A PhD student has teamed up with a sporting academic to research Huddersfield's cricketing history.
Rob Light, 39, is an expert on cricket during the Victorian era, which featured greats like W G Grace.
And he has started work alongside Huddersfield University history lecturer, Dr Peter Davies, on the two-year £50,000 project.
The pair aim to create a cricketing archive chronicling the game's past in Kirklees and Calderdale, which may be published in book form.
It will focus on the social history and heritage of the game, which has been at the heart of village life for centuries.
Information plaques will be placed outside all the cricket grounds in Kirklees as part of the project.
Rob, from Pateley Bridge near Harrogate, said: "Cricket has a rich heritage in this part of world.
"We are interested in locating old minute books, scorebooks, photos and artefacts from across the area.
"We'd love to hear from anyone who can help us."
Rob plays for Pateley Bridge CC and has written the official history of his club.
He gained an MA in Sports History and Culture from Leicester De Montfort University and is an expert on cricket in Victorian Yorkshire.
Cash for the pioneering project was donated by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Contact Rob on 01484 473032.