Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Programme 2012-13

We are pleased to announce an exciting and varied programme of speakers for 2012-13. Author and publisher, and spellbinding raconteur, Stephen Chalke makes a welcome return to the Society in October. Signed copies of many of Stephen's award-winning books will be available. Stock up early for Xmas!

In November the BBC's Dave Callaghan brings us his popular season review. Dave will have seen every ball bowled by Yorkshire over the eventful 2012 season and will share his usual trenchant opinions.

December sees the visit of Yorkshire stalwart Jim Love to Inglemire Lane. Mainstay of the Yorkshire middle order for 15 years and later Director of Cricket for Scotland, Jim is now Regional Manager with the Cricket Foundation and coach of York CC.

Crossing the Pennines, Gary Yates, Lancashire off-spinner and now assistant coach with the club, joins us in January. As Second XI coach he was responsible for the development for many of the locally born players now starring with the current county champions.

In February we welcome Matthew Wood, not only a doughty opener for Yorkshire and Glamorgan, but now a Personal Development Manager with the Professional Cricketers' Association.

Our March speaker is now confirmed. We will be celebrating Yorkshire's 150th anniversary with David Warner, former cricket correspondent of three Yorkshire newspapers and editor of the much acclaimed Yorkshire CCC Yearbook. David has drawn on his personal collection of almost four decades of cuttings in writing his new book, The Sweetest Rose: 150 Years of Yorkshire County Cricket Club, 1863-2013.

We look forward to welcoming members old and new at our meetings throughout the winter. Membership costs £15 for the season. Non-members are also very welcome - £5 per meeting.