John Humphrey’s Funeral – Further details



(a) Standard dress for a funeral. However, Brenda wishes people to wear a piece of red for Humpty’s love of a certain football team.

(b) Brenda wishes family flowers ONLY at Humpty’s funeral.

(c) However, any donations can be made to the following charities –
the MSA Trust and/or to Marie Curie (for use at its Solihull Hospice).

(d) There will be collection boxes at the funeral for those charities.

(e) Any donations can also be made direct to those charities, as below:


1. MSA Trust (Multiple System Astrophy)

Copied are details from the MSA Trust website that you can click onto to make it:

If you are a UK tax payer you can increase your donation through Gift Aid. Register now and they can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you donate at no further cost to you. You can make a one-off or a regular donation Online, by Post to:
MSA Trust, 51 St Olav’s Court, Lower Road, London SE16 2XB

or by Texting MSAT01 to 70070.



There are two options for them –

(a) cheque direct to Marie Curie Hospice in Solihull.
Any cheques sent there should be made payable to ‘Marie Curie’ and they can restrict the donations so they can be spent specifically at the Solihull Hospice.

Their address is:
Marie Curie Hospice West Midlands, Marsh Lane, Solihull, Birmingham, B91 2PQ

Write on the reverse of the cheque ‘for Solihull Hospice only’.

Also indicate that the donation qualifies for Gift Aid, if you are a UK taxpayer and ask for a Gift Aid declaration form to be sent to you.

(b) Online via:
Their national website.

There your donation would also qualify for Gift Aid, again if you are a UK taxpayer BUT it would only go into national funds and not direct nor restricted to the Solihull Hospice that Brenda desires.





Please note that John Humphrey’s (Humpty’s) funeral will take place at:

1.00 p.m. on WEDNESDAY 30th. JANUARY 2019 at


Mid Warwickshire Crematorium,
Oakley Wood,
Bishop’s Tachbrook,
Leamington Spa,
CV33 9QP.

AFTERWARDS, Humpty’s Celebration of Life will be held at Kenilworth Cricket Club.

His family invites all Members and friends to attend either or both occasions, if available.


Saturday 3rd. XI League fixtures for 2019 season

Saturday 3rd. XI – 2019 League Fixtures

The fixtures for the Saturday 3rd. XI League fixtures have been published and can be found on the following link:

The side will be playing in Division 6 of the Cotswold Hills Cricket League.

1st XI & 2nd XI WCCL 2019 fixtures have been published

1st. XI & 2nd. XI  2019 League fixtures


The 1st XI and 2nd XI Saturday League Fixtures have now been published on the Warwickshire County Cricket League website.

The 1st XI will be placed in Division 1 whilst the 2nd XI find themselves in Division 8.


Death of Club Member

John Humphrey

It is with great sadness and sorrow that I advise all Members of the death of former player, captain, youth coach, Club Captain, Club stalwart and Vice President, John Humphrey, who died yesterday (Sunday 13th. January 2019).

John – or more affectionally known as ‘Humpty’ or ‘Humpo’ – was, for many decades, the life and soul of the cricket club with his warmth towards people, his friendship, his unmistakable laughter and sense of humour. Many, many people will have fond memories of him. It is a great loss.

The Club’s passes its heartfelt thoughts and condolences to his wife, Brenda, and his two sons Andrew and Stephen, at this most difficult and upsetting time for them.

I shall advise Members, in due course, of further information.

Andy Smith
Hon. Secretary
Kenilworth Cricket Club