Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

Leach Is Cricket Society Guest Speaker – Plus 12 Month Update From County Ceo

Leach Is Cricket Society Guest Speaker – Plus 12 Month Update From County Ceo

Worcestershire Cricket Society members can look forward to a double treat at the next monthly meeting at New Road on Tuesday, January 10.

The main guest speaker will be the County's new captain and all-rounder Joe Leach (7.30 pm start).

But Worcestershire CCC CEO Tom Scott will also be providing an update on his first 12 months in the role during the evening.

Twenty-six-year-old Joe will be looking back over his career from the early days right through to becoming Worcestershire's 29th official captain.

He was captain of Shrewsbury School, played Minor Counties cricket for Shropshire and Staffordshire and studied French and Philosophy before making his first class debut for Leeds-Bradford MCCU in 2012.

Joe previously had a spell as Worcestershire second team captain before breaking into the first eleven with spectacular results.

He has been voted the Players' Player Of The Year for the past two seasons after taking 59 and 65 Championship wickets respectively and also scoring vital runs as a lower order batsman.

Stafford born Joe also became the first player in this country to take a hat-trick with the first three balls of a match against Northants in the Royal London One-Day Cup at New Road.

Worcester born Tom Scott has been a lifelong supporter of the County

The 57 year old, a former Police Detective, founded the Cotswold Group – the UK's leading company in surveillance, fraud and intelligence services – in 1990.

By the time the Cotswold Group was acquired by G4S – the world's largest security company – in 2011, it employed more than 300 full-time staff with offices in Gloucester, London, Manchester and Norwich.

Cotswold Group were Worcestershire CCC's main sponsor for a three year period from 2009 and Tom, who was educated at Nunnery Wood Secondary School, was a member of the County's informal strategic group before replacing David Leatherdale as CEO.

His love affair with the club stretches back to the days of Glenn Turner, Vanburn Holder and Basil D'Oliveira.

Non Society members are also welcome to attend for an admission price of £3.