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Yorkshire players pay tribute to Ryan Sidebottom: Super Hero

Yorkshire players provide their Super Hero tribute to Ryan Sidebottom Jack Brooks

Yorkshire's players donned curly ginger wigs to pay tribute to Ryan Sidebottom and bring a distinguished 20-year career to an end in his own inimitable style.

Sidebottom was told to turn up as a Super Hero at the start of Yorkshire's end-of-season celebration only to find to his surprise that his team-mates had done just that - by turning up as him.

Such get-togethers are a chance to let your hair down after a long season and this time there was a lot more hair on show than normal.

Then it was time to take on the infamous Otley Run - a Leeds pub crawl that has struck fear into the hearts of Leeds students for generations and which is as arduous as any spell even Sidebottom has delivered.

Quite a way to bring the curtain down on a career that brought 65 England appearances across three competitions, 762 first-class wickets and two decades of indefatigable service for Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire.

One of Yorkshire's most valued servants, Sidebottom had received guards of honour at Scarborough and Headingley, the latter after injury had ruled him out of Yorkshire's final home match of the season.

But nothing matters quite as much as the respect of your team-mates, especially as the pints begin to slip quietly down.