Pitch Publishing are delighted to announce a second series of live virtual cricket talks, after the resounding success of the lockdown-inspired first series of 11 different talks, each relating to a new book for 2020.

Each talk will see be hosted by BBC cricket commentator and reporter Mark Church, and he will be joined by a different author for each of the talks. They will be free to join and open to all cricket fans and promoted to members of the cricket societies across the country.

Over the years our authors have regularly appeared to speak at events, with many scheduled to appear in person this year.

However, with the restrictions remaining in place due to the coronavirus pandemic, we have elected to continue with this new format, as it has proved hugely popular with fans and society members, and provided a fabulous form of entertainment through the summer and autumn months.

The 2020/21 winter programme will include a mix of backlist and new books due out in spring 2021, with the talks taking place on Friday evenings at 7.30pm and expected to last up to 90 minutes; each will also include a question-and-answer session for attendees.

The links will be published on the day of each talk, and circulated to interested societies ahead of each event to share with members by email or on social media channels.

If you wish to learn more about the titles and authors, or purchase those books to read ahead of the talks, please click the links below for further information.

2020/21 Winter Schedule

20th November
Bill Ribbans, author of Knife in the Fast Lane

4th December
Jonathan Northall, author of Ruling the World

11th December
David Tossell, author of Girls of SummerFollowing OnTony Greig and Grovel!

There will then be a break for the Christmas period, before we will restart in the New Year.

8th January
Alan Butcher, author of The Good Murungu

22nd January
Peter Miller, author of 28 Days Data

5th February
Abhishek Mukherjee and Arunabha Sengupta, co-authors of Sachin and Azhar in Cape Town

19th Febraury
Stuart Raynor, author of War of the White Roses and Five Trophies and a Funeral

5th March 
Richard Parry and Jonty Winch, co-authors of Too Black to Wear White

12th March 
Jonathan Rice, author of The Stories of Cricket's Finest Painting

19th March 
John Fuller, author of All Wickets Great and Small

Watch Again the 2020 Summer and Autumn Programme

We record four of the eleven summer and autumn virtual talks, and you can watch these again via the links below.

Mark Peel on Cricketing Caesar

Mark Peel on The Hollow Crown

Tim Brooks on A Corner of Every Foreign Field

Andrew Murtgah on If Not Me, Who?