An audience with former Derbyshire batsman Peter Gibbs

Monday 27th April 2015
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Written by Danny Painter

As one of over 50 events during Derby Book Festival, former Derbyshire batsman Peter Gibbs will be talking about his career as a film director and novelist at a special event at The 3aaa County Ground.

At the Derby Book Festival event on Tuesday 2 June – Day Three of the LV= County Championship fixture versus Gloucestershire – Gibbs will talk about his playing days with the county and his subsequent career as a successful writer.

Gibbs competed in 145 first-class fixtures for Derbyshire between 1966 and 1972, scoring 7,295 runs and nine centuries for the county.

After his cricketing career, Gibbs wrote a number of short plays and comedies for television, many with cricketing themes, and then progressed to writing scripts for major series.

He has also written plays for BBC radio, including Supersaver (1981) and Taking us up to Lunch (1991), which was set in the Test Match Special commentary box.

In 2012 he published his debut novel, Settling the Score, set in the County Championship in the 1960s.

Entry to the event includes a Derbyshire Ploughman’s Lunch comprising local pork pie, homemade onion chutney, salad, cheese and pickle.

Tickets are priced at just £10 for DCCC Members and £15 for the general public.

An audience with Peter Gibbs
Tuesday 2 June; Day three versus Gloucestershire
12.30pm – 2pm
The 3aaa County Ground

For more information or to book your tickets, please call 01332 388 101 or email[email protected].

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