There’s a Cricket Society near You!
Do you look back nostalgically to cricket matches? Do you have fond memories of the stars of yesterday? While cricket societies cannot perform miracles, they can offer opportunities to meet interesting cricket personalities who have graced the game with distinction. Consider the following persons who will be addressing various cricket societies during the coming winter season. Dennis Amiss, Jack Birkenshaw, Jeremy Coney, Geoff Cope, Phil DeFreitas, Norman Gifford, Chris Lewis, Mushtaq Mohammad, Derek Randall – all former Test players. Others coming possibly to a cricket society near you include the ever-popular former Sussex skipper John Barclay, the noted cricket historian David Frith and current umpire David Millns plus many more entertaining guests. In addition to the significant tasks of arranging meetings and publishing newsletters, many cricket societies undertake projects of significant heritage value. Several societies have been directly responsible for the renovation of prominent cricketers’ graves. Historic information appertaining to the Cinderella world of club cricket at local level is currently being researched by individual cricket societies. Most cricket societies meet monthly between October and April on regular evenings, although some meetings are held in daytime. Get-togethers are held at most County Clubs and all should be able to provide information of cricket societies in your area. The Council of Cricket Societies’ website carries details of forthcoming meetings of individual cricket societies – visit www.councilcricketsocieties.com