Stand and deliver: The Headingley skyline has been transformed by the introduction of the �34m Emerald Stand.   Picture: SWPIX

Magnificent Headingley stands proud as England cruise to win

“CHARACTER, not beauty, is the word generally applied to Headingley cricket ground. It seems to epitomise what most outsiders think of Yorkshiremen – dour, prone to bouts of mournfulness and generally a bit odd. Its development over the years has not really been development at all, but rather a patchwork, patched-up mess which has left the place looking as if it has been put together by a hyper-active seven-year-old with a few Lego bricks left over.”

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