Sunday, 17 February 2019

Meeting 13 March - Alan Butcher

Part of a cricketing family which includes his sons Mark (Surrey & England) and Gary (Glamorgan & Surrey) and brothers Ian (Leics & Gloucs) and Martin (Surrey), Alan Butcher played just one Test and one ODI in his 20-year first-class career, scant reward for this stylish Surrey and Glamorgan opener, named in 1991 among Wisden's five Cricketers of the Year. On retirement Alan took on coaching roles with Essex and Surrey, returning again to The Oval in 2006 as Head Coach. But his greatest challenge came during his time as Head Coach of Zimbabwe (2010-13), presiding over the national team's return to Test cricket after a self-imposed six-year exile. Alan recounts his experiences in The Good Murungu - shortlisted for the Cricket Society/MCC Book of the Year Award- describing how he fashioned a team out of a dispirited and disillusioned group of players, and offering a fascinating insight into sport and society in this beautiful but troubled country.

Signed copies - buy on the night or pre-order by e-mail - £10

Read more about The Good Murungu [here]; Alan recalls Surrey teammate Sylvester Clarke [here] 

Everyone welcome - no dress code, no formalities, just great cricket chat! 

£15 a year / £5 a meeting 

New member offer! Join now for 2019/20 to enjoy free 2019 match-day access to Emerald Headingley East Stand & Long Room (normal charge - £5 a day)

Venue: Brewery Bar, King William IV, Hallgate, Cottingham HU16 4BD, 7.45pm

Map: here 

Raffle: top prizes monthly - including 3 pairs of YCCC match ticket vouchers 

E: ercsoc@gmail.com / T: 01482 861848

PROGRAMME 2018/19
2018
10 October: Chris Lewis (Surrey, Leics, Notts & England)
14 November: Steve Patterson, Mark Arthur & Andy Dawson (YCCC) + AGM (7.15pm)
12 December: Malcolm Nash (Glamorgan)

2019
9 January: Mark Robinson OBE (Northants, Yorks & Sussex; Head Coach, England Women)
13 February: Pat Murphy (BBC Radio 5 Live)
13 March: Alan Butcher (Surrey, Glamorgan & England; ex-Head Coach, Zimbabwe)

YCCC's Steve Patterson, Mark Arthur, Andy Dawson - Nov '18