Programme

Winter Programme 2024/25

Meetings are held in the Charles Palmer Suite at the County Ground, Grace Road, Leicester and start at 13:30 or 19.30 as stated below

Thursday 10th October 2024
19:30 start time
Mark Ramprahash. President & Batting Coach,
Middlesex CCC, ex Middlesex, Surrey & England
Thursday 7th November 2024
19:30 start time
Lawrence Booth. Editor, Wisden Cricketers
Almanac & Journalist with The Mail
Thursday 28th November 2024
13:30 start time
Angus Fraser. Ex Middlesex & England bowler &
former Managing Director, Middlesex CCC
Thursday 9th January 2025
13:30 start time
Alan Fordham. Head of Cricket Operations, ECB. ex Northants opening batsman
Thursday February 2025
start time
Thursday March 2025
start time

Short reports will be available after each meeting.

Winter Programme 2023/24

Meetings are held in the Charles Palmer Suite at the County Ground, Grace Road, Leicester and start at 13:30 or 19.30 as stated below

Thursday 5th October 2023
13:30 start time
Daryl Mitchell
Ex Worcs CCC Captain and opening bat
PCA Chairman
[report]
Thursday 26th October 2023
19:30 start time
Dean Headley
Ex England, Middlesex & Kent CCC
opening bowler
[report]
Thursday 16th November 2023
19:30 start time
Kevin Howells
Radio 5 cricket reporter and presenter
[report]
Thursday 30th November 2023
19:30 start time
Devon Malcolm
Ex England, Northants & Leics CCC
opening bowler
[report]
Thursday 4th January 2024
13:30 start time
Wayne Larkins
Ex England, Northants & Durham CCC opening batsman
[report]
Thursday 1st February 2024
19:30 start time
Pat Murphy
Radio 5 Sports reporter Journalist and
author
[report]
Thursday 7th March 2024
13:30 start time
Neil Mallender
Ex England, Northants CCC
opening bowler
Test umpire
[report]

Short reports will be available after each meeting.

Winter Programme 2022/23

Meetings are held in the Charles Palmer Suite at the County Ground, Grace Road, Leicester and start at 19.30

Thursday 6th October 2022Paul Farbrace. ex Kent & Middlesex CCC Keeper and England assistant coach.
[report]
Thursday 27th October 2022John Holder. ex Hants CCC bowler and 1st class Umpire.
[report]
Thursday 10th November 2022Ben Smith. ex Leics & Worcs CCC batsman. now Northants Batting Coach.
[report]
Thursday 24th November 2022Graham Gooch. ex England & Essex CCC captain.
[report]
Thursday 12th January 2023Bill Athey. ex England & Yorkshire CCC batsman.
[report]
Thursday 16th February 2023Paul Nixon LCCC Head Coach with James Taylor LCCC Batting Coach
[report]
Thursday 16th March 2023Fred Rumsey ex Worcs CCC bowler with Stephen Chalke
[report]

Short reports will be available after each meeting.

Visitors Book

At every meeting since September 2011, Roger Stead has kept a record of our entire selection of visitor’s and asked them to write a comment in the society visitor book. Chairman, Howard Pollard, saw this record of the speakers who had attended our meetings, and thought our members should have a chance to look at and read some of these comments, hence this display on our website

View Visitors Book

Non-members are very welcome to come along at a cost of £5 per meeting,

Meeting Reports

    Reports of Meetings 2021/22

    Thursday 7th October 2021Derek Pringle. ex England and Essex bowler
    [report]
    Thursday October 2021Meeting Cancelled
    Thursday 11th November 2021Paul Nixon. Leics CCC Head Coach
    [report]
    Thursday 2nd December 2021John Emburey. ex England, Middlesex & Northants CCC spin bowler
    [report]
    Thursday 6th January 2022Sean Jarvis. CEO Leics CCC
    [report]
    Thursday 10th February 2022Mike Smith. ex England & Gloucs CCC bowler
    [report]
    Thursday 24th March 2022Meeting Cancelled

