Thursday 28 February 2019 – Derek Pringle

On Thursday 28 February (7.45pm) our guest speaker will be former England and Essex CCC all-rounder Derek Pringle.


Derek was first chosen to play for England whilst still at university in 1982 and went on to feature in the national side for the next 11 years playing in 30 Tests and 44 ODIs. He appeared in two Cricket World Cups including the 1992 final against Pakistan at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Inside the dressing room, and out on the pitch, Derek witnessed at first hand an era of English cricket populated by larger than life characters Ian Botham, Graham Gooch, Allan Lamb and David Gower. He was also an integral part of Essex’s all conquering side that won numerous one day trophies and the County Championship six times from 1979-1992.

Full of insight and experience, Derek will be sharing his story of what it was like to play during the 1980s – one of English cricket’s most tumultuous periods.

Cricket in the Eighties HB jacket

Signed copies of Derek’s book Pushing the Boundaries: Cricket in the Eighties will be available on the night at a special price for Norfolk Cricket Society members and guests.

Derek Pringle can be followed on Twitter