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A Brief History Of Roses Skirmishes, 1960-1969


By Gary Watton
May 22 2013

One can scarcely begin to imagine how painful it must have been for the red rose troops as Yorkshire swept all before them during a particularly productive decade in the 1960s. Therefore, the annual County Championship contests represented an opportunity for Lancashire to strike a blow against their celebrated neighbours. The Tykes after all were the team on a pedestal during this era, and Lancashire must have been desperately keen to take Close and company down a peg or two..........During this decade, Yorkshire won 8, Lancashire won 2, 10 draws.

YORKSHIRE versus Lancashire; at Headingley; 4 and 6 June 1960; YORKSHIRE won the toss.

YORKSHIRE first innings: 96 (Greenhough 4-17, Barber 3-27)

Lancashire first innings: 210 (Pullar 121; Wilson.D 5-49, Illingworth 5-55)

YORKSHIRE second innings: 117 (Dyson 4-30, Greenhough 4-44)

Lancashire second innings: 5-0

There were seven ducks in Yorkshire's 'efforts', including a pair for Fred Trueman and Don Wilson in this emphatic rout.

Lancashire won by ten wickets

 

Lancashire versus YORKSHIRE; at Old Trafford; 30 July, 1 and 2 August 1960; Lancashire won the toss.

YORKSHIRE first innings: 154 (Close 63; Statham 5-43, Higgs 4-48)

Lancashire first innings: 226 (Wharton 83, Barber 71; Trueman 4-65, Ryan 3-69)

YORKSHIRE second innings: 149 (Statham 4-23)

Lancashire second innings: 81 for 8 (Ryan 5-50)

Eight wickets from Ryan almost pulled off an unlikely victory as the hosts nearly made a mess of their run chase.

Lancashire won by two wickets

 

Lancashire versus YORKSHIRE; at Old Trafford; 20,22 and 23 May 1961; Lancashire won the toss.

Lancashire first innings: 216 (Bond 68, Collins 61; Taylor 6-75, Cowan 4-71)

YORKSHIRE first innings: 301 (Close 111, Illingworth 61; Statham 3-60, Higgs 3-97)

Lancashire second innings: 102 (Illingworth 8-50)

YORKSHIRE second innings: 20-0

Raymond Illingworth destroyed Lancashire's second innings to ensure revenge for 1960's double whammy.

YORKSHIRE won by ten wickets.

 

YORKSHIRE versus Lancashire; at Bramall Lane; 5, 7 and 8 August 1961; YORKSHIRE won the toss.

Lancashire first innings: 173 (Ryan 5-58, Trueman 3-59)

YORKSHIRE first innings: 174 for 8 declared (Trueman 54*; Higgs 5-47) 

Lancashire second innings: 1 for 0

Here was another occasion that fell foul of the weather. Fred Trueman batted and bowled well for the champions.

Match drawn.

 

YORKSHIRE versus Lancashire; at Headingley; 9, 11 and 12 June 1962; YORKSHIRE won the toss.

Lancashire first innings: 308 for 6 declared (Bond 144, Pullar 64)

YORKSHIRE first innings: 294 (Sharpe 108*; Greenhough 5-93)

Lancashire second innings: 112 (Trueman 5-29)

YORKSHIRE second innings: 127 for 3 (Taylor 60)

The Tykes had been outplayed in the first half of the match until Fred Trueman wrecked Lancashire's second innings.

Yorkshire won by seven wickets.

 

Lancashire versus YORKSHIRE; at Old Trafford; 4, 6 and 7 August 1962; Lancashire won the toss.

YORKSHIRE first innings: 235 (Sharpe 112; Statham 6-68)

Lancashire first innings: 202 (Bond 109; Wilson.D 4-40, Trueman 4-62)

YORKSHIRE second innings: 149 for 1 declared (Hampshire 71*, Sharpe 60*)

Lancashire second innings: 50 for 1

Yorkshire held the upper hand in this contest, courtesy of two good batting performances from Phil Sharpe.

Match drawn.

 

YORKSHIRE versus Lancashire; at Bramall Lane; 1-3 June 1963; YORKSHIRE won the toss.

Lancashire first innings: 151 (Clayton 50; Ryan 3-33, Trueman 3-42, Close 3-50)

YORKSHIRE first innings: 384 for 6 declared (Boycott 145, Stott 143)

Lancashire second innings: 123 (Wilson 5-57)

New kid on the block, a bespectacled Geoff Boycott, helped to pile on the agony here in this awfully one-sided encounter.

YORKSHIRE won by an innings and 110 runs. 

 

Lancashire versus YORKSHIRE; at Old Trafford; 3, 5 and 6 August 1963

YORKSHIRE first innings: 345 for 8 declared (Boycott 113, Sharpe 106; Statham 4-108)

Lancashire first innings: 237 (Marner 83, Grieves 78; Trueman 5-50, Hutton 3-35)

YORKSHIRE second innings: 63 for 1

The white rose did not have enough time to exploit its ascendancy here after centuries from Boycott and Sharpe.

Match drawn.

 

Lancashire versus YORKSHIRE; at Old Trafford; 16, 18 and 19 May 1964; YORKSHIRE won the toss.

YORKSHIRE first innings: 354 for 3 declared (Taylor 153, Boycott 131)

Lancashire first innings: 284 for 9 declared (Pullar 128; Wilson 4-73) 

YORKSHIRE second innings: 83 for 1 declared

Lancashire second innings: 129 for 7 (Trueman 3-23)

The Tykes dangled a target of 154 in front of their foe and it did make for a thrilling finish, but nobody could quite win.

Match drawn.

 

YORKSHIRE versus Lancashire; at Headingley; 1, 3 and 4 August 1964; YORKSHIRE won the toss.

