Jim Cumbes to speak at Cricket Society Lunch

Jim Cumbes will discuss a 50-year career in sport at the Derbyshire Cricket Society lunch on Thursday 31 January.

As a right-arm fast-medium bowler Cumbes played cricket for Lancashire, Surrey, Worcestershire and Warwickshire. He was part of Worcestershire’s Championship winning side in 1974 and enjoyed a cricket career which spanned 1963 to 1982, during which played in 161 first-class matches, taking 379 wickets at an average of 30.20.

Cumbes also made 376 Football League appearances in a 13-year football career with Tranmere Rovers, West Bromwich Albion, Aston Villa and Southport. He played football in the North American Soccer League and even played against Pele.

In his post-playing career, Jim held the post of Chief Executive of Lancashire County Cricket Club from 1998 to 2012 and oversaw an extensive redevelopment of Old Trafford.

He will be guest speaker in the Kappture Legends Lounge on the top floor of the Elite Performance Centre as part of Derbyshire Cricket Society’s latest lunch event.

The deadline for booking is Tuesday 22 January.

For more information and to book your place, visit the Derbyshire Cricket Society website HERE.

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