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.

2018/19 Membership Application
Annual membership subscriptions are:
  • Adult: £25
    (Renewal by June 1st £22.50)
  • Joint: £44
    (Renewal by June 1st £39.00)
  • Student: £15
Limited new membership will be available from June 1st each year.
Apply to
Malcolm Brown,Treasurer
or Contact Us

2018/19 Application Form

Next Meeting

06 February 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.

03 Apr: Scyld Berry
- author and journalist who has covered over 450 England Tests.

01 May: AGM followed by Will Brown
- GCCC Chief Executive.

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

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.
Many Congratulations to our Annual Quiz winners Barbara Chamberlain, John Grimsley, Brian Hudson and Gordon Ripley. Many thanks also to all who took part.
2018/19 Membership Subs reduced: there are still a few places available for the remainder of the Season if you know anyone who would like to join - £18 (Adult), £30 (Joint), £10(Student).
2018/19 Application Form
'The Long Walk Back' - a play about our February Guest, Chris Lewis
- Thu 4 - Sat 6 April, 7:45pm, Everyman (Studio) Theatre, Cheltenham. More info
'The Life and Times of W.A. Woof’ by CCS Member David Battersby - the story of Cheltenham’s most famous cricketing son who played alongside WG Grace. More info.
Dave Houghton: Worcestershire Cricket Society - Tue 12 February, 7:30pm, Graeme Hick Pavillion. Non-Members are welcome (£5). Please contact CCS Member Mike Hitchings 07979 464715 if you would like to attend.
GCCC Cheltenham and N Cotswolds Region AGM: Tue 26 Feb, 6:30pm, The New Club, Cheltenham with Guest from GCCC. More info.
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.
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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