Lancashire first innings: 101 (Illingworth 4-9, Trueman 4-35)

YORKSHIRE first innings: 352 (Binks 75, Hutton 64, Boycott 62, Hampshire 51; Ramadhin 8-121)

Lancashire second innings: 120 (Nicholson 7-32)

Four Yorkshire batsmen made more runs than Lancashire accumulated in both innings of this landslide result.

YORKSHIRE won by an innings and 131 runs.

 

Lancashire versus YORKSHIRE; at Old Trafford; 5, 7 and 8 June 1965; YORKSHIRE won the toss.

Lancashire first innings: 218 (Knox 108; Hutton 4-38, Trueman 3-23)

YORKSHIRE first innings: 262 (Sharpe 60, Boycott 53; Howard 4-62, Statham 3-64)

Lancashire second innings: 187 (Trueman 4-59, Illingworth 3-29)

YORKSHIRE second innings: 111 for 5 (Higgs 3-43)

The visitors were cruising at 94-1 in their run chase, but a flurry of four wickets persuaded them to settle for a draw.

Match drawn.

 

YORKSHIRE versus Lancashire; at Bramall Lane; 31 July, 2 and 3 August 1965; YORKSHIRE won the toss.

Lancashire first innings: 175 (Pilling 60, Sullivan 53; Trueman 5-47)

YORKSHIRE first innings: 194 for 3 declared (Hampshire 110*, Padgett 72)

Lancashire second innings: 74 (Wilson 4-35, Illingworth 3-20)

YORKSHIRE second innings: 56 for 3

Lancashire lost twenty wickets while the hosts lost only six to represent an apparent gulf in class between the two.

YORKSHIRE won by seven wickets.

 

YORKSHIRE versus Lancashire; at Headingley; 28, 30 and 31 May 1966; YORKSHIRE won the toss.

Lancashire first innings: 57 (Trueman 5-18, Waring 3-23)

YORKSHIRE first innings: 196 for 9 declared (Higgs 3-62)

Lancashire second innings: 144 (Waring 7-40)

YORKSHIRE second innings: 6 for 0

John Waring produced his best-ever figures as Lancashire's batting woes continued against the champions of that year.

YORKSHIRE won by ten wickets.

 

Lancashire versus YORKSHIRE; at Old Trafford; 30 July, 1 and 2 August 1966; YORKSHIRE won the toss.

YORKSHIRE first innings: 146 for 7 declared (Close 54*; Lloyd 4-39)

Lancashire first innings: 1 for 0 declared

YORKSHIRE second innings: forfeited

Lancashire second innings: 133 (Illingworth 5-33)

Lancashire must be kicking themselves that they didn't post another thirteen first innings runs before electing to declare!

YORKSHIRE won by 12 runs.

 

Lancashire versus YORKSHIRE; at Old Trafford; 27, 29 and 30 May 1967

This battle of the roses was abandoned without a ball being bowled on account of the Mancunian weather.

Match drawn.

 

YORKSHIRE versus Lancashire; at Bramall Lane; 5, 7 and 8 August 1967; YORKSHIRE won the toss.

Lancashire first innings: 183 (Pullar 104; Hutton 4-43, Nicholson 4-57)

YORKSHIRE first innings: 207 (Close 61; Statham 5-82, Wood 3-29)

Lancashire second innings: 206 for 6 declared (Pilling 82*; Close 3-34)

YORKSHIRE second innings: 75 for 4 (Boycott 54)

Apart from Geoff Pullar and David LLoyd, no other Lancashire batsman reached double figures in the first innings.

Match drawn.

 

YORKSHIRE versus Lancashire; at Headingley; 1, 3 and 4 June 1968; YORKSHIRE won the toss.

Lancashire first innings: 176 (Trueman 5-45)

YORKSHIRE first innings: 348 (Padgett 105, Taylor 85, Hampshire 56; Statham 3-65, Higgs 3-82, Lever 3-84)

Lancashire second innings: 116 (Wilson 4-32, Trueman 3-17)

In his final season fiery Fred Trueman was still making Lancashire's brittle batting suffer torture.

YORKSHIRE won by an innings and 56 runs; YORKSHIRE 20 points, Lancashire 3 points

 

Lancashire versus YORKSHIRE; at Old Trafford; 3-5 August 1968; Lancashire won the toss.

Lancashire first innings: 162 (Hutton 5-52, Nicholson 4-64)

YORKSHIRE first innings: 61 (Statham 6-34)

Lancashire second innings: 151 (Wood 55; Wilson 3-30, Hutton 3-47)

YORKSHIRE second innings: 189 for 5 (Close 77*)

After their first innings flop, Yorkshire's second innings was preoccupied with avoiding defeat than chasing 253.

Match drawn; Lancashire 5 points, YORKSHIRE 5 points

 

Lancashire versus YORKSHIRE; at Old Trafford; 24, 26 and 27 May 1969

Lancashire first innings: 243 for 9 declared (Lloyd 66, Wilson 4-55)

The reigning champions did not make any runs because the weather was inhospitable again.

Match drawn; Lancashire 3 points, YORKSHIRE 4 points

 

YORKSHIRE versus Lancashire; at Bramall Lane; 2, 4 and 5 August 1969

Lancashire first innings: 171 (Lever 57; Old 5-34)

YORKSHIRE first innings: 290 for 8 declared (Boycott 80, Hampshire 62; Lever 5-61)

Lancashire second innings: 183 (Engineer 96, Lloyd.C 50; Wilson 4-48, Old 3-18)

YORKSHIRE second innings: 64 for 6 (Higgs 4-29)

In a bizarre finish, Ken Higgs bagged three wickets which left Yorkshire one run short of victory. 

Match drawn; YORKSHIRE 12 points, Lancashire 2 points 

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