CRICKET fans are in for a treat this week - three new books on the sport are being launched in Holmfirth.
The books are in a series called 180 Not Out and detail the history of cricket in the Holme and Colne Valleys.
The series, published by Sigma Press, will be launched at the Tollhouse Bookshop in Holmfirth, on Saturday at 10.30am.
At the event, co-authors Dr Peter Davies and Robert Light will be giving a short presentation about the books.
The books are part of the two men's £50,000 cricket history project, which is being backed by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Since 2004, they have been researching local cricket history over the past 200 years.
They have presented the information, photographs and memorabilia they have found in exhibitions and an archive.
They are also running a 20-week cricket history course at the University of Huddersfield.
The three books in 180 Not Out contain images and information discovered during the research of Dr Davies and his assistant Mr Light, a PhD student in cricket history at Leicester De Montfort university.
Dr Davies, a senior history lecturer at the University of Huddersfield, said the title of the series reflects the fact that local cricket has a long history.
He said: "The books are a compilation of all the best images and items we have discovered on our travels. Every club is featured - our aim was to bring to life all the big personalities and events in the history of local cricket.
"We'd love local people to come along to the book launch event and share their own cricketing memories with us."