Saturday, 5 September 2015

More dates to see Edwin Smith (and me...)

Thanks to those of you who have been in touch to buy copies of my book on Edwin Smith, which is selling really well  - thank you for that!

We have several speaking engagements coming up over the next few weeks, where I will be interviewing Edwin, before the audience has a chance to ask questions and we then sign copies of the book.

These are as follows:

Wednesday 16 Sept - Central Library, Stirling (Scotland) at 7pm

Wednesday 23 Sept - Grassmoor Working Men's Club, Chesterfield at 7.30pm

Thursday 29 October - Derby Cricket Lovers Lunch at the 3aaa County Ground, Derby, 12.30pm

There may be other dates added in the coming weeks, which will naturally be advertised on here and through Twitter. We both hope you will come along for some cricket chat and to say hello.

Please let me know if you would be interested in hosting an event and we will see what we can do.

For anyone interested in buying a copy of the book, please email me at the address in the left-hand sidebar of the blog, Please note that I will be away until 16 September so may not be in a position to respond immediately - but thanks in advance for your interest!


Tim, Chesterfield said...

Are you expecting much interest in Stirling?!

Mark said...

Another totally unacceptable performance against a very average Essex attack. Somebody's got to carry the can here for what is going on, as we can't carry on like this.

Peakfan said...

Struggling to get working internet folks so sorry...and I also owe my family some time! Doesn't appear a good performance though and I will give my thoughts on my return.
Having said that, losing two bowlers doesn't help...

Mark said...

That's it for me, new head coach required as Welch has now lost the players. Another excuse of players being tired arose last night after another turgid day, and we'll see the rewards in a couple of years time.

We've gone backwards, results and league position will testify to that, so somebody please tell me the reason for keeping Mr. Welch?.

Anonymous said...

What about the batting peakfan ?

Its about time we got a wicket keeper who can bat, Poynton will never make a batsmen.


notoveryet said...

The loss of Palladino and Thakor's bowling was of little significance in the Essex innings, as it happened after the horse (in the form of Ten Doeschate and Pettini) had already bolted and left the stable door wide open. Their absence was probably more significant in batting terms, although no-one would argue that it would have made much difference. It was the most inept and humiliating performance I've seen from a Derbyshire team, without a single mitigating feature and with no player deserving any credit, other than Footitt's willingness to keep on charging in for 28 overs in a day. Of all of the batsmen, probably only Durston in the first innings and Hughes in the second can claim that the bowler had anything to do with their dismissal, all the others being reckless or badly executed shots. The disintegration of this team has been astonishing over the last month, and experience has nothing to do with it - the average age of both Derbyshire and Essex teams was 26, and they had 5 under-25 players compared to our 4, and both Surrey and Leicestershire beat us with as many young players in their sides as we had in ours. Unless we are to believe that a team that won 6 matches at the end of last season have suddenly become inept or the players just don't care, the reasons lie with the management, leadership and preparation of the team.