Hedley Verity, 43a Woodhouse Lane – Leeds, UK
Posted by: dtrebilc
N 53° 48.115 W 001° 32.726
30U E 595794 N 5962463
Quick Description: This pub is named after a famous Leeds born cricketer who played for both Yorkshire and England.
Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/20/2012 11:43:53 AM
Waymark Code: WME8ZH
Hedley bowled left hand, but batted with right handed. He is regarded as one of the best slow bowlers of all time.
The picture on the sign is an old photograph of him in action as a bowler. This cricketing web site shows the original photograph. (visit link
In one famous match against Nottinghamshire he single handedly bowled out the whole team for a score of only 10.
In 1939 he bowled the very last ball in county cricket before war broke out. That ball took a wicket and he finished top the season's averages.
He was killed in action in the Second World War when as a Captain he led his men in a moonlit assault on German positions in Germany.
This J.D. Wetherspoons pub opened in 2010 and previously the building was used as a night club. The pub sign follows Wetherspoons' policy of having pub names that relate to their locality.