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.

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.

Chris Lewis talking cricket, prison and the road to redemption.

Former England all-rounder Chris Lewis talking to BBC 5 Live’s Sarah Brett and Colin Paterson in September 2017 about his career in cricket, his fall from grace after being convicted of attempting to smuggle liquid cocaine into the UK and his long road to redemption.

Chris is our guest speaker on Thursday 26 October, 7.45pm at the George Hotel in Norwich.

Wisden 2017 book of the year winner coming to Norwich!

Absolutely thrilled to announce that our talk with Emma John has been rescheduled for Wednesday 8th November 2017 (7.45pm) at the The George Hotel in Norwich.

Emma first book – Following on – has recently been announced as the prestigious Wisden book of the year for 2017.


Emma’s talk will be unmissable for anyone who followed England through the dark, barren years of the 1990s and still has a soft spot for Michael Atherton, Alec Stewart or John Crawley!

You can follow Emma on Twitter