Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Tim Jones Is Guest Speaker Of Cricket Society

Tim Jones Is Guest Speaker Of Cricket Society

Worcestershire Heritage Group chairman and Worcestershire CCC Board member Tim Jones will be the guest speaker of the Worcestershire Cricket Society in the Graeme Hick Pavilion this evening from 7.30pm.

Tim will be talking about his splendid recently published book 'Don Kenyon – His Own Man' – copies of which can be purchased at the meeting for £15.

Kenyon was Worcestershire's record run-scorer and captained the County to the 1964 and 1965 County Championship titles.

But, as the title of the book suggests, Tim gives an insight into Kenyon the man as well as Kenyon the cricketer.

Tim said: "Something I wanted to do for a while, was write something on a Worcestershire subject and I couldn't come up with which idea.

"I was out with a friend one evening and suddenly I said 'I've got it, I know what needs to be done, there is nothing about Don, we know his career statistics, but there is nothing about him as a person. '

"That was the moment I realised this is what I wanted to do and I'm so pleased I have.

"I interviewed 25 or more people, a lot of the Worcestershire team from when he played, Norman Gifford, Ron Headley, Roy Booth, Duncan Fearnley, Alan Ormrod, John Elliott, Norman Whiting, John Aldridge, Glenn Turner, Derek Isles.

"Glenn and Derek's very first game for Worcestershire was actually Don's last against Pakistan – and he got his one and only wicket in that game (in 1967).

"Other people who contributed included Jeff Jones, Don Shepherd, Ray Illingworth, Geoff Boycott, MIke Beddow, Grace Fuller and Mike Vockins who has been excellent as well with his contribution. Phil Neale has done the forward. He had big respect for Don."

This superb publication can be obtained by emailing tim at timajones405@aol.com or by sending £15 plus £2 postage to 8 Edgehill Drive, Perton, Wolverhampton, wv6 7sw.

Non Cricket Society members are welcome to attend this evening for £3.