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

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