Former England cricket star promoting sport for kids in Kent

News Shopper: Geraint Jones

11:57am Thursday 20th March 2014

Ashes winner Geraint Jones is hoping to see lots of Kent’s kids catch the bug of playing cricket for the first time and is looking for energetic people to join the Catch Cricket team.

New cricket academy opens at Bickley Park

3:43pm Thursday 20th March 2014

Bickley Park Cricket Club is set to open a new junior academy this season.

Lashings confirm Bexley return

News Shopper: The match confirmation contract is handed over this morning

5:22pm Wednesday 26th February 2014

The world famous Lashings cricket team is set to return to Bexley this summer for another charity cricket match against the Leigh Academies Trust.

Trio of boroughs book Lord's cricket final places

News Shopper: The Greenwich team are looking forward to visiting Lord's.

3:18pm Tuesday 11th February 2014

BROMLEY, Lewisham and Greenwich’s girls’ teams have booked their places in next month’s London Youth Games indoor finals at Lord’s.

Murphy becomes first female Hayes CC president

News Shopper: Lyn Murphy

2:27pm Tuesday 14th January 2014

HAYES Cricket Club has appointed the first female president in its 187-year history after Lyn Murphy was unanimously elected to the position at the recent AGM.

Girls deliver Star quality in cricket triumph

12:01pm Tuesday 14th January 2014

ALL Star emerged victorious for the first time in the fifth Bexley girls’ indoor cricket contest at Erith Leisure Centre.

10 facts about England v Australia Ashes history you might not know

News Shopper: Ashes urn

6:00am Monday 25th November 2013

IF you’re bleary-eyed reading this it probably means you’ve been up all night watching the Ashes, and as a diehard fan you’ll probably know everything about the England v Australia cricket series.

Disabled London kids encouraged to take up cricket

News Shopper: Disabled London kids encouraged to take up cricket

2:08pm Wednesday 13th November 2013

AN initiative supported by Kent Cricket aimed at engaging more than 640 disabled people across London will launch later this month.

Beckenham kids reach final of Kent cricket event

5:05pm Tuesday 17th September 2013

HESKETH Park in Dartford hosted the popular Kent Cricket Board U9s mini super eights county finals day on Sunday.

Winning start for Kent over Middlesex

News Shopper: The Kent team pose for a picture

5:12pm Tuesday 30th July 2013

KENT Cricket Board’s learning and physical disabilities county team got their season off to a winning start with a 19-run win against Middlesex LD on Sunday at Dartford CC’s Hesketh Park ground.

Cowdrey makes most of Kent chance

News Shopper: Fabian Cowdrey

4:06pm Tuesday 30th July 2013

ALTHOUGH the previous two weeks had seen an upturn in results for Kent, there was still no chance of qualification for the quarter-finals in the county T20 tournament.

Sidcup and Bexley get off the mark in league campaign

5:24pm Wednesday 24th July 2013

THE newly formed Sidcup CC and Bexley CC young adults’ cricket team gained a landmark victory when they defeated East Herts by seven wickets on Sunday at Sydney Road.

Cricket side gets makeover thanks to grant

News Shopper: Dartfordians' development side show off the new kit

3:57pm Wednesday 24th July 2013

A YOUNG cricket team from Bexley have been looking the part this year after acquiring a new kit thanks to a small grant from the Jack Petchey Foundation.

Kent see off Hants in T20 after frustrating County Championship clash

News Shopper: Brendan Nash just missed out on a double century with a superb effort of 199 runs

5:12pm Tuesday 23rd July 2013

FOLLOWING their first County Championship win against Gloucestershire, Kent’s hope on building momentum was thwarted by a resolute Hampshire team.

All smiles again for Spitfires fans

News Shopper: Captain James Tredwell

4:11pm Tuesday 23rd July 2013

SUMMER sunshine has our Kent columnist BRAD PINARD smiling again as the heatwave has coincided with a welcome upturn in fortunes for the Spitfires.

Vibe's Ashes bake off: Australian Lamington versus English scone

News Shopper: Vibe's Ashes bake off: Australian lamington versus English Scone

2:30pm Tuesday 23rd July 2013

THINGS couldn’t be going much better for the English against the Aussies out on the cricket field, so Vibe decided to pit the two countries’ cuisines against each other.

MCC send side to Belvedere club's centenary celebrations

News Shopper: The original 1913 team photo

2:37pm Wednesday 17th July 2013

AN MCC XI will visit Belvedere Cricket Club later this month to mark the club’s centenary.

