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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.

HISTORY AND ORGANISATION

The Northern Cricket Society was formed in 1948 as an offshoot from the Cricket Society, which was too far away for many Northern members to reach. Other Yorkshire cricket societies such as the Hull and East Riding, the Sheffield and the Wombwell were formed during the next few years.

Chairman of the Northern is Andrew Mawson, who succeeded Yorkshire Vice-President Tony Vann at the 2008 Annual General Meeting. Membership is open to anyone, male or female, of all ages, and the Society’s winter programme was well attended in the East Stand Long Room at Headingley.

Speakers include First Class players and ex-players, broadcasters and writers on the game, umpires, administrators and anyone with a tale to tell. Members also hold a spring dinner in March with a guest speaker and – most quirky of all – an annual Boxing Day match at North Leeds. The Boxing Day match goes ahead regardless of weather – and for the most altruistic of causes: each Boxing Day the Northern, North Leeds CC and the Lions Club hold a raffle which they dedicate to St Gemma’s Hospice.

All meetings are held in the East Stand Long Room of Headingley Cricket Ground, beginning at 7.45pm, nearly always on a Tuesday. The Society continues to bring to our members speakers from the various divisions of the game. It is an opportunity not only to listen to informed comment – but to ask the questions you have been longing to ask.

You are sure of a winter of enjoyable evenings if you join the Northern Cricket Society. Membership costs £15 a year.

Committee

Chairman:
Andrew D Mawson, 10 Studdley Crescent, Gilstead, Bingley BD16 3NF
Tel. 01274-778434. Email: andrewmawson@blueyonder.co.uk

Membership Secretary:
Chris Sawyer, 8 Parkside Green, Meanwood, Leeds LS6 4NY
Tel. 0113-2759745. Email: chris.sawyer8@ntlworld.com

Speaker Co-ordinator:
Douglas Roxburgh, Flat 24, Tewit Well Gardens, Tewit Well Road, Harrogate, HG2 8JG
Tel 01423-505306. Email: d.s.roxburgh@mailauth.co.uk

Treasurer:
Chris Sawyer, 8 Parkside Green, Meanwood, Leeds LS6 4NY
Tel. 0113-2759745. Email: chris.sawyer8@ntlworld.com

Booklet Editor: Michael Pulford. Tel. 07758 594470. Email: michaelpulford@yahoo.co.uk

Committee:
Steve Bindman, James M Greenfield, John Morris, Tony Ogden, Sylvia Ross, Caroline Storer

  • Events

    2016

    Oct. 4th Norman Yardley- Martin Howe, writer and author

    Nov. 8th Empire, War & Cricket in S. Africa – Dr Dean Allen, author, lecturer, historian

    Dec. 6th Mark Chilton – Lancashire CCC batting coach and former captain

    Dec.11th Winter Lunch – Phillip Hodson – MCC President 2011/12, Cambridge ‘Blue’, Yorkshire 2nds

    2017

    Jan. 3rd Ian Fisher – former Yorkshire and Gloucestershire cricketer and now Yorkshire CCC Strength and Conditioning Coach

    Feb.7th Paul Grayson – former Yorkshire and Essex cricketer, Essex Head Coach and now coach of Durham MCCU

    Mar. 7th Steve Garratt – first class umpire since 2008

    Mar. date TBA Spring Dinner – Pat Pocock – former Surrey and England cricketer

    Note: All meetings to start at 7.45 in the East Stand Long Room at Headingley [except where otherwise notified]

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