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
 

Friday, 18 January 2019

Meeting 13 February - Pat Murphy

Journalist, author and broadcaster supreme Pat Murphy retired in 2017 from a full-time role with BBC Radio after almost fifty years reporting on cricket and football. Still to be heard on Sports Report every Saturday teatime, Midlands-based Pat covered international and county cricket, including home Tests from 1982 to 2017 - ending as he began at his beloved Edgbaston - and overseas tours from 1986 to 2007. Among his favourite memories are an exclusive in-depth discussion with Harold Larwood in 1987, and an hour-long live broadcast from the victorious England dressing-room at the Oval in 2005, after the Ashes had been regained for the first time in sixteen years. 'Champagne everywhere,' Pat recalls, 'yours truly swigging from a magnum ... courtesy of Marcus Trescothick ... No time to tell the players about matters of taste – but mercifully and memorably we got through it unscathed.' His dozens of books include bestselling biographies of Ian Botham and Brian Clough, while his latest work (due this spring from Fairfield Books) will commemorate the 25th anniversary of Warwickshire's legendary treble-winning season of 1994. 

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

£15 a year / £5 a meeting / 2018/19 membership still available *£8* 

Join and enjoy free 2019 match-day access to Headingley's East Stand and Long Room 

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