About this book
Harry Gration's Yorkshire Sporting Heroes
For nearly forty years, Harry Gration has been the voice and face of Yorkshire sport. It has been his passion since boyhood, and through his long and varied career, from Radio Leeds and Look North to Grandstand and the Olympics, he has gained a unique insight into the great sporting characters and events of our time.
Now, in this his first book, he writes with feeling and from personal memory about his thirty sporting heroes from the arena of Yorkshire sports, including cricket, football, rugby league, rugby union, boxing, athletics and swimming. Many are well-known names, one or two may be controversial choices, but as Harry states "All of my sporting icons are incredibly special because they overcame so many odds - those are the ones I have leaned affectionately towards".
Featuring: Roger Millward, Greg Fox, Garry Schofield, Veronica Trueman, Mel Dyke, Harry Gration, Lewis Jones, Eddie Gray, Glenda Charles, Brian Close, Dickie Bird, Norman Hunter, Tony Currie, Neil Fox, John Spencer, Richard Hutton and more.