Former England Test star at awards evening

Bill Estill (Fylingdales CC chairman), David Steele, Philip E Dunn (secretary) and Richard Gibson (president) at the club's awards evening
Bill Estill (Fylingdales CC chairman), David Steele, Philip E Dunn (secretary) and Richard Gibson (president) at the club's awards evening

FYLINGDALES Cricket Club had the pleasure of the company of David Steele, the former Northants, Derbyshire and England Test Cricketer, at their recent annual awards evening at the Victoria Hotel, Robin Hood’s Bay.

David scored over 23,000 runs and took over 600 wickets in his First Class career and restored the pride to England’s top order against the bowling of legends such as Michael Holding, Dennis Lillee and Geoff Thompson.

Prior to the presentation of the annual awards, David spoke at length about his experiences as a player, referring to former Yorkshire legends as Sir Leonard Hutton, Brian Close, Raymond Illingworth and Geoffrey Boycott.

He kept his audience well entertained with a mixture of serious cricket and humour which has long been associated with the game.

Fylingdales CC secretary, Philip Dunn, said: “It was a pleasure to listen to such a depth of experience from one recognised as a hero at a time when our Test side had its ‘back against the wall’.”

The club expressed its thanks to its sponsors for making the evening a success.