Tuesday, 16 February 2016

David Steele @ East Riding Cricket Society, 10 February

Thanks to former England Test star and BBC Sports Personality of the Year David Steele for a hugely entertaining evening at the King Billy after Dickie Bird was forced to cancel. David sent his best wishes to the Test umpire - a personal favourite as Dickie never gave him out LBW! Renowned for his batting, David took on the mighty Australian and West Indian pace attacks of the 1970s with a predominantly front-foot method. Borrowing the night's star raffle prize - a bat signed by 2015 County Champions Yorkshire CCC - he showed (left) how a batsman can move much more quickly from the front foot to the back than vice versa, as well as demonstrating the difference between his technique and that of another front-foot devotee, Geoff Boycott. David is also a great admirer of Yorkshire great Sir Leonard Hutton - a selector in 1975 when David was first picked for England. 'The top hand is life, the bottom hand is death,' Sir Leonard told him - a lesson David has never forgotten. 

Next meeting: Wednesday 9 March 2016 - Grahame Lloyd & John Parkin Howzat! The Six Sixes Ball Mystery In 1968 John Parkin watched from the non-striker's end as Garry Sobers became the first man to hit six sixes in one over - a record since equalled but impossible to break. But what became of the historic ball? Journalist Grahame Lloyd launched an eighteen-month quest to uncover the truth.

All welcome! Join at any meeting - £15 a year.

Spring special! Guests free (sample a meeting free of charge - normal entry £5)

Venue: Brewery Bar, King William IV, Hallgate, Cottingham HU16 4BD, 7.30pm for 7.45pm. 

Raffle: £2/ticket. Prizes include tickets to watch County Champions Yorkshire CCC at Headingley in 2016. 

For more information contact: ercsoc@gmail.com or call Maggie Sumner (01482 861848). 

14 October - Ashley Giles, England & Warwickshire, head coach Lancashire CCC
11 November - Dave Callaghan, the BBC's 'Voice of Yorkshire Cricket' (& AGM 7.15pm)
9 December - YCCC Champions' Evening - First XI stars Will Rhodes & Jack Leaning, Chief Executive Mark Arthur & Commercial Director Andy Dawson

13 January - Yorkshire Film Archive, vintage clips of 100+ years of Yorkshire cricket 
10 February - David Steele, England & Northants, ex BBC Sports Personality of the Year
9 March - Grahame Lloyd & John Parkin, Howzat! The Six Sixes Ball Mystery