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.



First Sunday Roast Lunch a success

Good food and Good company


On Sunday 24.11.2019, the Club held its inaugural Sunday Roast Lunch and what a success it was !!!

Thanks to all the  65 who turned up to support the sell out event and who were not left disappointed in the slightest with the food kindly prepared by outside caterers, Mr. Chef, who provided an excellent service and a choice of three quality mains and two desserts.

A cross section of Members attended and had a great time.

A Reverse raffle was held as a novelty too and was well supported.

Thanks too, to Geoff for MC-ing the event, organizing it and arranging the tables and thanks to the bar staff as well.

A very good event to hold.




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: