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.

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

Application Form

Next Meeting

02 December 2015
at 7:30pm
Christopher and Peter Pyemont

Speaker info


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: Jim Troughton - Warwickshire and England ODI batsman and occasional bowler from a well known family of actors.
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

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.
Sadly our President Tom Graveney died on Tuesday 03 November. RIP. Tom's family have advised that his private family funeral has taken place and that all are welcome to attend his Service of Thanksgiving, 2:30pm on Friday 29 April in Worcester Cathedral.
EXTRA SPEAKER MEETING: WG Grace died 100 years ago on 23rd October at the age of 67. Richard Tomlinson will speak to us on Wednesday 09 December in celebration of WG’s life. His recently published biography of WG contains references to many previously unseen archive documents - it gives a fresh, new insight into Gloucestershire’s record-breaking pioneer of cricket.
The Council of Cricket Societies of which we are a Constituent Member is currently upgrading its website. Its new Calendar Page will keep us informed of other Cricket Society events.
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.
Sadly the Cotswold Cricket Museum in Stow-in-the-Wold has closed. The 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.
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.
We wish GCCC's Hamish Marshall well in this his Benefit year. Info about Benefit events.
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.
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.

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