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Norfolk Cricket Society Author Talks - UPDATE 13

Norfolk Cricket Society's Rob Kelly confirmed the list of author talks courtesy of Pitch Publishing earlier in the year.  

All members are invited to join - we will send an email to all our members prior to the next meeting, and we will continue to publish details, joining instructions and the programme on this website.  
Be aware that the joining instructions will change for each meeting, so remember to check.

Note that the meetings are now on a fortnightly cycle.

If you joined the last meeting, let us know about your experience at  
Your comments could be useful for any future virtual meetings of this type.

27-10-2020: No notice yet of any further meetings, although the one remaining postponed event (Richard Murphy) is yet to be re-scheduled.

Any queries, email Norfolk Cricket Society's Rob Kelly at

Further details and an up-to-date list of future talks are available on the Pitch Publishing website -

The background information for this event and the programme are below:

26-05-2020: This is a summary of the follow-up email that the Norfolk Society's Rob Kelly has sent us:  

Really pleased to confirm that the first Pitch Publishing author talk will take place this Friday, please see below for further details and instructions on how to login on your computer via Zoom.

I'm hoping that Pitch Publishing will also be producing a flyer soon which I'll forward on as and when I receive it.  


To help cricket fans get a regular fix, the cricket team at Pitch Publishing has launched a new series of virtual cricketing talks and Q&As, open to members of the UK cricket societies.

The events will feature Pitch's cricketing authors and run on Friday evenings at 7.30pm, kicking off on Friday 29th May with former Sussex and Middlesex batsmen and now umpire Ian Gould, hosted by BBC cricket commentator Mark Church.

Over the years our authors have regularly appeared to speak at events up and down the country, and many had agreed to appear this year. With this in mind, we have launched a new draft schedule through until the end of November 2020.

For the first three weeks, they will be every Friday with Mark Church in the host's chair, with Ian Gould followed by Dr Colin Shindler and Aussie-based author Ashley Gray, each talking on the respective subject matter of their books to kick off the series.

The programme will then move to a fortnightly format, with Mark Peel, Tim Brooks, Andrew Murtagh, Richard Clarke, Richard Murphy, Franklyn Stephenson, Nick Greenslade and Luke Fletcher all set to appear before the end of November.


  • 29th May
  • 5th June
  • 12th June
  • 26th June
  • 10th July
  • 24th July
  • 7th August
  • 21st August
  • 25th September
  • 9th October
  • 16th October
  • 23rd October
  • Gunner: My Life in Cricket - Ian Gould hosted by Mark Church.
  • Barbed Wire and Cucumber Sandwiches: The Controversial South African Tour of 1970 - Dr Colin Shindler hosted by Mark Church.
  • The Unforgiven, The Missionaries or Mercenaries? The Untold Story of the Rebel West Indian Cricketers Who Toured Apartheid South Africa - Ashley Gray hosted by Mark Church.
  • Cricketing Caesar: A Biography of Mike Brearley - Mark Peel hosted by Mark Church.
  • A Corner of Every Foreign Field: Cricket’s Journey from English Game to Global Sport - Tim Brooks
  • If Not Me, Who? The Story of Tony Greig, the Reluctant Rebel - Andrew Murtagh
  • Last-Wicket Stand: Searching for Redemption, Revival and a Reason to Persevere in English County Cricket - Richard Clarke
  • England On This Day: Cricket History, Facts & Figures from Every Day of the Year - Richard Murphy  POSTPONED
  • The Hollow Crown: The England Cricket Captains from 1945 to the Present - Mark Peel
  • The Thin White Line: The Inside Story of Cricket's Greatest Fixing Scandal - Nick Greenslade
  • My Song Shall Be Cricket: The Autobiography of Franklyn Stephenson - Franklyn Stephenson
  • Tales from the Frontline: The Autobiography of Luke Fletcher - Luke Fletcher hosted by Dave Bracegirdle.

The next event can be accessed via a web browser (Google Chrome is recommended) or you can download Zoom's software or phone/tablet application.

To join, a clickable link to the Zoom Meeting will be provided, along with a Meeting ID and a Password.

