Yorkshire County Cricket Club fans visit Savile Town on 150th anniversary tour

Cricket fans visited Savile Park to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Yorkshire County Cricket Club (YCCC).

As part of the celebrations, members of the club’s Supporters’ Association headed out to sites where the club has played competitive home fixtures.

The ground, which was always known as Dewsbury Savile Town, was used for first-class cricket from 1867-1933. Yorkshire played 43 competitive matches there.

Supporters’ Association committee member Ken Shaw said: “A lot of people don’t realise that Yorkshire played at Savile Town.”

Kirklees Council has placed a commemorative plaque on a bench at the field, which is now a recreation ground.