Chesterfield Cricket Lovers' Society

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Chesterfield Festival 2018.

Sunday 22 – Wednesday 25 July; Derbyshire CCC v Northants CCC (4 day County Championship game)

Saturday 28 July Derbyshire Falcons v Yorkshire Vikings (T20)

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 7.30 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 Neil Swanwick - CCLS committee member with John M Brown

Photo courtesy of John Windle


The last meeting of the Society’s 2017/18 season saw over 50 members attending to hear John Brown, the Derbyshire CCC’s scorer recall the major steps in his scoring career.

John recalled getting a cricket scorebook as a Christmas present in 1948 and from that time he was hooked. He scored every ball of every test at the Oval between 1949 and 1955 and still has the books (including the Christmas present) to prove it. He played cricket regularly and is proud that he was John Emburey’s first captain in senior cricket.

He has travelled the world extensively following the England cricket team and has, of course always scored at the matches he attended.

He was appointed as scorer to Derbyshire CCC in 2000 and has progressed to be one of the most experienced and well respected scorers in the country. Amongst the many highlights of his career has been scoring for Test Match Special and appearing on the ‘Eggheads’ TV quiz programme.

In the second half of the evening John took us through the changes to the laws of cricket being introduced for the 2018 season.

He brought many scorebooks and other items for members to peruse and this caused an extension to our break in the middle of the evening.

At the commencement of the meeting Committee member Neil Swanwick welcomed Mike Taylor back to chair the meeting and presented him with a cheque from the Society to Chesterfield CC for their Junior Cricket section.

A most enjoyable evening and members went away in anticipation of a glorious summer of cricket and looking forward to the Society’s new season in the autumn.


Reports from Previous Meetings

2017/2018 Season

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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