The next meeting of the Society will take place at Queen's Park on Wednesday 11th February 2015.
Enabling Children 2014
At a recent meeting, members responded generously to a request for donations from Shahzad Jamil, a player with Chesterfield CC who is currently working in Kwazulu Natal Province with young children who have cerebral palsy.
please click on the heading above "Enabling Children 2014".
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 7.45 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.
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The photo shows Grahame Lloyd playing the Guitar & Singing.
The photo shows John Parkin, Mike Taylor & Grahame Lloyd
That was the instruction from the organisers to Peter Walker, the Glamorgan player who was involved in the 1968 game and was due to host a 40th anniversary celebration which included him interviewing Garry Sobers.
Why that instruction was given and the events surrounding one of the iconic moments in cricket history was the basis of the talk given by Grahame Lloyd and John Parkin at the meeting of the CCLS.
Controversy surrounded the authenticity of the ball sold by Christie’s for £26,400 in 2006 and subsequently offered for sale by Bonhams in 2012. This ball was supposedly launched by Sobers for six sixes off six balls for the first time in the history of the game at Swansea in 1968.
The ball sold was made by Duke & Son but Glamorgan only used Stuart Surridge balls at the time.
With the use of video clips, poetry and the world premiere of a song Grahame entertained the members with the story of the detective work he had undertaken to attempt to solve this mystery.
He was joined by John Parkin who was the Nottinghamshire batsman at the non-striker’s end who had the best view of this extraordinary feat by his skipper. John was not expecting to play in that match and unfortunately did not go on to play too many other games for Notts First XI. The fact that he has a place in the history of the game is entirely appropriate for such a modest, unassuming and self – effacing man.
Members were in good voice singing the chorus of Grahame’s new song:
Pure collectable gold- but the truth must be told
The ball that was sold was not the ball bowled
The two of them provided a great evening for society members who attended in good numbers despite the distraction of another sport being played on the same evening in Chesterfield.
Grahame’s two books are: Howzat? The Six Sixes Ball Mystery and Six of the Best: Cricket’s Most Famous Over
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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