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Northern Cricket Society

The annual Northern Cricket Society Boxing Day match played in very wintry conditions at Alwoodley in 1956. The NCS leaving the field. Johnny Lawrence is third from the left, far right Bryan Stott in gloves and Brian Close.


The Northern Cricket Society has been around since 1948 and is still going strong, continuing to provide members with Winter Speaker Evenings (seven in all from October to April – all in the Long Room at Headingley on the first Tuesday of the month, commencing at 7.45pm), additional speakers at both a Winter Luncheon and a Spring Evening Dinner whilst also organising a team for the well-known annual Boxing Day match (at North Leeds CC) and producing an annual booklet. We are an active group!

The Winter Speaker Evenings are, of course, at the very heart of the society and they provide members with the opportunity to see and hear a variety of cricket figures and also ask them questions.

Cricket societies allow enthusiasts the chance to meet up with fellow-minded people and maintain their interest in the summer sport throughout the long winter months. Please come and join the Northern Cricket Society!

*An annual membership costs £15. This can be made by Bank Transfer. The bank details required are account name Northern Cricket Society, Sort Code 40 46 21 Account No 81060090. Please use your name as the payment reference. Or a cheque made payable to ‘The Northern Cricket Society’ can be sent to Brian Sanderson, 38 Broomfield Crescent, Leeds, LS6 3DD.


Andrew D Mawson, 4 Windgate, Silsden, Keighley, BD20 0LG.
Tel. 01535 671582. Email:

Membership Secretary:
Michael Pulford

Speaker Secretary:
Tony Ogden,
Tel 07974 793966. Email:

Brian Sanderson, 38 Broomfield Crescent, Leeds, LS6 3DD. Tel. 0113-2742662. Email:

Booklet Editor: Michael Pulford. Email:

James M Greenfield, Martin Grayshon, Tony Bowry and Guy Williams.


    October 4th AGM starting at 7.15 pm followed at 8pm by Dennis Amiss

    November 1st Andy Dawson – YCCC Chief Operating Officer

    December 6th Craig White

    January 3rd Zoom Meeting Henderson Springer – Barbados Cricket Association coach

    January 31st 75th Anniversary Celebratory Talk Speaker – Steven Patterson at Sand Moor Golf Club

    March 7th Chris Arnot – Cricket Writer books on Lost Grounds and Cricket Festivals

    April 4th Katie Levick – Yorkshire and Northern Superchargers cricketer

    Other Events

    Dec 13th Winter Luncheon at Sand Moor Golf Club – speaker Phil DeFreitas

    Dec 26th Boxing Day match NCS v North Leeds at The Homestead 10.30

    March 21st Spring Dinner at Sand Moor Golf Club – speaker Paul Allott

    Please send your email address to to receive the invitations to the Zoom meetings.