The game was hit hard by the loss of Phil Hughes, but we are sure he would have wished us to carry on and enjoy the Summer Game as much as he so clearly did.
We can look forward to the World Cup and again the fight for the Ashes, sad that Phil will not take part, but knowing that his lively personality will be remembered whenever players take the field.
Dennis Amiss MBE
Do you love cricket, but don't know how to pass those interminably long winter evenings? In that case, have you ever thought of joining a cricket society where you can spend time in the "off season" with like-minded cricketing addicts, listening to talks by players, ex-players, umpires, scorers, writers, journalists or just plain enthusiasts like yourself who can pass on this enthusiasm?
Joining a cricket society is certainly not expensive as you can enjoy a whole winter - usually about seven or eight evenings - for an annual subscription of under £20. I, myself, have spoken to many societies and have found it most rewarding to see the great enthusiasm there is for the game and the love of both reminiscing on great events and players and of considering its present and future.
There should be a cricket society within reach of most of you, so if you are interested why not contact our Secretary, Bob Wood, who will be pleased to give you further details and put you in touch with a society in your vicinity.
The next meeting of the Council of Cricket Societies will be the AGM, which will take place at Edgbaston on Saturday 7 March 2015
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