STOURBRIDGE CRICKET SOCIETY
Speakers’ Profiles for 2013
17th January - Ron Headley (Worcestershire & West Indies)
Ron Headley is the second generation of a family of Test cricketers. Ron’s father, George was the man they dubbed the Black Bradman. Ron’s son, Dean concentrated on bowling rather than have his batting be forever compared to his dad and granddad. Ron had a successful county career with Worcestershire, and won two Test caps when West Indies were hit by injuries on their tour of England in 1973. Ron holds strong views about Caribbean cricket; can’t think what he’ll say about Worcestershire’s performance last season!
21st February - Devon Malcolm (Derbyshire & England)
Devon Malcolm was all about raw pace. After he was hit on the helmet at The Oval in 1994, he responded by reducing South Africa to shell-shocked wrecks. But that was about as good as his international career got. His control - and confidence - was apt to go awol, and since his infamous spat with Ray Illingworth at Cape Town in 1995/96, his cricket has been limited mainly to the East Midlands, with Derbyshire, Northants and finally Leicestershire, whom he joined at the venerable age of 37. His batting and fielding were court-jester standard - which is part of the reason for his cult status around the world.
21st March - Dave Bradley (BBC Hereford & Worcester)
Tune into ball-by-ball cricket commentary on BBC H&W and the chances are that the man-on-the-mike is Bradders. His dry, waspish humour brings “a smile to most listeners’ ears” even when Worcestershire are batting! Bradders will be accompanied by one or more of Worcestershire’s stars of tomorrow.
11th April - Richard Bentley (Glamorgan & Worcestershire member and Cricket Memorabilia Society)
Members are in for a treat this evening. Richard is a lifelong supporter of Glamorgan and since moving across the border has become a keen follower of Worcestershire. He has amassed a fascinating collection of cricketana related to both counties. His presentation will take the form of an illustrated talk.
All meetings are held in the Pavilion of Stourbridge CC and commence at 7.30pm
Programme is subject to alteration without further notice
No charge for guests who are welcome at all meetings (unless specified otherwise).
However, a donation will be much appreciated!