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The Kent Cricket Board will be making a presentation and answer questions on the recent National Players Survey. The findings of this survey are highly significant to all Clubs and I would encourage you to attend. The meeting is an open meeting and I would urge any players from your Club to attend if they wish, alongside your Club Representative.

The meeting will take place at the Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel, Hollingbourne, Maidstone, this Thursday, tomorrow, at 8.00 p.m.

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of John Harley who passed away last week.

Described by most as a “character”, his larger than life personality and enthusiasm for all matters cricket-related meant that once met, never forgotten! He brought fun and laughter to the game, but took the matter of wicket-taking very seriously! Known for his long hair and equally long run-up he played most of his cricket in recent years at New Ash Green and then Hartley but his lasting legacy will be his John W. G. Harley cricket fixture facebook group which has saved many a game in recent years from being cancelled and which gave him much pride and satisfaction. Diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in May of this year, he vowed to continue playing cricket three times a week throughout the remainder of the season. A feat which he duly achieved. Sadly, John lost his short battle with this deadly illness on Wednesday November 19th 2014 aged just 53. He will be missed by all those whom he touched during his all-too-short lifetime.

We are delighted to announce that £100 from the raffle proceeds was donated to both Children in Need and the RBL Poppy Appeal. Many thanks for your support.

The draft fixtures for 2015 may now be seen HERE

You may find the invitation to participate in the Royal London Cup HERE and the application form to enter HERE .

Please see the latest edition of the Safeguarding newsletter HERE

The Kent League Umpires Panel has some vacancies for the 2015 season. The Panel covers all the Kent League matches in the Premier Division and Divisions 1 and 2.

All interested umpires are asked to apply to Ken Say, Chairman of the Kent League Umpires Panel, on any of the following -  (H) – 01689 873191,  (M) – 07522 900412,

It is with great sadness that Gore Court announce the passing of Barry Smith who had played for the club since the mid 70′s. A fantastic club man, who was also instrumental in establishing over-60 and over-70 county cricket. He will be much missed at The Grove.

The funeral will be held on Wednesday 29th October at Noon at Bobbing Crematorium, Sheppey Way, Sittingbourne, Kent ME9 8GZ, and afterwards at Gore Court CC, Key Street, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 1YT.

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