PEOPLE will get the opportunity to meet some top Yorkshire cricket players in Silsden in the run-up to Christmas.

The players will be popping into The Viking cricket shop in the final few days before Christmas and fans will be able to meet them for free.

Viking Cricket is on Kirkgate in Silsden, with the shop having strong links with the Northern Diamonds Women's side and Yorkshire County Cricket Club.

Viking Cricket (, owned by ex-cricketer and coach Jeff Wilson, is well-known in cricketing circles for working behind the scenes with top female cricketers to design the very best-fitting equipment such as bats, gloves and pads for both girls and women.

It is known as the Viking Valkyrie range and many top female players now use the shop's gear, including Emma Lamb, the England opener who is currently playing for the national team out in the West Indies.

The first meet and greet will be with Viking Cricket’s new brand ambassador, a player for the Yorkshire men's team.

Their identity will be revealed on Tuesday, December 20, with the event taking place from 1pm to 2pm.

This is followed by Yorkshire and Northern Diamonds players Phoebe Turner and Emma Marlow coming to the store on Wednesday, December 21, from 1pm to 2pm.

Marlow is also a Trent Rockets player in The Hundred.

The following day, there is a chance to meet Yorkshire, Northern Diamonds and Northern Superchargers captain Hollie Armitage, also from 1pm to 2pm.

And finally, Yorkshire County Cricket Club spin bowler Jack Shutt will be at Viking Cricket on Christmas Eve (Saturday, December 24) from 1pm to 2pm.

The shop is giving away a host of prizes in the final week before Christmas.

These include a signed Northern Superchargers shirt, a pair of wicket-keeping gloves signed by Yorkshire, Northern Diamonds and Northern Superchargers wicket-keeper Bess Heath, an autographed bat signed by England opener Lamb and Viking Cricket vouchers worth £50 and £25.

Every purchase during the week from the shop goes into the raffle drawn on Christmas Eve after closing time and the winners will then be notified in due course.