Chesterfield Cricket Lovers' Society

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At the AGM of the Society the resignation of Mike Taylor as Chairman and Speaker Secretary was regretfully received. Mike has been suffering with ill health for some time and decided it was in the best interests of the Society that he resigned. Whilst disappointed at the news, members thought that he had made the correct decision to enable him to concentrate fully on his recovery. Mike has made an immeasurable contribution to CCLS over many years and the Society intends to formally recognise this in an appropriate way in the near future. In the meantime the Society members send their best wishes to Mike, Jan and their family.

Our meetings will recommence in the autumn. A preliminary programme will be printed on this website in early September.
In the meantime we hope members enjoy some good cricket during the season.

We are very pleased to announce that the Chesterfield Cricket Lovers’ Award for Services to Cricket will be presented to Mike Taylor
at the T20 Blast Match v Yorkshire at the Queen’s Park on Saturday 20 July 2019.
It will be a sell-out crowd and a wonderful opportunity for us all to record the work that Mike has done over the years.

If anyone wishes to contact the Society during the summer please phone the Secretary, John Windle – 07712 526354

Our meetings take place in the pavilion at the Queen's Park cricket ground unless members are informed otherwise.

Membership costs £10. 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


The photo shows CCLS Vice-Chairman, Neil Swanwick with Ian Morgan OBE

Photo courtesy of John Windle


For the last meeting of the 2018/19 season the CCLS welcomed Ian Morgan OBE, the Chairman of Derbyshire County Cricket Club as the speaker for the evening.

Ian talked through his business career, the success of which was acknowledged by him being awarded an OBE in 2015 for services to the bus industry and business in the East Midlands. Upon deciding to finish working on a full time basis (he continues to retain a seat on the Board of the bus company in which he was associated) he decided to become more active in some other aspects of his life and interests.

Ian has been involved in cricket since being a member of his local cricket club where he was involved in junior coaching and girls’ cricket. He has followed as much cricket as time would allow since ‘retiring’. He has attended 24 England tests abroad and only seen them win six times.

He spoke very candidly about his opinion on the current state of cricket generally and about the differences in operating a cricket club compared to a Bus Company.

He shared the financial challenges facing DCCC, particularly the problems of cash flow.

In answering members’ questions on specific issues relating to the Club he was as candid as he could be in a public arena.

Ian came across as a confident speaker, a cricket enthusiast who is enjoying his current role despite the pressures this brings. It was, perhaps, his unassuming, unpretentious personality that impressed most. He left members’ with the impression of a hard working cricket enthusiast, who was not only a great ambassador for the club but a person you could easily talk to and who was a good listener.

A very enjoyable evening and a fittingly good end to another successful season for CCLS


Reports from Previous Meetings

2018/2019 Season

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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