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.
Keep an eye out for ‘Hobbsy: A Life in Cricket’ written by Norfolk Cricket Society member Rob Kelly. A biography of former England, Essex, Suffolk and Glamorgan leg-spinner Robin Hobbs – a popular guest speaker at our April 2017 meeting – ‘Hobbsy’ will be available direct from Von Krumm Publishing as well as the Essex Cricket Store, Amazon and other major outlets.
A timely release before the start of the season, Compleat Cricket: eight days in September is Norwich-based author Tim Cawkwell’s latest book and a lovely account of the closing rounds of the 2017 County Championship. Essex had already clinched the County Championship and so all eyes were drawn towards the bottom of Division One and the scramble between five teams to avoid relegation.