It always a thrill to see books published by our guest speakers and so we’re delighted to share the news that Colin Babb – who visited us in February 2018 – has just published 1973 and Me: The England v West Indies Test Series and a Memorable Childhood Year. An added bonus is a foreword by Simon Lister, another former guest speaker of ours.
Contributors to 1973 and Me include: Dennis Amiss, Clyde Best, ‘Dickie’ Bird, Keith Fletcher, Maurice Foster, Lance Gibbs, Colin Grant, Frank Hayes, Ron Headley, Bernard Julien, Alvin Kallicharan, Professor Joe Moran, Deryck Murray and Professor Clem Seecharan.
Early bird copies are available direct from Colin, further details here.
Martin Chandler’s review of 1973 and Me for CricketWeb.net can be read here.
Very pleased to announce that one of our members, Tim Cawkwell, has recently published a book – ‘Cricket on the Edge 2019‘ which is his take on the World Cup, the Ashes series, the English first class season and the year of the ‘The Hundred War’. A review of Tim’s book is can be read on CricketWeb.
Cricket on the Edge 2019 is available from Amazon.
Unfortunately due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation we’ve had to cancel our 26 March talk with Colin Shindler, author of Barbed Wire and Cucumber Sandwiches and Bob Barber: The Professional Amateur; we hope to be able to rearrange for a future date.
Due to popular demand we’re adding an extra talk to our 2020/21 programme. In recent years we’ve welcomed a number of former Essex players including Will Jefferson, Jason Gallian, Don Topley, Robin Hobbs and Graham Napier. We’re very pleased therefore to welcome to this list Ray East who’ll be our guest speaker at Horsford Cricket Club on Thursday 19th November at 7.45pm. Ray played 405 matches for Essex from 1965-1984 and is the club’s 9th highest wicket taker with 1010.
Very pleased to announce that former Test Match Special producer Peter Baxter will be joining us for a fun evening full of memories of Test Match Special at Manor Park on Thursday 24 September (7.45pm). Hope you can join us for tales of Arlott, CMJ, Aggers, Boycott and of course Norfolk’s very own Blowers.
An early Christmas present for cricket followers in Norfolk with the news that former England captain Mike Gatting will be our guest speaker on Friday 24th April 2020, 7.45pm at Horsford Cricket Club. It will be the second talk from a former England captain in our 2019/20 programme following Mike Brearley’s visit in October.