Programme

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

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]