Saturday, 7 January 2017

Meeting 11 January - John Abrahams

A middle-order batsman and off-spin bowler, John Abrahams played 1st class cricket for Lancashire CCC from 1973 to 1988. Appointed First XI captain in 1984, he immediately led the side to a notable Benson & Hedges Trophy victory over Warwickshire at Lords, when he was named Man of the Match by Peter May despite a duck and no wickets! Since retiring, John has played a pivotal role in England youth cricket, responsible for teams at Under 15, Under 17 and Under 19 levels, coaching England to victory in the inaugural ICC Under 19 World Cup in 1998, and later serving as the Under 19s Operations Manager. Many of his charges have since gone on to achieve international success - among them current Test stars Alastair Cook, Joe Root, Ben Stokes and Haseeb Hameed.

All welcome! Join at any meeting - £15 a year/ £5 on door. 

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

Raffle: £2/ticket - prizes include 2017 Yorkshire CCC match tickets 

More information: email ercsoc@gmail.com or call Maggie Sumner (01482 861848) 

Next meeting: Wednesday 8 February - Angus Fraser, ex-England paceman, Test selector & Director of Cricket, Middlesex CCC

PROGRAMME 2016/17 
12 October - Dan Waddell, Field of Shadows: The English Cricket Tour of Nazi Germany, 1937 
9 November - Dr Dean Allen, Empire, War & Cricket in South Africa: Logan of Matjiesfontein 
14 December - YCCC Evening, Chief Executive Mark Arthur & 1st XI stars
11 January - John Abrahams, ex-captain, Lancashire CCC; Manager, England Under-19s 
8 February - Angus Fraser, ex-England paceman, Test selector & Middlesex Director of Cricket 
8 March - John Holder, ex-Test Match umpire & Hampshire CCC fast bowler

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

14 December 2016 - Yorkshire CCC Evening

Mark Arthur, December 2015
A chance to quiz Chief Executive Mark Arthur and Commercial Director Andy Dawson, alongside spinners Azeem Rafiq and Karl Carver, and paceman Ben Coad. For YCCC, 2016 was a season of near misses - with semi-final losses in T20 Blast and RL 1-day competitions to set alongside a third place finish in the County Championship. And, looking ahead, 2017 will see changes at the club, with new 1st XI coach Andrew Gale replacing Jason Gillespie, and a new captain, as yet to be announced. Elsewhere within the county, 2016 brought innovation - with the Yorkshire Diamonds featuring in the inaugural Women's T20 competition, and the introduction of a pyramid structure for club cricket, culminating in an Abu Dhabi final. Add the international success of Yorkshire players, county cricket finances, problems over the planned redevelopment of Headingley Stadium, MCC's red card proposals ... a lively evening is guaranteed!

All welcome! Join at any meeting - £15 a year/ £5 on door. 

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

Raffle: £2/ticket - prizes include 2017 Yorkshire CCC match tickets 

More information: email ercsoc@gmail.com or call Maggie Sumner (01482 861848) 

Next meeting: Wednesday 11 January - John Abrahams, ex-captain Lancashire CCC; manager England Under-19s 

PROGRAMME 2016/17 
12 October - Dan Waddell, Field of Shadows: The English Cricket Tour of Nazi Germany, 1937 
9 November - Dr Dean Allen, Empire, War & Cricket in South Africa: Logan of Matjiesfontein 
14 December - YCCC Evening, Chief Executive Mark Arthur & 1st XI stars
11 January - John Abrahams, ex-captain, Lancashire CCC; Manager, England Under-19s 
8 February - Angus Fraser, ex-England paceman, Test selector & Middlesex Director of Cricket 
8 March - John Holder, ex-Test Match umpire & Hampshire CCC fast bowler

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

9 November 2016 - Dr Dean Allen, 'Empire, War & Cricket in South Africa: Logan of Matjiesfontein'

In 1877 James Douglas Logan, the 19-year-old son of a Borders railwayman, left Scotland for a new life in Australia. En route he landed in Cape Town - and there he stayed. In little more than a decade the entrepreneurial Logan - like his friend and ally Cecil Rhodes - amassed a huge fortune via the diamond fields and railways of his adopted country. But how could he achieve the social elevation he craved? The answer lay in the British Empire's favourite sport – cricket.

In Empire, War & Cricket in South Africa, profusely illustrated with rare and unpublished photographs and documents, Dean Allen uncovers Logan's fascinating rags-to-riches story. Although hopeless at cricket, Logan played a vital role in developing the sport in South Africa, sponsoring teams primarily as a means of personal advancement. Using Lord Hawke as his agent, he arranged some of the earliest international matches between England and South Africa - once having the captain and manager of the England team arrested as they boarded their ship for home! 

Several of these matches were hosted by Logan in Matjiesfontein, the town he built in the arid Karoo, 200 miles north-east of Cape Town. Now a National Heritage Site, in its heyday Matjiesfontein was a fashionable health spa, attracting visitors like Lord Randolph Churchill and Rudyard Kipling, as well as Surrey and England all-rounder George Lohmann, widely regarded as the finest cricketer of his generation and still the fastest man to 100 Test wickets. During the Anglo-Boer War, the town was fortified as the headquarters of Cape Command, and its famous Lord Milner Hotel used as a hospital and look-out post. Yet in the midst of the conflict Logan also organised a highly controversial South African tour to England - attracting many critics, including Arthur Conan Doyle. 

