Friday, 28 February 2014

Matthew Wood - March 2014 speaker (Note new venue)

Matthew Wood, the former Yorkshire opener, will be the guest of East Riding Cricket Society on Wednesday 12  March

Huddersfield-born Matthew first achieved prominence with England Under-19s, touring Zimbabwe in 1995-6 when he opened the batting with a certain Andrew Flintoff. Matthew made his Yorkshire debut in 1997 and starred in the club's 2001 Championship-winning team, making four centuries during that memorable season, including a first-innings 124 against Glamorgan at Scarborough in the match which secured the trophy. Matthew followed this up with a winning 2002 C&G Final appearance (pictured above) and two Academy tours of Australia – alongside past and present Test men Flintoff, Andrew Strauss, Graham Swann, Ian Bell, Steve Harmison, Rob Key and Monty Panesar – while 1,400 runs and five centuries in a superb 2003 brought him the much-coveted title of Yorkshire's Player of the Year.

After a short spell with Glamorgan, Matthew retired in 2009 and is now a Personal Development Manager with the Professional Cricketers' Association. Join us for more on Matthew's career and the PCA's vital work in supporting Test and county cricketers past and present.

Matthew will be speaking at our new venue, the King William IV, Hallgate, Cottingham HU16 4BD, 7.30pm for 7.45pm. We are meeting in the function room to the rear of the pub, with easy, level access from the King Street car park. The pub is also just a couple of minutes walk from local bus services on Cottingham Green and five minutes from the station. 

Prize raffle £2 with a chance to win vouchers for free tickets to watch Yorkshire at Headingley in 2014. Non-members always very welcome, £5. For further information telephone Maggie Sumner on 01482 861848.  

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Jason Gillespie

Jason Gillespie,Yorkshire CCC's 1st Team Coach and Australian Test great, and Dave Callaghan, the voice of YCCC on BBC radio, will be presenting their Dizzy 'n' Dave roadshow at East Riding Cricket Society on Wednesday 26 February 2014, 7.30pm for 7.45pm.

Jason Gillespie and Glenn McGrath formed Australia's most statistically successful new ball pairing, and Jason is now one of the world's most highly regarded coaches, much talked about in recent days as a possible successor to Andy Flower. Happily for Yorkshire fans, he has restated his 100% commitment to the club. 'I'm going nowhere,' he said on Monday. 'I love being coach of Yorkshire and can't wait for the new season.' Find out more about his aspirations for Yorkshire in 2014, his take on England's Ashes debacle, his views on friend and team-mate Darren Lehmann, his best-ever 7-37 at Headingley or his celebrated 201* against Bangladesh in his final Test, the highest-ever score by a nightwatchman. 

Dizzy 'n' Dave will be speaking at Humberside Police Sports Club, Inglemire Lane, Hull, HU6 8LE. Prize quiz, interview, Q&A, mega-raffle. Prizes include a signed Yorkshire CCC bat and two pairs of vouchers for free tickets to watch Yorkshire CCC at Headingley in 2014. Non-members always very welcome. Admission £5. For further information telephone Michael Hardwick on 01482 861228 or Maggie Sumner on 01482 861848.  

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Stephen Mann

Stephen Mann, Chairman of the Yorkshire CCC Members' Committee, will be speaking at East Riding Cricket Society on Wednesday 8 January 2014. Stephen was born, raised and educated in the West Riding. He watched his first county cricket at Bradford Park Avenue in the early 60's and made his first visit to Headingley with a school party for the 1962 Test against Pakistan, watching Trueman and Statham - and 2012 speaker Micky Stewart - take on the likes of Mushtaq and Hanif Mohammed. His playing days were spent in the Heavy Woollen leagues and in village cricket during a spell living in Scotland. Stephen joined the YCCC Members' Committee in 2005 and became Chairman that same year at only his second meeting. The Members' Committee represents members' interests to Yorkshire CCC and conducts a number of surgeries and open forums during the year. What's your experience of watching county cricket? What can Yorkshire and the ECB do to improve it? How can Yorkshire build links with East Riding supporters who face a 120-mile round trip to watch cricket at Headingley? How do we build a wider audience for the county game? Take this opportunity to let the club know your views. Stephen will be speaking at Humberside Police Sports Club, Inglemire Lane, Hull, HU6 8LE. 7.30 for 7.45pm. Prize raffle £2 with a chance to win vouchers for free tickets to watch Yorkshire at Headingley in 2014. Non-members always very welcome, £5. For further information telephone Michael Hardwick on 01482 861228 or Maggie Sumner on 01482 861848.  

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

John Sadler

Ex Yorkshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire middle-order batsman John Sadler will be speaking at East Riding Cricket Society on Wednesday 11 December 2013. Dewsbury-born John played alongside current Ashes stars James Anderson, Matt Prior, Ian Bell, Monty Panesar and Chris Tremlett at England Under-19 level, as well as Tim Bresnan, Andrew Gale and Michael Lumb with Yorkshire Seconds. He twice won the Twenty/20 trophy with Leicestershire in 2004 and 2006 and now captains Hoylandswaine in the Drakes Huddersfield Premier League. John is also a qualified ECB Level 3 coach, currently studying for his Level 4 and running his own business John Sadler Cricket, based at Ossett CC. Come and meet John at Humberside Police Sports Club, Inglemire Lane, Hull, HU6 8LE. 7.30 for 7.45pm. Prize raffle £2 with a chance to win vouchers for free tickets to watch Yorkshire at Headingley in 2014. Non-members always very welcome, £5. For further information telephone Michael Hardwick on 01482 861228 or Maggie Sumner on 01482 861848.  

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Sachin to Jack Blackham

Trace the history of test cricket in just 11 players? James Dignan of Dunedin can do just that.

Sachin Tendulkar played his first test against a Pakistan side containing Imran Khan - Imran Khan played his first test against an England side containing Colin Cowdrey - Colin Cowdrey played his first test against an Australia side containing Keith Miller - Keith Miller played his first test against a New Zealand side containing Jack Cowie - Jack Cowie played his first test against an England side containing Wally Hammond - Wally Hammond played his first test against a South Africa side containing J.M.M. Comaille - J.M.M. Commaille played his first test against an England side containing Wilfred Rhodes - Wilfred Rhodes played his first test against an Australia side containing Hugh Trumble - Hugh Trumble played his first test against an England side containing W.G. Grace - W.G. Grace played his first test against an Australia side containing Jack Blackham - and Jack Blackham appeared in the first ever test match in 1877.