THERE will be five high-profile speakers at the Pennine Cricket History Conference on March 28.

The conference will be staged at Huddersfield University.

Author Tony Laughton will talk about Meltham-born Albert Craig, who made his name as a cricket and football rhymester in the late nineteenth century.

And there will also be sessions on women’s cricket, league professionals, local grounds and Halifax League club Southowram.

“It should be a very good day," said event organiser Dr Peter Davies, leader of the ongoing £50,000 Cricket Heritage Project at the university.

“We've got a varied programme and we’re looking forward to welcoming local cricketing enthusiasts to the event.”

It is the fifth annual cricket conference at the university.

It is one of many public outcomes of the Heritage Lottery Fund-sponsored project.

“The event is being staged in the Castle Hill Suite.

“It starts at 10am and goes on till 4pm, and admission is free,” said Dr Davies.

There will also be a bookstall and a variety of cricketing displays.

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