There is still plenty going on at KCC over the winter period and we are open every Sunday lunchtime from 11.30am. We also show a lot of live sport during the colder months and you can keep up to date with whats on by making sure that you check out our Facebook page (link attached)
For those of you venturing up to the bar you may wish to partake in a new craft beer that we will be serving Guinness Hop House 13. There will be more additions to our drinks menu over the next few months and so we hope that we can tempt you to partake!
The club AGM will be on Sunday January 22nd 2017. We will be explaining our ideas and plans for the 2017 season and it would be great to hear your thoughts – whether you be a senior player, ladies player, junior parent, vice president, social member or sponsor. So please reserve the date and look out for more details in due course.
New Years Day
KCC is the place to be on NYD. We always have a fantastic turnout to see in the new year and to plan, plot and scheme for the coming summer. We will have hot food, live music from 4pm with the fantastic Georgia Lily, who is sure to have everyone on their feet based upon recent reviews!
We are also looking in to the possibility of Laser Clay Shooting from the front of the clubhouse. We will obviously have to hire in the equipment and to make the numbers work will need at least 20 contestants paying circa £20 each. If you are interested in taking part please contact Steve Thompson on 07970 024461 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Annual Dinner presentation
For those not at the annual dinner, or for those who were there and would like to watch again, here is the seasons review movie that was played on the night
Kibworth Complete ‘Double Treble’
At Uppingham CC on Sunday afternoon Kibworth First team emulated their 2015 performance by completing the treble of league, County Cup and Challenge cup. An emphatic 8 wicket victory over Loughborough Town sealed the historic achievement after Loughborough could manage only 97 batting first. Matt Bashford and Monik Patel both claimed two wickets as Loughborough were reduced to 16-4 and they never recovered. Aadil claimed 3-24 to take the bowling honours and also finished 9 not out to seal the win after Matt and Sunny had put on 70 for the first wicket. The skipper was finally dismissed for 53 with two required for victory.
The Talent Cricket County Cup will be staying at Fleckney Road for another year after a seven wicket victory over Barrow Town at Grace Road on Sunday. A target of 116 was overhauled comfortably with 17 overs to spare thanks to an unbroken fourth wicket partnership of 75 between CPM and Craves. The Barrow innings never really took off after Kibworth skipper Matt Craven won the toss and fielded. Barrow reached 44-1 but then slipped to 66-5 with Whitty and Daz both claiming two victims. Bhavik then took 3-7 to make short work of the lower order.
League title won with three weeks to spare
The weather last week had an immediate silver lining as Matt Craven’s first team retained their Premier League title with 3 games to spare.
Aside from a disappointing defeat at Rothley Park recently the team have been in majestic form and a run of 9 wins on the spin since the halfway point set a terrific pace.
It was fitting that events of last weekend saw the title clinched, and that PJ saw the job through before jetting back to South Africa on Sunday morning (driven to Rugby station by Thommo’…enough said!).
Whilst we reflect on the team’s success it should be noted that this has been a fantastic team effort, and we should include our ground staff as part of that extended team. Its no coincidence that they managed to get cricket on during a period when our opponents couldn’t, and this allowed us to gain momentum that never really stopped.