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Kevin Sharp at Grace Road

I recently attended another meeting of the Leicestershire Cricket Society at Grace Road in Leicester.

The Society is a great way of keeping in touch with the game during the long cold close season, and has a large membership, including me, of course.

On this occasion, the speaker was the former Yorkshire batsman Kevin Sharp, who regaled us with some excellent anecdotes.

I had been asked to give the vote of thanks. I reminded Kevin of a Sunday match at Chelmsford, between Essex and Yorkshire. Those of us who were at the time Essex members were delighted when the famous England opener Geoffrey Boycott was out for a very low score. We shouldn`t have been so pleased, though, because a young man named Kevin Sharp came in and scored a very fine century. Should have let Geoffrey stay there and be 20 not out at the close.

If you love cricket and live in Leicestershire, why not join the society?