The next meeting of the Midland Branch of the Cricket Society takes place on Tuesday 23 January, when the guest will be sports journalist and author, Stuart Rayner.

Stuart, who currently writes on a number of sports in the North East for The Journal, wrote the much acclaimed book about the previous internal strife at Yorkshire County Cricket Club, The War of the White Roses-Yorkshire Cricket Civil War 1968-1986.

The meeting , which starts at 8pm, will be held at Edgbaston and Warwickshire Members, friends and guests are welcome to attend but are asked to support the raffle.