East Riding Cricket Society is delighted to announce its very special February guest - David Steele, England and Northants batsman, and BBC Sports Personality of the Year 1975, one of only four cricketers to win the award. Plucked by Tony Greig from county cricket in 1975 at the age of thirty-three, David played just eight Test matches in a little over a year, relishing the challenge of Australian quicks Dennis Lillee and Jeff Thomson, and the fearsome West Indian quartet, Andy Roberts, Michael Holding, Wayne Daniel and Vanburn Holder. Described by The Sun's Clive Taylor as "The bank clerk who went to war," he scored 50 and 45 on debut against the Aussies at Lord's, with his only century coming against West Indies at Trent Bridge the following year. Compared with these cricketing highlights, SPOTY was just the 'icing on the cake'. David's success took everyone by surprise. When he stood up to receive the award, the presenter called him Derek - as did Len Hutton, then a selector, on David's first day at Lord's.
Particular thanks to David, who has stepped in at short notice after scheduled speaker Dickie Bird was forced to cancel due to ill health. All members and friends send Dickie our very best wishes.
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 & a signed Yorkshire CCC 2015 bat.
For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Maggie Sumner (01482 861848).
GOLDEN JUBILEE PROGRAMME 2015/16
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