The War of the White Roses

Subtitle:
Yorkshire Cricket's Civil War, 1968-1986
Author:
Stuart Rayner
Price:
£17.99
Publication date:
ISBN:
9781785311161
Format:
Hardback
Size:
240 x 160
Pages:
320

Description

In 1968 Yorkshire County Cricket Club was the dominant force in English cricket, yet by 1986 it had slid to become one of the game's also-rans. The War of the White Roses tells how two decades of fierce infighting caused so much damage it took almost 30 years to recapture those past glories. The period from 1968 to 1986 was scarred by bitterness, pettiness and jealousy as civil war broke out with one of the county's greatest-ever players, the brilliant but divisive Geoffrey Boycott, at the centre of the story.

About the author

Stuart Rayner was born in Scarborough, he began his journalistic career as a sports sub-editor on the Liverpool Echo before joining The Journal as a sports writer in 2005. Since 2009 he has also written for sister papers the Newcastle Chronicle and Sunday Sun. The War of the White Roses is his first book.