The Neville Cardus Lunch

The Tenth Neville Cardus Lunch will take place at Emirates Old Trafford on Wednesday 3rd April 2024 (12.00 for 12.30pm).

For any enquiries regarding the lunch please contact Malcolm Lorimer at: maxcricket@btinternet.com

The Neville Cardus Lunch is an annual event designed to help keep alive the name of Sir Neville and his writings. It will also help to further promote the Archive which continues to develop strongly.

This year's Lunch will take place in the Lancaster Suite in the Pavilion. We are delighted to welcome David Woodhouse, cricket historian and writer, as our guest speaker — see further details below.

The lunch is £40 and open for anyone to book. Places are limited, so please book early. There will be a three-course meal plus coffee (please tell us if you would like a vegetarian option.)

We hope to have between 50-60 people, amongst them Patrons of the Archive, along with representatives of Lancashire CCC and the Hallé. There will inevitably be some informal reflections and reminiscences of Neville over the meal, as well as the opportunity to see some of our archival material and to contribute ideas for the Archive's further development.

We have already produced eight books from the Archive's now extensive resources, the latest of them A Bibliography of Sir Neville Cardus for the Years 1913-2023 which has sold well, with only a few copies left.

We do hope you will be able to join us on what should be another memorable occasion. A fantastic raffle has been organised which we hope you will support as it helps defray costs of the lunch.
Rev Malcolm G Lorimer & Bob Hilton

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TO BUY TWO TICKETS — PRICE £80.00
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OUR GUEST SPEAKER
We are excited to report that our guest speaker this year will be David Woodhouse, whose book 'Who Only Cricket Know' is rapidly assuming the status of a modern classic of the game, and has already swept the full board of cricket's major book awards.

David takes up the MCC's 1953/1954 tour to the West Indies and studies it in all its aspects: players of both sides, Tests, politics, history and sociology, and more. It is also vastly entertaining, taking as its context two great rhetorical questions: "And what should they know of England who only England know?" (Kipling); and "What do they know of cricket who only cricket know?" (CLR James).

FORTHCOMING PUBLICATION
The Cardus Archive have a further book in preparation. Its character will be very different from its predecessors, taking as it does the form of fifty or so illustrations with text, most of them drawings by Neville himself, an inveterate doodler and caricaturist. They are supplemented by a number of depictions of Neville by others, such as the great leg-spinner and brilliant artist, Arthur Mailey.

'A Little Book of Cardus Cartoons' is due out this Spring to coincide with the 2024 Cardus Lunch. This will be a limited edition of 100 copies, so early orders are essential. The price will be around £15.00.

THE NEVILLE CARDUS ARCHIVE at Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground
Patrons: Elizabeth Grice, Michael Henderson, Christopher Brookes, Christopher O'Brien, Gideon Haigh, John McIlwaine.
Archivists: Rev. Malcolm G Lorimer (Email maxcricket@btinternet.com) & Bob Hilton (Email bob.hilton@dsl.pipex.com)

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