The Victory Club
Burlington House
Lypiatt Road
GL50 2SY
Tel: 01242 690351


How to find us
From the Montpellier Rotunda at the top of the Promenade, turn right at the roundabout towards Gloucester on the A40, then immediately left into Lypiatt Road. The Victory Club is about 200 metres on the left.
There is limited parking on site but plentiful parking in nearby streets.

About us
Founded in 1983, we normally have 6 speaker meetings each winter
  • Speaker talks for up to an hour
  • Short Break for raffle etc
  • Questions from Members
  • Finish with bread, cheese and pickle
and 2 other meetings
  • Annual Quiz evening
  • AGM
There is always an opportunity to enjoy a drink at the bar, browse through our library books, get your autographs, look at our Journal and autograph book or buy a Society tie.

2016/17 Membership Application
Annual membership subscriptions are:
  • Adult: £22
    (Renewal by June 1st £20)
  • Joint: £38
    (Renewal by June 1st £34)
  • Student: £12
Limited new membership will be available from June 1st each year.
Apply to
Malcolm Brown,Treasurer
or Contact Us

2016/17 Application Form

Programme TBC


2015/16 Speakers and Dates

02 Sep: Stephen Chalke - local author, publisher and storyteller on return visit.
07 Oct: David Fulton - Kent top order batsman, cricket broadcaster.
04 Nov: Brian Scovell - sportswriter, press and books.
02 Dec: Christopher and Peter Pyemont - retired schoolmasters with their "The History of the Ashes" presentation.
09 Dec: Richard Tomlinson - WG Grace biographer. EXTRA MEETING.
06 Jan: Annual Quiz - with Paddy, Ken and John.
03 Feb: Geoff Humpage - Warwickshire and England ODI wicketkeeper and batsman.
02 Mar: Isabelle Duncan - cricketer, author, commentator, MCC member.
06 Apr: David Smith (CHANGE) - Warwickshire batsman, Chief Exec Leicestershire and Northamptonshire.
04 May: AGM followed by Ralph Dellor- journalist, reporter, author, commentator and cricket coach.

Members' Guests
It may be possible for Members to bring guests to meetings but to avoid disappointment they must notify Martin Renshaw in advance.
Guest Fee £5

2016/17 Season Calendar
We intend to send a complimentary A4 size Calendar of our 2016/17 events to Cheltenham & Gloucester Cricket Association Cricket Clubs with an invitation to apply for Associate Membership of the Cheltenham Cricket Society. An annual fee of £25 will entitle Associate Clubs to send 2 members to each of our Speaker evenings subject to prior confirmation from the CCS Secretary that space is available.
The Calendar will have eight 7cm x 5cm portrait and one 10cm x 6 cm landscape slots to advertise Members’ (or their friends) businesses inexpensively and to have an entry on the 'Other Links' page this website. Please contact CCS Secretary Martin Renshaw if you would like to book a slot, or, if you would be willing to display an A4 size Calendar at your workplace and/or social venue.

Please 'Contact Us' if you wish to give any feedback about the CCS.

Late Extra

Please 'Contact Us' if you have any thoughts about the CCS or if you wish to advise us of things that may be of interest to CCS Members.
Sat 25th June, 11am to noon and 1pm to 3pm, The Suffolk Anthology Book Store, Suffolk Parade, Cheltenham: CCS Member David Battersley will be signing copies of his recently published book ‘In The Shadow of Packer’ about England’s 1977/78 Winter Tour of Pakistan and New Zealand. All welcome. More Info.
Mon 4th July: Evening with Gloucestershire favourites - Mike Procter in conversation with Andy Brassington in Bristol.
More Info
Cheltenham Cricket Festival
Wed 13th - Sat 16th July
CC2, Glos vs. Essex
Sun 17th July
T20, Glos vs. Essex
Mon 18th July
TOM, Pak A vs. SL A
Tue 19th July
TOM, Eng Lions vs. Pak A
Wed 20th July - Sat 23rd July
CC2, Glos vs. Leics
Sun 24th July
RLODC, Glos vs. Sussex
More Info.
2016/17 Season: we welcome our new Vice Presidents - Cally Barlow and Stephen Chalke. Details of our Speaker Programme are being finalised and will be announced soon.
Membership Renewals and New: subscriptions (Adult £22, Joint £38, Student £12) may be made by cheque or electronic transfer. If paying by electronic transfer please advise Malcolm Brown of your bank reference to identify payment on the CCS bank statement and of any changes in your details (by e-mail will do). 2016/17 Application Form for new Members.
The Council of Cricket Societies' Calendar Page gives details of other Cricket Society events.
Would you like to propose the Vote of Thanks at Speaker meetings with the opportunity of dining with the Speaker beforehand? If interested please contact Robin Andrews.
Extra Specials: CCS Umbrellas (£12), CCS 'Tom Graveney in Conversation with Stephen Chalke' CDs (£6) and CCS ties (£6) are available for purchase. More Info.
Eight Gloucestershire County Cricketers had lost their lives in the Great War by the time of WG Grace’s death on 23 Oct 1915; ten more were to follow. The booklet 'In Memoriam - Gloucestershire Cricketers killed in the Great War' contains pen portraits of these men. For details please contact CCS Member Roger Gibbons.
Fancy a trip down memory lane? Why not browse through the photographic record of all our Speakers since 1984 which is available at Meetings near Paddy's library table.
The Cotswold Cricket Museum in Stow-in-the-Wold has closed. Its owner Andy Collier, who came to us in Spring 2013, has put his cricket memorabilia collection into storage and is looking at options for continuing to run a cricket museum. When we know Andy's plans we will advise you.

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