Michael Smith, universally known as MJK, will be guest speaker at the next Derbyshire Cricket Society lunch, on Thursday 22 February at The 3aaa County Ground.
Smith played 50 Tests for England between 1958 and 1972, and was Captain for 25. His domestic career spanned 1951 to 1975 firstly with Leicestershire, and then Warwickshire from 1956 with whom he made 2000 runs in a season six times running from 1957. He was renowned for his fearless close fielding especially at forward short leg in an era before the regular use of helmets.
He is England’s last double international, having represented his country in both cricket and rugby union.
Smith’s post playing experience in cricket continued with a period as President of Warwickshire CCC, and also as an International Cricket Council Referee from 1991 to 1996.
He will speak at the Derbyshire Cricket Society Lunch on Friday 22 February in the Legends Lounge of the Elite Performance Centre at The 3aaa County Ground, starting at 12pm. The deadline for booking is Thursday 15 February.