This year sees us make some changes to the usual format of our Annual Dinner and Prize Presentation.
With a view to making the event more user friendly, whilst also aiming to maintain much of the formality which makes the Annual Dinner and Prize Presentation such a special occasion for many attendees, especially those receiving awards, we will be dispensing with the end of evening comedian, and also replacing the traditional three course meal with steak & ale pie, chips and mushy peas (vegetarian option is available) followed by apple crumble and custard.
As a consequence of these changes not only will be able to offer a later start and earlier finish to the evening, but will also be able to decrease the ticket price to £22.50.
We are also extremely pleased to welcome as our guest speaker at the 2019 Annual Dinner and Prize Presentation Simon Hughes. Simon joined Middlesex CCC in 1980 and played for them for 12 seasons. He spent two seasons (1992–1993) playing for Durham CCC, and also played for Northern Transvaal in South Africa during the winter of 1982-83. Throughout his cricketing career, he played in 205 First Class and 2012 List A matches taking 466 and 272 wickets respectively.
Hughes retired in 1993 to concentrate on a writing career which began as a player for The Independent with the widely acclaimed Cricketer's Diary. In 1994 he joined the Daily Telegraph as a columnist and became the BBC's reporter on Test matches. He has worked as a journalist for The Independent and The Daily Telegraph, and for the BBC. However, he is perhaps best known for his work as The Analyst on Channel 4's cricket coverage from 1999 to 2005. In 2006 he became a commentator/analyst on Cricket on Five with Geoffrey Boycott and Mark Nicholas. Since then he has continued to work in the media and until 2018 he was The Analyst on Channel 5's evening highlights programme. He currently commentates on BBC radio and writes for the Daily Telegraph.
The dress code for the evening is smart / casual.