Michael Savage hosted his fifth highly successful Primary Club lunch in Northamptonshire in November 2015 and raised a record sum in the process. This eagerly awaited annual event is now firmly established in the Primary Club calendar as the premier annual fund raiser.
The prospect of competing with the previous year’s successful function – which featured Andrew Strauss as guest speaker – didn’t daunt Michael for one minute; he secured the services of another former England & Middlesex batsman to address the gathered guests this year.
Nearly ninety guests packed the dining room at the Northamptonshire Golf Club to enjoy an excellent lunch prior to the address by Clive Radley MBE who recounted many cricketing stories. Many notable cricketers and ex-cricketers were in attendance including Alex Wakely, the Northants Captain.
During the meal professional auctioneer John “Bomber” Harris harangued the guests into making purchases, and afterwards conducted a very successful auction of cricketing memorabilia.
Hon. Area Reps John Spalton and David Bentley attended on behalf of Primary Club, and whilst David Bentley gave a brief address on the background of Primary Club John Spalton spoke to publicise a forthcoming British Blind Sport dinner.
A thoroughly enjoyable occasion enhanced by the fact that it raised approaching £6000 for Primary Club – all made possible by the flair of charismatic octogenarian Michael Savage – who is already planning for next year’s bash on Wednesday 9th November at the same venue.
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Left to Right;
Robin Matthews (Ex Leicester CCC), Steven Crook (Northants CCC), Stephen Peters (Northants CCC), Michael Savage, Clive Radley MBE (Ex England cricketer), Alex Wakely (Northants Captain), Laurie Johnson (Ex Northants CCC), Barry Dudleston (Ex Leicester CCC).