Sunday, 14 December 2014

Thanks, Dennis! England star Amiss @ King Billy

After paying our respects to the memory of Aussie Test cricketer Phillip Hughes, so tragically killed last month, England star Dennis Amiss kept a packed house enthralled in the atmospheric Brewery Bar, King Billy, Cottingham, last Wednesday. And Dennis had a good time, too! 'I really did enjoy my evening with you,' he wrote after the meeting. 'Your warm welcome was much appreciated and the audience was very attentive, with some excellent questions.' Test opener, one-time World Series Cricket rebel, England selector, Warwickshire Chief Executive, Deputy Chairman of the ECB and now President of the Council of Cricket Societies - Dennis has done it all in his fifty-some years in first-class cricket. As the man who introduced the batting helmet (an adapted motor-cycle helmet) to the game - Dennis gave the audience some insight into the skill and courage required to face bowlers like Lillee, Thomson, Holding and Roberts in their prime, while claiming the best tactics against the young Lillee at Old Trafford in 1972 were to bat at the other end! Whatever the truth of the matter, the results were good - the first one-day international century and a comfortable England win.


In a change from the original programme, the next meeting on Wednesday 14 January 2015 will now feature BBC ball-by-ball commentator Dave Callaghan, the Voice of Yorkshire Cricket, giving his unique insight into Yorkshire's 2014 County Championship victory

Venue: Brewery Bar, King William IV, Hallgate, Cottingham HU16 4BD, 7.30pm for 7.45pm

Prize raffle: £2/ticket - prizes include free tickets to watch Yorkshire CCC at Headingley in 2015 

Everyone welcome: join at any meeting - £15 a year; £5 on door

WINTER 2015 SPECIAL - JOIN NOW AND GET 3 MEETINGS FOR JUST £10

Want to know more? Contact ercsoc@gmail.com or phone Maggie Sumner (01482 861848)

FUTURE MEETINGS
2015
14 JanuaryDave Callaghan, the Official Voice of Yorkshire Cricket, 'My Championship Year'
11 February - Chris Watts & Steve Richardson, ECB Anti-Corruption Unit
11 March - Richard Blakey, Yorkshire & England wicket-keeper/batsman

Monday, 17 November 2014

Meeting 10 December - Dennis Amiss

Few men have served the English game longer and with greater distinction than Warwickshire and England opener Dennis Amiss. Making his debut as a teenager in 1960 against a Surrey side starring the likes of Alec Bedser and Tony Lock, Dennis went on to score over 43,000 runs in a 27-year first-class career. Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1975, the highlights of his 50 Tests for England were undoubtedly his two great innings against West Indies: 262* to save the 1973-74 Kingston Test, and 203 at The Oval in 1976 against the might of Michael Holding, Andy Roberts, Wayne Daniel and Van Holder. Strongly built, tireless and four-square at the crease, his 11 Test hundreds include eight over 150, a higher proportion than that of Don Bradman. As England's first ODI centurion, Dennis also excelled in the early days of limited-overs internationals, scoring 859 runs at an average of 47.72, second only to Jonathan Trott. Later Chief Executive of Warwickshire and, until 2013, Deputy Chairman of the ECB, Dennis is currently President of the Council of Cricket Societies.

Venue: Brewery Bar, King William IV, Hallgate, Cottingham HU16 4BD, 7.30pm for 7.45pm

Prize raffle: £2/ticket - prizes include free tickets to watch Yorkshire CCC at Headingley in 2015 

Membership: just £15 a year - join at any meeting

Everyone welcome!: guests £5 (deductible from annual fee)

Email: ercsoc@gmail.com

Telephone: Maggie Sumner (01482 861848) or Michael Hardwick (01482 861228)

FUTURE MEETINGS
2015
14 JanuaryDave Callaghan, the Official Voice of Yorkshire Cricket, 'My Championship Year'
11 February - Chris Watts & Steve Richardson, ECB Anti-Corruption Unit
11 March - Richard Blakey, Yorkshire & England wicket-keeper/batsman

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Meeting 12 November - Well Played, Jeeves!

To mark the Centenary of the First World War, author and ex-Birmingham Post cricket correspondent Brian Halford will tell the story of The Real Jeeves, the young Goole cricketer Percy Jeeves. Plucked from country-house cricket in the Dales, the modest young Yorkshireman went on to outshine the greats of the Golden Age in just two seasons with Warwickshire - clean bowling Jack Hobbs, hitting Wilfred Rhodes for six and outclassing England captain Plum Warner. In September 1914 he bowled his adopted county to victory over champions Surrey. It was his 50th first-class match - and his last. Among the first to volunteer for the Royal Warwickshire Regiment, Percy was killed, vanished without trace, at High Wood during the Battle of the Somme in July 1916. But  his name lives on forever in the works of ardent cricket-lover PG Wodehouse. So impressed was Wodehouse by Percy's immaculate conduct and appearance during a match at Cheltenham in 1913 that he noted the name. And three years later, when he created a character who shared those very attributes, 'Jeeves' - Bertie Wooster's infallible 'gentleman's personal gentleman' was born.

