One of the oldest cricket clubs in the world first recorded in 1738
Horsmonden Cricket Club (HCC) are a Kent village cricket club located near Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge, Cranbrook and Maidstone.
HCC is a club steeped in history as well as being a great place to play cricket. Horsmonden was first recorded having teams playing organised cricket during the Georgian period in 1738, which makes us one the oldest cricket clubs in the world!
Our superb facilities and large ground include a good wicket and outfield, triple bay nets, mobile nets and a pavilion that boasts its own bar, BBQ, table tennis and space to host parties, music and events.
NEW CLUBHOUSE: A new modern clubhouse will be built as soon as funds are available. Planning permission for this state of the art facility has been obtained and the Sports Club are actively working to secure funds to make it happen.
HCC is a friendly and sociable club and runs regular social events for our Members, their friends and family, and the local community. In 2017 we hosted Lashings All Stars vs Jewsons Celebrity XI for a charity cricket match involving a marquee, stalls, food and funfair which opened our Cricket Week, During that week we hosted a marquee event “An evening with Gordon Greenidge”. In the past we have run fundraiser balls such as our amazing Australian Night complete with beach and palm trees, BBQ and an outback bar and on another occasion a Caribbean Night with a huge marquee, steel band, disco and auctions.
The club also welcomes Associate Members – so you don’t even need to play cricket to enjoy our warm friendly atmosphere. The classic idyllic picture of sitting under the pavilion veranda with a drink while watching a game of cricket is here to be taken in Horsmonden!
We run two Saturday men’s First and Second XI league teams playing in the Kent County Village League. We run a Sunday XI and a 3rd XI to play local friendly games when fixtures can be arranged.
Outdoor training and nets are open to all players 16 and over. Talented under 16’s are also included by invitation of the Club Captain.
Tuesday training evenings from 6.30pm-7.30pm give the club the benefit of running an intensive training session for senior players. There is a Friday evening net session for all players from 6.00 to 8.00 with a relaxed atmosphere
The T20 HCC Loose Cannons play several fixtures each year on an ad hoc basis.
HCC Loose Cannons T20 Social Cricket
Most Friday nights from the middle of May sees our social team – HCC Loose Cannons – take to the field to strut their stuff! With the PA blasting, black stumps, pink ball and bar open, these games are a great way to get back into cricket even if you haven’t played for years, or even never played before!
Our two teams, Drakes and Minions, are a motley crew made up from Dads, Villagers, Juniors and Senior Players. We also play fixtures against other local outfits such as The Gun pub team, Goudhurst Gents CC, The Royal Oak Tunbridge Wells and Cranbrook CC. Families are welcome to come along for the great atmosphere and there’s normally a BBQ going to keep the kids fuelled up.
We are looking to get Women’s Sharp Shooters T20 matches organised too – a few women already play Loose Cannons – let us know if you are interested!
We have a thriving Youth Section, and we are proud to provide competitive league cricket for Under 15, Under 13, Under 11 and Under 9 age groups for boys and girls.
Our mission is to provide an environment that challenges cricketers of all levels, whilst also developing the most talented players and providing outstanding cricketing opportunities to all of our players.
Find out more about HCC’s Junior Section including Training Session information.
We are also committed to providing cricket for those young players who are in the transitional phase between Under 15s cricket and Senior League XIs. Horsmonden CC offers great opportunities for young players to make the transition between junior and men’s league cricket. A good number of players in our senior ranks have made the step up from the Juniors. Please help us continue this trend!
HCC’s coaching is led by our dedicated team of enthusiastic and committed coaches from the club. We also provide Professional Coaching Courses in the Summer and Winter to help Junior Section Members improve their game, whatever their level.
Come and join us!
We are happy to welcome new Members of all abilities from quality players to occasional knockers for our Senior and Youth Sections. We are particularly interested if you are an experienced cricketer who has had a break from cricket and wants to get back to the game. Use our contact page form to get in touch.