County Champions enjoy royal reception at Buckingham Palace
Players and staff from LV= County Championship winners, Yorkshire, and Royal London Women’s One-Day Cup champions, Kent, paid a visit to Buckingham Palace today (Thursday 16 October) as guests of the Lord’s Taverners to formally receive their trophies and medals from His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.
The Duke, who has been patron and ‘Twelfth Man’ of the UK’s leading youth cricket and disability sports charity since 1950, presented the Lord’s Taverners ECB trophy to Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale and teammates including Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow and Tim Bresnan.
Head coach Jason Gillespie and president Dickie Bird were among the Yorkshire representatives attending this special Royal engagement which The Duke of Edinburgh has hosted for the county cricket champions every year since Hampshire won in 1973.
With Charlotte Edwards currently in Australia playing for Western Fury, The Duke presented the Lady Taverners ECB trophy to Kent acting captain Tammy Beaumont and her teammates.