Winter Season 2014 – 2015 Speakers

Winter Season 2014 – 2015 Speakers

There is much to look forward to during the winter, as our Chairman, Susanne, has arranged a fascinating and wide ranging programme (see Card)

GRAHAME LLOYD is a broadcaster and author who wrote a well-reviewed book on Gary Sobers’ six sixes. He has now turned his attention to the mystery of the “six sixes ball”. It is certainly a tale of intrigue.

LAWRENCE PRITTIPAUL was a handsome strokemaker and since leaving the game has become the world’s leading pioneer on Cage Cricket, which is principally aimed at children in inner city areas. Visitors to the Ageas Bowl will be aware of the Cage on the berm by the East Gate which is proving highly popular with both young boys and girls.

DEREK ANDREWS is a lifelong Hampshire supporter and member for 45 years. Through Hampshire, Derek became the last BBC TV Cricket Scorer (before Sky) covering over 140 Sunday League matches, the 1983 World Cup and numerous other one-day matches. He pioneered computer graphics and worked with great commentators such as Richie Benaud, im Laker, CMJ, Peter Walker and Geoffrey Boycott. It is the Society’s first day time meeting. Members are encouraged to take a meal at Test Valley Golf Club beforehand so that the event is a success for both our host and the Society.

The former England and Warwickshire batsmen DENNIS AMISS and MJK SMITH do not really need any introduction – star batsmen and long careers in cricket administration thereafter. DOUGLAS MILLER is the most erudite of biographers.

ANTHONY GIBSON is the son of the famous broadcaster and writer Alan Gibson. He is a broadcaster in the West Country. He is an editor of his father’s work and two other books on West Country authors and Cricket’s Wandering Elevens (co-authored with Stephen Chalke). He has appeared twice at Dorset Cricket Society to great acclaim.

RONALD ALLISON is a real coup thanks to Ian Henderson. The Editor heard him speak on his career at Dorset Cricket Society last winter, marvellous, witty, insightful and suitably discreet. Definitely not to be missed.

In the same category is the Revd Canon TIM BILES. Never heard of him? He is an
Englishman who worked for Sir Donald Bradman in Adelaide and became a confidante of both his boss and his family. He has a fund of stories that will not be found in any book. Can promise a truly enthralling evening.

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