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A Yorkshire triumph

A new book on sport in the county is in a league of its own

By John McTernan  

Yorkshire's Alex Lees bats during the One Day Cup Semi-final at Headingley, Leeds ©Richard Sellers/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A Yorkshire Tragedy is the name of an Elizabethan play now remembered mainly by academics for its false attribution to Shakespeare. Though, in its swift dramatisation of an actual homicide—it was probably first performed between the conviction and execution of the murderer—it resembles many later genres from murder ballad to video nasties. Now, the same title…

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