'Yorkshire Eleven, Lord Hawke (captain), English County cricket

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"Yorkshire" English County Cricket


At this time a tradition had been established throughout English Cricket that captains should always be amateurs, of which Lord Hawke was indeed from a priveleged background (he was Yorkshire Captain in 1883), while professionals were mainly from the working classes. Then in 1927 a captaincy debate arose: although Lord Hawke had supported this position solidly in 1925 a few years later threw his support behind a professional player, Wilfred Rhodes. it is rederred to as the Yorkshire Captaincy Affair of 1927
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