If prompted please enter your name and society e.g. ‘John Smith, Essex Cricket Society

Any queries, email Rob at

Once the event begins at 7.30pm, you will be given access into the “room”.  There will be a Q&A session, and to ask a question, you will need to use the raise hand option (located in the participants panel, at the bottom), and the host will open your camera and microphone and prompt your question.

The Society Archive contains collections of currently available archive material:

※ MEETINGS - The complete list of meetings and speakers from the Society beginnings.

※ GUEST SPEAKERS* - A photo gallery of past speakers.

※ PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARDS* - A photo gallery of player of the year awards.

The archive will be expanded and more categories will be added, but for now - click here.

*These sections are incomplete so if anyone has something we can add, please get in touch -

Peter Edwards Museum and Library

The Friends of The Peter Edwards Museum and Library organisation was formed twelve years ago with the express purpose of supporting, in a variety of ways, the efforts of the band of volunteers who run the museum on a day to day basis.
Volunteers are responsible for cataloguing the collection, researching, purchasing items for the museum, arranging exhibitions and the displays, assisting visitors (who are very welcome), and answering enquiries, both verbal and written, all with an Essex flavour.

It is encouraging for our volunteers to feel that their varied input is appreciated by our 'Friends' and it is important that our activities are communicated.   To this end we publish an occasional Newsletter and, separately, the results of our research.  These are circulated to 'Friends' free of charge.

We are always delighted to welcome new 'Friends' and will be pleased to send the latest Newsletter to anyone who might be interested.  Application may be made to Tony Debenham either by email at or by post to
4 Vere Gardens, Henley Road, Ipswich, IP1 4NZ.  Please ensure in either case that you include your name and address.

With my thanks and best wishes,  Tony

Cricket Society Talks

The Cricket Society are hosting two events soon that are open to all members of Cricket Societies:

※ David ‘Bumble’ Lloyd, Tuesday 24th November at 6pm.
※ Stephen Chalke, Wednesday 2nd December at 2pm.

The two emails from Nick Tudball of the Cricket Society giving more information can be seen below.  Enjoy!

If you participate in any of the events, let us know about your experience at  Your comments could be useful for any future events of this type.

19-11-2020: This is the first email from Nick with details of the David Lloyd meeting:

David ‘Bumble’ Lloyd in conversation with John Barclay: Simply the Best

We are organising another Cricket Society Zoom call and Nigel would also like to extend this invitation to all Cricket Societies.

Please join Bumble and John via Zoom at 6pm on Tuesday 24th November for an entertaining evening of cricket as he shares stories of the most talented, influential and entertaining characters he has come across in 60 years in the game with hilarious insights into life in the commentary box and views on the current England team and the best world stars.

Simply the Best: The Great Characters of Cricket From The Don to The Ben by David ‘Bumble’ Lloyd will be available to Cricket Society members at a special price.  Details of the price and how to purchase will be released soon.

Best wishes, Nick

Nick Tudball is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Bumble and John Barclay
Time: Nov 24, 2020 05:45 PM London

Join Zoom Meeting:

Cricket Society

Meeting ID: 875 1474 0274, Passcode: 448323.

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19-11-2020: This is the second email from Nick with details of the Stephen Chalke meeting:

Stephen Chalke in conversation with Stephen Lamb

We have a Cricket Society Zoom on Wednesday 2nd December at 2pm with Stephen Chalke that we are making open to all members of Cricket Societies.  Stephen Chalke will be talking to Stephen Lamb about his memoir “Through The Remembered Gate”.

As Stephen is Patron of the Cricket Societies Association we thought it would be good idea to open it to all Cricket Societies.
Please feel free to offer the invitation to your members.

Topic: Stephen Chalke in conversation with Stephen Lamb
Time: Dec 2, 2020 02:00 PM London

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 859 9743 9268, Passcode: 917942.

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+44 203 481 5237 United Kingdom
+44 203 481 5240 United Kingdom
+44 203 901 7895 United Kingdom
+44 131 460 1196 United Kingdom
+44 203 051 2874 United Kingdom

Meeting ID: 859 9743 9268, Passcode: 917942.

Find your local number: