Death of former Club Player

Nick Dodd


The Club has just been made aware of the death of Nick Dodd – a former player at the Club who played his 1st. XI cricket in the 1970’s and early 1980’s with us before he emigrated to Canada and we feel that Members should be advised.

He died in July 2019, following a short illness, aged 61.

Many players of his generation  will fondly remember Nick. By all accounts, he was the life and laughter at the Club and an opening bowler when he played for us. No doubt, several former players and ‘older’ members will have a few happy tales to recall about him.

Below is a link to his obituary that gives more information about Nick that was published online in Canada.

The Club passes on its thoughts and condolences to Nick’s wife, Shona, their family and friends at their loss.


Andy Smith
Honorary Secretary.


Forthcoming Autumn Socials



Below are details of three forthcoming Social Events to be held at the Club for members and family/friends.

Please check your emails.




FRIDAY 25th. OCTOBER – 7.45 p.m. – QUIZ NIGHT  (for Members and their friends)




SUNDAY 24th. NOVEMBER – 12.30 p.m. – SUNDAY ROAST LUNCH  (proposed)






A fun time had amongst friends


On Sunday, 15th September, we at Kenilworth Cricket Club played host for a six-a-side cricket tournament. The weather could not have been better all day as the sun was out and the clouds stayed away, perfect for a day of cricket. The tournament contained 5 teams: KCC ‘A’, KCC ‘B’, KCC under 15s, Leek Wootton, and Steve’s VI.

It all kicked off just after 11am in beautiful conditions, with a game between KCC ‘A’ and KCC under 15s, in which KCC ’A’ came out on top, however there would be some strange results later. As in the final game of the day, KCC ‘A’ were comprehensively beaten by KCC ‘B’, who had previously been beaten by KCC under 15s in the early afternoon.

The whole day proved to be as evenly balanced as possible, as incredibly every single team managed to win two games and lose two games. Looking at how all the teams played and the good spirit that was shown amongst all players, it was only fair that we concluded the tournament as a five-way tie, as we didn’t think it was fair to award the win on number of boundaries hit. It was enjoyable to see people of all ages playing, with the ages of the players ranging from 13 to 55.

A special thanks is in order for Hannah, Geoff, Jonty and others who volunteered to work the bar, umpire and score the matches throughout the day, as without these people the day would not have been possible. Thank you also to those who played and to those who came to watch, as you all made it a great atmosphere to be a part of.

It was a great way to round off the 2019 season, we might just have to do it again next year…!!


As the season comes to an end ……………..

Housing Development – September 2019 update


As the 2019 season has now finally ended, for those who have not been down to the Club in the past two weeks, the building work has now started in the Southern Field adjoining our beloved Ground, following clearance of the vegetation there. By the time the season starts again in April 2020, the area will undoubtedly be transformed further and forever with new neighbours.

Footings and brick work have started to be laid for the first 7 dwellings nearest to the Warwick Road side.

The Eastern Field is also being cleared of vegetation and levelled in preparation of further building work starting, in due course.

Members will be kept updated as to its progress over the winter months, mainly with posts being made onto Social Media and in particular on our Facebook page and Facebook Group – which are both in the club’s name, as well as by email or by posts on here if there is anything major that members should be made aware of, such as news of the paladin security fencing, of the ball stop netting that awaits installation, piping and the dismantling of the disused stable block that adjoins our car parking area.

The Reserved Matters/full planning application for the remainder of the (up to!) 118 dwellings has yet to be heard by the Warwick District Council’s Planning Committee (application reference numbers W/17/2150 and W/19/0784) for final permissions and discharge of any conditions.

Documents associated with the development can be found on the Council Planning portal under the above numbers and also under W/19/0322 (which is the one for the 7 dwellings currently being built).

Liaison continues with Bovis Homes over numerous matters by the Club and by its independent Chartered Surveyor that we have engaged.

Last week’s image of the commencement of the dwelling nearest to the Ground is below:




The boys do it!

1st. XI v. Kings Heath




Kenilworth WIN to survive relegation in a tactical declaration match.


With Division 1 survival in the Warwickshire County Cricket League at stake for both sides in their crucial final match of the season,  Kenilworth needed 3 points to condemn King’s Heath to relegation and it was a stunning 93 run 3rd. wicket partnership between Chris Prophet and Dave Edmunds who both stood firm under immense pressure to set up a Kenilworth victory  and break King’s Heath’s hearts after they had tactically declared.

The day started with Kenilworth in 10th. spot 22 points ahead of 11th. placed King’s Heath in a match where a maximum of 24 points were available dependant on the toss and 23 points ahead of bottom placed Water Orton, meaning that two of the three sides were going to drop into Division 2 by the end of the day.

The coin came down in King’s Heath’s favour who chose to bat – otherwise the match would have become a dead rubber had they lost the toss and would have condemned them to automatic relegation before the match had even started.

Their openers put on 34 for the first wicket before Sunny Ahmed bowled Langham-Walsh for 20. A 46 run 2nd. wicket partnership then took the side to 80-2 before Louw fell for 34 when Matt Casey took the catch off Henry Curran’s bowling. King’s Heath then found themselves at 96-3 as opener McKeever fell after posting 30, caught by Curran off Joe Atkinson’s bowling before a 4th. wicket partnership of 55 between Bird who made an unbeaten 51 and Baker then took the side to 151-4 before Ahmed bowled Baker for 10. King’s Heath then tactically declared at the fall of the wicket after 38.3 overs. Ahmed took 2-33, Atkinson 1-40 and Curran 1-44 whilst opener Steve Rhodes, although wicketless, conceded only 28 runs in his 8 overs opening burst.

Home skipper, Pete Magafas opened with Adie Sellar who fell LBW for 2 with the score on 20-1. He was then joined by Chris Prophet. The pair went onto put 35 together for the second wicket before Magafas departed for 30 (3 x 4, 1 x 6).  Dave Edmunds then joined Prophet and the pair started to build a strong partnership together. Several bowling changes were made by King’s Heath as they sought a breakthrough. However, both remained steadfast, solidly batting together for 26 overs, dampening the King’s Heath’s spirits and took the side to the brink of victory as they shared in a superb 93 run third wicket partnership. With the score onto 148, 4 away from victory, Edmunds fell for 48, after hitting 8 boundaries in his 78 ball knock. A couple more quick wickets then fell to increase the tension including Prophet’s, whose resolute innings of 51 finally came to an end after 118 balls in which he had hit 9 boundaries with the side finding themselves on 149-5.

However, a huge sigh of relief was breathed as Tom Booker and Atkinson took Kenilworth over the winning line and score the next 3 priceless runs to ensure that the side reached 152-5 in 44.3 overs to secure Kenilworth’s Division 1 status for next season after an intense and pressure filled day from start to finish.

A game played in great atmosphere and spirits by both sides and a credit to both clubs and to cricket, heightened by King’s Heath tactical declaration in their attempt to stave off relegation but it was Kenilworth’s day thanks, in the main, to Prophet and Edmunds with the bat as they remain in Division 1 for another year, which is in itself an achievement as the side started their campaign at the beginning of the season as the lowest ranked team of the 12 sides in a very tough and competitive Division.


King’s Heath 151-4 off 38.3 overs DECLARED  (Sunny Ahmed 2-33, Joe Atkinson 1-40 and Henry Curran 1-44) – 4 points

Kenilworth 152-5 (44.3 overs) (Pete Magafas 30, Chris Prophet 51 and Dave Edmunds 48 who shared in a 93 run match winning 3rd. wicket partnership) – 24 points.