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With a proud history, we are the longest established cricket club in Tonbridge.
Our secluded ground is large compared to many and, coupled with our modern pavilion, offers superb facilities to club members and visitors alike.
There are few finer places to enjoy the final stages of a cricket match than at our ground bathed in the early evening sunshine!
On Saturdays the club competes in the Kent Regional Cricket League, of an evening in the Greensand Evening League, on Sundays plays friendly matches under the banner of Tonbridge Exiles CC and now a junior section has just commenced playing in an Under 11's league
End of Season Ground Maintenance
The wicket scarified, seeded, fertilised and 2 tons of top soil applied. Sight screens taken in, garage empted and cleaned out, home changing room (cleaned yet again) and furniture stored, all followed by a Committee Meeting.
A really good morning and a great effort by those present, but need to have a few more younger ones there in future to start learning the techniques.....
Kent Cricket Board Competitions: KRCL T20 Competition
Finals Day: Sat 13th September
The Spitfire Ground, Canterbury
Club members and supporters saw Tonbridge just lose out to eventual winners Frindsbury in a closely fought high-scoring final. Tonbridge can hold their heads high after a fine semi-final win over Bromley Common CC before coming up against the previous year's winners of the same competition. For much of the Tonbridge innings they kept themselves on course but towards the end just started to fall behind the required run rate and left too much to do in the last few overs. Congratulations must go to Frindsbury CC for achieving the two wins in successive years.
09.00 Frindsbury CC vs Littlebourne CC scorecard
12.00 Bromley Common CC vs Tonbridge CC scorecard
15.00 The Final: Frindsbury CC vs Tonbridge CC scorecard

Click here for photos taken during the day

A few comments received .....................

Well what an end to the season! A terrific day at the T20 finals on the County Ground and well done to all our team, it really was a one hundred percent performance from all of you.
It was a clinical performance and win over Bromley Common in the semi-final, I do not think that they knew what had hit them. We batted, bowled and fielded very well indeed. I think it was a little unfortunate that we had to play the final so soon after that game. Frindsbury had 3 hours to recover from their game and we had about 20 minutes.
None the less we again performed very well but the last two overs of the Frindsbury innings was the telling part of the game when they reached 181. For much of our innings we were up with the scoring rate but it was not to be. The 160 was still a great effort.
Many thanks as well to all our supporters for coming I hope you enjoyed the day as much as I did.
Incidentally I have looked back in the score books when Tonbridge used to play St Lawrence & Highland Court on the County Ground when in 1970 they got 263 for a few and Tonbridge were all out 153!! My contribution 2. No wonder I couldn't remember it.
Peter French (El Presidente)

An absolutely awesome day, Nads you and the guys should feel super proud at your phenomenal achievements. The fact that Alfie thinks that you are all his heroes speaks volumes. Congratulations to all.
Old Nick

A fantastic effort from you all! Every member of the club who has played in the T20 competition this year should be immensely proud of their efforts in helping get us to the finals day.
Congratulations to the 1st XI an the 2nd XI for their fantastic league wins too.
Piper Jnr

The standard of cricket played yesterday by Tonbridge was possibly the highest I have seen at the club in 40 years playing - I think the President would agree with that. It was a superb days cricket played at high intensity with the semi-final win being an amazing onslaught of power hitting fielding & bowling. Chirag scored 100 runs in the day with some awesome timing aided by the ever classy Jayden with plenty of cameo's from all the team. We were only beaten by an exceptional innings and should all be very proud of the achievement - congratulations to everyone who played on the day & got the team there in the first place. A magnificent season & a joy to be part of such a great club !
Don't rest on our laurels. Keep working hard at our games and developing this wonderful club.
Simmo

Yes, sentiments totally agreed with Peter, what a great day for the club & a terrific team performance in both games, congratulations all round. I thought the standard of cricket was exceptional, especially in the final, in fact it wasn't the slogging match I anticipated, there was some seriously classy cricket being played by both sides, and great to see both teams appreciating the others efforts during and at the end of the games. In the final, 341 runs in 40 overs sounds very much like "the heave ho" but not much of it. Even that back paddle shot for 4 by Ben was class! And I'm an old fashioned traditionalist of the game usually!!! Batting, bowling and fielding was of a very high standard, in fact I overheard a lady in the clubhouse saying that she had seen the best day's cricket at the St. Lawrence Ground all season, obviously an ardent Kent supporter, that can't be bad! Well done.
Hugh Topham

Hi Hugh, Thanks for the photos, it really bring the day alive to us older members who no longer live in the area.
You now have a great story to tell to young kids in the Tonbridge area about being coached by the club so they can reach high playing standards and also become long term members of the club.
John Hansell, Narborough CC

Heard a lot from those who attended the game but didn't play, so I thought I would give a player perspective. It was absolutely fantastic to see so many come to watch, and have the President rearrange his trip (abroad) to Scotland just so he could watch. The unity at the club is fantastic at the moment, and it is so nice to get on with absolutely everyone at the club. One thing we have to remember is to keep that unity and friendship regardless of team results. It was a joy to play on that pitch, and I thought we really looked the part in those kits.
A bit of loose bowling by me at the beginning, as well as some exceptional hitting at the end made it a tough ask, but Chirag batted exceptionally again in the final to take us close.
Hopefully we can go one better next year.
Martin Batley

Thanks to all who came to support us and to those who had sent their best wishes too.
The cricket was excellent but even better was the spirit in which it was played. Martin rightly pointed out that the results should not effect our unity and friendships at the club. As a team we win together and lose together...
The stats from the game for those who could not attend the day show that it was a much closer game than the final result suggests.
Thanks again to all on and off the field who have made this a memorable season 2014!
Julius Marshall

I have to say I love those stats...amazing!
Tony Shepherd

Historic weekend for Tonbridge CC
Congratulations to Tonbridge CC 1st XI
Champions of Kent Regional Cricket League Championship West 2014
Congratulations to Tonbridge CC 2nd XI
Champions of Kent Regional Cricket League 2B (Central) 2014
Congratulations to Tonbridge CC T20 XI
Having beaten Hartley Country Club, the T20 XI have reached the county play-offs to be played on Sat 13th September at The Spitfire Ground, Canterbury - the first semi-final starts at 9am and the second at 12 noon. See above for the draw.

Congratulations also to Jake Rossiter on his maiden century for Tonbridge CC in the emergency fixture against Horsmonden 3rd XI

Pictured here alongside David Blain who scored 82*

Fri 15th August
The match against Lashings CC

From the podium
A really terrific day for the Club and the time has come to say a big thank you to all those who made the day possible.
It was a memorable day for those who played and I bet the stories will improve as the years go by!!
President Peter

Match Report
Photos
Liam McAvoy (click here)
John Bates, Hugh Topham, etc (click here)
Lashings (click here)
Lashing's pen pictures - click here
We have our own outdoor net facilities along with a bowling machine. Winter indoor nets are usually arranged to commence early in the year - please see elsewhere on this page for details.
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