We have a new Womens and Girls Section starting over the winter months and we have entered the Women’s League programme for 2017. More info to follow shortly, but come along to our Open Day from 11-2pm on 24th September
Over the winter we have seen the opening of our amazing new Sports Centre at Polo Farm, opened by Olympic Hockey players Sean Kerly and Mel Clewlow.
It boasts a state of the art surface for cricket, with high quality lighting and 10 net spaces. The facility has already started to be used by Kent Coaches, Area cricket and a number of different local clubs.
Plans are also in the pipeline for a new Pavilion for the cricket club that should be in place for the 2018 season.
We are starting our outdoor training on the 6th April next year, preceded by the sign up session for all senior players this year. Please make every effort to come along to get the season off to a solid start. Membership forms can be found here (link) with this year’s fees. Any questions please contact Stuart Drakeley.
Our Junior season starts on the 25th April this year. Sign up is from 5.30 to 6pm with training straight after. We are able to use the sports hall each week to give us maximum space available. Please print off this membership form and bring it with you on the evening. Once again we will be running 8 teams that will play in the local leagues being 2 at Under 11, 13 and 15, an Under 12 Girls team and an Under 18 team.
Our Kwik Cricket for Primary age children starts on the first Saturday in May. The sessions will be run every Saturday from 9.30 to 11.30 and costs £4 per session. Just come along an join in. Contact Jamie Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
This year we have decided to use our Sunday matches as development for our younger players. We have arranged several fixtures for those that want to play, and also a number of Development fixtures for our 15-20 year old players against like-minded clubs. The idea is to give you a chance of playing men’s cricket but to bat and bowl in your usual position and to have a chance of playing the longer form of the game. Contact Richard Durrant or Dan Bennett for more information if you’d be interested in playing.
As a good sized club there is often a misconception that we are overflowing with players. We are always on the look-out for new players to play in any of our 5 teams that play across the weekend or our Junior sides that play in the week and on Sundays. If you are interested, please make contact with Stuart Drakeley (senior) or Richard Durrant (junior).
We are delighted to say that we have been re-accredited as a Clubmark club for another 3 year (certificate attached). This is testament to all of the hard work that people put in behind the scenes week after week all year round to make Canterbury such a good place to play cricket and meet new friends. Thank you to all those that work so hard giving up their time to help the club.
This years club dinner is at the Polo Farm on 30 Sept.
Winner: Canterbury Cricket Club
The club continues to grow based on the development of their volunteer workforce. They have increased the overall number of teams by a third and added another girls team. The clubs coaches take time off work in the summer to coach and help develop Kwik Cricket in schools.
Other news would be that the Club have been awarded
Has been awarded to set up a series of Girls and Womens Cricket Sessions at Polofarm with Level 2 Coach, Sophie Bambridge, and ex-Kent and England Player Susie Rowe on hand to coach from the 28th April this season for a period of 10 weeks with a view to setting up a sustainable Girls and Womens Section.