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.
October 13 - Mark Hardinges. Mark is a former Gloucestershire player and now Master In Charge of Cricket at Malvern College.
November 10 - John Inchmore. John played for Worcestershire between 1973 and 1986 and finished his career with 510 first class wickets.
December 8 - David Steele. David was England's Ashes hero in 1975 and voted BBC Sports Personality Of The Year.
January 12 - Jack Shantry. Worcestershire CCC player Jack has been a key member of Worcestershire's attack for the past few seasons.
February 9 - Peter Wynne-Thomas. Peter is the librarian and archivist at Trent Bridge for Nottinghamshire CCC .
March 8 - Tim Jones. Worcestershire Heritage Group chairman Tim will talk about his new book on ex Worcestershire captain Don Kenyon.
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.
Once regarded as a batsman whose measured style was best suited to four-day cricket, Sydney-born Paul Horton has become a versatile performer in all forms of the game. He has also become one of the best slip fielders on the English county circuit.
November 19 - Stephen Clarke, Cricket Author
This evening’s guest runs his own publishing company, Fairfield Books, specialising mainly in cricket. He has just completed a history of the county championship Summer's Crown, and copies will be available to purchase.
December 10 - Darren Maddy, Warwickshire C.C.C.
Darren first played for Leicestershire and was part of their Championship-winning teams of 1996 and 1998. He moved to Warwickshire in 2006, elected captain in 2007 and 2008, leading them back to Division One of the Championship.
January 21 - Ken Burney, Commemorating W.G.Grace
Ken will eulogise ‘The Champion’ whose first-class debut sesquicentenary and death centenary both occur in 2015. He will also discuss Grace’s two amazing seasons of 1876 and 1895. Some of Ken’s collection of WG Grace cricketana will be on display.
February 18 - (Lunch Time Meeting) John Barclay, Sussex C.C.C.
The inimitable Bonn-born, Old Etonian never fails to captivate his audience and this lunchtime presentation is sure to be no exception. His career occurred too late for him to appear for the Gentlemen v. Players. He would have been in his element!
March 17 - David Steele, England/Northants/ Derbyshire
At the age of 33, he was chosen to make his debut for England – against Australia with both Lillee and Thompson at their peak. During his 1975 benefit season at Northants, David received a meat chop for every run he scored from a grateful local butcher!
April 14 - AGM at 7 pm followed by David Houghton & Dave Bradley
Zimbabwe & BBC H/W Radio at 8pm.
Dave Houghton, Zimbabwe's first Test captain, holds the record for the most runs in Tests without a duck, with 1464 runs in 22 Tests for Zimbabwe.
He is highly rated as a coach at both national and county level.