to recognise individual service to the association. Long may it continue to serve cricket in the East Riding!

For further information please contact: Michael Foster (President) greengrassnom@hotmail.com; Kenneth Featherston (Chairman) kjaf2@hotmail.com; or Michael Free (Treasurer) mgfree@gmail.com

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Member offer - watch Yorkshire for a fiver

Watch Yorkshire in 2013 with the East Riding Cricket Society!

We are delighted to offer our members the opportunity to enjoy a day at Headingley Carnegie Stadium this summer. As a member of Yorkshire CCC's innovative Club Yorkshire we will have a number of ticket vouchers to distribute: 50 valid for any LV=CC, CB40 or FLt20 match at Headingley (except the Roses FLt20 and the knock-out stages of the CB40 or FLt20 competitions) and 25 valid for the CB40 clash with Gloucs on Sunday 2 June.

Vouchers will be available to ERCS members on a first-come, first-served basis in return for a minimum £5 donation to the society - initially at the rate of one voucher per member.

Don't miss our last meeting of the year on Wednesday 13 March with author and journalist David Warner for the earliest opportunity to reserve yours.

Postal applications are also welcome from those unable to attend. Just send your cheque, SAE and details of your first and, if applicable, second choice of ticket to the East Riding Cricket Society, 28 Norwood Grove, Beverley HU17 9HS. Last date for applications 31 March 2013.

Any remaining tickets will be offered to members by postal application without limit on numbers.

Going to Barbados!

After a launch at the Jorvik Centre in York, the newly renamed Yorkshire Vikings announced their squad for the pre-season fortnight in Barbados, including youngsters Ben Coad, Jack Leaning, Alex Lees, William Rhodes and Lewis Stabler. The team flies on Monday 11 March, playing its first T20 against Hampshire at Bridgetown's Kensington Oval (right) on Saturday 16 March.

Elsewhere Yorkshire announce 'very healthy' financial results; Cricket Yorkshire interviews stumper Dan Hodgson; All Out Cricket talks captaincy with Andrew Gale, and profiles Jonny Bairstow; and Liam Plunkett returns from five weeks in Adelaide.
Finally new recruit Jack Brooks gets a most unusual view of Headingley.
For more news updates and selected links to the best of cricket journalism .

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

David Warner

Our March speaker will be journalist and author David 'Plum' Warner. The former cricket correspondent of the Bradford Telegraph and Argus, David has been reporting on the ups and downs of Yorkshire cricket since 1975, and now writes daily reports for the Press Association as well as end-of-season reviews for Wisden. Yorkshire supporters will also know him as editor of the YCCC Yearbook and most recently as author of the bestselling hardback The Sweetest Rose: 150 Years of Yorkshire County Cricket Club, 1863-2013.

In his foreword to the book, CricInfo's UK editor David Hopps describes the challenge of writing a history of Yorkshire as 'a task that demand meticulous research, a dogged perseverance and above all a high level of integrity. David Warner is well equipped on all three counts.'

Much of the modern material is drawn from David's own collection of cuttings - some ninety volumes collected throughout his career. "Over forty years now," admits David in an interview with Cricket Yorkshire's John Fuller, "I've probably covered more county cricket than anyone else in the country."

David is now looking forward - perhaps to another book and certainly to reporting on Yorkshire's return to the First Division in 2013. He's never short of an opinion or two, so come along and hear what he has to say on Yorkshire's past, present and future.

David will be speaking on Wednesday 13th March at Humberside Police Sports Club, Inglemire Lane, Hull, HU6 8LE. 7.30 for 7.45pm.
The research process was two-fold; Warner’s own collection of reference library on Yorkshire county cricket including biographies and statistics then from 1975 onwards, his own knowledge and cuttings. In a moment of unassuming frankness, David admits: “Over forty years now, I would say I’ve probably covered more county cricket than anyone else in the country.”
- See more at: http://www.cricketyorkshire.com/sweetest-rose/#sthash.vNLK7ltb.dpuf

Monday, 4 March 2013

Wisden special

Follow this link to take advantage of Cricket Yorkshire's exclusive Wisden offer - the 150th anniversary 2013 edition at the Amazon-beating price of £28, post free in the UK. And talking Wisden - why not check out the latest edition of the free Wisden Extra or the new subscription quarterly The Nightwatchman, which opens with a moving article on Hedley Verity in Sicily.

