‘Boycott? He’s the last in a long list’

Yorkshire players met Prince Philip, as well as David Cameron, on Thursday. Picture: Richard Bailey
Yorkshire players met Prince Philip, as well as David Cameron, on Thursday. Picture: Richard Bailey
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DAVID Cameron has revealed he apologised to each member of the Yorkshire County Cricket Club for his greatest Yorkshireman gaff.

The championship winning cricketers were at a Downing Street reception weeks after David Cameron raised eyebrows with his claim that departing MP William Hague was “the greatest living Yorkshire man.”

Mr Cameron said: “I have earlier welcomed the Yorkshire County cricket Club into Downing Street , and I had to go round one by one and say sorry for what I had said about William.

“I got to Dickie Bird, and I told him, don’t worry, I have written personally to Geoffrey Boycott to apologise to him as well.

“Dickie told me ‘he’s the last in a long list.’”