Welcome to our events gallery, where you can catch up on our previous events and see what events we have coming up.
A Conversation with Mike Procter, Keith Milsom Pavilion, Golden Hill CC
On Monday 18th July Mike will be joining Golden Hill CC from 7.30pm onwards to talk about his career, on and off the pitch, as well as his charity, the Mike Procter Foundation. To purchase tickets visit the Golden Hill CC website: https://www.goldenhillsports.com/event-details/cricket-tea-conversation-with-mike-procter
We look forward to seeing you there.
Walkers and Talkers at the County Ground, Bristol
Mike Procter was the guest speaker on Wednesday 29th June at the “Walkers & Talkers” event, the new initiative organised by Andy Brassington the former Gloucestershire CCC wicket keeper and owner of Bristol events company “Finders Keepers”, who is known to one and all as Brassy.
The initiative aims at getting people together each week at Gloucestershire’s County Ground in Bristol for a natter over coffee and a stroll around the boundary before listening to a guest speaker in the pavilion.
The speakers are usually local sports stars or former stars or someone closely connected to sport in the Bristol area. Over the past few weeks, these have included former Bristol and England rugby forward Bob Hesford; former Bristol Rovers centre back and now the anchorman at BBC Radio Bristol Sport, Geoff Twentyman; current jockey Harry Cobden; former Bristol City captain Geoff Merrick; local sports journalist Richard Latham; Bristol City Chief Executive Richard Gould; and TV auctioneer Richard Madley, who for many years was the auctioneer for the Indian Premier League. All were extremely entertaining and informative in their own individual ways and all willingly give their time for nothing.
The highly informal nature of each week’s event has been very popular and successful and this week it was the turn of Mike Procter to speak at Walkers & Talkers.
Over 70 people turned up to listen to Mike and to watch several short videos to remind them of some of the highlights of his career with Gloucestershire. The discussion that then followed covered various aspects of Mike’s life in cricket – from a player through a coaching career; as a national team selector for South Africa; a TV and radio pundit; an ICC match referee; and his latest role with his charitable Foundation, bringing cricket and other sporting activities to the underprivileged children at Ottawa School near Durban in South Africa.
Mike received several rounds of applause at the end and then spent the next half hour or so signing copies of his autobiography and chatting with fans and other “Walkers & Talkers”.
Mike would like to thank “Brassy” for his great initiative and for inviting him to speak. The Foundation wishes him every success with this simple but powerful initiative to bring people together and would encourage others to come along on a Wednesday at 10am. The next guest speaker will be former Bath and England rugby star Gareth Chilcott.
A 50th Anniversary dinner was held at the Emirates Old Trafford to celebrate the past and invest in our future by remembering the 1971 semi-final between Lancashire and Gloucestershire.
Mike Procter and Barry Richards discuss the early years & the highs and lows of their careers, which led them to become cricketing legends.
Watch Mike and Barry talk through specific highlights of their career in more depth in the recording, which is available live on YouTube. Click here to read more.
Gloucestershire CCC Former Players Annual Lunch
On Sunday 26th June 2022, Mike joined over 20 former Gloucestershire cricketers for their annual lunch and reunion. This was hosted by Gloucestershire CCC and organised by their former wicket keeper, Andy Brassington.
An excellent lunch was served, wine and beer were consumed in copious quantities and stories, jokes and memories were shared. Some even managed to rouse themselves sufficiently to see Chris Dent complete his century in the County Championship match against Lancashire that was being played!!!
The group photo is a reminder to Gloucestershire supporters and cricket lovers everywhere of the cricketing talent that has performed in the colours of the “Shire” over the years. Players there included the oldest surviving player Roy Swetman, who is 88 years young, England stars David (Syd) Lawrence and Mark Alleyne together with Chris Broad who is now an ICC referee and of course is also Stuart Broad’s father.
A tree was planted as a tribute to those former players who have sadly passed on, and photos were taken. The group photo shows those were able to make the day.
In partnership with the Cricket Society and Sounds Like A Plan Events, we co-hosted the second in a series of talks by Mike Procter in conversation with his friends and former colleagues. The recording from the event can be viewed via this link: https://youtu.be/2ewaau6iogc
The event was divided into two sections. The first part featured Dr Ali Bacher who was Mike’s colleague and skipper during his curtailed Test Match career. The second part featured Mike’s former Gloucestershire team mates, fast bowler Jack Davey and wicketkeeper, Andy Brassington.
The Mike Procter Foundation would like to thank all of those who attended the event and those who made such generous donations to the charity’s work at Ottawa School, including the very generous donation of £1,000 by the Cricket Society.
An evening with Lord Peter Hain and Mike Procter in discussion with Sir Nick Stadlen, to discuss the international sporting ban in the 1970s/80s and its legacies for them and for South Africa followed by a Q&A session.
This fascinating discussion and insight into events surrounding the fight against apartheid was kindly hosted and introduced by Her Excellency Nomatemba Tambo, South Africa’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
The evening was a resounding success, with over 100 attendees who helped raise a total of £3,000 for the Foundation.
The silent auction was won by Mr Rodney Stewart Smith and Mr Rod MacSween.