The story goes that all rounder Siddall claimed half a crown a time from the Lord if he bowled him out when taking batting practice with just one stump.
Alan also plied his trade extensively with Yorkshire Gentlemen, North & East Riding of Yorkshire X1 and more local teams including Pocklington, Beverley, Market Weighton, Wilberfoss and Warter.
The only residents of the village who played were workmen employed by the Londesboroughs because of their prowess at cricket.
We are situated near the beautiful market town of Beverley in the East Riding of Yorkshire – an area with a history of traditional artisan food production dating back to the Middle Ages.
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The Londesborough club have in their possession a ball dating from 1871 used in a fixture which included the professional Sidall playing for a Farmers X1 v The Gentlemen X1 at Everingham Park. fixture card of 1883 shows the Club Secretary acting also as the local vicar. The second Lord Londesborough was the second largest landowner in the East Riding after Sir Tatton Sykes and was a close friend of the Prince of Wales.
Along with the historic ball they also hold scorebooks and fixture cards dating back to the 1890s. He was a patron of the Yorkshire County Cricket Club, sponsoring a couple of matches against Middlesex in 1874 and was one of the prime movers behind the Scarborough Cricket Festival.