Thursday, 16 November 2017

13 December 2017 - James Buttler

Botham, Bairstow, Lehmann, Lloyd, Cowdrey, Stewart, Compton, Sidebottom, Butcher, Broad ... many top players have sought to follow in the footsteps of a famous cricketing father or grandfather. Through exclusive interviews with players, sports psychologists and genomics experts, James Buttler, the 'Cricket Badger', explores these father/son relationships in a revealing new book, Following On: in the Footsteps of Cricketing Fathers (Great Northern, 2017). Why is the sport so multi-generational and how does the weight of expectation affect a young player's progress? 

Former Media Manager with Yorkshire CCC, and now a freelance sports journalist, author and broadcaster, James Buttler's other works include Yorkshire CCC On This Day: History, Facts & Figures from Every Day of the Year (2012) and Killer Instinct: Tales and Trials of Murderous Sports Stars (2015). He also presents his own Cricket Badger Radio Show.

'James Buttler has found a niche in the market with this excellent book ... It deserves a place on the bookshelf of every genuine follower of sport, particularly cricket.' David Warner - President, The Cricket Writers' Club

Signed copies of Following On will be available: £10

James talks about the book on BBC Radio Leeds - here

Join the conversation - everyone welcome!

£15 a year / £5 a meeting   

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

NB: the AGM will be held before this meeting - 7.15pm

Map: here 

Raffle: top prizes monthly - including YCCC match tickets 

More information: write - / call - 01482 861848

PROGRAMME 2017-18 
11 October: David Smith, Warwickshire opener (1973-85); Chief Executive, Leics (2008-10), Northants (2012-14)
8 November: Geoff Cope, Yorkshire CCC & England, In Sunshine and in Shadow
13 December: James Buttler, Following On: In the Footsteps of Cricketing Fathers (+ AGM 7.15pm) 

10 January: Martyn Moxon, Yorkshire CCC Director of Cricket
14 February: Andrew Gale, Yorkshire CCC 1st XI coach
14 March: Farokh Engineer, Mumbai, Lancashire CCC & India

Geoff Cope (and Lester!) - November '17