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Street to be named in honour of Yorkshire cricketing legend Brian Close

A new street in West Yorkshire is to be named in honour of legendary Yorkshire cricketer Brian Close.

The street in Baildon will be name Brian Close Walk in honour of the former Yorkshire and England captain, who died in September 2015, aged 84.

Brian captained Yorkshire to four County Championship titles and was at the time the youngest man to make his test debut for England when he was aged just 18.

Throughout his long career he played in 22 test matches for England captaining seven with six wins and one draw. He scored almost 35,000 runs as a batsman and made 52 centuries. He also took 1,168 wickets as a bowler, 800 catches as a fielder and one stumping as a stand-in wicket-keeper.

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The proposal to name the new street on the development after Brian was put forward by Baildon Town Council which was taken to the Shipley Area Committee, where it was unanimously agreed.

The street sign will be unveiled by Brian’s widow, Mrs Vivien Close, on Friday 8 March.