Venue

The Victory Club
Burlington House
Lypiatt Road
Cheltenham
GL50 2SY
Tel: 01242 690351

Map

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 March 2016
at 7:30pm
Isabelle Duncan

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: David Smith (CHANGE) - Warwickshire batsman, Chief Exec Leicestershire and Northamptonshire.
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

Feedback
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.
Alan Lee RIP spoke to us in Spring 2000 and Autumn 2013 and gladly accepted our invitation to be a CCS Vice President from next season. For details of a service of thanksgiving in his memory on Monday 18 April, followed by a reception at Cheltenham Racecourse, please e-mail Nigel Payne.
Sadly, Jack Bannister RIP, one of our Vice Presidents, died on 23 January. The Warwickshire bowler, broadcaster, journalist and friend of our late Presidents Tom Graveney and Peter West, spoke to us in 1988 and 1992.
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.
Congratulations to our New Year Quiz Winners: Arthur Bailey, Peter Jubb, John Margetts and Roger Gibbons. Many thanks too to Paddy, Ken and John for setting the challenging questions.
GCCC: "An Evening with the Champions", 13 January to 02 March - Trophy tour and Q&A events at Cricket Clubs around the county. More Info .
GCCC Regions and Club AGMs:
Severn, 04 Feb 7:00-9:00pm, Winget CC; Bristol, 08 Feb 6.30-7:30pm, County Ground Bristol; Cheltenham & N Cotswolds, 25 Feb 6:30-8:30pm, New Club; Gloucestershire Exiles, 17 Mar 6:45-9:30pm Lord’s Indoor School; Cotswolds and N Wiltshire, 23 Mar 7:00-9:00pm, Castle St, Cirencester; Club, 25 Apr 7:00pm, County Ground, Bristol. More Info .
The Council of Cricket Societies of which we are a Constituent Member has a Calendar Page on its website with details of other Cricket Society events.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Cotswold Cricket Museum in Stow-in-the-Wold has closed. Its 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.

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