Renew or take out new membership before the 30th June 2024 for a reduced rate of £29.50 per member or £49.00 for Adult joint membership (2 members living at the same address). 

Please click on the link to message our Membership Secretary Roy Taylor (membership@cheltenhamcricketsociety.co.uk) to organise this for you.

2024/25 Membership Application

2024/25 Application Form (pdf)

Next meeting: Wednesday October 2nd 2024: Kim Barnett 7:30pm (Doors open at 7:00pm)

James Taylor 03 April 2024

Former England batsman and current Leicestershire batting coach James Taylor graced and entertained a packed CCS audience at the last of the speaker events of the Winter/ Spring season of 2023/24. Our autumn season begins in October 2024.

James Taylor – 03 Apr 2024

Please click on the Gallery link here or in the top menu to view additional photos. 

All images courtesy of Pete Wilson.

Stephen Chalke 06 March 2024

A regular and popular guest, CCS Vice President and award winning author Stephen Chalke mesmerised members with extracts and the stories behind his latest publication “Footprints: David Foot’s Lifetime of Writing”.

The book, a collection of the works of award winning West Country journalist and author David Foot spans the full range of his work on memorable events and the greats of cricket, football, boxing and even theatre and local history. With no need for a microphone and with dramatic aplomb Stephen brought extracts from this collection of works from his friend David Foot to life and truly reflected David’s observation and literary skills but also his fascination with human nature both joyous, at times dark but always inspirational.

Stephen Chalke – 06 Mar 2024

Mike Procter : 1946 – 2024

Mike Procter – Cheltenham Cricket Society Summer event July 2022

Cally Barlow, Cheltenham Cricket Society President, has kindly provided a heart warming and unique tribute to a true cricketing legend, servant of the game and friend.

Paul Farbrace entertained the CCS members with stories and anecdotes from his time as a first class cricket player, coach, media pundit and even a stint as a goalkeeper for Coventry City FC when Bobby Gould was the manager.

Whilst at Kent, Paul was mentored by his wicket keeping hero, Kent and England legend Alan Knott and also realised a childhood ambition of a “caught Farbrace bowled Derek Underwood” appearing on the match scorecard. Knowledgeable and experienced as a coach at County and International level Paul candidly answered questions on the skills and experience that a coach can impart, but also the importance of learning, support and encouragement for players to flourish. Interestingly an approach which is very much evident in the leadership and management styles of Ben Stokes and Brendon McCullum.

Paul Farbrace – 07 Feb 2024

Kevin Sharp 10 January 2024

Kevin Sharp, the former Yorkshire batter and coach at Yorkshire and Worcestershire opened our 2024 spring season. 47 years of experience in the game allowed Kevin to entertain the CCS members with humorous anecdotes related to amongst others, Geoffrey Boycott and Joe Root, share his personal experience of how getting hit in the face when batting affected his confidence as well as give his thoughts on some of the pertinent issues within cricket today such as fixture scheduling and the Yorkshire racism saga. 

Kevin Sharp – 10 Jan 2024

Ian “Gunner” Gould 06 December 2023

A thoroughly enjoyable evening with our Guest speaker Ian “Gunner” Gould. He had the CCS audience in raptures of laughter with stories told in a wonderfully engaging and humorous style. Ian shared tales of his upbringing, journey into sport as a goal keeper for Slough and Arsenal and then as a batter/wicket keeper for Middlesex, Sussex, England and then his transition into World class umpiring. It was a pleasure to have a guest that has had such a varied experience at the highest levels with many of the cricketing greats but also as an umpire officiating at some of the most significant and memorable International matches. 

Ian “Gunner” Gould – 06 Dec 2023

Mark Robinson 01 November 2023

An excellent evening with Warwickshire CCC head coach Mark Robinson. Entertaining, thoughtful and humble, Mark shared and reflected on his career but also his approach to coaching and people management. The latter, was very evident in his handling of the insightful and entertaining Q&A session.

Mark Robinson – 01 Nov 2023

Derek Pringle 04 October 2023

Derek Pringle kicked off our 2023/24 season in style to new and existing members with a thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining visual presentation. By sharing photographs he has taken of his peers and those involved in the game Derek was able to provide his “first hand” insights into the many greats of the game and classic matches he has been a part of.

Derek Pringle – 04 Oct 2023

David Gower OBE 02 August 2023

David Gower OBE was a huge success at the Cheltenham Cricket Society 40th Anniversary celebration on 2nd August 2023. After a highly entertaining and informative speech and Q&A session, David kindly stayed behind to sign treasured books, memorabilia and partake in the odd selfie. 

Next meeting: October 2nd 2024: Kim Barnett 7:30pm (doors open at 7:00pm)

Venue : The Victory Club, Lypiatt Road, Cheltenham GL50 2SY

2024/25 PROGRAMME : Dates and speakers

Wed. 02 Oct 2024: Kim Barnett
Wed. 06 Nov 2024: Simon Hughes
Wed. 04 Dec 2024: Mark Alleyne
Wed. 08 Jan 2025: Matt Maynard
Wed. 05 Feb 2025: Mickey Arthur
Wed. 05 Mar 2025: A Cricket panel (Details to be advised)
Wed. 02 Apr 2025: Phil Neale
2024 AGM – Date to be confirmed

2024/25 Membership Application

New members may join at any time.

Adult Single: £29.50 (until 30 June) or £32.50 thereafter
Adult Joint (two Members at the same address): £49.00

2024/25 Application Form (pdf)

If you don’t have a printer or scanner then please email the information requested on the above form to our Membership Secretary, Roy Taylor. (membership@cheltenhamcricketsociety.co.uk)

For further information please contact our Membership Secretary, Roy Taylor

Members’ Guests

It may be possible for Members to bring guests to meetings but, to avoid disappointment, they must notify the Secretary in advance. The maximum number of guests, per meeting, is limited to 10 due to the capacity of our venue.

Guest Fee: £6.00