Chesterfield Cricket Lovers' Society

Welcome to our website

We hope our members have a wonderful summer of cricket in 2015.

Our meetings will recommence in October 2015.

If you require any information please contact the Society Secretary.

Jim Brailsford R.I.P.

Members of the Society have been saddened to learn of the death of Jim Brailsford in mid-June.

An excellent President (2004-2006), and a regular attender until health issues intervened, his contributions were greatly valued and he was a friend to many.

As our Chairman Mike Taylor has said “Jim personified everything that is good about cricket”.

Our meetings take place in the pavilion at the Queen's Park cricket ground unless members are informed otherwise. Membership costs £5. Visitors are welcome for a small fee which will be refunded if the visitor becomes a member on the evening.

Meetings begin at 7.45 p.m. and are held monthly from October to March. The evenings vary from Monday to Thursday.

Founded in 1963, we are the "senior" of the three societies in Derbyshire.

Society Objectives

  1. To provide a source of contact between cricket enthusiasts everywhere and to promote, arrange and conduct meetings, social gatherings and other functions in order to enable members of the Society to meet one another and to encourage and facilitate the exchange of views and information concerning cricket.
  2. To provide such facilities for playing cricket as may be in the interest of members and of the game as a whole.
  3. To extend and explain the knowledge, appreciation and love of cricket amongst persons of all ages and all countries and to assist in any possible way towards the benefit of cricket players and all who are interested in the game.

Don't forget to visit the Derbyshire CCC website

 


Pictured are members of the late Trevor Bowring's family
with wife Shirley, son Ross and grandson Sam flanked by
(left) Mike Taylor (chairman of CCLS) and Jason Fage
representing Derbyshire CCC.


Sam rings the bell for the first time,
with Shirley Bowring and Mike Taylor also present.

Photos courtesy of John Windle

‘The Bowring Bell’ - Inaugurated on Wednesday 8 July 2015

In a very appropriate ceremony before the start of play in the Derbyshire v Glamorgan match at the Queen’s Park, Chesterfield, the Bowring Bell was used for the first time.

The Bell, which was specially made to commemorate the life of Trevor Bowring, past President of our Society and a past Chairman of Derbyshire County Cricket Club, looked resplendent in its position on the balcony of the Queen’s Park Pavilion.

The Ceremony consisted of Mike Taylor, Chair of the Society, speaking through the ground PA to the spectators, including many CCLS members, giving details of the contribution Trevor had made to cricket generally in Derbyshire and his great affiliation with the Queen’s Park ground. He was known to have been a very influential voice in the return of first-class cricket to Chesterfield.

At the appropriate time the bell was rung for the first time by Trevor’s grandson, Sam.

Also present at the ceremony were Trevor’s wife, Shirley and his son, Ross. Jason Fage also attended to represent Derbyshire County Cricket Club.


Reports from Previous Meetings

2014/2015 Season

David Frith

Martin Bodenham

Grahame Lloyd & John Parkin

The Pyemont Brothers

Graeme Welch

Tony Borrington

2013/2014 Season

Simon Storey

Jeff Evans

Chris Marples

Colin Shindler

John Carr

Malcolm Ashton

2012/2013 Season

John Barclay

Cally Barlow

MJK Smith OBE

Stephen Chalke

John Lever MBE

Geoff Miller

2011/2012 Season

Chris Grant & Tom Poynton

Rev'd Mike Vockins OBE

Richard Kettleborough

Derbyshire Cricket Academy

Mick Newell

Roger Knight OBE

Clive Radley MBE

2010/2011 Season

Pat Murphy

Paul Edwards

Colin Tunnicliffe

Geoff Cook

Don Shepherd & Edward Bevan

David Morgan


Gallery


David Marshall & James Pipe

John Barclay & Edwin Smith

David Marshall & John Barclay

Trevor Bowring, David Marshall & Bob Wood

John Barclay meeting,134 people enjoy a superb meal

John Morris & David Marshall

Trevor Bowring, Jim Parks & Jim Brailsford

Matthew Maynard & David Marshall

Niven Roper & Chris Kelly

Ray East & Mike Taylor

Chris Read & David Marshall

Steve Garratt & Niven Roper

Steve Franks & Alan West

Steve Kirby & David Marshall

Keith Loring & Mike Taylor

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