Yorkshire could beat England – Boycott

Published: Wednesday 6th May 2015 by The News Editor

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Geoffrey Boycott claims Yorkshire would beat England were they to play each other now.

The 74-year-old, who captained the county for several years, was replying to a comment posted on Twitter.

Responding to a tweet saying Yorkshire would beat England, Boycott said: “Correct.”

Alastair Cook had criticised incoming England and Wales Cricket Board chairman Colin Graves – a Yorkshireman – for calling West Indies “mediocre” in the build-up to the recent Test series, claiming it gave England’s opponents plenty of ammunition to beat them.

He added Yorkshiremen are “happy to talk a good game” – something which prompted an angry response from Boycott.

The Fitzwilliam-born commentator, who wears his white rose on his sleeve, accused the England captain of thinking he is “untouchable”, plus said it was “disrespectful and out of order” to have a go at Yorkshiremen.

A cricket fan on Twitter wrote: “Yorkshire would beat England at the moment!”

Boycott wrote back listing the reigning County Championship Division One champions’ line-up.

“Correct, Lyth lees Williamson Root Ballance Finch Bairstow Rashid Plunkett Brooks Bresnan or Sidebottom,” he said.

He also posted: “Yorkshire has produced more cricketers for England than any other county.”

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Published: Wednesday 6th May 2015 by The News Editor

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