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Please note item 4 HERE.

In summary, please do not create a new player for a player who has already played at another Club in either the KCL or KRCL. In such cacses plaese email either Errol Valentine and/or Brian Smith to request a transfer.

If a player has played for a Club in another County, you must contact both that club and their League and ask them to confirm to that the player has no debts nor any outstanding disciplinary issue.

If the above procedures are not followed an application for registration will be declined.

I am today advised that emails are not currently being issued by the Play-Cricket system when a player is rejected. This is being resolved. In the meantime, please check your list of registered players to ensure all the players you think you may have registered recently now are. A number have ben declined mainly due to them already being a member of a Kent League Club, thus a transfer required, or they were too young and required confirmation that written parental consent was held to play open age cricket. Please check!!


A list of all changes to the Laws of Cricket which came into effect in October 2013 may be seen HERE

A couple of years ago the ECB added an additional Health & Safety training module requirement to their approval and accreditation requirement for the population of overseas Player/ Coaches who join clubs each season. The KCB recommend that those clubs who use overseas players and who also get involved in coaching either within the club or in wider roles should be aware of this requirement.

Details of the H&S module syllabus and the opportunity for compliance can be found on the ECB website ( ) and if clubs wish to get formal governing body endorsement for their overseas player/ coaches they can attend and complete a short multiple choice questionnaire at 8.00 p.m. on Thursday 1st May at Addington Village C.C.

Please can the following Clubs return their updated list of Club Officers by 31st March or your entries will be incorrect in the Handbook?


HSBC require a fixture at home on Saturday 3rd May. If you are seeking a fixture that date please contact Kevin Dare HERE

Draw for 2014 now HERE

Gravesend C.C. are very sad to announce the passing of Richard Walker, who died yesterday, Monday 17 February. We offer sincere condolences to all his family and friends.

Richard’s funeral is on Thursday 6th March at 2.00 p.m in St Peter’s Church, Whitstable.

I have been asked by a Club in Middlesex,Harrow St.Mary’s,to assist them in finding some Kent Clubs who might be kind enough to provide them with opposition during their Kent Tour.

They intend to Tour from 4th August to 8th August and will probably be based in Canterbury but that won’t stop them travelling in Kent.

The touring party will consist of ‘mature’ players and players in their 20′s from their first three elevens.

If you are able to assist please let me know and I’ll put you in touch with the Tour Organiser. Please email me HERE

Howard Smith

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Full details of the KCB Groundsman’s Association Courses 2014 may be seen HERE