Pitch Publishing

New Virtual Cricket Talk Series

For members of Cricket Societies

Pitch Publishing have set up a series of talks by authors of recently published cricket books that are open to members of Cricket Societies via Zoom. The first of these sessions, chaired by Mark Church is with Ian Gould on Friday 29th May. Please see the joining instructions below:- The events will feature Pitch’s cricketing authors and run on Friday evenings at 7.30pm, kicking off on Friday 29th May with former Sussex and Middlesex batsmen and now umpire Ian Gould, hosted by BBC cricket commentator Mark Church.

Over the years authors have regularly appeared for Pitch Publishing to speak at events up and down the country, and many had agreed to appear this year. With this in mind, Pitch Publishing has launched a new draft schedule through until the end of November 2020. For the first three weeks, they will be every Friday with Mark Church in the host’s chair, with Ian Gould followed by Dr Colin Shindler and Aussie-based author Ashley Gray, each talking on the respective subject matter of their books to kick off the series. 

The programme will then move to a fortnightly format, with Mark Peel, Tim Brooks, Andrew Murtagh, Richard Clarke, Richard Murphy, Franklyn Stephenson, Nick Greenslade and Luke Fletcher all set to appear before the end of November. 

29th May – Gunner: My Life in Cricket author Ian Gould, hosted by Mark Church 

5th June – Barbed Wire and Cucumber Sandwiches: The Controversial South African Tour of 1970 author Dr Colin Shindler, hosted by Mark Church 

12th June – The Unforgiven: Missionaries or Mercenaries? The Untold Story of the Rebel West Indian Cricketers Who Toured Apartheid South Africa author Ashley Gray, hosted by Mark Church  

26th June – Cricketing Caesar: A Biography of Mike Brearley author Mark Peel, hosted by Mark Church

10th August – A Corner of Every Foreign Field: Cricket’s Journey from English Game to Global Sport author Tim Brooks 

24th August – If Not Me, Who? The Story of Tony Greig, the Reluctant Rebel author Andrew Murtagh (TBC)

7th September – Last-Wicket Stand: Searching for Redemption, Revival and a Reason to Persevere in English County Cricket author Richard Clarke 

21st September – England On This Day author Richard Murphy 

9th October – My Song Shall Be Cricket author Franklyn Stephenson hosted by Dave Bracegirdle (TBC)

23rd October – The Hollow Crown: England Cricket Captains from 1945 to the Present author Mark Peel 

6th November – The Thin White Line: The Inside Story of Cricket’s Greatest Fixing Scandal  author Nick Greenslade (TBC)

20th November – Tales from the Frontline author Luke Fletcher hosted by Dave Bracegirdle (TBC)   

How to buy the books?

All the above books can be bought from Sussex Cricket Museum by contacting Jon Filby via the Publications page, found here. All profits go to the Sussex Cricket Museum.

How to join

To join the first event with Ian Gould please click on the link below, the event can be accessed via a web browser (Google Chrome is recommended) or you can download Zoom’s software or phone/tablet application.
Topic: Q&A with Ian Gould

Time: May 29, 2020 07:15 PM London (event starts 07:30 PM)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 825 9285 0216

Password: 243338
If prompted please enter your name and society e.g. ‘John Smith, Sussex Cricket Society’ 

Once the event begins at 7.30pm, you will be given access into the “room”. There will be a Q&A session, and to ask a question, you will need to use the raise hand option (located in the participants panel, at the bottom), and the host will open your camera and microphone and prompt your question.