We have two principle aims:-
- Promoting and Supporting the Yorkshire County Cricket Club in the south, especially at match events.
- Providing sponsorship to be used for the development of Young Yorkshire Cricketers.
We currently have around 200 members. Membership is by annual donation and we are currently asking for a minimum of £15.
Why not join us now by clicking on here.
Throughout the season we arrange events when Yorkshire are playing in the South. This often includes a lunch, sometimes with private viewing facilities at the ground.
Each spring/summer we hold a “beneficiary” event in a London hotel when the YCCC year beneficiary delivers a talk to the members. The evening also includes a supper. Speakers at the supper have included; Mathew Hoggard, Michael Vaughan and Tim Bresnan. In 2015 our beneficiary was Richard Pyrah who talked openly and frankly to the gathering and took a question and answer session.
In 2016 we were pleased to welcome Andrew Gale to our summer event. Andrew answered questions put to him by Dave Callaghan of the BBC and after supper took questions from the audience.
During the ‘off’ season we hold various social events including an Annual Lunch held in London each November. Past guest speakers have included:- Christopher Martin-Jenkins, Martyn Moxon, Ken Taylor, Geoffrey Boycott, Mark Arthur and many others. In November 2016 the guest speaker at the lunch was Ian Dews, Director of Cricket Development and Second X1 Coach at Headingley. Our Patron, Richard Hutton also attended.
The guest speaker for the 2017 Annual Lunch will be Steven Patterson.
Tuesday May 2nd Annual General Meeting at The Counting House, EC3V 3PD at 07:00pm
Friday May 5th Lunch in Graeme Hick Pavilion, Worcester for Royal One Day Cup.
Saturday June 3rd. Day Package at Headingley for second day of the Roses Match
Tuesday June 20th Lunch at Lord’s tavern on second day of Middlesex Match
Sunday August 6th Lunch in Pavilion Restaurant on first day of Essex Match
Monday September 25th Buffet lunch at Queens Head pub, Lower Anchor St. Chelmsford
Saturday November 11th Annual Lunch at the Royal Over-Seas League, London
Over the years we have regularly provided financial sponsorship to assist the development of the club’s younger players. This has included funds for inter-personal and media skills training, coaching mats and bats for scholarship players. The first recipient was Paul Jarvis in 1984. Over the years we have sponsored such players as:- Daren Gough, Members of Yorkshire’s Young Fast Bowling Squad, Tim Bresnan, Joe Sayers, Jonathan Bairstow. In 2015 our beneficiary was Richard Pyrah.
We produce a quarterly newsletter, the “Southern Group News”, with details of our forthcoming events and articles about Yorkshire cricket both past and present.
For the latest edition, click “here”:
Chair: Chris Marshall
Vice Chair: Ned Holt
Treasurer: Peter Nutting
Hon Secretary/Events Coordinator: June Hirst
Newsletter Editor: Ned Holt
Minutes Secretary: Martin Howe
Other committee members: Andrew Bosi, David Hirst, Brian Smith.