Yorkshire Vikings

Location: Across Yorkshire
Home Ground: Old Sharlston CC
Year Founded: 2008
Shirt Colour: Black with a yellow collar
Chairman: Colin Baxter
Captain: John Garbett
Vice Captain: George Ferguson
Coach: Mark Beckles Willson
Team Manager: None
Website: None
Twitter: @YorkshireVICC

Best Competition Finishes

BCEW National League: Runners Up (2011 & 2013)
BCEW David Townley Memorial Twenty20 Cup: Winners (2011)
BBS Primary Club Heindrich Swanepoel Memorial Cup: Runners Up (2012)

Other Trophies

2012 BCEW BJMT Development Festival Runners Up
2014, 2019 & 2022 BCEW Spirit of Cricket Award Winners
2018 BCEW N/E Regional League Winners


In 2008, BCEW’s Development Director and proud Yorkshireman John Garbett decided it was time his home county had a competitive and sustainable blind cricket team. He recruited some existing players, but also found plenty of new ones as well as enthusiastic sighted coaches and volunteers. The club now engages in development work all over the county, especially in local schools. 

Its players span a very wide range of ages as well as ethnic minorities. Curiously, most of the latter would have been qualified to play for “God’s Country” under its traditional rules as they were born in the West Riding. 

In 2011, the club won the National T20 competition and in 2013 finished in second place in the National League. Its players have also won a number of individual national awards.

It now runs a second team in the BCEW Development League, which offers ample playing opportunities for novice players.

Club Contact

Club Secretary: Dean Wilcox
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 07906 306928