|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.|
The next meeting of the Society is on Thursday 8th November when the guest speaker will be Geoff Cope
Former Yorkshire and England off-spinner, Geoff Cope, had a distinguished career as an exceptionally accurate bowler and, when called upon, an obdurate nightwatchman capable of batting for much of the following day. He was one of the ‘Gang of Four’ who took over the running of Yorkshire when it was close to bankruptcy in 2002 and is the subject of a recently published book by Stephen Chalke.
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.
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The photo shows Tony Palladino with CCLS committee member, Martin Willows
The Society opened its 2018/19 season welcoming the very popular Derbyshire player, Tony Palladino, in his testimonial season.
Another full house heard of Tony’s first involvement with cricket in the London area and his first years with Essex. He had a major setback early in his career with Essex when a damaged shoulder resulted in him not being able to play cricket for two seasons. He fought his way back to fitness to resume his career with Essex and talked about the characters in the dressing room.
He talked very openly about his role in providing evidence in the spot-fixing case at Essex that exposed Mervyn Westfield and Danish Kaneria.
His move to Derbyshire came shortly after that and his first season saw him taking 52 first class wickets at an average of 26.51 placing him top of the Derbyshire averages as the leading wicket-taker. He continued to flourish helping Derbyshire seal promotion in 2012, when he was leading wicket-taker with 56 victims at 24.14.
He talked about his favourite players in the game past and present and his views on the current structure of cricket.
He showed himself to be very self – effacing, extremely knowledgeable and an excellent ambassador for Derbyshire CCC.
The enjoyment of members was evident by the number of questions he was asked and the show of appreciation at the end.
The Society and individual members contributed to his very well deserved testimonial fund.
This proved to be a splendid start to the new season from a very genuine and well respected cricketer.
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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