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Should any of your guests require accommodation for the night of the event, they would be entitled to the special event rate of £85.00 per room bed and breakfast – this is for a single, double/twin occupancy bedroom

All rates are on a bed and breakfast rate inclusive of VAT at the current rate and include complimentary use of Feel Good Health Club.
Rooms are to be guaranteed with a credit card and chargeable if cancelled anytime after 2pm on the day of arrival.
For guests to book accommodation on your specially negotiated rate please ask guests to call 0844 815 9045 option 1 quoting Group Code: KENT141114

Any rooms not named by the 1st November will automatically be released and any additional rooms required thereafter will be subject to availability and the specially negotiated rate cannot be guaranteed. Due to a large number of booking channels for accommodation at the hotel, please be aware that guests may find rates cheaper through these other channels. These rates however are subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed will be available for your whole group. Any rooms booked on your rate cannot be transferred to any other rate once booked and confirmed. The rate that has been negotiated for you will ensure that all your guests will be paying the same rate for a standard guest room. Check in to bedrooms is available from 2pm on the day of arrival and check out is 12noon the following day.

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 details of the Kent League Dinner on Friday 14th November may now be seen HERE.

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.

Congratulations to Sevenoaks Vine in becoming Premier Champions for 2014.

Season at a glance – All Champions, promotions and relegations may now be seen HERE

The ECB has some useful tips on encouraging youth cricketers. Please see HERE

Yesterday saw entries open for the 2015 competition, with eligible clubs able to apply in seconds through our new, easy-to-use online application form at

Horton Kirby Cricket Club would like to invite you all to their annual Festival of Cricket and Beer Festival, Come along with your family and friends and visit the picturesque village of Horton Kirby, in which the ground is set. In and throughout the week experience cricket every day and entertainment every evening. We look forward to seeing you there. More details here