We hope all members have a great season however they are involved in cricket.
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 Martin Willows presenting a bottle of wine to guest speaker, Richard Blakey
A seasoned ‘performer’ at Cricket Societies, Richard Blakey certainly lived up to his reputation as he provided an entertaining conclusion to our 2015/2016 season.
Richard debuted for his county at the age of 18 and had a distinguished career playing over 750 matches for Yorkshire, making him Yorkshire’s fifth most capped player of all time - an amazing feat. During that time he never missed one day through injury which is remarkable for a wicket-keeper.
He was part of Yorkshire’s County Championship winning team in 2001 and captained them to victory at the C&G final in 2002. He also played in five matches for England, making his international debut against Pakistan at Lords in 1992. He scored close to 15,000 first class runs with a personal best of 223 not out off 206 balls against Northamptonshire in 2003 and after taking over as glove man from David Bairstow he claimed 835 victims.
In taking us through the highlights of his career, humour was never far away. The story of the young bowler who significantly contributed to Yorkshire winning the County Championship in 2001 was hilarious, particularly with the use of props!
None of our members could also ever go into a coffee shop in the future without thinking of Darren Gough!!
Richard was a person who made a highly significant contribution to cricket generally and to Yorkshire. He continues to make a contribution by recalling cricket in his era with great humour, skill and modesty.
Members went home with lots of stories to relay to their fellow cricket enthusiasts.
On behalf of all members we thank Mike Taylor for providing us with a superb season of speakers. The quality and variety has been excellent and continues the high standard established by the society over many years.
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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