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