Monday, February 12th, 2018

John Barclay Guest Speaker Of Cricket Society

John Barclay Guest Speaker Of Cricket Society

Worcestershire Cricket Society will continue their winter programme tomorrow evening (Tuesday) when the guest speaker will be former Sussex captain John Troutbeck Barclay.

Barclay will follow another ex Sussex player in current Worcestershire paceman Steve Magoffin last month in entertaining Society members.

He was widely regarded as one of the best skippers of his era during the first half of the 1980s.

Bonn-born Barclay, who once represented Hong Kong, made his Sussex debut as a 16-year-old in 1970 and captained England Young Cricketers two years later.

Opening batsman Barclay, who was educated at Eton, took over the captaincy of Sussex in 1981 and came close to leading them to the Championship when they finished runners-up.

He retired in 1986 because of a finger injury having scored 9,677 first class and 2,792 List A runs in addition to picking up 324 first class and 167 List A wickets with his more than useful off spin.

Barclay has remained actively involved in cricket and in 2009-2010 was elected president of the MCC.

It should be an evening to remember with Barclay widely regarded as one of the best speakers on the circuit.

The entertainment will, as always, get underway at 7.30pm in the Graeme Hick Pavilion and non Society members are welcome to attend for an admission fee of £3.