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KCC 2018 Golf Day

Club Golf Day

Fancy a round of golf?????

The 2018 Kenilworth Cricket Club Golf Day will be held at Kenilworth Golf Club on Friday 13th April 2018.

 

Details of the day are as follows:-

 

* Meet at Kenilworth Golf Club, Crew Lane, Kenilworth

* Coffee and Bacon Rolls  12.30 p.m – 1.30 p.m.

* First Tee reserved from 1.45 p.m.

* 3 course Meal at the Cricket Club Pavilion afterwards from around 6.30 p.m. onwards.

 

Cost of the day is £30.00 (for non KGC members)

Kenilworth Golf Club members £20.00.

 

The day is open to ALL KCC members (male and female) and their friends.

 

If you wish to take part, please contact Geoff Edmunds at geoff.edmunds@paragonbank.co.uk soonest to book your places.

RACE NIGHT IS BACK!

KCC RACE NIGHT 2018!!

 
You are warmly invited to the first Social event of the season at the Club – the KCC RACE NIGHT –  that will be taking place at the Clubhouse on Saturday 7th April 2018 from 7.30 p.m. onwards after the Club’s first home match of the season  (a friendly against Old Milfieldians). 
 
The Race Night marks the start of KCC’s summer of cricket and we hope you will join us for a great and fun night.
 
After last year’s success, we hope to raise money to fund the upkeep of our beautiful ground.
 
We will also be running a charity race in memory of Neil Goodman, all proceeds will go to beating cancer. If you want to sponsor the race, please get in touch, you choose the amount. We will sell the horses and jockeys on the night.
 
We will be selling horses and jockeys for the races, as well as looking for race sponsors. There will also be an opportunity just to have a flutter on each race on the night too, on a Tote style basis. 
 
Food will also be available, whilst the bar will be fully open.
 
So, here’s your added chance to be part of the night:
 
 
Prices:
 
Race horse  – £7
 
Each race will consist of 8 horses, each horse is up for grabs and a chance to win £25 if it makes it to the end! To top it all off,  just name your horse with your best double entendre! 
 
 
Jockey – £3
 
Each jockey in each race is also up for sale, again giving you an chance to win £10. 
 
 
Race sponsor – £20 
 
Ever wanted a sports event in your name? Most likely the closest you can get for the money! 
 
 
The evening event will consist of 7 filmed races of 8 horses and jockeys are available to purchase, with all proceeds going towards keep our amazing cricket club grounds in check after a bleak winter!
 
The final race will be an auction race, where we will be selling off horses and jockeys to the highest bidders – a chance to build on your evening’s successes (or recoup your losses!)  
 
 

To purchase your horse, jockey or to become a race sponsor, please email tom.booker90@gmail.com 

with your choices and please follow with a prompt payment to the club.
 
Please feel free to pay by bank transfer, cheque or in cash in person to Tom Booker, Geoff Edmunds, Steve Rhodes or Jonty Cousins. 
 
The Club bank details are: 
 
Name:             Kenilworth Cricket Club    
Sort code:       20-48-08
Account No:    00540528
 
**Please add your name to the payment comments box so we can Identify you!**
 
 
….and don’t forget you can go for broke on each race at the Club on the night too. 
 
 
Just turn up to the event. There’s no charge to gain entry!
 
We look forward to seeing you!
 
Be part of a GREAT night at the Club. 
 
It’s going to be popular and fun event for all Members and  friends.
 
DON’T MISS OUT !!
 
See you there…… at the Races!!!!
 
Cheers
 

Tribute Night – Saturday 3rd. March – POSTPONED

Neil Diamond Tribute Night – Saturday 3rd. March – POSTPONED

 
Due to the continuing adverse weather conditions – tonight’s Neil Diamond Tribute Night is POSTPONED and WILL NOT be taking place at the Club tonight for those who were due to attend the event.
 
The safety of the Club Members is paramount (and that of the Tribute Act,  too) in reaching this decision.
 
Even though the weather is slowly starting to thaw after The Beast from the East and Storm Emma, this week, the roads are still considered too dangerous and many are still snow covered and likely to remain so for the next couple of days, especially the side roads and those on Housing Estates until the weather improves.  Some more snow is even expected this evening.
 
The Club Car Park is totally covered with snow, as well.
 
It is felt it would be foolish to continue on insisting on holding the event tonight, as a result.
 
I apologise, on behalf of the Club, for those originally planning to attend tonight.
 
I trust you understand.
 
 
The event has now been rearranged for FRIDAY 4th. MAY.
 

Andy Smith – Hon. Secretary


 

Club Award for the late Alan Davies

Clubman of the Year

 

The late Alan Davies was awarded the Club’s Walter Wightman Clubman of the Year for the 2017 season at its recent Annual General Meeting.

Sadly, Alan died unexpectedly post-season.

The Award is presented to a person for their involvement in the behind the scenes efforts and for all their hard work throughout the year that often goes unnoticed or is just taken for granted by others.

Alan spent many hours of his time on the ground helping out and was a familiar face at the Club, often seen mowing the outfield, assisting with the rolling on the cricket squares and wickets, as well as assisting on match days ensuring everything was set up  ready to go for the players. He  was also part of the small team of ground staff who were awarded  the Geoff Calcott Trophy by the Warwickshire Cricket Groundsman Association during the season for the fabulous wickets prepared and overall presentation of the Ground. He would also help out in the cricketing nets, especially for the benefit of the younger members and players. He was a devoted Club member.

Geoff Edmunds, the Club Chairman, said:

“This award is well deserved for everything that Alan did around the Club and for the many hours he spent helping out. He was invaluable, committed and well liked by everyone. I still think Alan will walk through the doors of the Club asking what he can do to next. He will be sorely missed. This is the Club’s appreciation  for everything Alan did down at the Club and a measure of our thanks to him.”

Alan’s award was received by the Club Chairman  from fellow Committee Member and Treasurer, Jonathan Cousins, on behalf of Alan’s wife, Jan. 

George GRIGGS

Former Player finally hangs up his cricketing whites

It is with sadness that the Club has been advised that George Griggs, a former Club Member and Player, has died recently, aged 87 years old.

George was a former top order batsman at the Club in the late 1960’s/early 1970’s and maybe remembered by some from those years. He is part of the Club’s history and part of our family.

His funeral will be held on Monday 26th. March with the ‘liquid’ Celebration of his Life being held at the Clubhouse afterwards from 12.15.

Members are invited to attend the Club and raise a glass or two in his memory, as they did in “The Old Days”!

The Club passes on its condolences to George’s family at this sad time.