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.

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.

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.

Hobbsy Cover

Compleat Cricket

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.

Eight days in September

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.

Devon Malcolm

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.