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

04 February 2015
at 7:30pm
Derek Brewer
Speaker info


2014/15 Speakers and Dates

16 Jul: Mike Procter - South African international and Gloucestershire hero. (Extra meeting).
03 Sep: Andy Murtagh - Hampshire Player, Author shortlisted for The Cricket Society and M.C.C. Book of the Year Award 2013.
01 Oct: John Lever - Essex/England left arm bowler.
05 Nov: Vic Marks - Somerset/England all-rounder, TMS contributor.
03 Dec: Richard Blakey - Yorkshire/England wicket-keeper.
07 Jan: Annual Quiz
- with Paddy, Ken and John.

04 Feb: Derek Brewer - Chief Exec Nottinghamshire CCC to 2012, then M.C.C. Sec/Chief Exec at Lord's.
04 Mar: Matthew Engel - Author, Journalist, ex Wisden Editor.
01 Apr: David Frith - Author and Cricket Editor, 3-time winner of The Cricket Society Book of the Year Award.
06 May: Tim Jones (following the AGM) - Worcestershire CCC Historian.

Members' Guests
It may be possible for Members to bring guests to meetings but to avoid disappointment they must notify Chris Coleman in advance.
Guest Fee £5

Late Extra

If you think something may be of interest to others then please send details via the 'Contact Us' link.
New this Season: CCS Umbrellas - available soon (£12 each). Fancy one? See what they look like here.
Annual Quiz, 07 Jan: many congratulations to our winners John Margetts, Roger Gibbons, Martin Moseling and Andy Binks and many thanks to our quizmasters Paddy Murphy, Ken Burney and John Grimsley.
Andy Collier's Cotswold Cricket Museum in Stow-on-the-Wold has lots of memorabilia, paintings, letters, scorecards, caps, bats, blazers etc dating from late 1800's, a small tea/coffee lounge and monthly Jazz and Buffet evenings. Next Cricket Evening: Thu 19 Feb, 8:00pm: Dennis Amiss, loyal servant to Warwickshire CCC and English Cricket, will speak about his career and first class centuries. Buffet and Q&A to follow. Advance bookings through Andy on 01451 870083. More Info.
Cheltenham & North Cotswold Region of GCCC - AGM: Thu 26th February, 6:30pm at the New Club, Cheltenham with Guests Will Brown Chief Executive, GCCC and a Member the 2015 playing squad. For details/apologies please contact Marie Journeaux.
2014/15 Membership Subscription: now reduced. For details please contact Malcolm Brown, Treasurer.
New Book: 'For Club, King and Country. The Story of the Gloucestershire County Cricketers and the Gloucester Rugby Club Players as Soldiers of Gloucestershire in the Great War, 1914-1918' by Martin and Teresa Davies, £12.99. More info. Proceeds go to the The Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum (at the Custom House, Gloucester Docks). The authors gave a fascinating talk about the lives of leading Gloucestershire Sportsmen who served and often died in WW1 at the recent Gloucester History Festival.
Orders are still being taken for a CD recording of our President Tom Graveney OBE in conversation with well known local author Stephen Chalke (£6 each). For further info please see a Committee Member or use the 'Contact Us' link.
Would you like a CCS tie? If so, they are available to purchase at meetings (£6 each). Please see a Committee Member.
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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