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The War of the White Roses, Paperback / softback Book

The War of the White Roses Paperback / softback


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 the story in full from a completely neutral perspective for the first time.

With insight from inside the dressing room, committee room, and from the terraces, it 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.

He is just one of the many interviewees to contribute from both sides of the divide, looking at the personal feuds and political machinations of the period, and examining just how they contributed to the team's fall from grace.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 352 pages, Includes colour picture section
  • Publisher: Pitch Publishing Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Sports teams & clubs
  • ISBN: 9781785314070



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