Elsewhere Cricket Yorkshire pays extensive tribute to Anthony McGrath. Congratulations go to Iain Wardlaw, about to play his first International T20 for Scotland against Afghanistan, and to Yorkshire Executive Chairman Colin Graves, nominated to serve a three-year term as the ECB's Deputy Chairman.

Andy Flower warns against Root hype, Gary Ballance reflects on a productive winter, while Moin Ashraf can be seen making his 2010 video debut and talking Yorkshire, Dickie Bird and personal success in 2013.

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Spotlight on Moin Ashraf

Lots to enjoy this week. Pace bowler Moin Ashraf talks yorkers, England and Twitter; Joe Root continues to attract the column inches as well as praise from England batting coach Graham Gooch; and Martyn Moxon chats with our friends at the Northern Cricket Society.

Andrew Gale, Jack Brooks and company meet Sri Lankan stars Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene, while Gary Ballance suffers a nasty injury at the SCG and shares more of his tour diary.

And, even though it's the off-season, Headingley too takes centre stage.Melbourne Storm hooker, and self-proclaimed all-rounder, Cameron Smith enjoys the chance to play at the famous ground, while Leicestershire's Paul Nixon looks back and shares his memories of the place.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Anthony McGrath retires

Best wishes from the East Riding Cricket Society to Anthony McGrath after a thumb injury forced his retirement. Anthony spoke to the society in 2010, impressing us all with his intelligence, honesty and good humour. The ultimate team man, he captained Yorkshire twice and was one of only four players to score 10,000 runs and take 100 wickets in the County Championship in the 17 years since his debut in 1995. Among many highlights, Pace and Bounce has particularly fond memories of Anthony running out Sean Ervine at Scarborough in 2010. He swooped on the ball and threw down one stump - to the great delight of his team-mates - in a manner reminiscent of the great Colin Bland. Read the official announcement of Anthony's retirement or watch him talking about his decision.

Monday, 18 February 2013

Hannon-Dalby to Warwickshire Bears


Our best wishes go to Yorkshire pace bowler Oliver Hannon-Dalby, who joins champions Warwickshire with effect from 1 March.

Elsewhere Yorkshire are hoping to have Tim Bresnan available for the start of the season. Gary Ballance is still Down Under with England Lions, while Iain Wardlaw has been named in Scotland's party for their World Cricket League fixtures against Afghanistan in the UAE.

Closer to home Joe Root dreams of walking out for England at Headingley. Past speaker Kevin Howells discusses Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow with Cricket Yorkshire, and Jason Gillespie talks Ashes and Yorkshire weather with SkySports.

And finally ... if you missed Jonathan Agnew on Desert Island Discs, here's a chance to listen again.

For more news updates and selected links to the best of cricket journalism

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

East Riding Cricket Society - 2,000 hits

Another landmark for the East Riding Cricket Society - we're celebrating 2,000 hits on our website. A big thank you to everyone who follows the site - we hope you like its bright new look. And to keep you reading, here's our latest round-up of Yorkshire CCC news ...

Liam Plunkett, Jonny Tattersall and Gary Ballance all continue to perform well in the southern hemisphere. Jonny Bairstow faces hot competition for a place in the England side. With the new season fast approaching, coach Jason Gillespie talks team, training and tactics.

And remember - for more news updates and selected links to the best of cricket journalism

Once upon a time in Scarborough

February won't be here forever. Enjoy the sight of this cloudless sky at North Marine Road and remember that summer is just around the corner.

While we're in Scarborough why not relive the pleasures of a week spent at the Festival in 2008?

Or learn more about the Scarborough century which crowned Don Bradman's final appearance in England sixty years earlier.

