Worcestershire Cricket Society’s (Affiliated with the Council of Cricket Societies)
The Worcestershire Cricket Society exists to foster the interests of cricket followers locally but principally to organise a series of cricket evenings held in the Graeme Hick Pavilion on the second Tuesday of each month from October to March at 7.30pm.
The proposed programme of cricket evenings for the forthcoming season is given below. The popular meetings are attended by upwards of 100 members and visitors.
Non-members are always welcome, entry fee £3.00.
Membership fees are unaltered for 2015-2016 - £15 or £20 for a double membership and non members can are welcome to attend at a charge of £3 per evening. Programme of Events 2016-2017, 6pm - 10.30pm
8th November 2016: Stephen Chalke, "The Story of the County Championship"
13th December 2016: Peter & Christopher Pyemont, Entertainig presentation on "The History of the Ashes"
10th January 2017: WCCC Player.
14th February 2017: David Smith, former Warwickshire Player. CEO at Northants and Leicester.
14th March 2017: Brian Scovell, notable cricket and football writer & author.
Anthony Collis, Michael Douch,Ken Hipwell, John Curtis, Mike Hitchings
Stourbridge & District Cricket Society (Affiliated to the Council of Cricket Societies)
All meetings are held in the pavilion of Stourbridge CC, Amblecote DY8 4HN and start at 7.30pm – unless stated otherwise.
Membership subscription = £15 p.a.
Nom-members welcome but are asked to purchase raffle tickets to the amount of £3.00
20th October 2016: David Smith (Warwickshire) David played 197 matches for Warwickshire during 1973-85. He served as CEO for Leicestershire and latterly for Northants. His younger brother, Paul spoke to the Society in 2012.
17th November 2016: Mike Newell (Nottinghamshire) now Director of Cricket of Nottinghamshire CC, Mike played 102 games for the County during 1984-92, and also served as coach.
15th December 2016: Tim Jones / Ken Workman Tim will tell the story behind his biography of Don Kenyon, who served as a national selector while still an active player. Ken will recite some of his own and other cricket poems.
19th January 2017: Paul Pridgeon (Worcestershire) Wall Heath-born, right-arm fast-medium bowler, Paul played 240 games for the County during 1972-89. His BB was 7/35 v Oxford University 1976. He also played Birmingham League cricket for Stourbridge.
16th February 2017: Derek Brewer (MCC Chief Executive) He played for Warwickshire 2nd XI, before ‘forging’ a career in finance.
16th March 2017: Dennis Breakwell (Somerset CCC & Northamptonshire CCC) Brierley Hill-born, Dennis played 231 first-class matches during 1969-84. Dave Bradley, BBC H&W broadcaster, will appear alongside Dennis.
13th April 2017: Annual General Meeting (at 7pm) followed by a cricketana Valuation Evening conducted by Mark Hannam, Valuer from Fielding’s of Stourbridge.