Cricket Club (1)

YCC 1882
Title Yeadon Cricket Club
Date 1882
Location Yeadon
Photo ID D273
Comment A very early photo of members of Yeadon Cricket Club.
YCC 1908

B003 – Yeadon Cricket Club, 1908.

Yeadon Cricket Club 1st Eleven – 1908

This image has extensive damage to the edges and is also creased.
Some of the players have been named:

Back Row L-R: 1.?, 2. David Wood, 3. Edward Hanson, 4. Harry Smith, 5. Lawrence Cooper, 6?

Middle Row Seated L-R: 7. Arthur Crawford, 8?, 9. Gilbert (GT) Denison, 10. Isiah Brown, 11. Wilfred Flaxington.

Front Row: 12. ? Booth, 13. Sydney Smith.

A message is on the reverse of this image, in the top left corner Granville Terrace ” Dear auntie, if you have not given your coupons away will you send me & Mable one each. We arrived here alright hoping you are all well Nola” (or Nora). It is addressed to

Miss P Dunwell
25 John Street
Woodbottom
Baildon

YCC 1909

A497 – Yeadon Cricket Club, 1909.

Yeadon Cricket Club 1st Eleven – 1909

Cricket had been played in Yeadon for many years, in 1850 it was noted that men finished work on Saturdays then after tea played cricket on Yeadon Moor.

Yeadon Cricket Club was founded in 1859, since 1865 they have played on the pitch behind the White Swan public house.

One memorable match featured W G Grace playing with United South X1 in 1877, the score was United South X1 165, Yeadon CC 58 for 3-rain stopped play.

Many notable cricketers have played for Yeadon CC including Albert Luty, tragically killed in 1883 when hit on the head by a cricket ball. Ted Peate who also played for Yorkshire and England and Hedley Verity who lost his life when a prisoner- of -war in Italy.

In 1909 the Annual Report records that the first three days of Yeadon Feast week games were rained off, cricket matches were an important feature of the annual holiday week.
During the season 14 matches were drawn, 7 without play, in spite of this the club was financially sound with no debts.

In more recent times both Brian Close and Bryan Stott played for Yeadon before going on to enjoy long careers as 1st class cricketers.

The clubs long history of successes are far too numerous to list here, a comprehensive history is on the clubs web-site at
www.bradfordcricketleague.org/yeadoncc.html

YCC 1909

A499 – Yeadon Cricket Club, 1909.

Yeadon Cricket Club 2nd Eleven – 1909

Photo of 2nd Eleven team taken in front of the pavilion at the White Swan ground.

A comment on this image states that the pavilion burned down in 1909, in “Yeadon, Yorkshire” Ted Illingworth page 201, he lists the early history of Yeadon CC including the information that in 1887 “The present pavilion was erected”.

YCC 1910

A500 – Yeadon Cricket Club, 1910.

Yeadon Cricket Club 1st Eleven – 1910

Photo taken at the White Swan ground, Yeadon High Street can be seen behind the wall.

YCC c1910

B017 – Yeadon Cricket Club, c1910.

Yeadon Cricket Club 1st Eleven – c1910

This photo was taken outside the pavilion at the White Swan ground.
Many of the players are named, counting the man in the suit and trilby at the back as number 1 the rest are as follows:-

Back Row L-R: 2?: 3?: 4?: 5. Fred Proctor, 6. Sid Smith, 7?: 8. Lawrence Cooper, 9. William Darnborough.

Seated Row L-R: 10. Edward Hanson, 11. Gilbert Denison, 12. Isiah Brown, 13. Wilfred Flaxington, 14. Harry Smith.

In Front L-R: 15. Fred Robertshaw, 16. Irwin Smith.

YCC 1910

B019 – Yeadon Cricket Club, 1910.

Yeadon Cricket Club 2nd Eleven – 1910

Cricket team posing outside the pavilion at the White Swan ground.
Only one man has been identified, on the seated row is Lawrence Claughton to the right of the middle man.

Many of the players are wearing “snake belts”, an elasticated belt with an interlocking buckle which resembled a snake.
These belts have been around for a long time, first noted on photos taken in the 1860s.
W G Grace recommended wearing a belt instead of braces when playing cricket as belts were less restrictive.

