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The Chestnut Tree is no more

The reason why it went


Our lovely Chestnut Tree in “Ray’s Corner” has had to be felled this week and is no more. Great shame.

It had a 1 metre vertical split on both sides of its trunk and was seeping sap from those cracks.

A professional Tree Surgeon had strongly recommended its removal and advised that it would be dead within 3 years, in any case.

Below is a cross section image of the relevant part of the trunk showing the crack across its diameter to both the edges where the sap was leaking from. Very sad but happy memories.


Forthcoming Events – Dates for your diary

Forthcoming Social and Club events



We will be holding the following functions at the Club pre-2020 season, for your information.

Further details will be sent out to Members shortly by direct email.



Following on from our first effort, due to popular demand, we shall be holding a second such event at the Club. Full booking details, the menu choices and price will be known and circulated to Members shortly.



Advance notice before the formal notification is circulated to Members. It will be the Club’s 114th. AGM. Further details soon.



Quizmaster will be Jonty Cousins this time. It will run on the same format as previous quizzes. Teams of 6 max. and £1 a head. If no team, just indicate your attendance and we will cobble up some quiz buddies for you. Always a good and fun evenings. Further details soon.



The annual Tribute Night this year will be Dolly Parton. There will be usual sit down buffet supper followed by a few numbers of her favourite and well known tunes. Booking details and costs to be sent out soon.


Hope you can (and wish to) attend some of these events!


Indoor Winter Nets start Sunday 9th. February – NEW VENUE

Indoor Winter Nets


The Club’s Indoor Winter Nets for the forthcoming 2020 season have now been arranged.

So, dig out your kit!!

For this year, there is a change of venue, as our previous school is no longer hiring out its Sports Hall to external groups and Clubs ( …… believe it or not) for H & S reasons !!!

The Nets will run from SUNDAY 9th. FEBRUARY for 8 weeks (each Sunday) between 2.30 p.m. and 4.00 p.m.



Finham Park 2
Torrington Avenue (just off the A45)

Click on the link for a map and the location.


ALL Senior Players, prospective players and those likely to play in one of our open age group sides this year are MOST WELCOME to attend.

For those Junior players in age group sides, please refer any enquiries to the Youth Section contacts.


If you are interested in Joining Kenilworth Cricket Club in 2020

Please reach out to us through one of the methods below, we look forward to welcoming you to our friendly local club.





Or call Geoff: 07930237271

Merry Christmas

The Club wishes all its Members and followers a MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR.

Roll on the 2020 season in April.



An international blast from the past returns to the Club with his family

Douggie Marillier returns to the Club


Douglas Marillier with his Life Member award standing in front of one of his ODI shirts. He played 5 Tests and 48 ODI’s for Zimbabwe and was our overseas player for the 1998 and 1999 seasons.


Our former overseas player, Zimbabwean Douglas Marillier who played at the Club in our 1998 and 1999 seasons returned to visit us along with his wife Shellyann and his children Codie, Luke and Shaye tonight (16.12.2019) before they travel onto France for some Christmas skiing and was reunited with his friends and hosts from 20 years ago.

In 2000, Douggie went onto play international cricket for Zimbabwe and played 5 Test matches and 48 ODI’s for his country. A unique moment for our small Club.

As a result of these achievements, the Club appointed him a Life Member of the Club, the highest accolade that the Club can award. 

He also famously hit Glenn McGrath for two boundaries in Australia with scoop shot over his shoulders in one over, one of the first to ever do the shot and took his side to an unlikely win against India hitting a match winning unbeaten half century.


He later hit a century against Kenya in an ODI that earned him the Man of the Match.

Currently, there are only 6 other club members to have been given this award and status. He was presented with it (at long last!) with an engraved glass trophy by the Club Secretary, Andy Smith.

A great evening was had reminiscing and catching up and a great Sunam Balti House curry was served at the Club.


More images are on the Club’s Facebook Page and Facebook group.