First Matches of the Season

THIS WEEKEND – Saturday 6th. April and Sunday 7th. April – the 2019 Cricket season starts at the Club and Ground.

There will be two friendly matches at HOME.


Saturday 6th. April –  v. Aston Unity – 1.30 p.m. start

Sunday 7th. April – v. Leek Wootton – 1.30 p.m. start


Following the Saturday match, the Club is hosting it’s RACE NIGHT in the Clubhouse.


Come down to the Club to see a bit of cricket, support the sides and have a flutter at the Race Night. It will be fun!


Chris Wheatley’s Funeral Arrangements

Chris Wheatley’s Funeral Arrangements


Please note that Chris Wheatley’s  funeral will take place on :


MONDAY 8th. APRIL 2019 at 2.00 p.m. at:


NORTH CHAPEL, Mid Warwickshire Crematorium, Oakley Wood, Bishop’s Tachbrook, Leamington Spa, CV33 9QP.


AFTERWARDS, his Celebration of Life will be held at The Saxon Mill, Coventry Road, Guys Cliffe, Warwick,  CV34 5YN.

His family invites all Members and friends to attend either or both occasions, if available.


Cricketing DBS clearances

Cricket DBS Clearances

If any Member feels that they ought to be DBS checked for cricketing purposes for their roles, please contact the Hon. Secretary, Andy Smith, at thetowncc@gmail.com

Not only can he initiate such applications, he is also an Approved ECB DBS ID Verifier which eases the process in obtaining such clearances.

The Club is due a FULL Clubmark application this year and numerous people, in varying roles,  will be required to undertake such a DBS clearance application at the Club. It is a painless task.  Do not be alarmed if you are identified as one needing such clearance.


LATEST NEWS on the forthcoming Housing Development

Housing Development update

The latest news is that a Formal Planning Application has now been submitted to the Warwick District Council Planning Authority on behalf of Bovis Homes – under reference number W/19/0322 – for 7 x 3-5 bed dwellings to be built. They are to be located at the edge of the fields closest to Warwick Road. These dwellings will be the start of the development. The application and its associated documents showing the proposed lay out that is being applied for can be inspected by following the below link and by inserting the above reference number.


The Club’s Housing Development sub Committee are now considering this application and deciding whether or not to make comment on it.

The Reserved Matters stage for the remaining (now ‘up to 118’) dwellings in the development has yet to be formally applied for. 

For your information, there was no formal notification to, nor further engagement with, the Club by the developers regarding this latest application prior to it being made and submitted to the Planning Authority, following our last meeting with Bovis Homes and their consultants in January 2019.

However, as promised, Members will be kept advised of any developments and news over the matter, when known.

Andy Smith, Hon. Secretary, KCC





Club Members and their friends 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 6th April 2019 from 7.30 p.m. onwards after the Club’s first home match of the season.

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 an unfortunate wash out and abandonment of the Race Meeting last year due to the weather, we hope to raise money to fund the upkeep of our beautiful ground. This Meeting WILL be taking place!

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:


Race horse – £7
Each race will consist of 8 horses, each horse is up for grabs and a the winner will take £25! 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 a 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 Sam Leach direct – leach.s@welearn365.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 Sam Leach, Geoff Edmunds, or Jonty Cousins.

For the Club bank details contact the Club, by email, at thetowncc@gmail.com 


…. 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!

Be part of a GREAT night at the Club. It’s going to be popular and a noisy fun event for all Members and friends.


We look forward to seeing you there …… at the Races!!!