From: Graham Lawton, Manor Fields, Market Weighton.
IN Nick Westby’s article on British cycling (The Yorkshire Post, July 23), he states ‘...Brian Robinson, Tommy Simpson and Barry Hoban; Yorkshiremen all...’.
Tom Simpson was a boyhood hero of mine and I have visited his monument on Mont Ventoux several times. Much as I wish he was a Yorkshireman, he isn’t. He was born in Haswell, County Durham.
On the same point, your tennis journalists keep referring to Kyle Edmund as a Yorkshireman. He may have lived in Beverley and gone to school in Pocklington but he was born in South Africa, a long way from Yorkshire. Nevertheless, I hope he has a very successful tennis career.
Surely to be a Yorkshireman/woman you must have been born within the Broad Acres, otherwise it is a pointless description.
Perhaps two Yorkshire and England cricketers sum this up. Craig White was brought up in Australia but was born in Morley, Leeds, and is therefore a Yorkshireman.
Michael Vaughan was brought up in Sheffield but born in Eccles and so is not a Yorkshireman.
Perhaps you would wish to comment on your understanding of the definition of a Yorkshireman/woman.