The Primary Club is run by a small number of unpaid volunteers who love cricket and take great delight in providing a charity that enables sports and recreational facilities for the blind and visually impaired.

We have included below the details of the key people who you may want to get in touch with. If you are unsure of who to contact then please email/write/speak to the Hon Sec.

Nicole Pollock, Honorary Secretary,
The Primary Club, PO Box 12121, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10 2ZF
Tel: 0300 131 2244


Stuart Broad CBE
Stuart Broad, who retired at the end of the 2023 Ashes after becoming only the fifth bowler to take 600 Test wickets, succeeds another England bowling great, Derek Underwood, who died in April 2024 after 17 years as the Primary Club’s Patron.

In addition to their many legendary records and achievements, the two share the distinction of having held the England record for most Test primaries – although, in Stuart’s case, this has more to do with the sheer number of his innings than with the quality of his batting. Stuart says “The Primary Club has a long and distinguished history of supporting grassroots cricket and many other sports for those with a visual impairment. Making cricket – and all sport – accessible to everyone is something I feel strongly about and I am proud and delighted to support this wonderful charity.”

Key Contacts

Nicole Pollock – Hon. Sec. (
Nicole married into a cricket-loving family and has attended numerous amateur and professional matches since her cricket-tour honeymoon to South America in 1987. Qualified as a Chartered Accountant, she retrained as a teacher and recently retired from a varied senior career in a prestigious prep school. She is looking forward to supporting the Primary Club’s ambitions to promote and grow its membership so that it can continue to fulfil its principal focus of enhancing sports and recreational activity for the blind and visually impaired. In her spare time, Nicole enjoys reading with her young grand-daughter, learning Italian online, and accompanying her husband to cricket and rugby matches. Nicole follows Chris Larlham to the crease, hoping to emulate the success of his 20 year innings as Hon Secretary!

Nicole Pollock Hon. Sec.

Tim Kelleher – Chair
Tim Kelleher, who chairs the trustees, practised as a solicitor in the City specialising in maritime and international trade law for 40 years, retiring in 2020. He began his career as an articled clerk and finished it as the senior partner, all at the same firm. Tim was inspired to apply for membership of the Primary Club after listening to the late Brian Johnston on TMS. A moderate middle order batsman and very occasional slow left arm bowler, Tim played school, university and club cricket and qualified for membership at the age of 11, caught at deep midwicket in his first match for the under 12s at school. Tim is married to Kate; they have two grown up children, a daughter and a son, who both share his passion for sport.

Ross Midgley – Hon. Treasurer (
Ross Midgley, the Hon. Treasurer, is a chartered accountant who held senior positions in two large professional firms and was a director of a leading international accounting organisation. With his wife, he set up and later sold a successful chain of day nurseries and a vocational training company.
A former wicketkeeper-batsman in very humble village cricket, where he qualified multiple times for Primary Club membership, Ross was recruited as treasurer by the former Hon. Secretary Chris Larlham, who lives in the same Essex village. Ross has degrees in Human Sciences from Oxford University and in Law from Nottingham Law School. Now retired, he is married to Alison, with three grown up daughters.