Sunday, 22 February 2015

Meeting 11 March 2015 - Chris Waters & Sidney Fielden

East Riding Cricket Society welcomes Yorkshire Post cricket correspondent and award-winning author Chris Waters (left) and ex-YCCC Committee man Sidney Fielden (right) to talk about the great Yorkshire left-arm spinner Hedley Verity.

Chris's first book, Fred Trueman: The Authorised Biography was the 2012 Wisden Book of the Year, the MCC/Cricket Society Book of the Year and the British Sports Book Awards Cricket Book of the Year. Now in Ten for Ten: Hedley Verity and the Story of Cricket's Greatest Bowling Feat, Chris turns his attention to one of Yorkshire and England's finest cricketers.

At Headingley against Nottinghamshire in 1932, Hedley Verity returned the staggering figures of 10 for 10 - still the world record - and Chris narrates the story of this amazing game in relation to a wider career cut tragically short by the Second World War. Between 1930 and 1939 Hedley took 1,956 wickets at an average of just 14.90. He was chiefly responsible for England's only twentieth-century Ashes victory at Lord's, when his 15 wickets helped to win the 1934 Test - 14 of them captured in a single day. He also dismissed the legendary Australian batsman Don Bradman more often than anyone else in Test cricket, claiming his wicket on eight occasions - and a record-equalling ten times in first-class cricket.

In 1939 Hedley Verity joined the Green Howards, dying of his wounds at Caserta on 1 September 1943, just four years after his final appearance for Yorkshire, when he took 7 for 9 against Sussex at Hove.

Signed copies of Ten for Ten will be available on the night. Don't miss this opportunity to add it to your collection! 

Advertised speaker Richard Blakey has been forced to cancel at short notice. We hope to rebook Richard at a later date. 

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.

For more information contact ercsoc@gmail.com or phone Maggie Sumner (01482 861848).

COMING SOON ...

Watch out for news of our exciting 2015/16 programme ...

Saturday, 31 January 2015

Meeting 11 February - ECB Anti-Corruption Unit

An evening with a difference!

Ex-Metropolitan Police officers Chris Watts & Steve Richardson of the ECB Anti-Corruption Unit will give a fascinating insight into the efforts being made to eliminate corruption from cricket. Chris & Steve will also show the video made in cooperation with convicted Essex player Mervyn Westfield, now watched by all first-class players in the ECB's efforts to stamp out future acts of corruption. While the Unit operates a confidential anti-corruption hotline, it is by no means a covert operation and its small team tries to be seen at as many matches as possible around the year.

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.

For more information contact ercsoc@gmail.com or phone Maggie Sumner (01482 861848).

COMING SOON ...

 11 March 2015 - Richard Blakey, Yorkshire & England wicket-keeper/batsman

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Dave Callaghan @ King Billy

Dave Callaghan entertains!
Thanks to Dave Callaghan for stepping in at short notice to present such an entertaining review of Yorkshire's Championship-winning 2014. Dave highlighted the East Riding's Steve Patterson as one of the key factors in the club's success - alongside captain Andrew Gale, prolific openers Adam Lyth and Alex Lees, pace bowler Jack Brooks and a rejuvenated Adil Rashid. With representative calls likely to disrupt the team in 2015, Dave is looking no further than a top three Championship finish, but he confidently expects more silverware - perhaps in a 1-day trophy where Yorkshire under-performed last year. Dave also paid tribute to Colin Graves, 'the White Knight of Yorkshire Cricket', and predicts that Colin will make a similarly positive impact as the newly appointed Chief Executive of the ECB.

Our next meeting on Wednesday 11 February promises a fascinating evening in the company of Chris Watts and Steve Richardson of the ECB Anti-Corruption Unit.

Please note that the visit of Yorkshire Chief Executive Mark Arthur, originally listed in our programme, has been postponed to 2015/16. Mark's planned visit unfortunately clashed with a trip to Abu Dhabi to set up Yorkshire's pre-season Champions game v MCC. In the meantime you can hear Mark at Cottingham CC, Hilltop, on Thursday 26 February 2015, 7pm. All welcome!

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.

Need more information? Contact ercsoc@gmail.com or phone Maggie Sumner (01482 861848).

COMING SOON ...

11 February 2015 - Chris Watts & Steve Richardson, ECB Anti-Corruption Unit
11 March 2015 - Richard Blakey, Yorkshire & England wicket-keeper/batsman

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Meeting 14 January - Dave Callaghan

One time Sports Editor of Radio Leeds, Dave Callaghan is now the BBC's 'Voice of Yorkshire Cricket', keeping supporters from Iceland to Bulgaria, America to Australia, entertained and informed with his ball-by-ball commentary on all the county's matches. In his 2014 season review, Dave will provide his unique insight into a very special summer, highlighting the stories and personalities behind Yorkshire's hugely impressive County Championship triumph.

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.

NEW YEAR SPECIAL - 3 MEETINGS FOR JUST £10! JOIN NOW!

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

WHAT'S NEXT?
11 February 2015 - Chris Watts & Steve Richardson, ECB Anti-Corruption Unit
11 March 2015 - Richard Blakey, Yorkshire & England wicket-keeper/batsman

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