Saturday, 17 January 2015

Dave Callaghan @ King Billy

Dave Callaghan entertains!
Thanks to Dave Callaghan for stepping in at short notice to present such an entertaining review of Yorkshire's Championship-winning 2014. Dave highlighted the East Riding's Steve Patterson as one of the key factors in the club's success - alongside captain Andrew Gale, prolific openers Adam Lyth and Alex Lees, pace bowler Jack Brooks and a rejuvenated Adil Rashid. With representative calls likely to disrupt the team in 2015, Dave is looking no further than a top three Championship finish, but he confidently expects more silverware - perhaps in a 1-day trophy where Yorkshire under-performed last year. Dave also paid tribute to Colin Graves, 'the White Knight of Yorkshire Cricket', and predicts that Colin will make a similarly positive impact as the newly appointed Chief Executive of the ECB.

Our next meeting on Wednesday 11 February promises a fascinating evening in the company of Chris Watts and Steve Richardson of the ECB Anti-Corruption Unit.

Please note that the visit of Yorkshire Chief Executive Mark Arthur, originally listed in our programme, has been postponed to 2015/16. Mark's planned visit unfortunately clashed with a trip to Abu Dhabi to set up Yorkshire's pre-season Champions game v MCC. In the meantime you can hear Mark at Cottingham CC, Hilltop, on Thursday 26 February 2015, 7pm. All welcome!

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

Prize raffle: £2/ticket - prizes include free tickets to watch Yorkshire CCC at Headingley in 2015.

Everyone welcome: join at any meeting - £15 a year; £5 on door.

Need more information? Contact ercsoc@gmail.com or phone Maggie Sumner (01482 861848).

COMING SOON ...

11 February 2015 - Chris Watts & Steve Richardson, ECB Anti-Corruption Unit
11 March 2015 - Richard Blakey, Yorkshire & England wicket-keeper/batsman