We’re always looking for new players, whether you’re new to the area, dusting off your boots after a spell in the attic or looking for local fixtures after a long spell at a large town side. Whatever your ability and whatever you want to get from your cricket we’d be delighted to hear from prospective members. Contact us to find out more.
1st XI KCVL Division 1 – Captain: James Waters
After a very respectable fourth place finish in the top division of the Kent County Village League in 2018, our 1st XI is looking forward to another enjoyable and competitive season in 2019.
Following two fine years in charge in which he saw the team promoted to Division One and then perform admirably against the top teams, James ‘JJ’ Hughes has stepped down from the captaincy. James ‘Muddy’ Waters takes over the reins for 2019.
League games (40 overs per side) usually begin at 1.30pm on Saturday afternoons and we will play each of the other nine teams in Division One home and away over the course of the season. Fixtures and League Table, as well as a host of Statistics are available from the ECB.
2nd XI KCVL Division 7 – Captain: Ben Harrison
The 2nd XI currently plays in Division Seven of the Kent County Village League and there are high hopes for a strong promotion push in 2019. As with the first team, the matches start at 1.30pm and are 40 overs per side.
Player availability tends to hold the key to a successful season and we have managed to field almost 60 different players from all ages over the last two seasons in 2nd XI matches which gives some indication of the breadth of enthusiasm for cricket within the club. Club legend David ‘Bomber’ Harris has made way for new skipper Ben ‘Happy’ Harrison and he hopes to build on these strong foundations in 2019. Fixtures and League Table, as well as a host of Statistics are available from the ECB.
While Sunday cricket is in national decline, we recognise it as an important route for young players transitioning to adult cricket, as well as for those returning to the game after a spell of not playing the sport. With this in, mind we will be joining up with our neighbours Groombridge Cricket Club to offer a number of development fixtures throughout the Summer of 2018. We are in the process of making arrangements with GCC and the clubs will alternately hosting fixtures at their respective grounds – each will provide five or six players per game.