Cricket: Society delight at Boycott evening

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GEOFF Boycott has agreed to be the guest at a special dinner organised by Wombwell Cricket Lovers Society.

Called “An Evening with Geoff Boycott”, it will be at Ardsley House Hotel, Barnsley on Thursday, October 10 with demand expected to be high.

Boycott is into the final 12 months of his two-year tenure as Yorkshire President and the Society’s Mick Pope said they were absolutely delighted to get him. He is also a patron of the Society.

Meanwhile, the Society have marked the service of two Society’s stalwarts with a presentation to John and Beryl Ambler.

John has been Chief coach and Coaching co-ordinator of the society’s long-standing youth coaching nets. He attended as a youngster in the 1950 and returned as a coach in 1998 and, six years ago, became coaching co-ordinator helped by wife Beryl.

n Sheffield Cricket Lovers Society have a ‘double header’ tomorrow at Abbeydale (7.45) with Paul Shaw, ECB Women’s and Girls Performance manager and award winning cricket author Harry Pearson.