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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

Sam Billings scored an exceptional 135 not out from just 58 balls against Somerset at Taunton today including 17 fours and 5 sixes. Kent ended their 50 overs with 383-7. Sam Northeast also scored a fine 132 from 132 balls and Dan Bell-Drummond 61 from 60 as Kent piled up a massive total. Congratulations to all three, all players from Kent League Clubs.