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The worrier

Percy Holmes was a Yorkshire great. But it didn't start well for him.

He was 13 when he left school to become a mill worker.
He was an attractive batsman but used to get very annoyed if he got out playing attacking strokes.
"I used to lie in bed for hours working it out from every angle. Then, when I knew, I slept peacefully."


His batting improved, as did his mental state, and he became an indispensable part of the Yorkshire first XI.