    Reports of Meetings 2019/20

    Thursday 10th October 2019John Barclay, Director of Cricket at Arundel Castle C.C.
    [report]
    Thursday 7th November 2019Darren Maddy, ex England Leics & Warks C.C. all rounder
    [report]
    Thursday 21st November 2019Geoff Cope, ex England & Yorks C.C. bowler
    [report]
    Thursday 12th December 2019Colin Povey, former CEO at Warks C.C.
    [report]
    Thursday 16th January 2020Elizabeth Ammon, Cricket Broadcaster & Journalist
    [report]
    Thursday 13th February 2020Phillip DeFreitas, ex England Derby Lancs & Leics C.C. all-rounder
    [report]
    Thursday 12th March 2020Simon Hughes, Cricket Analyst Broadcaster & Journalist
    [report]

    Reports of Meetings 2018/19

    Thursday 4th October 2018Chris Cowdrey. ex England, Glamorgan & Kent
    [report]
    Thursday 25th October 2018Chris Lewis. ex England, Leicestershire, Notts & Surrey
    [report]
    Thursday 15th November 2018Paul Nixon. Head Cricket Coach Leicestershire CCC
    [report]
    Thursday 13th December 2018Alan Butcher. ex England, Glamorgan & Surrey
    [report]
    Thursday 17th January 2019Malcom Nash. ex Glamorgan, famous for the 6×6 over.
    [report]
    Thursday 28th February 2019Ken Burney. talking about Wally Hammond
    Thursday 28th March 2019Stephen Chalke. Making another welcome visit to the LCS.
    [report]

    Reports of Meetings 2017/18

    Thursday 5th October 2017John Abrahams – Manager England U19, ex Lancs CCC Captain
    [report]
    Thursday 26th October 2017Jeremy Coney – Sky / BBC Commentator, ex New Zealand Captain
    [report]
    Thursday 16th November 2017Dr. Dean Allen – Author: Empire, War & Cricket In South Africa
    [report]
    Thursday 7th December 2017Brian Scovell – Author, Biographer & Journalist at the Daily Mail
    [report]
    Thursday 11th January 2018Paul Horton – ex Lancs CCC now Leicestershire CCC batsman
    [report]
    Thursday 1st February 2018Simon Lister – Author: Fire in Babylon (West Indies Cricket)
    [report]
    Thursday 15th March 2018Steve Garratt – ex ECB 1st Class Umpire
    [report]

    Reports of Meetings 2016/17

    Thursday 6th October 2016Mike Watkinson – ex England and Lancs CCC. Now Lancs CCC Cricket Manager
    [report]
    Thursday 27th October 2016Tim Jones – Worcestershire CCC “History and Heritage”
    [report]
    Thursday 17th November 2016Richard Tomlinson – Journalist and Author ” Amazing Grace: The Man who was WG”
    Wednesday 14th December 201David Millns former Leics CCC bowler
    [report]
    Thursday 9th February 2017Derek Randall – ex England and Notts CCC.
    [report]
    Thursday 23rd February 2017Alan Fordham – ex Northants CCC. now Head of Cricket Operations, EWCB
    [report]
    Thursday 9th March 2017Paul Allott – ex England and Lancs CCC. now SKY TV commentator
    [report]

    Reports of Meetings 2015/16

    Thursday 28th March 2019David Graveney OBE – National Performance Manager ECB
    [report]
    Thursday 22nd October 2015Isabelle Duncan – Author of “Skirting the Boundary” a history of Women’s Cricket
    [report]
    Thursday 19th November 2015Matthew Engel – Author & former editor of Wisden
    [report]
    Wednesday 9th December 2015John Sadler – former Leics CCC & Derby CCC. now Batting Coach at Derbyshire
    [report]
    Thursday 7th January 2016Chris Watts & Stephen Richardson – ECB Anti-Corruption unit
    [report]
    Thursday 11th February 2016Jason Gillespie with Dave Callaghan. Head Coach Yorks CCC
    [report]
    Thursday 25th February 2016Chris Waters & Sidney Fielden. on Hedley Verity’s 10 – 10
    [report]
    Thursday 24th March2016Wasim Khan MBE. Leics CCC Chief Exec.
    [report]