The Cricket Society and M.C.C. Book Of The Year Award 2015
Please see the joint Cricket Society and M.C.C Press Release and short listed authors.
The 2015 Cricket Society and MCC Book of the Year Award shortlist is announced today. The six-strong list includes two books about Kevin Pietersen: his autobiography and Simon Wilde's portrait of a cricketer rarely out of the news. Former winner Chris Waters competes again with a book about Hedley Verity, and Christopher Sandford looks back to the cricketers of 1914. Books about cricket in Pakistan and a cricketing tour to Germany in 1937 complete the list.
Chair of judges Vic Marks said: "There are some good books here and my panel of wise judges will have much to discuss at our final meeting. It will be a lot closer than England's matches at the recent World Cup. I am sure we will settle on a worthy winner."
Tuesday 12th May in the Long room at Lords M.C.C. and The Cricket society will present the Book of the Year Award 2015. Keynote speaker for the evening is John Barclay a former winner and President of The Cricket Society. Tables will be hosted by short listed authors and publishers. This years panel of judges will again be chaired by Observer writer and Test Match Special commentator Vic Marks and otherwise comprise two judges each from the Cricket Society and M.C.C. Please see the members application form in the Members section
maximum of two tickets per member.
70 Club - YOUR SOCIETY NEEDS YOU
We have decided to introduce a fun way for members to have a flutter on a lottery but also to contribute to Cricket Society funds. In our 70th year we are therefore launching a "70 Club" lottery for Cricket Society members. This is very simple, in that each year you can buy between 1 and 5 shares at £10 each and twice a year your share numbers will be entered into a lottery. The prize fund will be 50% of the total contributed with the remainder going to Cricket Society funds.
See photos of the Spring Dinner and Awards Evening 2015 with Dennis Amiss
Spring Dinner 2014 (photos of the evening)