April’s Phoenix 100 Club Draw

Max in the money!


The first Draw of the Phoenix 100 Club year for the monthly £30 prize has been made.

It was the first time that it drawn live and posted onto the Club’s  Facebook Group during the current crisis and Lockdown.


The number plucked from the barrel was:

18 – Max Faulkner.



Thank you for all those that are members of the Phoenix 100 Club and welcome to those that have joined it this year.



Club View

Ray’s Corner

View of Kenilworth Cricket Club from Ray’s Corner following a lot of strimming, mowing and square work taking place.

The Ground and surrounds are starting to look well as a lot of ‘necessary work’ has been and is being undertaken.

Hopefully, there will be some cricket taking place at the Club this summer when the current crisis passes by and the Club re-opens.




Don Hitchcock’s Funeral Details – webcast


Don Hitchcock’s  funeral arrangements  – Live webcast available




Well worth it for what he did and gave.. History.



If you can, log on to be part of the Live Webcast service in these current times, which is such a shame for those that knew him over the years and will say that what a gent he was. So sad that we can not be present.

It will be a family-led service. With only family allowed. Anyone who wishes to pay their respects are welcome to log-in.

There is no limit to how many can log-in for the online broadcast.

Service Date Monday 6th April 2020 at 3:00pm

Service Chapel Avon – Rainsbrook

Website www.obitus.com

Username rainsbrook0524

Password 295769

Service order for

Herbert Donald Hitchcock

As we enter the chapel: Morning Has Broken

Family service

As we leave the chapel: Eternal Father, Strong to save

You can login to the website at any time to view a test connection (and it is strongly recommended that you do this) but you’ll only be able to view the Live Webcast between approx. 14:55 and 15:50 on Monday 06 April.


Message on Don and Dennis

Memories of two fine gentlemen


From VP – Mike Roughton.


“I’d like to say a few words about our lately departed friends; both of whom I was expecting to meet at this years Old Players Reunion.

People who knew Dennis for far longer than I, we played together in the late sixties/early seventies, have already acclaimed his personal
qualities, but I wanted to acquaint you with a strange ritual that the erudite Don initiated whenever we met, again, at the OPR.

He would say “Eine gutte scheis ist besse auf eine ….. ( a good crap is better than a bad f…) I mean no disrespect of course but, for me,
this epitomises the humour of the man, coupled with his huge intellect and integrity. Please share with older Members as you see fit.

RIP to valued old friends. Mike Roughton.”


Dennis Slater

A post from the Club President


Dennis Slater

It has been a sad week for me, for I only learned of the death of Don Hitchcock when I heard of the death of Dennis.

Dennis’ death brings an end to the Slater’s connection to our Club, for His father Stan was playing when I first joined the Club in the 1950’s. Stan had joined after the war in the late 1940’s and became a player, Committee member and for 10 years in the 70’s our Treasurer. Dennis arrived to watch his dad play and then became a member, his first wife Yvonne was our scorer before they married and at that time it was quite a family gathering at the Club. Dennis later took over as our Treasurer for one year and was a member of the Committee for a number of years.

I played many matches with him and we often opened the bowling together, I can see him now bustling in off his long curved run all action delivery, with as Jack Horner remarked the occasional vicious off break which beat the batsman and left Dennis grinning wondering how he had done it.

He epitomised the Club cricketer of that era, always seemed to enjoy the game and was pleasant and polite to all. He always was supportive of the Club’s activities, attending most social events. After the early death of Yvonne it was a few barren years until he met and later married Di, all who knew them were overjoyed at this and although they were only together for a few years before Dennis lost Di , they packed in a succession of holidays together and enjoyed married life, a salutary lesson to us all.

R.I.P Dennis, all your old friends will recall our memories with you

Gordon Went, KCC President