Staplehurst Cricket & Tennis Club
Staplehurst Cricket and Tennis Club News:

World Cup Sweepstake

With the world cup and another summer of footballing dissapointment approaching the clubs sweepstake could provide you with some relief!

  • £5 per entry – 32 teams taking part.
  • Entries will be on a first come first served basis at Chairman’s Night 28th April from Di Berry and thereafter from behind the Bar.
  • Draw for teams will take place at The Club at 8.00pm on Sunday 3rd June 2018.
  • Winnings will be allocated as follows:
  • Winning Team £80.00
    Runner Up £40.00
    Team scoring most goals in one match (if more than one team, winner drawn from hat) £10.00
    Team with most Red Cards (if tie, then most Yellow Cards, if still tie then winner drawn from hat) £10.00
    1st Team to lose in a Penalty Shoot Out £10.00
    Team scoring the least goals (if more than one team, winner drawn from hat) £10.00
    Total Winnings allocated £160.00
  • Winners will be confirmed and posted on the noticeboard at The Club by Sunday 22nd July 2018.
  • In the event of any dispute, the General Committee’s decision is final!

1st XI win league title

Huge congratulations to Staplehurst Cricket 1st XI winning the 2017 KRCL Premier League title yesterday with one game still to play. Next year they will play in the top tier of Kent club cricket.

Yesterday’s journey to and from Wickham Park took longer than the actual game after the lads inserted the home side and blasted them out for only 23. Jack Valentine took 6 for 19 and Tom Henson 3 for 3. The runs were knocked off in 7.4 overs.

Homeleigh renews commitment to junior cricket

Club President, Ray Jenkins, took the opportunity of his 2017 club day to unveil newly Homeleigh-branded cricket covers. And, at the same time, announce that the majority of Homeleigh’s sponsorship contribution is earmarked for investment in the Club’s junior cricket.

Homeleigh agreed to sponsorship of the covers after the Club received a grant of £4,000 from the England & Wales Cricket Board towards the £4,600 cost. The remainder of the £2,000 Homeleigh has committed will continue their funding of junior cricket development, under the Staplehurst Cricket Academy banner, including local schools outreach and the introduction of girls’ cricket.

Club vice-chairman and junior cricket director, John Swannick, is pictured in front of the new covers with Ray Jenkins and some of the 120 current junior cricketers at the Club who will benefit from Homeleigh’s sponsorship.

John Swannick said: “We expect these covers to last the next 10 years. But we hope Homeleigh’s generous funding of junior cricket will have a major impact on the future of the Club well beyond that.”

Club XI win Kent Dyno T20 Cup

Huge congratulations to the Club’s T20 XI who last night won the much delayed 2016 Kent Dyno T20 Cup final at the Spitfire Ground, Canterbury.

Bowling out Littlebourne for 143, the Club XI took 18.3 overs to chase down their opponents score.

Staplehurst into T20 Finals Day at Canterbury

After finishing top of our group Staplehurst have qualified for Kent T20 Finals day on Saturday 17th September at the Spitfire Ground, Canterbury - The home of Kent County Cricket Club! It would be great to see as many friendly faces as possible in the crowd supporting the team. Good luck boys!

Hanging Basket Donations From Frankie's Farm Shop

Thank you very much to Marcel Franke of Staplehurst Nurseries Ltd for donating these beautiful hanging baskets!

2016 AGM feautured in the Kent Messenger

The Kent Messenger has welcomed new club president Ray Jenkins and our new Saturday club captains Tom Davey and Gez Saunders.

Staplehurst Cricket and Tennis Club Featured in All Out Cricket Magazine

The Club is featured in an article on Clubmark in the latest edition of All Out Cricket, the UK’s largest selling monthly cricket magazine. It proves that, even as a relatively small ‘village’ club, we are a national showcase for how to do things well.

PDF version of the article can be found here.

JUNIORS FORM GUARD OF HONOUR FOR KENT CCC

To celebrate the Club’s new formal partnership with current and recent pupils invited to form the Guard of Honour at Kent’s T20 game against Somerset on July 10. Most were already Club members but a number are new to cricket and were chosen by the school as a reward for their contribution to school life.

A great time was had by all as you can see in the pictures. They were also able to meet the players after the game which has resulted in an invitation for Kent’s Matt Coles to participate in a school assembly and coaching session in the Spring.

Staplehurst School Head, Cathy Farthing, said: "I am delighted the school was represented in this exciting event. It was an opportunity to highlight the contribution schools like Staplehurst make to nurturing and developing a lifelong commitment to sport and physical activity in our young people. The partnership with Staplehurst Cricket & Tennis Club, as the village's largest sports club, helps ensure that work continues after the children leave the school."

1ST XI PROMOTED

COLIN BREED - ENGLAND & STAPLEHURST

PETER CAVENDER – ECB KENT COACH OF YEAR 2014

OPEN DAY – AUGUST 4

The Club held an Open Day on August 4 as part of the England & Wales Cricket Board and Sky TV’s celebration of the Investec Ashes Test series. We were delighted to host the team from Sky Sports News and have our activities featured in a number live broadcasts throughout the day.


Staplehurst Cricket and Tennis Club Featured in Cricket Club Magazine

Staplehurst has been featured in the latest issue of Cricket Club Magazine! Follow the link below to read about all the great work being done at Staplehurst Cricket and Tennis Club.

www.cricket-club.biz/CricketMags/Cricket_Club_Issue_16/