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.
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.
Heritage Project Volunteers
Heritage Lottery Fund Grant