FORMER Yorkshire fast bowler Steve Kirby opens up the second half of the season for Sheffield Cricket Lovers Society on Thursday.
Now with Somerset after a spell with Gloucestershire, Kirby is the guest speaker at the society’s meeting at Abbeydale Park (7.45).
The following Thursday the MCC President Phillip Hodson is the guest speaker.
Also on Thursday, Wombwell Cricket Lovers Society have their January meeting when the speaker is Lesroy Weekes who has been one of the leading league cricketers in South Yorkshire for two decades and had spells with Yorkshire and Northants.
Courses for those who wish to become umpires are starting this week.
A course starts tonight at Aurora Sports club, Brinsworth (7pm) and on Thursday one starts at Sheffield Transport CC, Meadowhead both organised by the S.Yorks branch of the Association of Cricket Officials. Further details from 0114 230 5760 and 07932 621 893.