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Bresnan targets Test return

Tim Bresnan talks about his troublesome elbow and rehab trip to the US - or read more here.

Praise for Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow from England captain Alastair Cook, and from Yorkshire paceman Ryan Sidebottom. Rave reviews too for Billy Root from MCC Head Coach Mark Alleyne.

Andrew Gale discusses Yorkshire's upcoming trip to the West Indies to defend the Barbados Twenty20 Cup title.

Gary Ballance is looking forward to playing at the MCG this week.

And Iain Wardlaw is off to train with Scotland. Best bit, he reckons, haggis for breakfast!

For more news updates and selected links to the best of cricket journalism

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Sri Lanka bound

News of Yorkshire players from all corners of the globe this week. Five youngsters plus captain Andrew Gale (right) and pace bowler Jack Brooks are heading for Sri Lanka for a short camp after the BCCI refused English counties use of Indian facilities for pre-season training.

Meanwhile Gary Ballance has made a great start for the England Lions. Check here for the first of Gary's tour diaries. Over in Adelaide Liam Plunkett is performing well during his stint at the Darren Lehmann Cricket Academy. And Jonny Tattersall made a fighting 63 in a narrow defeat for the England Under-19s in the second Test in Paarl.

Closer to home, fast bowler Oliver Hannon-Dalby is currently on trial with Warwickshire; Iain Wardlaw talks more about his remarkable rise to possible international honours with Scotland; and executive chairman Colin Graves bids to become deputy chairman of the ECB.

For more news updates and selected links to the best of cricket journalism

Thursday, 31 January 2013

Gary Ballance heads Down Under

Yorkshire CCC's Gary Ballance heads out to Australia this week with the England Lions, and captain Andrew Gale is tipping him for full international honours. Read more in the York Evening Press and follow Gary throughout the trip in a weekly Saturday column.

In South Africa great excitement for Yorkshire CCC Under-19 stars Josh Shaw and Jonny Tattersall, part of the winning England team in the 1st Youth Test at Cape Town.

And if you missed last night's cricket special on West Yorkshire Sport, there's a chance to listen again here. Jason Gillespie, Martyn Moxon and Yorkshire's new media manager Danny Reuben all feature.

For more news updates and selected links to the best of cricket journalism 

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Yorkshire cricket show

Listen out for the first of West Yorkshire Sport's monthly cricket specials tonight on Radio Leeds, with host Dave Callaghan and guests Jason Gillespie, Martyn Moxon and Darren Gough. The show is on air at 6pm - or choose when to listen with catch-up radio.

Elsewhere Yorkshire CCC's new recruit Jack Brooks talks about his new start at Headingley. TMS announces its commentary team for the tour of New Zealand. England's Graeme Swann takes tea with Alison Mitchell. The ECB's Cricket Factory was up and running in Hull last night. And, with the Ashes coming up, Shane Warne sets out his alternative view for the future of Australian cricket.

For more news updates and selected links to the best of cricket journalism

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Yorkshire newsdesk


Watch here as Joe Root talks about his seeming lack of nerves and great start in all forms of international cricket.

Ajmal Shahzad (pictured left) explains what lay behind his high-profile split with Yorkshire last year and reveals his hopes for the new season at Notts.

Meanwhile Yorkshire CCC isn't the only club in the county celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. Read more about the Yorkshire Gentlemen's Cricket Club and its plans for a battle of the blazers with the MCC.

For more news updates and selected links to the best of cricket journalism

Alan Lawson

Great to hear from past secretary, chair and president Terry Frost. Our list of past speakers brought back many memories for Terry ... and he was also able to solve a mystery for us. Who was 1982 speaker A.W. Lawson? Thereby hangs a tale ... so we'll let Terry take up the story. 'At the time,' he writes, 'I was chairman and Harold Cook was secretary. Harold called me the day of the meeting to say that our speaker, the late Peter Roebuck, would not be coming to Hull due to illness! How could Harold and I possibly find a speaker for that night? After lunch we were faced with the daunting task of cancelling the meeting. Then, through my office door at Fenners, in walked Alan Lawson! Alan had just arrived from Heathrow, having landed from South Africa that morning.

