More than 350 Rotarians from 30 clubs across Yorkshire travelled to Leeds for Rotary Day Out at the recent Headingley Test Match

A letter and subsequent follow up visits to Yorkshire Rotary Clubs by Mark Arthur, Chief Executive of Yorkshire County Cricket Club reaped splendid rewards through the Rotary Day Out at the recent Headingley Test. Aireborough members voted to attend and then had the bright idea (with the D.G.’s support) of extending the invitation to the other 78 District Clubs. As a result more than 350 Rotarians and friends from close on 30 Clubs made the journey on the day.
As sensible Rotarians, most turned up dressed for a skiing or walking holiday braving the wintry conditions in great spirits as the pictures show. The shirt Aireborough had designed for the occasion scarcely saw the light of day but a cake was baked for the Test Match Special commentary team and many tweeted about the event on #Yorkshire Rotary.
Hot coffee and Yorkshire tea (free!) were the favoured drinks of the day and the North Stand’s Long Room became a haven for many. Main leaving comment to the organiser was ‘Next year can you do something about the weather?’
Oh and by the way a full seven hours of action packed cricket were enjoyed by all with the sun finally seen during the last hour. 95 overs were bowled, 10 wickets fell, 400 runs were scored and the overall attendance was the best for two years. Long range weather forecasts are already being checked for next year – comments and other pictures welcome!