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.
Don't forget to visit the Derbyshire CCC website
The photo shows Kim Barnett alongside Society member, Steve King
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.
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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