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WEBSITE MILESTONE ACHIEVED !!

Website passes 100,000 views !!

 

Today (29.08.2018), this version of the website has now formally broken through the 100,000 views since going live in January 2014.

 

CONGRATULATIONS and THANK YOU ALL!!

 

We trust that Members and those who have visited the website have found it of use and of interest, in some small way, and will continue to visit it and use it in the future.

The Club deservedly says a huge ‘THANK YOU’ and gives a ‘WELL DONE’ to those behind the scenes who set this version of the website up, currently maintain it, to those who have contributed to it and to those who make posts onto it for the benefit of all. A lot of time is committed and hard work goes into keeping this website functioning and updated by them.

This particular version of the website was under construction from late May 2013 until December 2013 when it was being tested and running in the background of the ‘old’ website before going ‘live’ in January 2014.

Since then the website pages have had the following annual views:

2014 – 24062 views
2015 – 24157 views
2016 – 21762 views
2017 – 17395 views *
2018 – 12013 views *

( * – the page counter somehow became disabled between the months of December 2017 and March 2018 – which when looking at previous years’ averages for the same period would have accounted for an additional 4575  page views).

 

Likewise, although the figures for 2018 (to date) maybe slightly lower than for previous years this is no doubt as a result of Club creating Twitter and Instagram accounts this year that have become increasingly popular with the ’younger’ generations as a means of ‘Social Media’ and those ‘apps’ are very well used to interact in and have hit around 7,000 a week impressions so far themselves and compliment this website and our Facebook page and Facebook group.

 

It is important for us, as a long established Club, in this modern age to have a website with such a means of communication with its Members, supporters and those interested in the Club to keep everyone up to date with news and events.

Please continue to visit the website and use it.

The Club thanks all those who have viewed this website. 

We are always looking at trying to keep pace with technology, as well as make improvements to the website.

 

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

 

 

Drone photos

New addition to the Clubhouse memories

 

The recent drone pictures that were taken of the Ground that so many of you commented so positively about have now been framed and hung on the Clubhouse wall for Members and visitors to enjoy.

Images of the Club

Drone Images

Yesterday (23rd. May 2018), the below images were taken at the Club by an outside company using a drone and they have kindly sent them to the Club as a gesture of thanks for using our location to capture images of the neighbouring area.

The images are truly stunning.

Views of the Club and Ground as never seen before.

They show how fortunate we are to have such a fine playing facility and grounds staff who maintain the Ground for players, spectators and Members and whom are ALL volunteers.

Our continued thanks go to them.

Enjoy the magnificent photographic images.

 

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Death of Vice President member and former Player

Brian Hughes

It is with great sadness that I have been informed by his daughter, that Brian Hughes, a Vice President Member and former Player, died on May 20th.

He was living in Norfolk in recent years.

He was Deputy Head of Abbey High School in Kenilworth (whilst I and several Club members of my generation were at school there). We called him ‘Boz’. A great bloke but scary to us kids!

It is just over 50 years since he and his family moved to Kenilworth where he quickly became a member of Kenilworth Cricket Club, playing many matches for Club over a number of years and became a Club Stalwart. By all accounts he was a vicious in swinging and pacy bowler in his day.

Cricket was a lifelong interest of his and I am told he was still watching cricket on the TV shortly before he died.

I know that several ‘older’ members will know Brian well, some even worked with him. I have his daughter’s email address, if needed.

I have asked for details of his funeral which I will send out in due course.

I have passed on the Club’s condolences and thoughts to Brian’s family at this sad and difficult time for them.

 

Andy Smith
Hon. Secretary
Kenilworth Cricket Club

At long last!!!

Signed Shirt given to Club from former Oversea’s Player

 

New addition to Clubhouse!!!!

 

Ryan Maron – our 1995 Overseas Player  met up with Club Members in August last year when touring as Assistant Coach of the West Indies cricket team who were touring England for their Test match and ODI series. He was Assistant Coach to the Afghanistan National team prior to that too. What an achievement. Well done Ryan. You will always have a special place in KCC hearts!

He met many old friends (and new ones) during his brief visit and very kindly gave the Club a signed shirt from the Windies team that has now been framed.

Thank you, buddy!