Wednesday, 6 March 2013

David Warner

Our March speaker will be journalist and author David 'Plum' Warner. The former cricket correspondent of the Bradford Telegraph and Argus, David has been reporting on the ups and downs of Yorkshire cricket since 1975, and now writes daily reports for the Press Association as well as end-of-season reviews for Wisden. Yorkshire supporters will also know him as editor of the YCCC Yearbook and most recently as author of the bestselling hardback The Sweetest Rose: 150 Years of Yorkshire County Cricket Club, 1863-2013.

In his foreword to the book, CricInfo's UK editor David Hopps describes the challenge of writing a history of Yorkshire as 'a task that demand meticulous research, a dogged perseverance and above all a high level of integrity. David Warner is well equipped on all three counts.'

Much of the modern material is drawn from David's own collection of cuttings - some ninety volumes collected throughout his career. "Over forty years now," admits David in an interview with Cricket Yorkshire's John Fuller, "I've probably covered more county cricket than anyone else in the country."

David is now looking forward - perhaps to another book and certainly to reporting on Yorkshire's return to the First Division in 2013. He's never short of an opinion or two, so come along and hear what he has to say on Yorkshire's past, present and future.

David will be speaking on Wednesday 13th March at Humberside Police Sports Club, Inglemire Lane, Hull, HU6 8LE. 7.30 for 7.45pm.
The research process was two-fold; Warner’s own collection of reference library on Yorkshire county cricket including biographies and statistics then from 1975 onwards, his own knowledge and cuttings. In a moment of unassuming frankness, David admits: “Over forty years now, I would say I’ve probably covered more county cricket than anyone else in the country.”
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