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.

2020/21 Membership Application
Annual membership subscriptions (no increase this year) are:
  • Adult: £25.00
    (Renewal by Aug 1st £22.50)
  • Joint: £44.00
    (Renewal by Aug 1st £39.00)
  • Student: £15.00
New Members may join at any time.
Apply to
Malcolm Brown, Treasurer

2020/21 Application Form (pdf)

2020/21 Application Form (Word)

2020-21 Season
- programme subject to Covid-19 Regulation and Member and Speaker preferences

Click here to open updated Brochure


2020/21 Speakers and Dates

07 Oct: Will Brown
(This is an EXTRA trial Zoom Meeting)

04 Nov: Rev. Malcolm Lorimer
- chaplain of Lancashire, publisher of cricket books and a Neville Cardus advocate.

(POSTPONED until Spring 2021, date TBA)
02 Dec: Vic Marks
- ex Somerset and England and a T.M.S. stalwart.

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

13 Jan: Derek Pringle
- ex Essex and England and a former cricket journalist.
(Date change from Sept)

03 Feb: Alan Wilkins
- ex Glamorgan and Gloucestershire but now a global T.V. cricket presenter.

03 Mar: John Barclay with Stephen Chalke
- the ex Sussex captain interviewed by the well known cricket publisher and author.

31 Mar: Dennis Amiss M.B.E.
- ex Warwickshire and England and a former cricket administrator with both W.C.C.C. and the E.C.B.
(Date change from Oct)

07 Apr: Andy Murtagh
- ex Hampshire and now a successful cricket biographer.

05 May: AGM followed by Mark Rowe
- a cricket historian with a first class degree in history and a cricket author

Members' Guests
It may be possible for Members to bring guests to meetings but to avoid disappointment they must notify Ian Randall in advance.
Guest Fee £6

Late Extra

2020/21 CCS Season: We hope to deliver as much as possible of our planned programme to May 2021. Our Sept and Oct meetings have been re-arranged to Wednesday Jan 13 and Wednesday Mar 31 and our Nov and Dec meetings postponed - dates TBA.
Chairman's Update, 31 Oct.
Next Victory Club update is in Early December. More info.
New Series, Pitch Publishing Cricket Talks: free Friday evening talks from Nov 20 with authors hosted by Mark Church to include backlist and new books due out in spring 2021.
Link to website
Some talks are recorded. Watch again - Bill Ribbans, sports surgeon.
Weekly Virtual Cricket Club with Simon Hughes and Simon Mann: live streamed interviews for a small fee, Thursday evenings, from Oct 22, with proceeds to the Professional Cricketers Association Trust to aid players who have fallen on hard times or who are ill. More info
Register/Join here
’Outside Edge’ magazine: in these unprecedented and challenging times, the Gloucestershire Exiles wish to share the Spring 2020 issue of their magazine with our Members.
Click here for ‘Outside Edge’ .
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.
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.
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.

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