Born and raised in Somerset, Dean Allen now teaches sports history at Bournemouth University. He first visited Matjiesfontein while researching for his master's degree at Stellenbosch University, and his fascination for the history of cricket, coupled with the region's rich past, formed the basis of his PhD, which he completed in 2008.  

Dean has enthralled audiences in lectures and interviews across the UK and South Africa, with appearances on Test Match Special, Simon Mayo's BBC Radio 2 Drivetime, TalkSport, Classic FM and many more. Read, watch and listen here ...

Signed copies of Empire, War and Cricket in South Africa will be available for sale.

For more information visit http://www.deanallen.co.za/

Please note: the society's AGM will take place prior to this meeting at 7.15pm.

Coming up ... YCCC Chief Exec Mark Arthur + 1st XI stars, John Abrahams, Angus Fraser, John Holder 

All welcome! Join at any meeting - £15 a year/ £5 on door.

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

Raffle: £2/ticket - prizes include 2017 Yorkshire CCC match tickets 

More information: email ercsoc@gmail.com or call Maggie Sumner (01482 861848) 

Next meeting: Wednesday 14 December - YCCC Evening, Chief Exec Mark Arthur + 1st XI stars 

PROGRAMME 2016/17 
12 October - Dan Waddell, Field of Shadows: The English Cricket Tour of Nazi Germany, 1937 
9 November - Dr Dean Allen, Empire, War & Cricket in South Africa: Logan of Matjiesfontein 
14 December - YCCC Evening, Chief Exec Mark Arthur & 1st XI stars
11 January - John Abrahams, ex-captain, Lancashire CCC; Manager, England Under-19s 
8 February - Angus Fraser, ex-England paceman, Test selector & Middlesex Director of Cricket 
8 March - John Holder, ex-Test Match umpire & Hampshire CCC fast bowler

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Meeting 12 October - Dan Waddell - Field of Shadows

Cricket, Nazis and Sid Waddell! Quite a combination! Don't miss award-winning novelist, journalist and author Dan Waddell tell the remarkable tale of Felix Menzel, Maurice Jewell and the 1937 English cricket tour of Hitler's Germany (more ...)

An exiled Yorkshireman, born in Pudsey, Dan's other cricket books include The Test Match Special Quiz Book and The Wit and Wisdom of Test Match Special. And in his memoir We Had Some Laughs:My Dad, the Darts and Me, recently longlisted for the world's richest sports book prize, the William Hill Sports Book of the Year, Dan describes growing up with his father Sid, TV's inimitable 'voice of darts'.

Meet Dan Waddell and bag a signed copy - all titles available to buy on the night. Shop early for Xmas!

Watch Dan here. Read more here.

Coming up ... Dean Allen, YCCC 1st XI stars, John Abrahams, Angus Fraser, John Holder

All welcome! Just £15 a year - join at any meeting / £5 - on door 

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

Raffle: £2/ticket - prizes include 2017 Yorkshire CCC match tickets 

More information: from ercsoc@gmail.com or Maggie Sumner (01482 861848) 

Next meeting: Wednesday 9 November - Dr Dean Allen, Empire, War & Cricket in South Africa: Logan of Matjiesfontein

PROGRAMME 2016/17 
12 October - Dan Waddell, Field of Shadows: The English Cricket Tour of Nazi Germany, 1937 
9 November - Dr Dean Allen, Empire, War & Cricket in South Africa: Logan of Matjiesfontein 
14 December - YCCC Evening, Chief Exec Mark Arthur & 1st XI stars
11 January - John Abrahams, ex-captain, Lancashire CCC; Manager, England Under-19s 
8 February - Angus Fraser, ex-England paceman, Test selector & Middlesex Director of Cricket 
8 March - John Holder, ex-Test Match umpire & Hampshire CCC fast bowler

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Angus Fraser tops bill in 2016-17

Angus 'Gus' Fraser - ex-England paceman, Test selector, Middlesex CCC Director of Cricket and Sky pundit - tops an exciting East Riding Cricket Society line-up next winter. Joining Gus in the convivial surroundings of the Brewery Bar, King William IV, Cottingham HU16 4BD will be retired Test match umpire and Test Match Special regular John Holder, ex-Lancashire captain and current England Under-19 Operations Manager John Abrahams, author Dan Waddell (son of legendary darts commentator Sid), and sports historian Dean Allen. Five top speakers - plus a Yorkshire CCC special with First XI stars, Chief Exec Mark Arthur and the chance to win a signed 2015 Champions bat - all for just £15 a year. Everyone welcome! Join at any meeting.

For more information: email ercsoc@gmail.com or call Maggie Sumner (Secretary) on 01482 861848.

YCCC's Will Rhodes & Jack Leaning, December 2015
PROGRAMME 2016-17
12 October - Dan Waddell, author of We Had Some Laughs: My Dad, the Darts & Me; Field of Shadows: The English Cricket Tour of Nazi Germany, 1937
9 November - Dr Dean Allen, author of Empire, War & Cricket in South Africa: Logan of Matjiesfontein
14 December - YCCC Evening, Chief Exec Mark Arthur & 1st XI stars.

2017
11 January - John Abrahams, ex-Lancashire CCC captain, England Under-19 Operations Manager
8 February - Angus Fraser, ex-England paceman, Middlesex CCC Director of Cricket, Test selector
8 March - John Holder, ex-Test umpire & Hampshire CCC all-rounder; TMS 'Ask the Umpire'

East Riding Cricket Society, March 2016