The new cricket season is finally underway at Emerald Headingley … somewhat belatedly! The freakishly bad weather we had to cope with during March and early April meant that our fixtures against Leeds & Bradford MCCU and Essex were both abandoned without a ball being bowled. We did, however, manage to beat Nottinghamshire very convincingly in the match that followed. The players are now on the road for the next three Championship clashes. Hopefully they’ll be returning to Yorkshire laden with points!
Doubtless many of you will have noticed the redevelopment work that’s currently taking place at the two stadia. It’s remarkable how quickly both structures are taking shape. The new South Stand at the rugby side will be completed towards the end of August. However, the ‘shared’ facility won’t be up and running until April/May 2019, in time for our Ashes Test and the four World Cup matches. It really will be a very special year, and I hope many of you will be tempted to come and pay us a visit.
Even with all of the construction disruption, we continue our programme of fixtures this season, regardless. England visit us twice, for a Test against Pakistan (1-5 June) and then again for a One-Day International versus India (17 July). I’m also pleased to say that we’re hosting an England Women’s One-Day International for the very first time. New Zealand Women are the visitors on 7 July, and it should be a tremendous occasion.
Click here for a link to the details of this season’s fixtures.
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