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.
Author: Norfolk Cricket Society
Extra date for the 2020 programme of talks
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.
Backers is back for more TMS fun!
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.
Another England captain!
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.
Mike Brearley appearing in Norwich!
Absolutely delighted that former England captain Mike Brearley will be joining us as our guest speaker on Thursday 24th October 2019, 8.15pm at Horsford Cricket Club in Norwich.
Hope you can join us for what will be a fantastic evening in Norwich with a legendary figure of England cricket.
Hobbsy – A Life in Cricket
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.
Wisden Cricket Monthly – book of the month for Cricket Society speaker!
Our April guest speaker – Patrick Ferriday from Von Krumm Publishing – recently had his latest title In Tandem featured as the Wisden Cricket Monthly book of the month.
Catch Patrick at the George Hotel in Norwich, 7.45pm on Thursday 26 April.
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.
Further details in the attached flyer
Compleat Cricket is available from Amazon
Tim Cawkwell can be followed on Twitter
You guys are history!
Delighted to announce that former England fast bowler Devon Malcolm will be our guest speaker on Thursday 25th October, 7.45pm at the George Hotel in Norwich.
Hope you can join us for an entertaining evening with Devon and to hear his first-hand account of his 9 for 57 against South Africa at The Oval in 1994.
Thanks Colin for a great gig!
Thanks to Colin Babb for a really entertaining evening of Caribbean cricket and social history at the George Hotel on 22 February.
You can see some pics from Colin’s talk on his Flickr pages.