Chesterfield Cricket Lovers' Society

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All at Chesterfield Cricket Lovers’ Society hope that there will be an opportunity to watch first class cricket at some point during the season.

In the meantime, we encourage you to go and watch matches at your local cricket club.
Our area has many cricket clubs with some exceptionally good cricket being played.
Try it out – you’ll not be disappointed.

We also hope to be able to hold ‘ordinary’ meetings from October 2021 but everything will depend on
what progress is made to make this possibility safe for all our members.

To all our members – Keep well, stay safe and enjoy the season.

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.

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



Ian Morgan OBE

Ryan Duckett

Luis Reece

A Further Zoom Meeting was held on Tuesday 30 March 2021 – this time a joint event with Friends of Queen’s Park Cricket. Over 50 people attended with the main speakers being Ian Morgan (Chairman), Ryan Duckett (Chief Executive) and Luis Reece (player) from Derbyshire County Cricket Club.

The first half of the meeting was a Q&A session with Ian and Ryan answering questions about the coming season and when spectators would be allowed to watch games. In a rapidly changing environment, they stated that the Government’s Road Map was the best guidance they could follow and there had been no additional information for them to use in their planning for the season.

It was currently hoped that members would be able to return to the County Ground from Monday 17 May, with the first-class match against Durham, the first to take place after the easing of restrictions. This fixture would remain exclusive to members due to a restricted capacity under the government’s roadmap guidelines compared to our membership numbers.

For the second half of the meeting the popular Derbyshire CCC player, Luis Reece joined us from his hotel room at Old Trafford where the side had been playing a warmup match. In a Q&A session with Paul Hand, Luis talked openly about his career to date. Having been born in Somerset he moved to Lancashire where he went to school. He played for Lancashire Second XI and then went on to play non-first-class cricket for Leeds/Bradford UCCE in 2011. During this time, he also played for the Unicorns. He was on the Lancashire staff before signing for Derbyshire in October 2016.

Luis has had a number of setbacks during his career and he spoke candidly about these and the effects on his career.

Luis proved to be a very affable and interesting speaker exhibiting a high level of responsibility and dedication towards his career in general and Derbyshire CCC in particular


Reports from Previous Meetings

2020/2021 Season

Ian Blackwell - Zoom Meeting

Ryan Duckett - Zoom Meeting

2019/2020 Season

Lawrence Booth

Steve Kirby

Dave Houghton

Chris Lewis

Tim O'Gorman

Stephen Chalke

2018/2019 Season

Ian Morgan OBE

Darren Bicknell

Malcolm Nash

Jim Cumbes

Geoff Cope

Tony Palladino

2017/2018 Season

John M Brown

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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