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Cricket in Headingly, Leeds

Headingley is as synonymous with cricket as the sound of leather on willow.
 
The famous ground, a facility that was the idea of leading citizens and sportsmen of Leeds in 1888, has been the home of Yorkshire County Cricket Club since 1893. It has since been developed into arguably the finest cricket stadium in the country.
 
A testament to the beauty of the ground is that test matches have been played at Headingley since 1899. The hallowed turf has been graced by the likes of Sir Len Hutton, Geoff Boycott, Fred Trueman as well as more recent Yorkshire legends such as Darren Gough and Michael Vaughan.
 
The YCCC was formed in 1863 after a meeting at the Adelphi Hotel in Sheffield. The first official county match was played at The Oval in June of that year against Surrey. It was not until 1891, however, that the club played its first game at its now permanent Leeds headquarters.
 
The area the Headingley facility is built on was purchased for just £20,000 and continues to be owned by Leeds Cricket, Football & Athletics Co Ltd.
 
Not just home to cricket, Super League side Leeds Rhinos and rugby union club Leeds Tykes play at the neighbouring sports stadium.
 
The first cricket game at Headingly was a match between Leeds and Scarborough in 1890 in front of a crowd of 5,000, while the first test match took place between England and Australia in 1899.
 
The highest aggregate crowd for a Test match at Headingley was in July 1948 when 158,000 keen cricket fans witnessed an Ashes series. The record day attendance is 39,000, at the same series.

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