Cricketers in celebratory book and exhibition

A NEW book for cricket fans is out this month, with portraits of some of Yorkshire’s older characters.

The commissioned work titled ‘Runs on the Board’ is an artists’ celebration of amateur cricket in Yorkshire. It pays homage to “over fifties” whose skills may have diminished but whose enthusiasm is undimmed.

Darfield poet Andrew McMillan and Silkstone-based photographer Anton Want produced a display of words and pictures, which will feature in an exhibition at Barnsley Civic then at Scarborough Cricket Festival in August.

Further to this, as part of the Legacy Trust UK programme for Yorkshire, cricketers aged over 50 could fulfil their Headingley dreams, as 10 teams battle for a Grey Fox Trophy, within a 30 over knockout competition.

Members of the public can get involved with Runs on the Board by contributing images and stories of amateur cricket, preferably with a focus on older players.

These will feature on the website www.runsontheboard.co.uk and a monthly prize of a year’s supply of Yorkshire Tea will be awarded to the best entries.

Email to: submissions@runsontheboard.co.uk, or post to Howard Ferguson, Yorkshire County Cricket Club, Headingley Carnegie Cricket Ground, Leeds, LS6 3BU.

The Runs on the Board’ book is available to buy for £10 from The Civic, Barnsley, or order online at www.runsontheboard.co.uk/the-book for £12.50.