Cricket Week

Cricket Week & Beer Festival

31st July to 4th August 2017

Shepherd Neame Brewery

  • Mon 31st July HCC vs HCC President’s XI – 14:00 Start
  • Tues 1st August HCC vs Cobham CC TBC – 11:30 Start
  • Wed 2nd August HCC vs Stoney-in-Oxney CC TBC – 11:30 Start
  • Thur 3rd August HCC vs Hunton CC TBC – 11:30
  • Fri 4th August HCC Loose Cannons vs The Gun & Spitroast T20 – 18:00 Start

For the 7th year in succession we are delighted to be hosting the Horsmonden Cricket Week. We will be featuring several REAL ALES straight from the barrel at £3.50 per pint.

Everyone is welcome to come along and watch and join in with the social side of the game!!!

We welcome these teams to Cricket Week:

Cobham CC

Cobham Cricket Club

Regular attendees of Cricket Week and good friends of HCC, Cobham Cricket Club from Kent claim to be the original home of “The Ashes”. Founded in 1850, the first game was played in Cobham Park between Cobham Hall Estate and Cobham Village on the 7th August 1850.

In 1883 the then Captain of Cobham, the Honourable Ivo Bligh, later to become the Eighth Earl of Darnley, also captained England’s touring side in Australia. During this tour Florence Morphy (later Lady Darnley) and some other Victorian ladies, burnt a bail and presented the ashes in an urn to Ivo Bligh. “The Ashes” in the now famous urn remained at Cobham Hall until 1926 when they were presented to the MCC at Lord’s.

Appearances: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Stone-in-Oxney CC

Stone-in-Oxney Cricket Club

Cricket Week stalwarts and good friends of HCC, Stone-in-Oxney Cricket Club are based south east of Tenterden, and stands in a position on the eastern side of the Isle of Oxney. The stone that gives the village its name is preserved in the village church, and is of Roman origin.

The Saxon Shore Way long distance walking route tracing the old Saxon shoreline passes through the parish.

Appearances: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Hunton CC

Hunton Wanderers Cricket Club

Local team Hunton Wanderers are a friendly group of cricket enthusiasts who play at Hunton near Maidstone.

Appearances: 2016

Teams who have previously enjoyed our hospitality over Cricket Week are:

Rainham CC
Rainham Cricket Club

Rainham CC was founded in 1896. Not to be confused with Rainham CC from Kent, they are based at Spring Farm Park, Rainham, Essex.

Please check back soon for the Club’s illustrious history once it has been written on their website.

Appearances: 2013, 2014

Sanford CC

Sanford Cricket Club

Sanford Cricket Club were formed in the Sanford Arms in Guildford around 1989.

Sanford CC play friendly matches and will be touring in Kent and based in Tonbridge.

Appearances: 2013, 2014

Newington CC

Newington Cricket Club

North Kent team Newington Cricket Club have evidence of being in existence for over 150 years. Newington is located between Sittingbourne and Rainham.

Newington CC badge shows three ducks – hopefully they’ll let us know why!

Appearances: 2012

City of London School

City of London School

The City of London School (CLS) is a boys’ independent day school on the banks of the River Thames in the City of London.

Appearances: 2011

Kent Police

Kent Police CC

Many Police Constabularies enjoy a game of cricket to get them out into the community and Kent Police are no different.

Appearances: 2011

Charlton Athletic FPA

Charlton Athletic FPA

Charlton Athletic have been visiting Horsmonden CC since the 50s initially as part of their pre-season cricket tour. Now it’s the Former Players’ Association who play and is run specifically for and on behalf of Charlton Athletic former players and associate members. This one always proves a competive fixture and a favourite with the supporters.

Appearances: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 + many others!

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