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.

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

M.J.K. Smith

Ex England and Warwickshire captain M.J.K. Smith will be our speaker on Wednesday 13 November. Captain of England in half of his fifty tests, including successive tours of India, South Africa and Australia in the mid-60s, Mike was later an England tour manager and international match referee. He is also England's last double international, playing one match at fly half for England RU against Wales in 1956. His eagerly anticipated biography M.J.K. Smith: No Ordinary Man by Douglas Miller was released earlier this year. 'Mike is speaking all over the country this autumn and we're thrilled we can bring him to Hull,' said chairman Michael Hardwick. 'We're looking forward to a cracking evening.' Mike will speaking at Humberside Police Sports Club, Inglemire Lane, Hull HU6 8LE, 7.30pm for 7.45pm. Raffle prizes including vouchers for free tickets to watch Yorkshire at Headingley in 2014. Guests always very welcome - £5.