Sunday Lunch at the Club – 24th. November 2019

Sunday Lunch


The Club’s first Sunday Roast Lunch at the Clubhouse on Sunday 24th. November is now:




Thank you to those who have booked their places.






All prizes claimed on the night!

Phoenix 100 Club – November Social


The final bi-annual Phoenix 100 Club Social Event of the year was held at the Club on Friday  8th. November.

A hot food supper of either steak pie and vegs or lasagne with salad was provided by the Maitre D’,  George and his kitchen staff, Joan and their new apprentice, Jill. There were also desserts and cheese and biscuits provided, along with a complimentary drink for those who attended and discounted drinks for the rest of the evening.

A huge thank you goes to the trio for preparing and presenting the food.

37 members attended the evening.

The bi-annual draws for the £100, £50 and £30 prizes were also made and drawn by Paddy Clewer.

The lucky winners were:


£100 – 32 – Dianne Slater (Lunn).

£50   – 92 – Sam Leach

£30   – 30 – Briony Smith (Ed’s daughter)


Sadly, Di who was always a regular attendee at the events had passed away earlier this year but her husband and fellow member, Dennis, was present and received her prize.

There are currently 73 members of the Phoenix 100 Club and the Club is very grateful to each and everyone of them for their support. A few more would be nice!

There are still 4 draws remaining in the Phoenix Club 100 year that runs annually from April to March, for the remaining monthly prizes of £30.

It is estimated that the Phoenix 100 Club will raise around £600 for the Club during its year 2019/20 .




Housing Development Reserved Matters Application narrowly passed!

Planning Committee Chairman’s casting vote secures plans


At the Warwick District Council Planning Committee’s meeting on Wednesday 06.11.2019, the Reserved Matters for the Housing Development were GRANTED when the Chairman used his casting vote to vote in favour of the application, following the Planning Committee being tied at 4-4.

The Reserved Matters is the ‘nuts and bolts’ for the whole development  with the exact lay out, the building styles and designs etc.  decided upon. There were numerous matters raised (none of which affected the Cricket Club) that were debated.

The Club was not objecting to the Reserved Matters, as all our concerns had been clarified to our satisfaction prior to the meeting taking place.

The proposed development has now been formally adopted in accordance with the below plans.


The link for the plans showing the housing layout can be found by clicking onto the below link:

P18-2572_01X Proposed Layout_LR


And details of the ball stop netting style and the fencing which will be of paladin design that will be on our Southern boundary can be found by clicking onto the following link:




Club achieves Clubmark re-Accreditation



The Club is very pleased to announce that it has successfully achieved its Clubmark Accreditation from the ECB, for the period 2019-2022.

The re-accreditation is valid for 3 years and has taken 10 months of hard work with many hours being devoted to it, evidencing all areas of the Club, both on the field of play and off it, how the Club is administered and run, along with detailed aspects of the youth set up, coaching and its management.

Thanks go to the Hon. Secretary and to Jane Thomas for their sterling efforts and commitment with it, along with the other members who assisted in the process.



Death of former Club Player

Nick Dodd


The Club has just been made aware of the death of Nick Dodd – a former player at the Club who played his 1st. XI cricket in the 1970’s and early 1980’s with us before he emigrated to Canada and we feel that Members should be advised.

He died in July 2019, following a short illness, aged 61.

Many players of his generation  will fondly remember Nick. By all accounts, he was the life and laughter at the Club and an opening bowler when he played for us. No doubt, several former players and ‘older’ members will have a few happy tales to recall about him.

Below is a link to his obituary that gives more information about Nick that was published online in Canada.

The Club passes on its thoughts and condolences to Nick’s wife, Shona, their family and friends at their loss.


Andy Smith
Honorary Secretary.