Thursday, 16 November 2017

13 December 2017 - James Buttler

Botham, Bairstow, Lehmann, Lloyd, Cowdrey, Stewart, Compton, Sidebottom, Butcher, Broad ... many top players have sought to follow in the footsteps of a famous cricketing father or grandfather. Through exclusive interviews with players, sports psychologists and genomics experts, James Buttler, the 'Cricket Badger', explores these father/son relationships in a revealing new book, Following On: in the Footsteps of Cricketing Fathers (Great Northern, 2017). Why is the sport so multi-generational and how does the weight of expectation affect a young player's progress? 

Former Media Manager with Yorkshire CCC, and now a freelance sports journalist, author and broadcaster, James Buttler's other works include Yorkshire CCC On This Day: History, Facts & Figures from Every Day of the Year (2012) and Killer Instinct: Tales and Trials of Murderous Sports Stars (2015). He also presents his own Cricket Badger Radio Show.

'James Buttler has found a niche in the market with this excellent book ... It deserves a place on the bookshelf of every genuine follower of sport, particularly cricket.' David Warner - President, The Cricket Writers' Club

Signed copies of Following On will be available: £10

James talks about the book on BBC Radio Leeds - here

Join the conversation - everyone welcome!

£15 a year / £5 a meeting   

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

NB: the AGM will be held before this meeting - 7.15pm

Map: here 

Raffle: top prizes monthly - including YCCC match tickets 

More information: write - ercsoc@gmail.com / call - 01482 861848

PROGRAMME 2017-18 
2017
11 October: David Smith, Warwickshire opener (1973-85); Chief Executive, Leics (2008-10), Northants (2012-14)
8 November: Geoff Cope, Yorkshire CCC & England, In Sunshine and in Shadow
13 December: James Buttler, Following On: In the Footsteps of Cricketing Fathers (+ AGM 7.15pm) 

2018
10 January: Martyn Moxon, Yorkshire CCC Director of Cricket
14 February: Andrew Gale, Yorkshire CCC 1st XI coach
14 March: Farokh Engineer, Mumbai, Lancashire CCC & India

Geoff Cope (and Lester!) - November '17


Monday, 23 October 2017

8 November 2017 - Geoff Cope

Geoff Cope has been involved with Yorkshire cricket for over half a century. His story is full of ups and downs: early success followed by repeated bans for 'throwing' and time spent remodelling his bowling action; a Test match hat-trick snatched from his grasp by captain Mike Brearley at Lahore in 1977; his friendship with Colin Graves and part in the 'Gang of Four' that rescued Yorkshire from bankruptcy; and the gradual loss of eyesight through retinitis pigmentosa that now leaves him reliant on a guide dog. Geoff has long been one of cricket's most accomplished raconteurs, with a wonderful memory and a gift for bringing the past alive. Now, in his new biography, In Sunshine and in Shadow, he talks movingly and humourously about his life and the many characters he has known - Close, Boycott, Illingworth, Trueman, Wardle and all. 

Signed copies of In Sunshine and in Shadow will be available on the night - price £16 (cash OR cheque payable to Geoff Cope).

... a compelling and often comical insight into the Yorkshire side of his playing days ... undoubtedly the cricket book of 2017. [Read more ...]
Chris Waters, Yorkshire Post

... this splendid book ... contains a host of anecdotes, many of which have never been heard before ... one of the most readable sports books in many years. [Read more ...]
YCCC website 

... There have been few more easy-going Yorkshire cricketers ... nor many with a greater fund of gently amusing stories designed to convey an abiding love for the game ... a delightful rendition of a [cricketing] life ... [Read more ...]
David Hopps, ESPNcricinfo 

Join the conversation - everyone welcome!

 £15 a year / £5 a meeting   

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

Map: here 

Raffle: top prizes monthly - including YCCC match tickets 

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

PROGRAMME 2017-18 
2017
11 October: David Smith, Warwickshire opener (1973-85); Chief Executive, Leics (2008-10), Northants (2012-14)
8 November: Geoff Cope, Yorkshire CCC & England, In Sunshine and in Shadow
13 December: James Buttler, Following On: In the Footsteps of Cricketing Fathers (+ AGM 7.15pm) 

2018
10 January: Martyn Moxon, Yorkshire CCC Director of Cricket
14 February: Andrew Gale, Yorkshire CCC 1st XI coach
14 March: TBC

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Winter programme - 2017/18

Robinson, Cope, Moxon, Gale and more ... get closer to the action this winter with our top-class line-up of speakers. Celebrate with Farokh Engineer, India & Lancashire wicket-keeper; go backstage at Yorkshire CCC with Martyn Moxon, Director of Cricket, and Andrew Gale, 1st XI Coach; reminisce with Geoff Cope, a modern Yorkshire legend; debate the shape and future of the game with David Smith, ex-Warks opener and Chief Exec of Leics and Northants; and explore father/son relationships in elite cricket with author/journalist James Buttler. 

