Wrotham (St. George’s) Cricket Club is one of the oldest cricket clubs in the country. It was originally known as the Wrotham Cricket Society, becoming Wrotham (St George’s) Cricket Club in 1794.
Wrotham were involved in the first match where a century was scored. Unfortunately it was AGAINST Wrotham. The opponents were the Duke of Dorset’s XI and the centurion was a certain John Minshull.
Eighteenth Century records show that Wrotham played a number of matches, including those with East Malling (1788), Lingfield (1789), Hadlow (1789), Barming (1790), Duke of Dorset’s XI (1791), Penenden Heath (1792-8) and West Malling (1798). At this point Wrotham played at the Napps Ground near Platt and it was here, in 1815 the only First Class match (to date) was played in Wrotham, when Kent played England. In the early 20th Century, Wrotham played at the ‘Oval’ at Great Comp. The Current recreation ground in Wrotham village was gifted to the people of Wrotham in 1881. When the A20 was constructed in 1926/7 the northern part of the ground was made subject of a compulsory purchase order, as was a neighbouring meadow. Subsequently the majority of the meadow was sold to Wrotham Urban District Council for £5 and the Parish Council currently owns the Freehold to the Cricket Ground. A Cricket Pavilion was built after the Second World War in memory of the parishioners that perished; this was demolished earlier this decade and replaced by the current building in 2013.
Recent successes include winning Division One of the Courier League for three successive years in the mid 1980s and Darl Clemett made an individual score of 170 in 1995.
Chair – Geoff Witts
Vice Chairs – Nigel Malyan & Neil Harvey
Treasurer & Secretary – Lynne Harvey
Fixture Secretary – Geoff Witts
Captain – Sam Patterson
Vice Captains – Neil Pickford & Joe Dallison
Ground Keeper – Simon Rogers
Scorer – John Gillespie
Umpires – Alec Broad & Ken Baines
Fixtures are as follows: All Sundays at 14.00 unless otherwise stated.
|May 5th||Chevening Amblers||Home 2pm|
|May 19th||Kent Ramblas||Home 2pm|
|May 26th||Snodland||Home 2pm|
|June 2nd||Blue Star||Home 2pm|
|June 9th||Meopham||Away 2pm|
|June 16th||Locksbottom||Home 2pm|
|June 23rd||Brasted & Sundridge||Home 2pm|
|June 30th||Club Day||Home|
|July 7th||Wateringbury||Home 2pm|
|July 14th||Crusaders||Home 2pm|
|July 21st||TBA||Away 2pm|
|July 28th||Sidcup||Home 2pm|
|August 4th||Chelsfield||Away 2pm|
|August 11th||Snodland||Away 2pm|
|August 18th||Kent Ramblas||Away 2pm|
|August 25h||Ash||Home 1.30pm|
|September 8th||Lordswood||Home 1pm|
|September 15th||OD Cuaco||Home 1pm|
|September 22nd||Chevening Amblers||Away 1pm|
Spectators are more than welcome; please come along and support your local, friendly, village club.
If you wish to contact the Cricket Club then please use our contact page and the Parish Clerk will put you in touch.