Holtwhites Trinibis CC - Kin-ell Klub

The Kin-ell Klub

 

Back in 1992 a group of ex-cricketers and wives from B.R.S.A. (now Holtwhites Trinibis CC), now living in various parts of England, decided to meet once a year for a few days holiday.



Originally we called it The Vets Weekend, but in 1995 our name was changed to The Kin-ell Klub (no explanation needed!). Last year we celebrated our 25th year of Kin-Ell holidays and although sadly our numbers have decreased, we now enjoy a full weeks holiday in a large country house or barn conversion, in unashamed self-catering luxury.



We have always managed to find new accommodation, as for obvious reasons we have to move on. We have found properties in Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Norfolk, Derbyshire, Wales, Hampshire and Suffolk. One of our highlights was a trip to Barbados in 2004 for cricket (and the sun.) This October we will be holidaying at Little Cheney, near Dorchester, in a luxurious barn conversion, with 9 en-suite bedrooms.



Our days always begin with a superb breakfast prepared by our Chairman and his team, then we all meet again at H.Q. for late afternoon tea. (lots of homemade cakes from our lovely ladies)

Our evenings are spent eating, drinking, playing stupid games, quizzes and  cribbage ,We also have a theme night, which gives us the chance to dress up and act even more stupidly than normal.

Consumption of alcohol has changed over the years, as you can see from the table.



Our final evening is our Gala Dinner, organised and prepared by Mike Heathfield and the boys. After which our Fines Officer, who has been busy for 12 months, collects a considerable amount of fines which boosts our funds for next year. He also has the enviable task of awarding “The Helmet” to whoever has done the most stupid thing during the week.

Over the years we have also managed to meet for a Summer Garden Party, which have been held at Eastbourne, Seaford, The Wirral, Enfield, Southgate, Wisbech and South Woodham Ferrers. 

 

Committee

Bob Akers   C.L.B.

Bernard Brown

Dawn Brown

Billy Bower

Lesley Bower



KIN-ELL ANNUAL HOLIDAY BOOZE CONSUMPTION
Year Party Days Beer Wine Spirits Theme Night(s) Venue
  Nos.   Cans Bots. Ltrs.    
1992 20 4 120 21 6 Famous Lovers Holesworthy
1993 18 4 120 19 6 Dinner Party Holesworthy
1994 21 4 144 24 8 Christmas Holesworthy
1995 23 5 185 26 11.5 VE Day Holesworthy
1996 22 5 162 16 13 Heroes/Villains Derby
1997 22 5 100 11 15 Italy Derby
1998 22 5 101 16 13 Ireland Derby
1999 22 5 123 26 13 Gilbert & Sullivan Timberscombe
2000 22 5 106 24 12 Old Tyme Music Hall River Tealm
2001 22 5 141 24 12 France River Tealm
2002 20 5 84 26 8.5 Scotland Llanbrynmair
2003 19 5 86 25 10 London Llanbrynmair
2004 19 8 107 56 8.5 The 70s Heacham
2005 19 8 128 44 15.5 Schooldays Heacham
2006 18 8 92 33 13.5 Vicars/Tarts Heacham
2007 18 5 86 35 7.5 The 50s/60s Higher Wiscombe
2008 18 5 89 32 9.5 TV Characters Higher Wiscombe
2009 18 8 149 33 10.5 Pub Signs Dewlish
2010 16 7 84 22 12 Christmas again Dewlish
2011 16 7 69 32 10 Pyjama Party Dewlish
2012 16 8 76 31 12 Street Party Southwold
2013 14 8 50 35 9.5 Undergrounds Southwold
2014 11 8 33 25 8.5 Football Teams Havant
2015 14 8 55 27 7.5 --------------------------- Ross on Wye
2016 15 8 46 27 8 Christmas Corfe Castle
2017 14       Halloween  Little Cheney