Yorkshire County Cricket Club observed one minute’s silence in memory of Yorkshire broadcasting legend Sir Michael Parkinson, who died today aged 88.
Around 11:15, before play started between Hampshire and Yorkshire at Clifton Park, the silence was observed “For Parky”.
Yorkshire County Cricket Club said it was “saddened” to learn of the death of Sir Michael Parkinson.
Sir Michael was a lifelong fan of cricket, with his childhood dreams of playing cricket for Yorkshire dashed when he left school aged 16 and instead began working at a local paper.
His death was announced by Sir Michael’s family this morning in a statement that read: “After a brief illness Sir Michael Parkinson passed away peacefully at home last night in the company of his family.
“The family request that they are given privacy and time to grieve.”
The chat show host interviewed some of Hollywood’s biggest names throughout his illustrious career – with names such as Jimmy Cagney, Fred Astaire, Lauren Bacall and Ingrid Bergmann on the list.