Birthday scores on the board at Headingley for former Yorkshire county cricketer

The scoreboard at Headingley

Keith Gillhouley with Brian Stott

Keith Gillhouley with former team mates

First published in Local news Wharfedale Observer: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

THE scoreboard held a special message for former Yorkshire cricketer Keith Gillhouley when he marked his 80th birthday by watching his county play.

Mr Gillhouley, who lives in Guiseley, was wished a very public happy birthday when he attended the Yorkshire v Worcestershire one day cup at Headingley last week.

Mr Gillhouley’s daughter Kim Kelly said: “The sun was shining, Yorkshire won and there was a special birthday message on the scoreboard for Dad. He met up with friends and former teammates.

“We had a family meal afterwards and dad said he couldn’t imagine a better day.”

Mr Gillhouley described playing cricket for Yorkshire as a “dream come true”.

Born in Huddersfield, on August 8, 1934, he was a slow left arm bowler and right-handed batsman.

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