Maidstone pip Bromley to cricket crown

News Shopper: Bromley team celebrating a phenomenal catch to take the sixth wicket

5:05pm Tuesday 16th July 2013

BROMLEY District U14s suffered a four wicket defeat at the hands of Maidstone at the Kent district finals day.

Big win for Kent a huge relief for every Spitfires fan

News Shopper: Brendan Nash just missed out on a double century with a superb effort of 199 runs

3:15pm Tuesday 16th July 2013

KENT cricket blogger BRAD PINARD finally has something to smile about after the Spitfires’ stunning victory at Gloucestershire.

Bexley girls edge out Greenwich rivals in thriller

2:47pm Tuesday 16th July 2013

BEXLEY U15 girls defeated Greenwich junior cricket academy by five runs in a league encounter last week.

Lashings draw in big crowd at Bexley Cricket Club

3:20pm Wednesday 10th July 2013

MORE than 1,000 spectators turned up at Bexley Cricket Club on Friday to watch the Lashings take on a student XI representing the Leigh Academies Trust.

Essex humiliation is the final straw

News Shopper: Sam Northeast

4:22pm Tuesday 9th July 2013

LAST night’s abject televised defeat for Kent at the hands of Essex in the T20 has left our Spitfires columnist BRAD PINARD on the brink of despair.

The only way is not Essex for hapless Kent Spitfires

News Shopper: James Tredwell. PICTURE BY KEITH GILLARD.

4:02pm Tuesday 9th July 2013

KENT crashed to a fifth straight T20 defeat last night in Chelmsford as Essex Eagles became the latest side this summer to get the better of the struggling Spitfires.

The Ashes: Five steps to being an Australian in south east London and north Kent

News Shopper: The Ashes: Five steps to being an Australian in south east London and north Kent

10:48am Tuesday 9th July 2013

THE ASHES get underway tomorrow and for once England are the favourites. If you can’t cope with not being the underdog, Vibe can help you be more Australian. Pull on your thongs (the shoes, the shoes!) and follow these simple steps.

Kent struggling for momentum again

News Shopper: Vernon Philander

3:01pm Tuesday 2nd July 2013

LANGUISHING at the foot of the second division in the County Championship and losing hope of CB40 success, Kent needed to impress in their opening T20 games last week.

Slow start to T20 campaign for Spitfires

News Shopper: Sam Billings. PICTURE BY KEITH GILLARD.

2:48pm Tuesday 2nd July 2013

COUNTY Championship Division Two and YB40 cricket are taking a back seat for Kent as the T20 tournament occupies centre stage.

Kent all-rounder continues heroics

News Shopper: Darren Stevens. PICTURE BY KEITH GILLARD.

4:50pm Wednesday 26th June 2013

THE impressive recent form of Darren Stevens has caught the eye of our Kent CCC columnist BRAD PINARD.

Record breaking effort in Kent's victory over Sussex

News Shopper: Sam Northeast

3:43pm Tuesday 25th June 2013

KENT are still in contention in the YB40 one-day tournament following a thrilling victory over the Sussex Sharks last week.

Blackheath openers make Bexley pay

News Shopper: Chris Willetts enjoyed an impressive batting spell against Bexley. PICTURES BY KEITH GILLARD.

3:14pm Tuesday 25th June 2013

AN IMPRESSIVE opening batting partnership between Dipayan Paul and Chris Willetts inspired Blackheath to an emphatic 190-run win over Bexley in the KCL Premier Division.

Birthday celebrations for Petts Wood club

5:15pm Thursday 20th June 2013

PETTS Wood Cricket Club is celebrating its 70th anniversary this summer.

Colfe's progress in cricket contest

2:13pm Wednesday 19th June 2013

COLFE’S School’s U13 girls’ cricket team are through to the regional final of the Kent Cricket Board's Chance to Compete tournament.

Spitfires still look for elusive first triumph

News Shopper: Calum Haggett took 4-94

3:21pm Tuesday 18th June 2013

KENT are still searching for a first County Championship win after last week’s draw with Glamorgan.

Bexley destroyed by Dashi's bowling skills

News Shopper: Bickley Park batsman Phil Browning is bowled out by George Wells for 0. PICTURES BY KEITH GILLARD.

2:46pm Tuesday 18th June 2013

BEXLEY were knocked off the top of the Kent Cricket League Premier Division on Saturday after suffering a 133-run defeat at the hands of Bickley Park.

