Chesterfield Cricket Lovers' Society

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Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Society will be on Thursday 9th March 2017 (7.30pm)

The speaker will be David Leatherdale, Chief Executive, Professional Cricketers Association

Please note the venue for this meeting is Queen's Park Pavilion.

Admission restricted to CCLS fully paid-up members

Our meetings take place in the pavilion at the Queen's Park cricket ground unless members are informed otherwise.

Membership costs £5. Visitors are welcome for a small fee which will be refunded if the visitor becomes a member on the evening.

Meetings begin at 7.30 p.m. and are held monthly from October to March. The evenings vary from Monday to Thursday.

Founded in 1963, we are the "senior" of the three societies in Derbyshire.

The aim of the Society is to further interest in and enthusiasm for cricket at all levels

Don't forget to visit the Derbyshire CCC website


The photo shows Kim Barnett alongside Society member, Steve King

Photo courtesy of Mike Taylor


Members of the society have had an excellent start to 2017. After last month’s visit from the widely-respected and immensely popular former captain, Wayne Madsen, Derbyshire’s new Director of Cricket, Kim Barnett, gave an interesting talk at the February meeting at the Proact Stadium in Chesterfield.

Kim is, of course, not new to Derbyshire. Far from it. He is the county’s record run scorer and was captain for several years. He mentioned how much in his early days he was indebted to the great Eddie Barlow, and spoke with great warmth about former players such as Peter Kirsten, John Wright and Adrian Kuiper, talking as well about the long-serving groundsman, Walter Goodyear. He spoke of how he hoped to improve the on-field results, clearly believing in the importance of handing responsibility back to the captain and the players, and regarding his own approach as “old school”.

He responded pleasantly and directly, and with wit and good humour, to questions from the Chairman, Mike Taylor, and from the floor. He spoke with great confidence about the abilities of his captain Billy Godleman. He talked about the new signings and how importantly he saw the role of mentors. Asked about his own batting, he made it clear that he valued a well-made 60 on a difficult pitch more than a double century in less demanding circumstances. He touched on some of the current problems brought by agents and spoke about attitudes to dissent. Most appreciated of all probably were his account of the approach and achievements of the legendary Michael Holding and the amusing stories he told about some of the umpires he had played under.

Many Derbyshire members went home with the impression that the future of the club is in very capable hands.

Reports from Previous Meetings

2016/2017 Season

Wayne Madsen

Dave Fletcher

Neil Mallender

Alan Hill

Simon Jones MBE & Malcolm Ashton

2015/2016 Season

Richard Blakey

Angus Fraser MBE

Chris Watts & Steve Richardson

Paul Baldwin

Stephen Chalke

Wes Durston

2014/2015 Season

David Frith

Martin Bodenham

Grahame Lloyd & John Parkin

The Pyemont Brothers

Graeme Welch

Tony Borrington

2013/2014 Season

Simon Storey

Jeff Evans

Chris Marples

Colin Shindler

John Carr

Malcolm Ashton

2012/2013 Season

John Barclay

Cally Barlow


Stephen Chalke

John Lever MBE

Geoff Miller

2011/2012 Season

Chris Grant & Tom Poynton

Rev'd Mike Vockins OBE

Richard Kettleborough

Derbyshire Cricket Academy

Mick Newell

Roger Knight OBE

Clive Radley MBE

2010/2011 Season

Pat Murphy

Paul Edwards

Colin Tunnicliffe

Geoff Cook

Don Shepherd & Edward Bevan

David Morgan


Members of the late Trevor
Bowring's family with
Mike Taylor and Jason Fage

Trevor's grandson, Sam, rings the
bell for the first time, with
Shirley Bowring and Mike Taylor

David Marshall & James Pipe

John Barclay & Edwin Smith

David Marshall & John Barclay

Trevor Bowring, David Marshall & Bob Wood

John Barclay meeting,134 people enjoy a superb meal

John Morris & David Marshall

Trevor Bowring, Jim Parks & Jim Brailsford

Matthew Maynard & David Marshall

Niven Roper & Chris Kelly

Ray East & Mike Taylor

Chris Read & David Marshall

Steve Garratt & Niven Roper

Steve Franks & Alan West

Steve Kirby & David Marshall

Keith Loring & Mike Taylor

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