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: New £22, Renew £20
  • Joint: New £38, Renew £34
  • Student: New/Renew £12
Limited new membership will be available from June 1st each year.
Apply toTreasurer or Contact Us

Application Form

Next Meeting

07 May 2014
at 7.30pm
followed by
Grahame Lloyd
John Parkin

Speaker info


2013/14 Speakers and Dates

27 Jun: Michael Holding - West Indies Test bowler, Sky TV commentator.
02 Oct: Micky Stewart (with Stephen Chalke) - Test batsman, International manager.
06 Nov: Angus Fraser - 177 Test wickets, Director of Cricket at Middx.
05 Dec: Alan Lee - respected local/national sports journalist, author.
08 Jan: Annual Quiz - with Paddy, Ken and John.
05 Feb: M J K Smith (with Douglas Miller) - England Test Captain, nation's last "Double International".
05 Mar: Charlotte Edwards - England Captain, highest ladies' international run scorer.
02 Apr: Jeremy Coney - New Zealand Captain, brilliant raconteur.
07 May: Grahame Lloyd (with John Parkin) following the AGM - Author and the other Batsman, Six Sixes, Swansea 1968

Members' Guests
It may be possible for Members to bring guests to meetings but to avoid disappointment they must notify Paddy Murphy 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.
Programme change: we are delighted that Grahame Lloyd (author of 'Howzat? The Six Sixes Ball Mystery') and John Parkin (the batsman standing at the other end, Swansea 1968) will speak to us following the AGM on May 7th. They replace David Allen who regrets that he cannot be with us for health reasons.
Looking forward we can now confirm next season’s Speaker list - Andy Murtagh, John Lever, Vic Marks, Richard Blakey, Derek Brewer, Matthew Engel, David Frith and Tim Jones. The season will start one month earlier than usual ie September with Andy Murtagh, author of the recently published biography of our President Tom Graveney 'Touched by Greatness: The story of Tom Graveney, England’s Much Loved Cricketer' . More Information.
Highly recommended - Andy Collier's Cotswold Cricket Museum in Stow-on-the-Wold, featured recently in the BBC 1 ‘Antiques Roadshow’. The museum 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. For more info see
"Memories of Test Match Special" evening with Henry Blofeld and Peter Baxter at the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham - 7.45pm, Saturday 26th April. For more info see Box Office : 01242 572573.
GCCC AGM: Monday 28th April, 7.30pm, Bristol County Ground.
"In the Mind of a Cricketer" with Ed Smith, who spoke to us in Oct 2012, at the Cheltenham Science 14 Festival, 6.30pm, Tuesday June 3rd. For more info about this and other events see
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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