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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 at Headingley), 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


Andrew D Mawson, 10 Studdley Crescent, Gilstead, Bingley BD16 3NF
Tel. 01274-778434. Email:

Membership Secretary:
Chris Sawyer, 8 Parkside Green, Meanwood, Leeds LS6 4NY
Tel. 07941 235228 . Email:

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

Chris Sawyer, 8 Parkside Green, Meanwood, Leeds LS6 4NY
Tel. 07941 235228 . Email:

Booklet Editor: Michael Pulford. Tel. 07758 594470. Email:

James M Greenfield, Caroline Storer

  • 2019/20 Winter Evening Speaker Programme

    The first Speaker Evening of the Northern Cricket Society’s 2019-20 winter season takes place this Tuesday October 1st at 8pm in the Long Room at Emerald Headingley. Unfortunately, Fred Rumsey and Stephen Chalke cannot now be with us but, fortunately, Jane Hildreth of Yorkshire Women’s Cricket can.

    Oct 1st – AGM at 7.15pm followed at 8pm by Jane Hildreth

    Nov 5th – Pat Murphy (broadcaster)

    Dec 3rd – Grahame Lloyd (sports writer ‘Six Sixes’ Swansea 1968)

    Jan 7th – Richard Pyrah

    Feb 4th – Adam Lyth

    March 3rd – Jonathan Doidge (BBC Radio Leeds Yorkshire cricket correspondent)

    April 7th – Jane Hildreth (Yorkshire Women’s Cricket)

    All meetings are held in the East Stand Long Room at Headingley on the first Tuesday of the month with a starting time of 7.45pm, unless otherwise stated.