YCC c1910

T43 – Yeadon Cricket Club, c1910.

Yeadon Cricket Club – c1910

Cricket team seen outside the pavilion at the White Swan ground.
On the reverse is the message:
“Dear W it is our tea and dance to-morrow we shall be pleased to see you and your friends here. Hanson”

YCC c1910

J048 – Yeadon Cricket Club, c1910.

Yeadon Cricket Club – c1910

The umpire is George Herbert Teale, 1st left on the back row is Natt Exley. Seated, 2nd left is Horace Watson.

YCC c1910

FF173 – Yeadon Cricket Club, c1910.

Yeadon Cricket Club – c1910

On the front row to the left is Mr Jeffries then Ted Harrison, other men named are : Mr Teale, Mr Ives, Mr Hanson, Mr Crawford, Mr Bailey, Mr Young, Mr Marshall.
The photo was taken in front of the cricket pavilion at the White Swan ground.

YCC 1912

X126 – Yeadon Cricket Club, 1912.

Yeadon Cricket Club – 1912

Team photo taken outside the pavilion at the White Swan ground.
Three little boys are standing in front of their fathers.

YCC 1912

DD092 – Yeadon Cricket Club, 1912.

Yeadon Cricket Club – 1912

A team posing in front of the pavilion.

YCC 1920s

B447 – Yeadon Cricket Club, 1920s.

Yeadon Cricket Club 2nd Eleven – 1920s

Photo Taken outside the pavilion at the White Swan ground, most of the team can be named.

Back Row L-R: 1. Bert Denison, 2. William Darnborough, 3. Tom Yeadon.

Next Row, Standing L-R: 4. Umpire Walter Harrison, 5. Harry Booth, 6. Willie Luty, 7? 8. Jessie Luty, 9? 10. Fred Booth, 11?.

Seated Row L-R: 12. Fred Hancock, 13. Fred Brown, 14. Lawrence Claughton, 15. Arthur Booth, 16. James Wilkinson.

The names of the two men seated at the front with the cup and medals are not known.

YCC 1930s

T52A – Yeadon Cricket Club, 1930s.

Yeadon Cricket Club – 1930s

On the back row the players included, Bob Palliser, W A Wood, Rufus Denison, Sylvester Money, P J Bickerdike.

Arthur Carlisle is on the next row with ? Robinson, one of the men at the front is Clifford Carlisle.

5: On the front row to the left is Mr Jeffries then Ted Harrison, other men named are : Mr Teale, Mr Ives, Mr Hanson, Mr Crawford, Mr Bailey, Mr Young, Mr Marshall.

The photo was taken in front of the cricket pavilion at the White Swan ground.

YCC Letter 1933

B447 – Yeadon Cricket Club, 1920s.

Yeadon Cricket Club Letter – 1933

“Yeadon Cricket Club
L Claughton, 8 Carlton Mount, Yeadon Nr. Leeds. President G L Denison.

Dear Mrs Armitage,
I beg to tender the sincere thanks of our President and Committee for the services you and your co-workers so willingly rendered at our Re-union on Sat. last July 1st. The smooth and efficient manner in which tea etc was served contributed very materially towards the financial and social success of the days proceedings and we greatly appreciate your efforts on our behalf.
Yours sincerely L Claughton”

Previous Comments:

Re DD092
Carlton – 16 January 2014.
The person seated in the centre of the middle row was my great grandfather, Isaiah Brown. He was a bowler and after the semi-final game against Rawdon CC in the Airedale & Wharfedale Cricket League cup competition on 29 July 1911, Yeadon CC presented him with the ball bearing a plaque saying he bowled 15 overs consisting of 10 maidens, 6 runs for 6 wickets. I also have a commemorative gold medallion from the same year. The boy standing in front of him is not my grandfather who would have been 14 years old in 1912, I assume he must be the son of one of the other players.

Re DD092
Hannah1 – 14 June 2014.
Samuel Luty second left on the back row a long time member of the cricket club and he also played football.

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