Friday, May 10th, 2019


Worcestershire Cricket Society have finalised their winter cricket evenings programme for 2019-2020.

First up in October is former England all-rounder Chris Lewis who appeared in 32 Tests and 53 ODIs and played for Leicestershire, Surrey and Nottinghamshire.

Another ex England player in spinning all-rounder Vic Marks will appear in November. He featured in six Tests and 34 ODIs and ended his career with 859 first class wickets.

He played for Somerset from 1975-1989 and since retiring from the game has appeared regularly on Test Match Special.

Former umpire John Holder is the final guest before Christmas.

He played for Hampshire between 1968 and 1972, became a first class umpire in 1983, officiated in 11 Tests and 19 ODIs and remained on the first class list for 27 years.

January is traditionally the month when a Worcestershire CCC player or official entertains members and this year it was Daryl Mitchell.

In February ex England all-rounder Phil de Freitas who will be the Society guest speaker.

He played in 44 Tests, picking up 140 wickets, and 103 ODIs and also for Leicestershire, Lancashire and Derbyshire on the county circuit.

The winter programme will conclude with Malcolm Nash in March 2020.

Nash will forever be associated with conceding six sixes an over to Gary Sobers when playing for Glamorgan at Swansea in 1968.

But that would do a disservice to an outstanding county career in which he finished with 993 first class wickets at 25.87.