February 20, 2009

England cricket

Blunt Yorkshiremen

Martin Williamson

Yorkshire-Derbyshire might not rank as one of cricket’s greatest rivalries, but there is clearly someone at the Sheffield Star (motto “Serving South Yorkshire”) with a chip on their shoulder and no end of cross-border bitterness.

A somewhat innocuous story about Derbyshire hosting back-to-back Twenty20 matches was enlivened by the description of the hosts in the headline as “Derbyshite”. It is unclear whether this is editorial policy but clearly the chief sub shared his colleague's view.


Martin Williamson is executive editor of ESPNcricinfo and managing editor of ESPN Digital Media in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

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