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.

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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