The next meeting will take place on Monday 19th February 2018 and the Guest Speaker will be Elizabeth Ammon
Lizzy Ammon is a long time cricket obsessive who blogs as Legside Lizzy, commentated on Test Match Sofa and writes regularly for The Times and other national publications, both on the game and about the game. She has been scoring every summer Saturday for 25 years and now runs a thriving colts section at Barnes CC. She is also a long time Middlesex member and her passion is the promotion and development of grassroots and county cricket.
Geoff Cope and John M Brown.
Further details can be found under the Programme heading and, if you click on the speakers name, a little information about each speaker.
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.
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The photo shows Society President, David Marshall presenting a bottle of wine
to guest speaker, Richard Tomlinson
The Society welcomed Richard Tomlinson, the author of ‘Amazing Grace: The Man who was WG’ to their first meeting of 2018.
Richard gave a fascinating insight into WG, the ‘two parts of his life’ and his changing opinion of the man during the three years it took him to research and write the book. Richard interestingly shared the fact that in compiling the first section of the book he had not warmed to Grace but reversed his view when he dealt with the second half of his career.
He talked very movingly about the psychological aspect of Grace’s drastic physical deterioration, which set in by his early 30s, associated with the sorrow and grief in his life.
Richard defended Grace as a true Corinthian stating that during his research he found only one direct source of WG cheating and that the many other stories about this were pure hearsay. The story of him giving himself not out and declaring that the crowd had come ‘to see me bat – not you bowl’ was also unattributed.
Proof of the enjoyment of CCLS members was demonstrated by the number of questions that Richard had to answer and the fact that he completely sold out of copies of his book that he had brought with him. He went away with orders for copies to be sent to members.
Some CCLS members had already read the book and were enthusiastically recommending it as a really good insight into the life and times of the great man. They endorsed the view of David Kynaston, the famous historian, writing a review on the book which stated ‘Amazing Grace is a fluently written study, imbued with humour and sympathy, that yields many insights as well as much pleasure'
This was an excellent start to the New Year from an unassuming and impressive writer and researcher whose enthusiasm for his subject made quite an impact on members.
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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