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Next Meeting, for Society Members Only

The next meeting of the Society will take place at Queen's Park on Thursday 13th November 2014.
The Speaker will be Graeme Welch.
Graeme played with great distinction for Warwickshire and Derbyshire with career aggregates approaching 8,000 runs and 700 wickets. After injury finished his playing career he took up coaching roles with Essex and Warwickshire before his appointment as Derbyshire's Elite Performance Director earlier this year.

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 7.45 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.

Society Objectives

  1. To provide a source of contact between cricket enthusiasts everywhere and to promote, arrange and conduct meetings, social gatherings and other functions in order to enable members of the Society to meet one another and to encourage and facilitate the exchange of views and information concerning cricket.
  2. To provide such facilities for playing cricket as may be in the interest of members and of the game as a whole.
  3. To extend and explain the knowledge, appreciation and love of cricket amongst persons of all ages and all countries and to assist in any possible way towards the benefit of cricket players and all who are interested in the game.

Don't forget to visit the Derbyshire CCC website



Our first visitor of the winter season was Tony Borrington, a speaker who would be justified in claiming to have a more extensive knowledge of Derbyshire County Cricket Club than almost anyone else.

Tony was a player for ten years and his son Paul was a Derbyshire player until very recently. He served as a committee member for several years and is now one of the County’s Vice-Presidents. He managed to fit in a successful career in education as well.

His talk was interesting and very entertaining, interspersed with engagingly self-deprecating humour. There were memories of matches he had played in and recollections of those he had played with and against. He continued after the interval in a similarly amusing way with some wry comments on some of the current approaches to professional cricket as well as mentioning the phenomenal progress in one-day cricket since his playing days.

Members clearly enjoyed the evening and felt that it was a very successful start to the winter.

Reports from Previous Meetings

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


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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