There was an excellent attendance of the latest talk, the much awaited ” 60 years of Yorkshire Cricket” by the ex Yorkshire opening batsman Bryan Stott. Forty members were present along with seven guest visitors, many of whom were cricket enthusiasts , but those had no particular affiliation to the sport enjoyed the hour long talk. Bryan has been associated with Yorkshire County Cricket Club from the time he was a lad of fourteen attending net sessions to his present role of vice president and his involvement, since 2005, in the ex Yorkshire Players Association. His talk covered his early days with the second team, his tentative introduction into the first team with all it’s star players of the 1950s and his time spent playing under a series of the five different and contrasting captains of Yorkshire during Bryan’s ten year spell playing first team cricket. Amusing anecdotes of a wide range of players and officials throughout the cricket playing counties , some well known , others less noted, were well received and led to a string of questions from the floor at the end of the talk.
At our next meeting, in three weeks time on November 7th, will be a talk with slides on Knaresborough Castle.