Cricket: Yorkshire coach first on list

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Yorkshire coach Jason Gillespie is to be the guest at the opening meeting of Wombwell Cricket Lovers’ Society’s (WCLS) Winter programme of speakers.

The former Australian fast bowler will be joined on October 17 by broadcaster Dave Callaghan who covers Yorkshire matches for the BBC.

“It’s a great coup and a splendid start to a new speaker season for us,” said a WCLS spokesman.

It will be at the usual venue, Ardsley Oaks WMC at Barnsley, and is open to all cricket lovers.

The week before, the Society have Geoffrey Boycott speaking at a special dinner at Ardsley House Hotel on October 10. It is open to everyone, tickets still available (contact Ron Firth on 01302 707210).

It is called “An evening with Geoffrey Boycott” - the former Yorkshire and England batting legend is a Society patron.