Alan, a director of Fenner South Africa and a close personal friend, was steeped in South African cricket at a time when it was was ostracised by the cricketing world. He was chairman of Old Edwardians cricket club in Johannesburg and, even though desperately tired, agreed to talk about grass-roots cricket in the country. In his quiet, unassuming manner, he really did explain the ‘other side of the coin’, focusing his talk on what was happening at junior club level across all boundaries.

Alan held us all spellbound, and it was almost 10.00 p.m. when I finally closed the meeting to let him to go to bed! I still correspond with him from time to time and a couple of years back Old Eds honoured him by naming their ground ‘The Alan Lawson Oval’. 

I wish you all well. The ERCS was an important part of my long cricketing life.'

Old Edwardians are the old boys of King Edward VII School in Johannesburg, one of South Africa's leading cricket schools. Famous names abound, among them current Proteas captain Graham Smith, Neil McKenzie, Ali Bacher, Ray Jennings, as well as three-time British Open winner Gary Player.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Bairstow back for England

Hot off the press. Jonny Bairstow will be rejoining England's 15-man test and limited-over squads in New Zealand in February.

Joe Root impresses Indian star Virat Kohli and commentator Harsha Bogle. Bogle tweets, 'Joe Root made 73 off 229 balls in Nagpur. Today he's showing he can bat like a limited-overs batsman. England have found a fine young batsman.'

Iain Wardlaw is dreaming of a Scotland call-up.

Plus Michael Vaughan looks back on his time as England captain.

For more news updates and selected links to the best of cricket journalism

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Past times

New to Pace and Bounce. We're proud to present the full list of all our speakers since Bill Bowes (pictured right) - the great Yorkshire fast bowler of the 1930s and later cricket correspondent of the Yorkshire Evening Post - first opened the batting in 1966. (An unusual experience you might think for a man with a first-class average of 8.60!) Plenty of great names among them. Click on the links to read more about a speaker, and watch out for future articles taking a year-by-year look at the society as we build up to our Golden Jubilee.

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Yorkshire press update

Poor batting in Ranchi today - Root and Bresnan apart - but Joe continues to attract favourable comment. Martyn Moxon, the Telegraph's Steve James, Cricinfo's David Hopps and the Guardian's Andy Wilson all have their say.

Meanwhile Graham Hardcastle provides an update on Yorkshire's overseas recruitment targets for 2013; Nick Ahad, the Yorkshire Post Arts Correspondent captures the emotion of the Sesquicentennial Soiree in Sheffield; and Yorkshire offer you the chance to download the First XI fixtures calendar and make sure that you never miss a game!


For more news updates and selected links to the best of cricket journalism

Saturday, 12 January 2013

1,000 visits for East Riding Cricket Society blog

A big day for Pace and Bounce yesterday. We registered our thousandth visit since September. Thank you to everyone who has visited the blog over the past four months and helped to make it such a success. Keep on reading - more here on Headingley's new role as a concert venue and Joe Root's reaction to his winning start in the England one-day team.

Friday, 11 January 2013

Yates tips Yorks for 2013 success

Yorkshire have what it takes to achieve success in their 150th anniversary season. That's the opinion of our latest speaker, Lancashire's assistant coach Gary Yates. Yorkshire have recruited well over the winter, reckoned Gary, increasing competition for places in the team with the signature of highly rated pace bowler Jack Brooks from Northants, and former England man Liam Plunkett from Durham. Lancashire too were interested in signing Brooks, he revealed, but they came off second best on this occasion. Gary also explained exactly why Lancashire's young players had managed to win the county championship in 2011, why they suffered unexpected relegation in 2012, and why he backed them to bounce back straight away in 2013.

As coach to Lancashire's highly successful Second XI, Gary gave us a fascinating insight into modern coaching ideas and how he goes about developing aspiring test and county cricketers. As a spin bowler he provided an action close-up of the doosra and the teesra, leading to a lively discussion on their legality and their role in the modern game. And as a close friend of England captain Mike Atherton, dating as far back as their time together as classmates at Manchester Grammar School, he painted a warm portrait of the man behind the public face.

