The Cricket Society provides a range of products that represent outstanding value for money. For just £21 a year - £17 if you are 60 or over or under 18 – you receive eight Bulletins and two Journals. You can attend regular member meetings in London, Birmingham, Bath and Chester-Le-Street that are addressed by a range of people from the cricket world. You can come to dinners with good food and speakers and see a range of awards made there; attend our special events such as film nights , our prestigious annual Book of the Year evening at Lord’s, and ‘days at the cricket’; play or have a net with our Cricket Society XI; and access our much improved and developing website.
You will be part of a well-regarded member organisation that has a rich history and strong and developing links across the cricketing community, including with bodies such as the Cricket Writers Club, MCC and Chance to Shine Street. You can share your cricketing interests and enthusiasms with a broad range of like-minded people.
The Society, which has around 1800 members mainly in the UK but also around the world, was founded in 1945 and celebrated its 70thanniversary in 2015. Its illustrious past Presidents include Jim Swanton, Hubert Doggart and Christopher Martin-Jenkins. Our sister organisation the Cricket Society Trust, a registered charity, raises funds to help use cricket to support disadvantaged young people. Since 2015 The Society has been using a legacy from a member directly to partner Chance to Shine Street which brings cricket to young people in urban areas.
Well known cricket personalities including players, administrators, umpires, writers and broadcasters - all people who have a great love for and knowledge of the game - speak at regular meetings in London, Birmingham, Bath and Chester-Le-Street.
All members receive our News Bulletin eight times per year. This is packed with interesting articles, book reviews, original statistical material and a burgeoning letters page where members debate the issues of the day. Twice a year members also receive our highly acclaimed Journal, a 72 page publication which includes articles by new and established writers on cricket past and present plus detailed book reviews.