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.

2019/20 Membership Application
Annual membership subscriptions are:
  • Adult: £25.00
    (Renewal by June 1st £22.50)
  • Joint: £44.00
    (Renewal by June 1st £39.00)
  • Student: £15.00
Limited new membership will be available from June 1st each year.
Apply to
Malcolm Brown,Treasurer

2019/20 Application Form

Next Meeting

07 August 2019
at 7:30pm
Speaker info


2018/19 Speakers and Dates

05 Sep: Farokh Engineer
- Lancashire and India wicket-keeper batsman.

03 Oct: Paul Smith
- Warwickshire all-rounder.

07 Nov: David Leatherdale
- Worcestershire all-rounder and administrator.

05 Dec: Geoff Cope
- Yorkshire and England spin-bowler.

09 Jan: Annual Quiz
with Paddy, Ken and John.

06 Feb: Chris Lewis
- Nottinghamshire and England all-rounder.

06 Mar: Patrick Eagar
- legendary photographer who worked at 325 Test matches.

10 Apr (Date Change): Scyld Berry
- author and journalist who has covered over 450 England Tests.

01 May: AGM followed by Will Brown
- GCCC Chief Executive.
07 Aug (Extra Meeting - date change): Gideon Haigh
- Australian journalist written extensively about the Ashes series.

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 £6

Late Extra

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.
2019 Membership Renewal
Click here to download a Membership Renewal form.
Extra Meeting - Gideon Haigh
- Wed 07 August
. We are delighted that the Australian journalist Gideon Haigh who has written extensively about the Ashes series has accepted our invitation to come and talk to us.
Ken Burney's Cricket Memorabilia event
- Wed 17 July, 10:00am to 5:00pm
, at the Cheltenham Cricket Festival.
- at the GCCC AGM, CCS Members Roger Gibbons and John Nicholls were elected as President of the Club and onto the Executive Board, respectively.
2019 GCCC Fixtures at Cheltenham College:
- Mon 27 May- Thu 30 May
Glos vs Lancs
More Info.
- Mon 15 July - Thu 25 July
Cheltenham Cricket Festival
More Info.
2019 GCCC Ian Cockbain Testimonial:
we wish Ian every success in his testimonial year. His first Cheltenham event is on Tue 28 May - Q&A with Lancs and Glos Players.
More info.
Cricket Then & Now - An Evening with Barry Richards:
- Fri 21 June. 7:00pm
, Lilley Brook Golf Club, £15 (Curry and Rice £8 extra) in aid of Maggies Charity.
More Info.
2019 GCCC Cotswold and N Wilts Region Champagne Breakfast:
- Sun 23 June. 09:15 for 09:30
, in the Grace Room at the Bristol Pavillion, £18, day 1 of the championship match vs Glamorgan, in aid of the Club’s Academy. Bookings by Wed 9 Jun.
More info.
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.
Committee meetings: generally held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Please contact our Secretary Martin Renshaw if you would like anything to be put on the agenda for discussion.
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. More Info.
Name change: ’The Council of Cricket Societies’ to which we are affiliated is now ’The Cricket Societies’ Association’. Its Calendar Page gives details of other Cricket Society events which you may like to attend.

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