Former Warwickshire and England opener Dennis Amiss MBE is the next guest speaker of the Worcestershire Cricket Society tomorrow (Tuesday) in Level Three of The View (7.30pm start).
Amiss scored 43,423 first class runs with 102 hundreds at an average of 42.86 and 12.519 List A runs at an average of 35.06.
He won the first of his 50 Test caps against the West Indies at The Oval in 1966 and it was two innings against those opponents that were amongst the highlights of his career.
Amiss scored an unbeaten 262 out of 432-9 to save the Test in Kingston during the 1972-73 tour and then in 1976 scored 203 at The Oval – a match in which Michael Holding picked up 14 wickets.
Harborne born Amiss scored 11 Test centuries and eight of them were converted into 150 plus contributions.
He established himself in the number three role at Edgbaston but, after a spell out of the side at the start of the 1972 season, moved up into the opening batsman’s role.
He was chosen as one of Wisden’s five Cricketer’s Of The Year in 1975 and received his MBE 13 years later.
Amiss was also one of the first players to wear a protective helmet on a regular basis.
After hanging up his spikes in 1987, Amiss had a spell as chairman of Warwickshire’s Cricket Committee before becoming Chief Executive in 1994 in place of David Heath for 12 years.
He was appointed as an England selector in 1992 and deputy chairman of the ECB in 2007.
*The car park situated between the Premier Inn and the net area at Blackfinch New Road will be open for Tuesday’s meeting.
Entrance to The View will be via the main entrance with doors open from 6.30pm.