Chesterfield Cricket Lovers' Society

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Next Meeting

Wayne Madsen Evening – Tuesday 24 January 2017 – Members & Non Members welcome

Please note the venue for this meeting is Chesterfield FC’s PROACT STADIUM (Whittington Moor, S41 8NZ).

Non members welcome £2 (no need to pre book nor attend with a member)

We hope you will join us and help make this early initiative in Wayne’s Benefit Year a resounding success!

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 Mike Taylor presenting a bottle of wine
to guest speaker, Dave Fletcher

Photo courtesy of John Windle


Dave Fletcher, the very popular BBC Radio Derby cricket correspondent was the guest speaker at the last Society meeting of 2016. Dave, who commentates on every ball of Derbyshire’s season, was recently named the Christopher Martin- Jenkins County Broadcaster of the Year at the recent County Cricket Journalism Awards.

Dave also works for Radio Leeds during the football season and spent 15 years covering Halifax Town for the Halifax Evening Courier.

He proved to be a very humorous speaker giving details of his life in journalism from his days at Liverpool University. The insights into life in the commentary box reporting on cricket proved that it is not all glamorous and he has had to cope with some strange broadcasting locations – this does not include the County Ground, of course, where he feels facilities are as good as anywhere.

A good attendance, some friendly banter and lots of questions proved how popular this relatively new cricket personality has become. His insights into some of the Derbyshire players were always respectful but funny nevertheless.

A good end to 2016 – but we are back in January!!

We would like to send our greetings for a Happy Christmas and New Year to all our members and the wider cricket community.

Reports from Previous Meetings

2016/2017 Season

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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