Oral History of Cricket in Derbyshire Project


In 2017, the Foundation received a grant of £72,200 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to undertake a 2-year project designed to record the recollections and memories of people involved in cricket at all levels across Derbyshire.

This project is led by Heritage Project Manager David Griffin and local volunteers, the Oral History of Cricket in Derbyshire Project focused on collecting audio-visual reminiscences about cricket at every level within the county, from grassroots to the Test arena.

Almost 300 interviews were recorded from Test and County cricketers, cricketers and volunteers in the recreational game, women cricketers, disabled and partially sighted cricketers, journalists, officials,  umpires, scorers, broadcasters, grounds staff, and all the other people who make up the fabric of cricket in the county of Derbyshire.

This project offers, for the first time, an opportunity to hear insights into the game of cricket from those who play or have played the game, and also from those who watch or participate in other ways.

All videos are available to view HERE 

This was an extensive cricketing and social history project and we hope that the recordings prove to be an enjoyable experience for all cricket supporters and those with an interest in local history.

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As a part of the Cricket Derbyshire Foundation’s Oral History of Cricket in Derbyshire Heritage Project, a series of video interviews were conducted with the main people associated with Derbyshire cricket. From grassroots cricket to Test cricket level, the project includes a wide range of interviewees which span across the whole region of Derbyshire.

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Darley Dale CC - 21st century cricket
Darley Dale CC - Stalwarts
John Shawcroft web
Chris Sheldon web
Clive Harris web
Colin Tunnicliffe - Eddie Barlow
Alan Hill web
Simon Lacey - Derbyshire cricket grounds
Peter Young - Shipley CC
Kath Green - Spondon CC
Harold Rhodes - controversy
Adrian Bonsall - memories
David Fisher
Steve Jackson
Denby CC stalwarts
Borrington - Humourous memories
John Shawcroft - Derbyshire 1970s
Edwin Smith - early career
Wayne Madsen - early career
Billy Godleman - Pre-Derbyshire career
Chris Middleton - early cricket memories
Geoff Miller - formative years
Mark Eklid
Darley Dale CC - Memories
Kevin Dean - 1997
Tony Pope - Father and Uncle
Tony Palladino - Derbyshire
Geoff Miller - post playing career
Paul Aldred - formative years
Crooks, Glenn and Glenn - Denby CC
Tony Pope - amateur career
Adrian Rollins - best players
Paul Aldred - debut
Harry Cartwright - formative years
Edward Wilkinson - formative years
Bob Taylor - cricket greats
Fran Clarkson - early cricketing years
Kevin Dean - early years
Glenn, Horton and Smit
Malcom Tweats and Brian Tatton - Leek CC history
Tony Palladino - art of bowling
Bob Taylor - 1981 season
Denby CC
Andrew Mitchell - early years
Kim Barnett - 1990 RAL
John Brown - formative years
Chris Adams - formative years
Darley Dale CC - History and Anecdotes
Repton School Cricket
Darley Abbey CC - Andy Brierley and Tim Pickup
Denby CC 2
Umpires 1
Darley Abbey CC 2
Darley Abbey CC - Dave Jepson
Matlock Town CC 1
Derbyshire Disabled CC - Formation
Chris Airey 1
Leek CC - Association with DCCC
Staveley Miners Welfare Cricket Club - Memories
Repton 1
West Hallam White Rose CC 1
Adrian Bonsall - Cricketing memories
Chesterfield CC - Memories
Quarndon CC 1
Keith Bamford 1
Kieran Owen - Derbyshire Disabled CC
Aston on Trent village cricket
Glenn and Dytham 1
Belper Meadows CC 1
Stanton-by-Dale Cricket Club 1
Holmesfield Cricket Club 1
Stanton CC 3
Denby CC 3

Recollections Recorded


Heritage Project Volunteers


Heritage Lottery Fund Grant

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