David Smith opens the innings on Wednesday 11 October - read more ...

Join the conversation - everyone welcome!

£15 a year / £5 a meeting 
 
Venue: Brewery Bar, King William IV, Hallgate, Cottingham HU16 4BD, 7.30pm for 7.45pm

Map: here 

Raffle: top prizes monthly - including YCCC match tickets 

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

PROGRAMME 2017-18
2017
11 October: David Smith, Warwickshire opener (1973-85); Chief Executive, Leics (2008-10), Northants (2012-14)
8 November: Geoff Cope, Yorkshire CCC & England, In Sunshine and in Shadow
13 December: James Buttler, Following On: In the Footsteps of Cricketing Fathers (+ AGM 7.15pm)

2018
10 January: Martyn Moxon, Yorkshire CCC Director of Cricket
14 February: Andrew Gale, Yorkshire CCC 1st XI coach
14 March: Farokhh Engineer, Mumbai, Lancashire CCC & India

YCCC's Azeem Rafiq, Ben Coad, Karl Carver - Dec 2017

Thursday, 7 September 2017

11 October 2017 - David Smith

Tyneside-born opener David Smith played regularly for Warwickshire between 1973 and 1985 alongside captain Bob Willis and team-mates Dennis Amiss, Alvin Kallicharran, Eddie Hemmings, Gladstone Small etc. After nine years' on the Warwickshire committee, David then moved into full-time cricket administration, as CEO of two of the smaller county clubs, Leicestershire (2008-10) and Northants (2012-14). David will look back on his career, before sharing his strong views on the direction of the modern game - tackling hot topics like the future of county cricket, the new t20 city franchise competition and the Sky/ECB broadcasting deal.

Humpage, Willis, Smith, Asif Din, Amiss
Join the conversation - everyone welcome!

Members: £15 a year 

Guests: £5 a meeting*
*Upgrade to member on request 

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

Map: here 

Raffle: top prizes monthly - including YCCC match tickets 

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

PROGRAMME 2017-18 
2017
11 October: David Smith, Warwickshire opener (1973-85); Chief Executive, Leics (2008-10), Northants (2012-14)
8 November: Geoff Cope, Yorkshire CCC & England, In Sunshine and in Shadow
13 December: James Buttler, Following On: In the Footsteps of Cricketing Fathers (+ AGM 7.15pm) 

2018
10 January: Martyn Moxon, Yorkshire CCC Director of Cricket
14 February: Andrew Gale, Yorkshire CCC 1st XI coach
14 March: Mark Robinson, England Women's Head Coach (tbc)

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

8 March 2017 - John Holder

Rochdale Online
Congratulations to ex-Test umpire John Holder, one of a select group of fifty Barbadians chosen in 2016 to receive the island's Golden Jubilee Award, celebrating the 50th anniversary of independence. John was honoured for his contribution to Anglo/Barbadian relations as well as his cricketing achievements, and on hand to present the award - at a Gala Dinner at London's Savoy Hotel - was none other than Sir Garfield Sobers, a one-time opponent during John's county career.

Introduced to the game by his father, John was involved in the first-class game for over 40 years - first as a pace bowler for Hampshire, then following a back injury as a leading Test umpire. 'I loved umpiring because it suited my personality,' says John, 'and I got to meet great players and see their techniques.' Even in retirement John remains in demand as resident expert for Test Match Special's 'Ask the Umpire'.

Come along to meet John and hear more of his fascinating story, compellingly told by former team-mate Andrew Murtagh in his prize-nominated biography - Test of Character: The Story of John Holder, Fast Bowler and Test Match Umpire (Pitch Publishing, 2016). 

Snap up a SIGNED COPY - £17!

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 / call Maggie Sumner (01482 861848) 

Next meeting: Wednesday 11 October - David Smith, former Warwickshire CCC opener; Chief Executive - Leicestershire CCC, Northamptonshire CCC

Friday, 27 January 2017

8 February 2017 - Angus Fraser MBE

Ex-Middlesex & England paceman, now national selector, journalist, pundit, and director of cricket for county champions Middlesex - Angus Fraser MBE has enjoyed an unmatched involvement with international and domestic cricket over the past 30 years. 'The most controlled and consistent England bowler of the 1990s,' for Wisden editor Lawrence Booth, 'Gus' played 46 Tests and 42 ODIs. His best Test performance of 8-53 against West Indies in Port-of-Spain came in a losing cause, but his 8-75 in Bridgetown in 1993/4 set up a famous victory over the same opponents. Meanwhile with the bat, he and Robert Croft defied fearsome the South African Allan Donald in a famous rearguard action at Old Trafford in 1998. A Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1996, Angus retired in 2002 to write for The Independent and was appointed a Test selector in 2014.   

Don't miss this special evening with a star of the modern English game. 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 / call Maggie Sumner (01482 861848) 

Next meeting: Wednesday 8 March - John Holder, ex-Test umpire & Hants CCC paceman 

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

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