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Object of the Month June

Each month, we will showcase a new item of Heritage and explain it’s significance to Yorkshire Cricket.

Item of the Month June

Selection of Ephemera and Programmes Relating to the ICC World Cup

England hosted the inaugural Cricket World Cup in 1975. Since then, the tournament has travelled the world and was last held in this country in 1999.

There have been 12 editions of the Cricket World Cup, which is held every four years, and Australia have won the competition the most times – five – but England have never won it…to date!

However, the competition is returning to English soil during the summer of 2019, and Emerald Headingley will be welcoming the cricketers from the West Indies, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, India and Afghanistan (as well as the host nation) for four Group Stage matches.

This is a selection of original and facsimile memorabilia relating to previous ICC World Cups from the Yorkshire Cricket Archive.