AN academic researching Huddersfield's cricket history has come up with a festive offering.
Dr Peter Davies, who is leading the lottery-funded project, has released photographs of some of Huddersfield's cricket grounds - covered in snow.
The photographs, capturing the quiet splendour of the grounds in winter, were taken by Ian Baxter, of Linthwaite, who has taken on the role of project photographer.
Dr Davies and PhD student Rob Light are well into their two-year project to research Huddersfield's cricketing history.
Mr Light, 39, is an expert on cricket in the Victorian era, which featured greats like W G Grace.
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, which is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Dr Davies said: "We are currently building up a database of local cricket-related images and we came up with these wintry views.
"These photographs and others like them will be in display at the local cricket exhibitions that are scheduled for the villages of Huddersfield and Kirklees next summer."