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Sheffield Cricket Lovers' Society

Regular at the Society Kevin Howells, here with Secretary Dorothy Betts 15/10/18.

Founded in 1960 by David Drabble and his father, George. The society held its meetings at Bramall Lane, the Friends Meeting House or Victoria Hall in Sheffield City Centre, before moving to Abbeydale Park, Sheffield in 1980.

Since September 2016 all meetings are held at Lees Hall Golf Club, Hemsworth Road, Sheffield

  • Website

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    President: Sir Michael Parkinson CBE

    Founder: G David Drabble

    Vice Presidents: H.B. Stokes, L. Cox, P. Eagar, D.K. Lillee MBE, Sir Tim Rice, Dr. N.H. Patel, T.G. Pearson, D.W. Tunbridge, Mrs J. Anne Drabble

    Chairman: David Longley, 07443 613063,

    Vice-Chairman: Tim Pickford, 07831 102836,

    Secretary: Dorothy Betts, 20 Parkside Road, Sheffield S6 2AA, 07976 308820,

    Assistant Secretary: Roger Scholey, 0114 236 5646,

    Committee: Dr. Roger Allum, Mike Gibson, Rosemary Moseley, Brian Whitehead, Andy Daykin, Andy Jordan

    We are currently recruiting for Society Members and Committee Members

  • International Honour for founder Secretary Drabble

    When ICC President David Morgan visited the Society to speak members in November 2009 it was brought to his attention that David had been the Society’s Secretary since it was founded by David and his father in 1960 as well as giving stalwart service as a Sheffield representative on the Yorkshire Committee for 22 years.

    The Society was delighted to learn that David was to be presented with the medal by David Collier during his visit on Monday, April 19. The ICC Centenary Medal recognises a group of people who are instrumental to the running of the game – the volunteers. They give their time for the benefit of others, and are crucial to preserving cricket’s special values as well as sustaining and developing the game at the grassroots and nurturing the future. Ihe ICC are awarding Centenary Medals to 1,000 volunteers worldwide who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to the game and have gone beyond the call of duty in the name of cricket.

  • Programme of Events

    • Annual Membership is £10
    • Life Membership is £100

    All meetings start at 7.45pm at Lees Hall Golf Club (Hemsworth Road, Sheffield S8 8LL) . (Other than 1st November – Pie & Pea Supper – 7 for 7.30 at the Copthorne Hotel)

    The Club has a dress code of no trainers or collarless shirts. Hope to see you there!


    Mon 1st October Elizabeth Ammon, ‘Legside Lizzy’ Sports Journalist with The Times

    Mon 15th October Kevin Howells, Broadcaster and Commentator BBC

    Thurs 1st November Pie & Pea Supper £15.00 per head 7.00 for 7.30 start

    Copthorne Hotel, Bramall Lane. Please book early – Alan Butcher, Former Surrey, Glamorgan, England and Author of The Good Murungu?

    Mon 12th November Tony Palladino, Derbyshire CCC

    Mon 26th November Paul Goodman, Yorkshire CCC Museum & Heritage Manager

    Mon 10th December John Blain, Yorkshire & Scotland