In the week when Shane Warne and Marlon Samuels clashed in the Big Bash League,  Gary also gave us a glimpse of the way we would surely prefer to see cricket played. In 1990 he made his championship debut against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge. Batting at nine, he was 45 not out at the end of day one - with Peter Martin for company and only Paul Allott to come. The following morning Martin was out straight away but the tenth wicket partnership flourished. Then came disaster. With his score on 72 Gary joined the legion of batsmen fooled by Franklyn Stephenson's slower ball. Hit flush on the elbow attempting to hook, he fell to the floor and lay there fearing the worst. Surely he wouldn't be forced to retire hurt? But help was on its way - and from an unexpected quarter. 'Come on, Gary. You can do it,' said Nottinghamshire's Derek Randall, appearing at his side. 'Only 28 more to go and you've a century on debut.' Randall's confidence was well founded. Yates and Allott added 116 for the last wicket, and 'in a superb ... chanceless innings' of 106 Gary became only the fourth Lancastrian to score a hundred in his first championship match.

Don't miss our next meeting at Humberside Police Sports Club on Wednesday 13 February, when our speaker will be Matthew Wood, former Yorkshire and Glamorgan opener, and now a Personal Development Manager with the PCA.

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Happy birthday, Yorkshire!

Many happy returns to Yorkshire County Cricket Club - 150 years old today! More on the club website, from Graham Hardcastle in the Graham Hardcastle in the York Evening Press, or from these links to the special Yorkshire Post 150th birthday supplement.

Meanwhile new signing Liam Plunkett is heading off to Adelaide for a couple of months at the Darren Lehmann Cricket Academy, and Yorkshire are planning to follow Old Trafford's lead with a series of concerts at Headingley over the next couple of summers, subject to council permission.

For more news updates and selected links to the best of cricket journalism 

Monday, 7 January 2013

Ask Gary - last call for questions

We've got plenty of questions to put to Gary Yates this coming Wednesday night. Read on to see what's on our minds. Do you have anything you'd like to add? Whatever your question, please email or telephone 01482 861848 by Tuesday evening.  



1. Did you ever consider taking up umpiring? Who did you consider the best umpire? And, as a player, did you ever give an umpire any grief when you were bowling?

2. Former Lancashire chairman Cedric Rhoades was talking about the creation of a big city limited overs league in the 1960s, and Michael Vaughan among others has recently expressed support for a Aussie-style T20 league. How you would like to see 20-over cricket develop in this country?

3. What impact has 20-over cricket had on the development of young spinners like Stephen Parry and Adil Rashid?

4. Lancashire captain Glen Chapple has been described as 'the best ever bowler never to play test cricket'. Do you agree? Can you give us some insight into his value to Lancs as bowler, batsman and captain?

5. Who else among your contemporaries do you feel could or should have played for England?

6. How do you bowl the doosra? Can you bowl the doosra without throwing it?

7. James Sutherland of Cricket Australia claims today that yesterday's Warne/Samuels incident increases interest in the BBL. How do you react to that as a coach primarily responsible for the development of young cricketers?

8. Do you watch with envy as modern off-spinners claim such a high proportion of LBWs. How much has DRS changed umpiring decisions in non-televised matches? And how has it affected your coaching?

9. Why did Yorkshire ever let Gary Keedy go? What are the qualities which have made him such a valuable player for Lancashire over the past seventeen seasons?

10. How do you and Peter Moores share the coaching duties at Lancashire? How did you successfully bring so many young players into the championship winning side in 2011? And what went wrong in 2012?

11. How do you rate the prospects for Yorkshire and Lancashire in 2013? And for the new players on either side - Brookes and Plunkett for Yorkshire; Kabir Ali and Katich for Lancashire?

12. What about the next crop of young players? Can you give us some names to watch out for - Lancashire and Yorkshire - in 2013?