The Society has been in existence since 1985 when a number of Norfolk County Cricket Club members were forced to take shelter from the rain in the beer tent at Lakenham Cricket Ground. Deciding that it would be nice to carry on some of the cricket chat during the long winter months someone came up with the bright idea of forming a Norfolk branch of the Cricket Society.
Over the years meetings of the Society have taken place at various venues in Norwich including Lakenham Sports and Leisure Club and the George Hotel. Since 2019/20 we have held our talks at Horsford Cricket Club which is also the home of Norfolk County Cricket Club.
We meet five to six times during the winter months and meetings usually consist of a talk from a guest speaker. In recent years we have been able to attract a number of excellent speakers including former international cricketers such as Mike Brearley, Derek Pringle, Phil DeFreitas, Devon Malcolm, Chris Lewis and Charlotte Edwards. Other guest speakers have included former BBC Test Match Special producer Peter Baxter and cricket authors such as Bob Cattell, Simon Lister, Dan Waddell, Grahame Lloyd, Emma John and Patrick Ferriday.
Annual membership for 2022/23 is £20 or you can pay £5 to attend individual events, please do contact us if you like to join or find out more.
I would like to join the society
Thanks for getting in touch, we’d be really happy to welcome you along to our series of cricket talks. Our first talk will be on Thursday 24th September (7.45pm) when our guest speaker will be former Essex CCC player Don Topley, hope you can join us!
Please keep an eye on our website & Twitter for news about our other speakers throughout the winter.
Look forward to meeting you