Colts ChairpersonFolkestone CC are pleased to announce the appointment of Jazz Thind (center) to the post of Colts Chairperson.
Jazz takes over from Jason Jones who will be relocating to Scotland. We wish to thank Jason for all the work he has done for us over the years.
Folkestone CC - Golf Day
Thank you for all for attending the FCC Golf Day last Friday (7th October).
Building works noticeAs you may be aware we are progressing with a number of facility improvements. These include the building of new storage units located outside between the sports hall and the hockey pitches and the partial enclosure of the cricket balcony.
We apologise for any inconvenience that may be caused during the ongoing works and ask that you take extra care, particularly with children to ensure their safety.
Parking at Three HillsA reminder that the Three Hills car park is under a control order from Shepway District Council. We have had many previous issues in the car park involving site visitors parking in disabled bays and emergency access routes being blocked.
As a result Shepway District Council put an order on the car park facility to help control these issues. This was agreed with Cheriton Road Sports Ground Trust and Shepway Leisure.
All terms are written on the entrance notice board as you drive in the car park.
We would like to advise all club members to park in the bays provided and not in the coach/ disabled bays unless permitted to avoid receiving a penalty notice.
Could club members inform visiting teams prior to them travelling to the facility to prevent them receiving charges also.
If you have any queries please contact SDC on- 01303 853000.
Folkestone Cricket Club run teams every week for players of all ages and abilities.
In 2013 the club moved to it's stunning new Clubhouse and Sports Hall, an extensive redevelopment of the County Ground at Cheriton Road funded by a donation from the Roger De Haan Charitable Foundation.
Known as Three Hills Sports Park, the new facility provides a Centre of Excellence for Cricket, Hockey and Netball - creating one of the finest Sports Venues in the South East of England.
The history of FCC shows that the club has provided talented players for 155 years. In the long line of players that have played for Kent in recent years Robbie Joseph, Geraint Jones & James Tredwell have carried the club colours forward with pride, and have played a part in coaching here.
We currently run FOUR senior Saturday league sides - our First and Second XI play in the Kent Cricket League whilst our 3rd and 4th XI teams compete in the Kent Regional Cricket League.
Our Sunday XI play in the Lords East Kent League where our team is made up of a mixture of seniors and colts.
Outdoor training is on Tuesday & Thursdays from 6-8pm. If you are interested in playing please contact 1st team captain Andy Bray (email@example.com) for more details.
We run Colts teams in the following age groups:- Under 11s, Under 13s and Under 15s.
All teams play competitive cricket in the Saxon Shore League. The U11s and U13s play on Sunday mornings whilst the U15s play mainly on Tuesday evenings.
Our Colt's play a prominent role in the club and many of them have progressed to play for our Senior teams.
Summer outdoor training is on Friday evenings and winter training on Monday evenings.
Come and join us!
New players young and old are welcome.
Colts contact: Alwyn Fernandes - firstname.lastname@example.org - Mobile: 07516 811470.
Adults contact: Andy Bray - email@example.com
All our coaches are ECB qualified.
2015 Season Review
Relegation from the Premier league will be the end product of what could be seen as an unsuccessful season from people outside the club however the season has to be a massive positive where the 1st XI regularly played with over 75% of the team that had come through the clubs youth section as well as regularly fielding at least five players under the age of 19 who all produced performances through the season that show they are more than capable of performing at the top level of Kent League Cricket in the future a notable performance really has to go to Jan Gray who at the age of 16 took 22 Premier Division wickets, as a leg spinner this is outstanding and the club really believe this is just the start for him and he can go on to have great success in the game.
One of the clubs major successes of the season was the moment that Hugh Bernard signed a professional contract with Kent County Cricket club, Hugh has played from under 9’s all the way through the clubs structure and it is great credit to him, the Junior coaches and members of the club that have assisted him to get to the level, this coupled with him being the leading wicket taker in the England versus Australia U19 series shows that the club are able to produce players that can go on the highest levels of cricket and Hugh will hope to replicate he achievements of another current Folkestone player in James Tredwell and go on to have a great career in cricket and push on to represent the senior England side also.
The club now has two players that are professional players at Kent that have come through the club as well as two players that are on Academy contracts, with two others that are heavily involved in the County Academy. We will look to continue to push our young players and give them maximum opportunities to be successful both for the club and at a higher level and continue to help produce young players for Kent County Cricket Club.
The 2nd XI will look to cement their position in the Premier Division with a mix of youth and experience and will hope that the great performances from Tim Smith and Nathan Smith with the ball and Nathan Inglestone with the bat are able to be replicated at a higher level but will have to do so without the contributions and services of Greg Connor and Gareth Meers who we wish well for the new season.
Regrettably though, 2015 was a year in which we lost many familiar faces, Peter Sumpter, John Appleby and John McMillan.
Peter Sumpter was a familiar figure in the Kent Cricket league since its inception in 1971. He skippered the 2nd XI in their very first match against Aylesford Paper Mills and continued to lead the side for many seasons into the 80's. As a useful left hand batsman and handy keeper, Peter was an ever present till his playing retirement when he graduated to umpiring league games with his trademark dedication and fairness always to the fore. In later years, ‘Sumpo’ successfully took over the Bar Manager's duties in the old Pavilion until the famous clubhouse was demolished in 2013.
John Appleby's passed away in February last year. Again, John was well known throughout the Kent league as a long standing umpire of real character.
More recently, our former President John McMillan passed away last December. 'Mac' also captained the second team in the league's early years. He was a talented all round player, as a top order bat and useful leg break bowler with a safe pair of hands at slip.
Folkestone Cricket Club are looking forward to giving everyone a warm welcome at Cheriton Road and reacquainting with old (and new) faces over the course of the forthcoming 2016 season, both on and off the field!