Paul started umpiring in 2000 and was appointed to the ICC Associates and Affiliates International Umpires Panel in 2005 going on to umpire 18 ODIs and 9 International T20s. He moved back to England for the 2009 season where his impressive performances earned him a place on the ECB's list of reserve first-class umpires before being appointed to the full list for 2015 when his schedule included five days of this year's Chesterfield Festival.
when the speaker will be Paul Baldwin.
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.
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The photo shows Mike Taylor presenting a bottle of wine
to guest speaker, Stephen Chalke
The stories, characters and statistics came from his latest book – ‘Summer’s Crown – the story of the County Championship’. This is a book which is sponsored by the England and Wales Cricket Board and sales of it were very high on the night. A ‘must have’ book for any cricket enthusiast.
Stephen recalled an era when County Championship matches were attended by large crowds, when England players appeared regularly for their county side and when newspapers carried reports of each match being played.
In commencing the book Stephen soon discovered that there was some dispute around when the Championship started but he now reveals that the definitive year was 1890 with eight counties competing.
Derbyshire members of the Society were reminded of the County’s disastrous 1920 season when the side played twenty matches, losing nineteen of them with the other match being abandoned. The Society’s Nottinghamshire members fared better with Stephen stating that Chris Read would be in his ‘Best X1’
During the meeting Stephen was presented with the Wombwell Cricket Society Cricket Writer of the Year award – Brian Workman from that society attending to make the presentation.
The members present thoroughly enjoyed themselves and as always with Stephen Chalke evenings were pleased that once again that the Chairman allowed a late finish!
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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