Saturday, 7 January 2017

Meeting 11 January - John Abrahams

A middle-order batsman and off-spin bowler, John Abrahams played 1st class cricket for Lancashire CCC from 1973 to 1988. Appointed First XI captain in 1984, he immediately led the side to a notable Benson & Hedges Trophy victory over Warwickshire at Lords, when he was named Man of the Match by Peter May despite a duck and no wickets! Since retiring, John has played a pivotal role in England youth cricket, responsible for teams at Under 15, Under 17 and Under 19 levels, coaching England to victory in the inaugural ICC Under 19 World Cup in 1998, and later serving as the Under 19s Operations Manager. Many of his charges have since gone on to achieve international success - among them current Test stars Alastair Cook, Joe Root, Ben Stokes and Haseeb Hameed.

All welcome! Join at any meeting - £15 a year/ £5 on door. 

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

Raffle: £2/ticket - prizes include 2017 Yorkshire CCC match tickets 

More information: email ercsoc@gmail.com or call Maggie Sumner (01482 861848) 

Next meeting: Wednesday 8 February - Angus Fraser, ex-England paceman, Test selector & Director of Cricket, Middlesex CCC

PROGRAMME 2016/17 
12 October - Dan Waddell, Field of Shadows: The English Cricket Tour of Nazi Germany, 1937 
9 November - Dr Dean Allen, Empire, War & Cricket in South Africa: Logan of Matjiesfontein 
14 December - YCCC Evening, Chief Executive Mark Arthur & 1st XI stars
11 January - John Abrahams, ex-captain, Lancashire CCC; Manager, England Under-19s 
8 February - Angus Fraser, ex-England paceman, Test selector & Middlesex Director of Cricket 
8 March - John Holder, ex-Test Match umpire & Hampshire CCC fast bowler