Brian Halford's The Real Jeeves was shortlisted for the Cricket Society/MCC Book of the Year Award 2014.

"One of the finest cricket biographies I have ever read." David Warner, Yorkshire CCC website

"A wonderful new book... Halford recounts magnificently - and with aching poignancy - the terrible fate suffered by Jeeves and his comrades in the trenches." Chris Waters, Yorkshire Post

"... an eye-opening book." Ashley Giles

"This true-life story is as memorable - and surely more poignant - than any of [P G Wodehouse's] much-loved creations." Simon Briggs, The Telegraph

"The Real Jeeves: I couldn't recommend it more." George Dobell, ESPN CricInfo

Venue: Brewery Bar, King William IV, Hallgate, Cottingham HU16 4BD

Prize raffle - £2/ticket. Win free tickets to watch Yorkshire CCC at Headingley in 2015 - plus a host of other prizes.
 
Membership costs just £15 a year - join at any meeting.

Guests £5 - deductible from annual membership.

Email: ercsoc@gmail.com

Telephone: Maggie Sumner (01482 861848) or Michael Hardwick (01482 861228)

FUTURE MEETINGS
10 December - Dennis Amiss, England and Warwickshire opener

2015
14 JanuaryDave Callaghan, the Official Voice of Yorkshire Cricket, 'My Championship Year'
11 February - Chris Watts & Steve Richardson, ECB Anti-Corruption Unit
11 March - Richard Blakey, Yorkshire & England wicket-keeper/batsman

Monday, 6 October 2014

Meeting 8 October - CricketYorkshire Q&A

In a change to our advertised programme, our October meeting features a Cricket Yorkshire Q&A with John Fuller (pictured right with ex-YCCC keeper Gerard Brophy), a cricket journalist with a difference. Fed up with 'mainstream cricket froth', John took matters into his own hands. He set up Cricket Yorkshire as a 'freelance cricket entrepreneur' four years ago and his site has since gone from strength to strength. 'Come armed with any and all questions,' says John with not a little trepidation. 'If it's to do with cricket, absolutely nothing's off limits. The point is to kick around topics you want answers to and have an intelligent debate.' John won't be ignoring topical news stories - Yorkshire’s Championship run, the Andrew Gale saga, England's troubled summer and the inevitable KP will all get an airing, but there's also chance to quiz him about his favourite interviews, grassroots sport, favourite grounds, photography, social media and much more ...
 
So, for an evening of cricket chat from international to junior level - and everything in between - come along to our convivial new home - the Brewery Bar, King William IV, Hallgate, Cottingham HU16 4BD. Our 2014 AGM will be held prior to this meeting at 7.15pm. Q&A starts at 7.45pm.

Recently retired England Women's star Arran Brindle is unable to join us as planned. We hope to rebook Arran at a future date. 

Monthly prize raffle - £2/ticket - offers the chance to win vouchers for free tickets to watch Yorkshire CCC at Headingley in 2015 plus a host of other prizes.
 
Membership costs just £15 a year - join at any meeting. Guests £5 (deductible from annual membership).

More information via ercsoc@gmail.com / Maggie Sumner (01482 861848) / Michael Hardwick (01482 861228)

FUTURE MEETINGS
12 November - Brian Halford, Birmingham Mail and author of The Real Jeeves, the award-nominated biography of Goole's Percy Jeeves, the Warwickshire all-rounder killed at the battle of the Somme and later immortalised by P G Wodehouse
10 December - Dennis Amiss, England and Warwickshire opener

2015
14 JanuaryDave Callaghan, the Official Voice of Yorkshire Cricket, 'My Championship Year'
11 February - Chris Watts & Steve Richardson, ECB Anti-Corruption Unit
11 March - Richard Blakey, Yorkshire & England

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

East Riding Cricket Society - 2014-15 Programme

Autumn will soon be upon us, but East Riding Cricket Society has an outstanding line-up of speakers to entertain local cricket fans throughout the winter in our convivial new home - the Brewery Bar, King William IV, Hallgate, Cottingham HU16 4BD. 7.30 for 7.45pm.

Membership costs just £15 a year - join at any meeting. Guests £5.

For more information email ercsoc@gmail.com or telephone Maggie Sumner 01482 861848

Monthly prize raffle - £2/ticket - offers the chance to win vouchers for free tickets to watch Yorkshire CCC at Headingley in 2015 plus a host of other prizes.

Please note our 2014 AGM will be held prior to our meeting on 8 October 2014 at 7.15pm.

PROGRAMME 2014-15

2014
8 October - AGM / CricketYorkshire Q&A with cricket journalist and entrepreneur, John Fuller
12 November - Brian Halford, Birmingham Mail and author of The Real Jeeves, the award-nominated biography of Goole's Percy Jeeves, the Warwickshire all-rounder killed at the battle of the Somme and later immortalised in the stories of P G Wodehouse
10 December - Dennis Amiss, England and Warwickshire opener

2015
14 JanuaryDave Callaghan, the Official Voice of Yorkshire Cricket, 'My Championship Year'
11 February - Chris Watts & Steve Richardson, ECB Anti-Corruption Unit
11 March - Richard Blakey, Yorkshire & England wicket-keeper/batsman