Malcolm Lorimer was born in Haworth, West Yorkshire and has been a Methodist Minister for over 40 years. He has served in Stockton-on-Tees, Manchester, Heald Green, Moss Side and Sale. He is the chaplain to Lancashire C.C.C. and part of the Heritage Team.

Malcolm lives in Nantwich from where he runs his publishing company, Max Books, which mainly produces cricket books. He wrote a biography of Brian Statham, ‘Glory Lightly Worn: A Tribute to Brian Statham’ and co-wrote a booklet cataloguing the career innings of Cyril Washbrook. Max Books published, in 2017, a biography of Farokh Engineer - ‘Farokh: The Cricketing Cavalier’.

Malcolm collects cricket books and memorabilia. He is a big fan of the great Sir Neville Cardus and Max Books has produced several books about Cardus. Malcolm runs an annual lunch at Emirates Old Trafford to keep alive the name of Cardus. Malcolm is a member of the Cricket Memorabilia Society, and also of the Association of Cricket Statisticians and Historians, of which he was Chairman from 1993-2002. He is also a member of the Lancashire and Cheshire Cricket Society which, like our society, is affiliated to the Cricket Societies’ Association.

So, we welcome a true cricket lover, born in Yorkshire, who lives in Cheshire and has a strong affiliation to, and affection for, all things related to Lancashire C.C.C.!

Ken Burney

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