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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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The Kent ACO are pleased to announce that the winter courses for Umpires & Scorers are now confirmed and open for booking.

The Kent League will contribute to fees for Kent League Clubs, please contact Barry Styles for details.

The following courses will be taking place:

Introduction to Scoring – Meopham – 6th November 2014
Introduction to Scoring – The Spitfire St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury –16th November 2014

Level 1 – Blean Village Hall (Canterbury) – starts 23rd October 2014
Level 1 – Metrogas (New Eltham) – starts 15th January 2015
Level 1 – Wateringbury Village Hall – starts 5th February 2015
Level 1a – Blean Village Hall (Canterbury) – starts 15th January 2015

For further details and for booking please see the KCB website:

2014 Champions, Runners up (Promotion) and Relegations

1st XI’s

Champions – Sevenoaks Vine
Runners up – Lordswood
Relegated – Bickley Park and Canterbury

Division 1
Champions – Tunbridge Wells
Runners up – Folkestone
Relegated – Sibton Park and Upchurch

Division 2
Champions – HSBC
Runners up – Dartford
Relegated – Addington and Old Colfeians

Division 3
Champions – Hythe
Runners up – Holmesdale
Relegated – Catford Wanderers and Cowdrey

Division 4
Champions – ODCUACO
Runners up – Ashford Town
Relegated -Blackheath 3 and Rodmersham

Division 5
Champions – Leeds & Broomfield
Runners up – Bapchild
Relegated – High Halstow

2nd XI’s

Champions – Bexley
Runners up – Tunbridge Wells
Relegated – Blackheath and Tenterden

Division 1
Champions – Whitstable
Runners up – Canterbury
Relegated – Lordswood and Gore Court

Division 2
Champions – Orpington
Runners up -Gravesend
Relegated – Old Colfeians and Sibton Park

Division 3
Champions – HSBC
Runners up – Upchurch
Relegated – Addington and Rodmersham

Division 4
Champions – Catford Wanderers
Runners up – Nonington
Relegated – Harvel

Division 5
Champions – Bexleyheath
Runners up – Fridnsbury
Relegated – Deal Victoria and Barns Close

All above subject to ratification of results and scorecards.