January 23 Letters: Knighthood for another Verity

From: Jack Coley, Leadwell Lane, Robin Hood, Wakefield,

ON reading the headline ”Minister backs call for Verity Knighthood” (The Yorkshire Post, January 16), I thought, at last, common sense prevails. Here was a call to bestow the honour on one the county’s sporting legends. It soon became clear however, that the backing did not refer to the late, great Yorkshire and England cricketer Hedley Verity who was mortally wounded in the Second World War, but to Gary Verity of 2014 Grand Départ renown. What a disappointment.

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