Did you know that Chelsfield Cricket Club is one of the oldest clubs in Kent?
The Club currently play other local villages and clubs on a ‘friendly’ basis. There are local leagues but the small size of the club makes it difficult to be competitive in such competitions.
We are always looking for new members whether you want to play, spectate or just be a supporter of your village club then please do not hold back, do make yourself known and help maintain the village sport.
The ground is available to hire, and anyone who wishes to do so for a wedding, family picnic, private party or sporting occasion then please contact our secretary on the number below.
Back to the introduction, how long has cricket been played in Chelsfield?
The Grubb Street journal was a publication of the 18th century and in the edition of the 27th May 1731 the following paragraph appeared:-
“On Monday the 3rd will be played at Kennington Common a great cricket match between London and Sevenoaks in Kent, and at the same place, the next day following, will be another match between London and Chelsfield in Kent”
We have a copy of that announcement which shows that cricket in Chelsfield must have been played well before that date for there to have been a good enough representative side to play the Men of London!
So do please help to ensure the longevity of cricket in our village by contacting one of those below.
Chairman – Dave Lambert Tel: 01689 828427
Secretary – David Walker Tel: 01959 534391
Club Captain – Alex Mitchel Tel: 07711 443565