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Dennis Slater

DENNIS SLATER

Very, very sad news to report, I am afraid, that former player, lifelong Club member and VP, Dennis Slater, has sadly died this week in hospital.

No further details are known, at this stage.

The Club passes its heartfelt condolences to his and Di’s families at this very difficult and very sad time for them.

Goodbye Slats, the Silver Fox! In our hearts and memories. Thanks for being part of it all. You will be missed with much fondness.

I will update you further, in due course.

Andy Smith
Hon. Secretary

Covid-19 (coronavirus) update

Remaining Indoor Winter Cricket Nets cancelled

 

Due to the current Covid-19 (coronavirus) health crisis, the remaining indoor winter cricket nets have been cancelled, with immediate effect.

Finham Park 2 school and Sports hall is now closed.

The ECB has also recommended suspension of all recreational cricketing activity by Clubs until advised otherwise.

We shall, of course, be adhering to that request for the health and safety of our Players and Members.

There will be no formal training evenings when outdoor nets were due to start next month, nor any net sessions and other cricketing  activities held by the Club at this time, nor will there be until we have further clarity.

However, until advised otherwise, Ground work continues to be undertaken by individuals to ensure that the Club is “up and running” and ready for when the time comes to resume cricketing activities.

I shall keep all Members updated as to any developments, as and when I can.

We, as a Club, are carefully monitoring the situation.

In the meantime, remain and continue to be careful, be sensible and most importantly, please adhere to and heed the Government advice and instructions for your own safety on the current health crisis. Follow it.

Stay safe.

 

Andy Smith, Hon. Secretary, KCC

 

New Kit Sponsor and Supplier

Kenilworth Cricket Club are pleased to announce a new sponsorship from The Engine Inn Kenilworth. The Engine Inn (Mill End, Kenilworth) is a local pub proud to support the Kenilworth Community, sponsoring local sports teams and organising many community events throughout the year. So much so that they were recently awarded “Community Pub of the Year 2019” from Star Pubs and Bars. The club are delighted to be working with them and thankful to The Engine for their support. 

Along with the new sponsorship, the Kenilworth Cricket Club Kit is now available to purchase from new suppliers Masuri, and can be purchased as individual items or as part of a bundle which offer discounts.

Please visit the club’s online Masuri shop to order

 

The club is offering players £10 cash back for any order which includes a Playing Shirt, either on its own or as part of a bundle. To facilitate the cash back, please send confirmation of your order to Sam Leach and the reduction will be used to discount your annual subs.

Junior sizes (Under x-Small) will also be available to purchase on the website in due course.

Attached here is Masuri’s Size Guide. Some samples have been available for sizing, these will hopefully be available again to help out if you are unsure. 

If you have any questions or queries, please direct to Joe Atkinson via the email icon at the top of this page.

Passing of a former Member

Don Hitchcock

 

The Club has been advised that former player, captain and member of the Club, Don Hitchcock, died yesterday, aged 95 years.

Don played for many decades at our Club and went onto become the Chairman of the West Midlands 3rd XI CCC for many years before it was amalgamated into the Warwickshire County Cricket League. 

Don was very much walking history, being there on D Day +1.

A most articulate, intelligent, down to earth man with a great sense of humour with so many stories and accounts that he achieved throughout his lifetime. Such an interesting bloke. Unassuming. Not there for the limelight. Pure History. A sad loss. Fondly remembered by those that came into contact with him. A true gentleman.

The Club passes on its sincere condolences and thoughts to Don’s wife, Mary and to his children and the rest of his family at this very sad and difficult time.

This post will be updated further, in due course, with details of Don’s Funeral and Celebration of his Life when known.

 

Andy Smith

Hon. Secretary, KCC

 

 

1st XI Scorer Wanted

Kenilworth Cricket Club are looking for a scorer for the First XI, who play in Division One of the Warwickshire County Cricket League.

We are a friendly local club and look forward to welcoming a new scorer to our membership.

The role of the scorer is key on the match day, supporting our team to perform at their best. We are looking for a positive individual to join our friendly club atmosphere.

Connor Shingler 1st.XI captain 

There are 22 matches in a season, expected to start on Saturday 18th April. All games are 50 overs-a-side and tea will be provided. The club will pay a fixed fee per match.

If you are interested in scoring for all or part of the season, please email: kenilworthcricketclub@outlook.com