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The Honorary Tyke By Thomas Blow

The Honorary Tyke by Thomas Blow

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Yorkshire, cricket's most successful county cricket team, had just won a record 29th outright County Championship title but the golden era came quickly to a halt. Their decision to only employ Yorkshire-born cricketers saw them struggle to compete - until the arrival of Sachin Tendulkar in 1992 changed everything.

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The Honorary Tyke: Inside Sachin Tendulkar's summer at Yorkshire CCC: 2020 by Thomas Blow

In 1968, Yorkshire County Cricket Club won a record 29th outright County Championship title. Blessed with the talents of Brian Close, Fred Trueman and Geoffrey Boycott, they dominated their opponents through sheer desire, skill and belief. It was a golden era for the club, and no one saw it coming to an end. But over the next few years, everything changed. Yorkshire's star players departed and their rivals benefited from the introduction of overseas professionals like Garry Sobers, Viv Richards and Clive Rice. As they decided only to hire those born within the county, Yorkshire struggled to compete with their contemporaries and became one of the worst-performing teams in the land. It was a dire time for the club. But when a young Sachin Tendulkar arrived at Headingley in April 1992, a revolution began. Through his talent and personality, Yorkshire's first overseas player modernised a failing institution and gained experience that helped him become the greatest international batsman of his generation. This is the story of how a promising 19-year-old became an Honorary Tyke... and, in the process, changed the history of England's most successful club.

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The Honorary Tyke: Inside Sachin Tendulkar's summer at Yorkshire CCC: 2020 by Thomas Blow
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