Cricket Development Trust Scotland

Supporting Cricket in Scotland from the Grass Roots Up

Derek Pringle Evening

Friday 10th November 2023

We are delighted to advise that our next event will be an evening with Derek Pringle which will take place on Friday 10th November 2023 at the Royal Scots Club in Edinburgh.

Derek is a former Test and One Day International cricketer and is now a cricket journalist. He went on to play 30 Tests, the last of which was in 1992, scoring 695 runs and taking 70 wickets. He also played in 44 One-Day Internationals between 1982 and 1993. He appeared in two World Cups and was a member of England's 1992 World Cup Final team.

He eventually became a cult figure late in his career. His always popular warm-up routine before coming on to bowl involved him lying on his back and apparently wrestling with an invisible octopus. He once damaged his back when his chair collapsed, forcing him to withdraw from a Test match, although the story usually (but wrongly) told is that he sustained the injury whilst writing a letter.

After his playing days he became a cricket correspondent, firstly with The Independent and then The Daily Telegraph. In 2004 Pringle was threatened with deportation by the Mugabe administration in Zimbabwe during an England cricket tour of the country.

Derek will be joined by the excellent Willie Hunter 'The Edinburgh Lawyer' who will act as MC and Auctioneer. Willie is renowned as being very funny and is currently one of the senior partners of the Edinburgh legal firm Gillespie Macandrew

Date: - Friday 10th November 2023
Time: - Arrival from 7pm
Venue: - The Royal Scots Club, 29-31 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6QE
Cost: - £70 per ticket, includes welcome drink, 3 course meal with tea/coffee (drinks/wine not included)
Dress Code - Smart Casual.

All profits going to CDTS and there will be a raffle and additional fundraising initiatives on the evening, with voluntary participation.

To reserve a place please contact Robbie Nellies at