YORKIE OF THE MOMENT- ODI
The Yorkies are the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation’s Major Match Day Support Team, who help out at matches and events across the season, at both Headingley and Scarbrough.
We think our Yorkies are GREAT and we want everyone to know this. For 2017, we’ll be awarding a ‘Yorkie of the Moment’ for each match. Like a ‘Man of the Match’, the Yorkie of the Moment award will go to a Yorkie because of their fantastic efforts, smiling face and top team work!
Take a look below for the Yorkie of the Moment for the ODI against South Africa on 24th May #YourYorkie
Name: Darren Peach (Hiding at the back, to the left!)
Award: Yorkie of the Moment for the ODI England V South Africa
Darren has been given this award as a result of his terrific efforts, team work, commitment and dedication at the ODI as well as his ability to welcome spectators into the ground with a smile always!
“As a profession we are not known to have a fun personality, a bit boring some might say. So I have made it my goal not to fall into the same trap. I want to show that I can smile and show a sense of humour. I also am willing to volunteer to show that it is not about how much I can take but what I can do for others. Sure I get a free ticket, but as a Yorkshire club season ticket holder, I get reduced prices to Yorkshire home games anyway so it’s not about financial gain. Volunteering for Yorkshire enables me to be part of a great club, be involved behinds the scenes and provide a good image for Yorkshire County Cricket Club and to show that it is a family friendly club. Stewards and gate security have a job to do and so the “Yorkies” are that welcoming voice. I have always believed that first impressions count, and for many visiting Headingly for the first time we give that first impression.
It also gives an excuse to watch my beloved Yorkshire and England. I have tickets to watch the ashes test in Sydney next year, with an Aussie. I’ll be spreading the Yorkshire spirit.
To be awarded ‘Yorkie of the Moment’ for the ODI shows I must be doing something right.
Once spectators realise you’re there (on the gates) to help them out and not to sell something, they are happy to stop and engage in a bit of banter, which is great! After all, we’re tight Yorkshire folk and we want aught for nawt.” – Darren, YCF Yorkie