Chesterfield Cricket Lovers' Society

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It is with considerable regret that the committee has decided to postpone the meeting scheduled for Thursday 14th December mainly because of uncertainties with the weather. Geoff Cope has agreed to come in the New Year.

The next meeting will take place on Thursday 25th January 2018 and the Guest Speaker will be Richard Tomlinson

An award-winning international journalist with The Independent and many publications around the world, Richard Tomlinson’s Amazing Grace: The Man who was W.G. combines the author’s passions for cricket and history to illuminate Grace’s amazing feats on the cricket field against the backdrop of the British Empire and a wonderfully eclectic array of characters.

Future Speakers

Elizabeth Ammon, 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.

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, Jeremy Lloyds

Photo courtesy of John Windle


Another ‘full house’ for the latest meeting of Chesterfield Cricket Lovers’ enjoyed an evening with umpire Jeremy Lloyds.

In his introduction the Chairman read out glowing tributes to Jeremy from three county players also playing with Chesterfield Cricket Club. Ross Whiteley, Ben Slater and Matthew Critchley all said that Jeremy was their favourite umpire.

Jeremy initially talked about his early life – he was born in Malaysia and when he moved to the UK he attended Blundell’s school. He was a late starter in county cricket and after a long period on the MCC cricket staff at Lord's he made his debut for Somerset in 1979, by which time he was 24. During his thirteen years as a county cricketer he scored over 10,000 runs and took 333 wickets for Somerset and Gloucestershire. After finishing playing he went into coaching in South Africa before Barrie Meyer, the former umpire suggested he should think umpiring.

He was appointed to the first class list in 1998 and ‘has enjoyed life immensely since then’.

Skilfully interviewed by Mike Taylor, Jeremy went on to describe some of the highlights of his umpiring career and the characters he had come across on the way. He also gave an insight in the art of umpiring and the secrets of what he takes out on the field with him. What he uses to count the balls in an over was fascinating – but only revealed if you hear him speak at a similar event!

He had firm views about how the game should be played and how it should be officiated. He believes that the best umpires go unnoticed.

He had a testing first experience as a Test umpire giving a batsman out lbw to the first ball of the Test, only to repeat the same (same bowler, same batsman) in his second Test as an umpire. At that time there were only five instances of a player being leg before to the first ball of a Test, two given by Jeremy!

The evening was enjoyed by all attending to see a real character of the game.


Reports from Previous Meetings

2017/2018 Season

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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