Wednesday, December 8th, 2021


Former England and Warwickshire opening batsman, Dennis Amiss MBE, will be the guest speaker at the Worcestershire Cricket Society winter cricket evening, in the Graeme Hick Pavilion on Tuesday December 14.

Amiss enjoyed a prolific career in which he scored 43,423 first class runs at an average of 42.86, with 102 centuries.

He also made 12,519 List A runs and scored the first ever ODI century in international cricket.

Amiss will be remembered by many cricket lovers for one of the great rearguard innings at Test level, during England’s tour of the West Indies in 1973-74 at Kingston.

He scored 262 not out and almost single-handedly saved the match with England’s next highest score being 38!

For good measure he then hit another double century, against the West Indies, then the most powerful attack in world cricket, at The Oval in 1976.

Amiss played 50 Tests and scored 3,612 runs at an average of 46.30.

In total he played 1,062 first class-List A matches during his distinguished career.

He was one of the Wisden Cricketers Of The Year in 1975, awarded an MBE in 1988 before becoming Warwickshire CEO from 1994 to 2006.

Amiss also had a spell as an England selector and in 2011 was appointed ECB deputy chairman.

The evening will get underway at 7.30pm and non-Society members can attend for an admission charge of £5.