Monday, 17 November 2014

Meeting 10 December - Dennis Amiss

Pioneer of the batting helmet - a customised motorcycle helmet introduced during the latter days of World Series Cricket - few men have served the modern game longer than Warwickshire and England opener Dennis Amiss. Making his debut as a teenager 1960 against a Surrey team containing 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 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

Guests: £5 - deductible from annual membership

Email: ercsoc@gmail.com

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

FUTURE MEETINGS
2015
Wednesday 14 January - YCCC County Champions Evening Q&A with CEO Mark Arthur + players
Wednesday 11 February - Chris Watts & Steve Richardson, ECB Anti-Corruption Unit
Wednesday 11 March - Richard Blakey, Yorkshire & England

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
Wednesday 10 December - Dennis Amiss, England and Warwickshire opener

2015
Wednesday 14 January - County Champions Evening Q&A with CEO Mark Arthur + players
Wednesday 11 February - Chris Watts & Steve Richardson, ECB Anti-Corruption Unit
Wednesday 11 March - Richard Blakey, Yorkshire & England

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
Wednesday 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
Wednesday 10 December - Dennis Amiss, England and Warwickshire opener

2015
Wednesday 14 January - County Champions Evening Q&A with CEO Mark Arthur + players
Wednesday 11 February - Chris Watts & Steve Richardson, ECB Anti-Corruption Unit
Wednesday 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
Wednesday 8 October - AGM / CricketYorkshire Q&A with cricket journalist and entrepreneur, John Fuller
Wednesday 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
Wednesday 10 December - Dennis Amiss, England and Warwickshire opener

2015
Wednesday 14 JanuaryCounty Champions Evening Q&A with CEO Mark Arthur + players
Wednesday 11 February - Chris Watts & Steve Richardson, ECB Anti-Corruption Unit
Wednesday 11 March - Richard Blakey, Yorkshire & England

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.