Young delighted by ‘best day since move to Silver Royd’

Yorkshire v Lancashire at Scarborough RUFC. 1,850 were at Silver Royd to enjoy the day. Pic Richard Ponter 142064e
Yorkshire v Lancashire at Scarborough RUFC. 1,850 were at Silver Royd to enjoy the day. Pic Richard Ponter 142064e

Scarborough RUFC chief executive Graeme Young was a happy man following their third successful day hosting county action.

Following Yorkshire’s closely-contested 29-23 defeat at Silver Royd on Saturday, Young ranked the occasion as the best since the club’s move to their new base in 2009.

Young said: “It was a fantastic day both on and off the field.

“The game itself was superb, Yorkshire played with real passion, which was good to see.

“It’s a shame they couldn’t quite get the result everyone was after, but it was a close match and a good contest.

“It was the best day I’ve had at the club since we moved to Silver Royd.”

A huge crowd of 1,850 enjoyed a double-header as the county’s ladies sides did battle before the main event.

Despite the result again being disappointing, Young was delighted with the way the day went.

He added: “It was an historic occasion as it was the first time the county’s men and women’s sides played on the same day at the same venue, so it’s great that history was made at Scarborough.

“While both results weren’t what the crowd wanted, the games were entertaining and everyone seemed to have a good day.”

Feedback from Yorkshire officials was again positive, with a return to the club likely.

“We’ve indicated that we’d like to host Yorkshire v Lancashire every two years, which we hope will be the case,” added Young.