Chesterfield Cricket Lovers' Society

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We hope everyone has a good Christmas and a peaceful New Year.

Our Next Event

Kevin Howells – Monday 23 January 2023 at the Olde House.

Our meetings take place at The Olde House, Loundsley Green Road, Newbold, Chesterfield, S40 4RN unless members are informed otherwise.

Membership costs £15. Visitors are welcome for a small fee which will be refunded if the visitor becomes a member on the evening.

Meetings begin at 7.30 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.

The aim of the Society is to further interest in and enthusiasm for cricket at all levels

Don't forget to visit the Derbyshire CCC website



Photo courtesy of Paul Hand

Our last meeting before the Christmas break saw a capacity audience attend the Technique stadium to hear a talk on ‘The Illustrated History of Derbyshire County Cricket Club’ by David Griffin, who has served Derbyshire County Cricket Club in a number of roles over many years. He is probably best known for his work as the Club’s Heritage Project Officer where he obtained over £100,000 of Heritage Lottery funding for the ‘Proud to be Derbyshire’ project.

David provided a comprehensive history of DCCC laced with photographs, statistics and good humour. He has the ability to draw out the personal qualities of past players which members found fascinating and it displayed his vast knowledge of his subject. Detailed statistics were recalled about all the players illustrated but these were not once anything approaching boring. He constantly put performances in perspective for the times and there were many comparisons with later players for the county. He was particularly interesting on the home lives of past cricketers and officials.

This was a dynamic presentation by David - his knowledge of, and passion for DCCC shone through a thoroughly enjoyable presentation laced with good humour, gravity and sincerity.

Everyone was staggered by his knowledge of all things Derbyshire. A wonderful way to go into the Christmas period, the evening was thoroughly enjoyed by all.


The photo shows Devon with Committee member, Bob Sargeant

Photo courtesy of John Windle

The Society was pleased to welcome the popular Devon Malcolm to the November meeting. He talked about the humble early stages in his cricketing career, based in Sheffield when he played for Sheffield Caribbean and Sheffield United cricket clubs. His major break came when he was spotted by Phil Russell from Derbyshire CC when he was playing for a Yorkshire League XI against a Yorkshire CCC XI. He made his debut at Queen’s Park, Chesterfield in 1984 and since that time Queen’s Park has been his favourite ground. He talked about his international career when he played in 40 Test matches and 30 One-Day Internationals. He gave an insight into the England dressing room and the characters within it. He was typically self-deprecating about his batting saying, ‘it was comical’.

This under-average ability as a batsman seemed to add to his public popularity, and he was often given a big cheer when he went out to bat, more often than not at number eleven. He was a particular favourite of commentator Brian Johnston.

Devon talked with great fondness of his time at Derbyshire CCC, stating that he would always be grateful to the club for giving him his chance to prove himself as a cricketer. He talked about his life after retiring from playing – he is now a Match Referee for County Championship matches.

This was a typical Devon Malcolm evening – full of good humour and with a good relationship created with his audience. A very enjoyable evening.


Reports from Previous Meetings

2022/2023 Season

Paul Farbrace

Adrian Rollins

2021/2022 Season

Daryn Smit

Elizabeth Ammon

John Holder

David Millns

2020/2021 Season

Ian Morgan OBE, Ryan Duckett, Luis Reece - Zoom Meeting

Ian Blackwell - Zoom Meeting

Ryan Duckett - Zoom Meeting

2019/2020 Season

Lawrence Booth

Steve Kirby

Dave Houghton

Chris Lewis

Tim O'Gorman

Stephen Chalke

2018/2019 Season

Ian Morgan OBE

Darren Bicknell

Malcolm Nash

Jim Cumbes

Geoff Cope

Tony Palladino

2017/2018 Season

John M Brown

Elizabeth Ammon

Richard Tomlinson

Jeremy Lloyds

Mal Loye

2016/2017 Season

Mike Hendrick

David Leatherdale

Kim Barnett

Wayne Madsen

Dave Fletcher

Neil Mallender

Alan Hill

Simon Jones MBE & Malcolm Ashton

2015/2016 Season

Richard Blakey

Angus Fraser MBE

Chris Watts & Steve Richardson

Paul Baldwin

Stephen Chalke

Wes Durston

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


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


Members of the late Trevor
Bowring's family with
Mike Taylor and Jason Fage

Trevor's grandson, Sam, rings the
bell for the first time, with
Shirley Bowring and Mike Taylor

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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