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Are you CASC registered?

If so, are you confident that your club will comply with the new more stringent requirements of CASC going forward, for instance the ability to account for bar sales to members separately from opposition / non-members, that your annual cost to play is within everyone’s reach, and that you have more playing members than non-playing members?  Make sure you are aware of the changes on the HMRC web site.

If you have any questions, ECB have said the Tax Consultant they use, Richard Baldwin of,, is excellent and would be able to support queries you may have.  I see that the RFU have done some excellent work and their web site has some very helpful resources too.

Andy Griffiths KCC

Due to unforeseen circumstances there is a delay in producing fixtures for 2016. Please bear with us – they will be published as soon as possible, most likely in the middle of December.

The 2015 Dinner on Friday 13th November was a great success. We offer great thanks to Tony Cottee who entertained all in attendance with a fine entertaining speech and Howard Smith for his Master of Ceremony role.

Chris Willetts deservedly won the Cricketer of the Year Award for his great services to Blackheath and leading them to victory in The National Knockout this year. Hugh Bernard (Folkestone) won Young Player of the Year, Luke Blackaby (Holmesdale) Player of the Season and Howard Smith the Tony Levick Award for his great contributions to the League.

Competition entries for 2016

Entries are open once again for the Royal London Club Championship (the ECB National Club Championship) 2016. In 2015 the winners were Blackheath CC from Kent, who enjoyed a nine-wicket win over Northern CC from Lancashire, with the Kent Premier League side taking home the title and £4000 in prize money. For more details about the competition and how to enter, please download our entry form and information letter:



The Royal London Club Championship is open to all clubs throughout England and Wales and the deadline for entries into next season’s competition is Friday 4 December 2015.


You may be aware we only entered one side into the CCC Sovereign Trophy 2015, that being for Divisions 1-6 inclusive. We ae seeking a volunteer to reintroduce and run the Division 3/4/5 side in 2016. Anyone who might like to be considered, or any Club who might like to propose a candidate please email us HERE

A reminder that all Clubs are asked to submit an article about their Club and the 2015 season. This should be submitted to by 31st December 2015 or a fine may be incurred.

All player awards for 2015 are now here. Any questions please email us HERE

CONGRATULATIONS to Blackheath who beat Northern by 9 wickets today, Sunday, at the County Ground Beckenham, in the Final of the ECB National Knockout. Report to follow.

Northern 161-10, Blackheath 162-1. Man of the match Warren Lee here

More here

Watch the video of how Ealing won the National T20 in 2015 HERE

Blackheath 217 – 7 from 45 overs
Bath 122 all out in 35 overs

Visitors Bath arrived at The Rectory Field for an extensive warm up with their coach load of spectators taking their seats in the stands ahead of a 12 noon start. Despite the dank conditions, Blackheath won the toss and decided to bat and set a total. In front of some 150 spectators the match started with a very lively over from Bath’s danger man Lloyd Davies.

At 11-2 from 9 overs and Bath’s seamers making the most of the conditions it looked like it would be a difficult task to build a competitive total. But Tanweer Sikandar and Michael Thornley played the perfect innings for the moment, taking the sting out of the attack, then gathering runs before powering 4s around the ground. Sikandar batted 78 balls for his 51 before being caught on the long-on boundary. Thornley reached 75 off 108 balls before being caught trying to go over the top for another boundary. Their 100 run partnership put Blackheath on the front foot and classic run a ball innings from Dipayan Paul [18], Duncan Willetts [33] and Mahi Mahfuzul [10*] bought the total to a competitive 217.

In reply Bath never really got settled against some highly disciplined Blackheath bowling, led by Sikandar who returned figures of 9 – 2 – 33 – 3. Bath were 19-2 from 7 overs but could not consolidate as Blackheath had done from an almost identical position. As Jahed Ahmed switched on his radar, wickets fell at regular intervals, making it 38-3, 38-4, 40-5. With the heart of the batting removed, Bath’s Jenkins [43] and Padgett [21] added 50 runs before the partnership ended. No one could stay with Jenkins as the Blackheath bowlers finished off the visitors. The wickets were shared 2 a piece for Ahmed, James Hands and Tom Mees.

So Blackheath reach the National final of this competition for the third time, 34 years after losing to Scarborough at Lord’s in 1981!

The final is against Northern CC from the Liverpool competition, who beat Chester Le Street.

The game is on Sunday 20th September and is likely to be held at the Beckenham County Ground.