Friday, 28 February 2014

Matthew Wood - March 2014 speaker (Note new venue)

Matthew Wood, the former Yorkshire opener, will be the guest of East Riding Cricket Society on Wednesday 12  March

Huddersfield-born Matthew first achieved prominence with England Under-19s, touring Zimbabwe in 1995-6 when he opened the batting with a certain Andrew Flintoff. Matthew made his Yorkshire debut in 1997 and starred in the club's 2001 Championship-winning team, making four centuries during that memorable season, including a first-innings 124 against Glamorgan at Scarborough in the match which secured the trophy. Matthew followed this up with a winning 2002 C&G Final appearance (pictured above) and two Academy tours of Australia – alongside past and present Test men Flintoff, Andrew Strauss, Graham Swann, Ian Bell, Steve Harmison, Rob Key and Monty Panesar – while 1,400 runs and five centuries in a superb 2003 brought him the much-coveted title of Yorkshire's Player of the Year.

After a short spell with Glamorgan, Matthew retired in 2009 and is now a Personal Development Manager with the Professional Cricketers' Association. Join us for more on Matthew's career and the PCA's vital work in supporting Test and county cricketers past and present.

Matthew will be speaking at our new venue, the King William IV, Hallgate, Cottingham HU16 4BD, 7.30pm for 7.45pm. We are meeting in the function room to the rear of the pub, with easy, level access from the King Street car park. The pub is also just a couple of minutes walk from local bus services on Cottingham Green and five minutes from the station. 

Prize raffle £2 with a chance to win vouchers for free tickets to watch Yorkshire at Headingley in 2014. Non-members always very welcome, £5. For further information telephone Maggie Sumner on 01482 861848.