An unique village cricket club
Horsmonden Cricket Club dates back to 1743. We are incredibly proud of our history but are extremely committed to building the club for the future. See History…
Horsmonden Cricket Club has gone through a period of rapid progression. The club is very inclusive offering cricket to players of all abilities in both junior and senior sections. The club has a strong cricketing tradition with a number of very talented players having represented the club over the years. We are keen to continue developing players to a level where they can truly realise their potential. To those ends HCC is very committed to a progressive coaching programme where we identify the most talented players and provide them with the skills, guidance and environment to allow them to really grow as players. We are not driven by winning leagues or cups, we are committed to enabling players to reach their potential and to playing the game in the right way. The club is very focused on the team ethic and encourages all of our players to understand that the team always comes first.
We are affiliated to the England and Wales Cricket Board via the Kent Cricket Board, the Institute of Groundsmanship, the Kent County Village League and the Kent Border League.
Club Colours and Emblem
Official Club Colours are Black and Gold which appear on the club emblem, official kit and jumper trims. Previously HCC’s club colours were been French Blue and Chocolate.
The Club emblem depicts clockwise St. Margaret’s Church, an Oak tree symbolising the Oak forests which once covered the Weald, Oast Houses symbolising the hop industry and a Gun symbolising the late 16th and 17th Century Gun Foundry when Horsmonden was the centre of the English arms industry.
ECB Clubmark No.739
Horsmonden Cricket Club have ECB Clubmark Accreditation which gives us a
vibrant and healthy club cricket infrastructure prioritising junior
development and creating a benchmark for high quality community club
Supported by the Kent Cricket Board, ECB Clubmark gives HCC an
opportunity to write and implement new procedures as well as acknowledge
HCC are required to present evidence and demonstrate implementation
across four different themes, culminating in the production of a Club
The four themes with their colour code are:
- Duty of Care and Safeguarding Children [orange]
- The Cricket Programme [blue]
- Knowing your club and its Community – One Game [purple]
- Club Management [green]
ECB Affiliation No.46
Horsmonden Cricket Club are affiliated to the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) which allows HCC to access a range of tangible benefits. Our affiliation is via Kent Cricket Board (KCB), our County Board.
The England and Wales Cricket Board is the governing body for all cricket in England and Wales.
ECB provides support for the game far beyond the boundaries of just international and first class cricket.
We are affiliated to the Kent Cricket Board (KCB) who’s aim is to promote the game of cricket at all levels through partnership of professional and recreational cricketing bodies and other appropriate agencies within the cricketing County of Kent.
Horsmonden Cricket Club’s One Game Pledge
One Game is an ambitious project aimed at widening the appeal of cricket and ensuring as many people as possible are welcomed into the game regardless of age, race, ability or gender.
A key part of the One Game project will be the One Game Pledge which everyone in cricket will be invited to sign as a public declaration of their commitment to a fully inclusive game.
“Horsmonden Cricket Club pledge to gain more volunteers throughout the local cricket community”
Pledges can be made by individuals or clubs alike. Visit the ECB One Game Pledge.
Building Partnerships between Cricket Clubs and the Community
We currently have a new agreement with Horsmonden Primary School signed in 2010. We are looking for other local schools to build partnerships with. Please contact us if this is of interest.
Horsmonden Cricket Club: A Kent Focus Club
Across the 39 County Cricket Boards in England and Wales there are currently
just under 1,400 identified Focus Clubs, Horsmomnden CC being one of them.
HCC as a Focus Club have been selected by Kent Cricket Board on the basis that:
- HCC are identified as a key deliverer within the County Cricket Board Strategic Development Plan.
- HCC are committed to delivery of junior development programmes and/or development activities with specific target groups (disability,
women/girls, and ethnic minorities).
- HCC are able to access and utilise ECB, County Cricket Board and local development resources to support the delivery of their club development plan.
HCC as a designated a Focus Club is:
- Affiliated to the ECB via the Kent Cricket Board.
- Committed to achieving the objectives within ‘Building Partnerships’.
- Will work in partnership with ECB, the Kent Cricket Board, schools and the community to deliver high quality agreed outcomes.
- Has achieved or is committed to achieving and maintaining ECB Clubmark Accreditation evidencing that they are a safe, effective and child friendly club.
- Has a Club Development Plan that has been approved by the Kent Cricket Board and is reviewed and updated on an annual basis.