Category Archives: News

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.

https://memorials.gilbertmacintyreandson.com/nicholas-dodd/3922757/index.php?fbclid=IwAR3caL-wlmzFbXZ13jN5dsaRP4mQcNzdYExFVNNL2N0OuZM_iuAqFb-kF8Q

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

 

Andy Smith
Honorary Secretary.

 

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:

 

 

 

Players’ Awards Night 2019

Season 2019 Playing Awards

 

The Annual Playing Awards for the 2019 season were presented to the recipients by the Club Chairman, Geoff Edmunds, on Saturday 7th. September.

 

PLAYER OF THE YEAR –  CONNOR SHINGLER

 

YOUNG PLAYER OF THE YEAR – The Colts Cup – DAN RODEN

 

MOST IMPROVED PLAYER OF THE YEAR – The Pratt Cup – MATT CASEY

 

PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR – The Umpires Cup – GEORGE BAINES 

 

2nd. XI PLAYER OF THE YEAR – MARK STRANKS

 

3rd XI PLAYER OF THE YEAR – UMA UMASHANKER

 

CENTURION TIES – for their maiden Club Centuries – were presented to CHARLES LAMPRECHT and GEORGE BAINES

 

Latest Field Image

Goodbye Fields and aspect

 

The excavators are continuing at pace in the neighbouring fields that adjoin our Club and Ground in preparation of the forthcoming Housing to be built.

 

Club’s Outside Nets

Note to Senior Players

 

Senior Players – Please refrain from using the outdoor cricket nets on Tuesday late afternoons/early evenings as they are needed for the Junior/Youth coaching sessions that are continuing to take place every Tuesday in September.

Thanks.