Bexley cricket fever grows ahead of big date with Lashings

News Shopper: The Lashings (yellow and black) visit High Wycombe CC in 2006

12:48pm Tuesday 18th June 2013

EXCITEMENT is growing as some of the greatest names in cricket head to Bexley CC early next month for a charity match against the best young talent from north Kent.

Olympics dream still on for Bexley squash star

5:22pm Tuesday 18th June 2013

FOR someone who has sat atop the world junior rankings, the news squash is now a step closer to being an Olympic sport was music to the ears of Bexley’s Richie Fallows.

Cricket club hoping for membership boost from Ashes open day

4:54pm Tuesday 18th June 2013

WOMEN’S chair Lyn Murphy is hoping Hayes Cricket Club can rise from an England Ashes victory after signing up to hold an open day to coincide with this summer’s big Test series.

Weather frustrates Spitfires again

News Shopper: Brendan Nash

9:00am Wednesday 5th June 2013

KENT entertained Leicestershire in a County Championship Division Two encounter at Tunbridge Wells festival week.

Wells fires Bexley to the top of Kent Cricket League

News Shopper: George Wells raises his bat after completing his century. PICTURES BY KEITH GILLARD.

3:53pm Tuesday 4th June 2013

BEXLEY top the Kent Cricket League Premier Division after Saturday’s 46-run derby triumph at Bromley.

Experience is Key for Kent


3:20pm Tuesday 4th June 2013

KENT CCC columnist BRAD PINARD this week looks at the impressive recent form of Rob Key for the Spitfires.

Some positive signs at last for Kent

News Shopper: Charlie Shrek took four wickets against Essex

11:47am Wednesday 29th May 2013

KENT CCC columnist BRAD PINARD has noticed some positive signs for the remainder of the campaign after what has been a largely disappointing start to the new season by the Spitfires.

Dutch win gets festival week off to perfect start for Kent

News Shopper: Ben Harmison weighed in with his first half century of the campaign at Essex

10:11am Wednesday 29th May 2013

FESTIVAL week at Tunbridge Wells started with a convincing one-day victory for Kent over the Netherlands on Bank Holiday Monday.

Edwards inspires Blackheath to win over Bromley in KCL

News Shopper: Richard Clinton hit 67 for Bromley

5:12pm Tuesday 28th May 2013

KIRK Edwards hit 77 runs as Blackheath eased to a five-wicket victory over Bromley in the Kent Cricket League Premier Division on Saturday.

Why are Kent already struggling in County Championship?

News Shopper: Matt Coles

3:17pm Tuesday 21st May 2013

KENT CCC columnist BRAD PINARD is already alarmed by the Spitfires’ early struggles in the County Championship.

Spitfires prop up table after loss

News Shopper: Mark Davies

12:12pm Tuesday 21st May 2013

ONE day cricket has given Kent more joy than the County Championship this season.

Blake’s effort proves in vain

News Shopper: Alex Blake did his best with the bat but it wasn’t enough for Beckenham. PICTURES BY KEITH GILLARD.

11:50am Tuesday 21st May 2013

ALEX Blake’s sterling batting contribution of 141 runs could not prevent Beckenham suffering an eight-wicket home defeat at the hands of Bexley in the Kent Cricket League Premier Division.

Key still has vital role to play for Kent despite losing captaincy

9:00am Wednesday 15th May 2013

NEWS Shopper online has a new Kent CCC columnist for the 2013 campaign – freelance journalist and Spitfires fan BRAD PINARD.

Hartley set down a title marker on day one

News Shopper: Hartley bowler Daniel Redwood in action at Blackheath on Saturday. PICTURES BY KEITH GILLARD.

4:34pm Tuesday 14th May 2013

CHAMPIONS Hartley began the new Kent Cricket League Premier Division campaign with a facile 10-wicket success at Blackheath.

England cricketer Susie Rowe returns to Catford to boost new girls group

News Shopper: England cricketer Susie Rowe is coming to Catford, picture courtesy of Mark Waugh

2:36pm Friday 10th May 2013

AN ENGLAND cricketer who grew up in Catford is returning to her home town to inspire girls to pick up a bat.

England trio heading to Catford cricket club

News Shopper: Susie Rowe

1:00pm Wednesday 8th May 2013

CATFORD Wanderers Cricket Club will play host to a trio of England international women’s cricketers later this month.

Secondary schools to benefit from cricket scheme

12:13pm Friday 26th April 2013

KENT Cricket Board has confirmed £170,000 will be made available to promote the sport in secondary schools across the county.

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