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. 

 

TONIGHT’S INDOOR NETS ARE CANCELLED

INDOOR NETS CANCELLED

 

The INDOOR NETS on FRIDAY 2nd. MARCH at Kenilworth School Sports Hall are CANCELLED due to the adverse weather.

1st XI Scorer vacancy

1st XI scorer required

 

Do you enjoy cricket?

Want to be part of match day?

Have the time to give?

And be part of a great Club?

The Club is looking for a suitable person (male or female) to become the  official 1st XI scorer for the 2018 season for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division 1 matches.

There will be 22 matches during the season that commences on Saturday 21st. April and ends on Saturday 8th. September with a League game  on August BH  Monday (27th August).

There will be a ‘small’ renumeration  paid to the successful applicant, each week.

This is a great opportunity for anyone with scoring skills to become part of a very friendly, welcoming, long established Club and give it and the side some of your valuable time and commitment.

If you are interested in this important role, please contact  the Club Chairman, Geoff Edmunds, direct on his mobile phone (or leave your contact details on his voicemail) on 07930 237271,  to discuss the matter further. 

It is a great chance for a cricket lover!

Well worth your  time and efforts!