Yorkshire cricket

Hebden Bridge Times: Albert's 'Ten-For' Were Club-Mates

… Old Town [Cricket Club], playing in the second division of the Hebden Bridge League, were the visitors when Birchcliffe played their first match at Nell Carr on Saturday, April 11 1896.

"It was altogether too cold for the game, and at that altitude the breeze was something shocking… under the circumstances, the match hardly lends itself to criticism," commented the Hebden Bridge Times.

Yes, that's the famous Victorian Yorkshire cricketing venue of Nell Carr that they're writing about. Nell Carr was a hill-farm at the time. Today, it's a rather lovely (although, unfortunately, fieldless) residential house. A very fine Yorkshire lass lives there these days, with some fat, bearded joker—an incomedun from out Liverpool way.

The breeze up there is still something shocking most days.

Richard Carter

A fat, bearded chap with a Charles Darwin fixation.

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