Time for rugby league to honour these Wakefield Trinity stalwarts - sports post

LETTERS from The Yorkshire Post readers:

Uncapped: Len Marson, sixth from the left on back row.

From: Gerry Wright, Whitehall Road East, Birkenshaw, Bradford

Norman HAZELL highlighted the case of a Wakefield Trinity player, Len Marson, playing for England against France 70 years ago and not being awarded a cap in recognition of representing his country (Sporting Letters June 22).

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Another Trinity player also missed out on a cap after representing England against Wales in 1975 as caps were distributed only for at least two appearances.

Will be missed: Yorkshire's Tim Bresnan's 5-28 were his best figures in his county championship career. Picture: SWPix

Les Sheard, deserves to be acknowledged like Len Marson for services to his country at a time when there was healthy competition for the full-back position.

Les, a classy and dependable custodian, gave tremendous service to Trinity in the 1970s culminating in a Wembley appearance in 1979 .

Thankfully, Les is still with us and I am sure like Len Marson’s family he would welcome the Rugby League authorities doing the honourable thing and belatedly recognise both players with an international cap.

I hope the Rugby League consider both cases and any others which require attention on similar grounds.

From: A Curtis, Halifax

Yorkshire County Cricket Club appear to have taken a calculated gamble in deciding they can afford to be without the services of former England all-rounder Tim Bresnan.

Let us hope he can find another county soon for he surely has another couple of good seasons left in him.

Let us also hope that such as Matthew Waite, David Willey, Jordan Thompson and Matthew Waite can pick up the gauntlet director of cricket Martyn Moxon and first-team coach Andrew Gale have clearly thrown down to the players at Headingley.

From: Tim Mickleburgh, Boulevard Avenue, Grimsby

Live football on free-to-air TV channels is certainly something a novelty these days.

But I’d have enjoyed the game I saw, Norwich v Southampton, more if players still had names on their backs.

There was no need to remove them for the ‘Black Lives Matter’ slogan all were carrying, as this could have been placed under the squad numbers.

Also, cameramen need to take account of the shadows caused by the stands.

They made watching the game difficult at times, especially as the shadows grew longer the later it got.

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