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.

2023/24 Membership Application
New Members may join at any time
  • Adult: £29.50 (before 30 June)
  • Adult: £32.50 (after 30 June)
  • Joint: £49.50 (two Members at the same address)
2023/24 Application Form (Word)
2023/24 Application Form (pdf)

For further information please contact our Membership Secretary Roy Taylor

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.

Special Meeting
Members Only

02 August 2023
(7:30pm start)

Pen Portrait


2023/24 SPEAKERS and DATES
(Pen Portraits to follow)

04 Oct: Derek Pringle
- Cambridge University; all-rounder Essex and England; journalist The Independent and The Daily Telegraph.
NB Meeting will include AGM

01 Nov: Mark Robinson OBE
- bowler Northants, Yorkshire and Sussex; highly successful coach Sussex, England Women, now Warwickshire.

06 Dec: Ian “Gunner” Gould
- wicket-keeper Middlesex and Sussex; international umpire 74 Tests, 140 ODIs and 37 T20Is.

10 Jan: Kevin Sharp
– batter and batting coach Yorkshire; head coach until recently Worcestershire.

07 Feb: Paul Farbrace
- wicket-keeper Kent and Middlesex; assistant coach England; Sporting Director Warwickshire; currently head coach Sussex.

06 Mar: Cricket panel
- details to follow.

03 Apr: James Taylor
- batter Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and England; now batting coach Leicestershire.

Members' Guests
It may be possible for Members to bring guests to meetings but to avoid disappointment they must notify the Committee in advance.

Late Extra

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40th Anniversary Evening: with guest Speaker DAVID GOWER on Wednesday 02 August. Tickets for this evening event are £10 per person and initially limited to 2023/24 paid up Members - for more details please contact our (new) Treasurer John Gordan.
**20 tickets left as of 16 May 2023**
2023/24 Membership Subs: now being taken. Application forms maybe downloaded from this website. Otherwise for more information please contact our Membership Secretary, Roy Taylor.
Vote of Thanks: would you like to do this at Speaker meetings with the possible opportunity of dining with the Speaker beforehand? If interested please contact Robin Andrews.
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.
Extra Specials: CCS Umbrellas (£12.50), CCS 'Tom Graveney in Conversation with Stephen Chalke' CDs (£7) and CCS ties (£5) are available for purchase via our Treasurer Chris Coleman.
Extra Special Images
Committee meetings: generally held on the 3rd Monday of the month. Please contact our Secretary Ian Randall if you would like anything to be put on the agenda for discussion.
Feedback: please speak with a Committee Member 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.

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