Newenden Cricket Club News pages

09 May 2017 : U12 Junior League Match Report - Bexhill
The first NCC junior league game took place last night when the U12s played Bexhill at home. The weather all day had been more rugby than cricket season but at about 4pm the sun fought its way through and the game, which started at 6pm, took place in glorious spring sunshine. The ground looked magnificent.
NCC won the toss and batted first. The pitch was an archetypal track for the time of year - slow and low with some lateral movement off the deck. This provided a good competition between batsman and bowler which was great to watch.
Captain Gutteridge got a start as opener but wickets soon fell in alarming succession. Bottle in at 5, and feeling very under the weather with nausea and a headache, steadied the ship laying the foundations to get the innings back on track before a run out dismissal. Pleasingly the tail wagged hard with the Braxton boys pitching in and Hall batting at 10 scoring 20 invaluable runs which was a superb effort. A total of 99 looked eminently defendable given the conditions and the fact that this was the 1st match of the season for both sides.
NCC took to the field with 10 men as Bottle had seemingly succumbed to his lurgy. Bexhill had an impressive opening batsmen who struck a powerful 30 in the first 10 overs before being retired as per the league rules. However wickets fell with monotonous regularity around the mainstay of the Bexhill batting lineup. All the bowlers pitched in with a wicket or two as the innings progressed. The cliche that catches win matches was never more evident as the fielders supported their bowlers with velcro-handed acrobatics - not a chance was spilled. It really was a team effort all round in the field and included tidy keeping from Taggart A. Bexhill never looked like getting over the line and the return of their star batsmen from retirement was not enough as the NCC bowlers cleaned up the tail around him bowling the oppo out for 75 and an emphatic win.
Special (and nepotistic??!!) mention must go to man of the match Bottle who, Lazurus-like, came off his deathbed halfway through the bowling innings to rejoin the field, got a hat-trick in his first 3 balls (although this included 1 no-ball wicket) having also scored some runs. He then went home and straight to bed...
There is plenty to work on with a focus required on not giving wickets away when batting to poor deliveries. And we will face far stiffer competition in the weeks to come. But this was a very promising first effort and the boys should all be very proud of their collective performance.
Any questions on the NCC juniors please contact

04 Oct 2016 : Hear Hear and thanks to
Hi All, excuse the mushiness but I wanted to echo Phil's evocative season summary and repeat his praise of our great season, especially the passionate team spirit we've built and maintained throughout. It's been a privilege to be a part of and I'm looking forward to our get-together, annual dinner and of course, the 2017-2018 season. I also wanted to take this opportunity to make special mention of Phil's contribution to the team's success: his contribution with bat and voice, regular match reports, dedicated organisation of the NCC Annual Funday and last but very much not least, his consistent and significant contribution to the camaraderie we've enjoyed throughout the season. Phil's return to the NCC fold was much anticipated and I think we'd all agree, has been happily enjoyed. Finally, I'd like to give my thanks to everyone who has made this season such a memorable one. Onwards and upwards the Mighty NCC! Cheers, Winston

27 Aug 2016 : Kwik winners!


Well done everyone - a great team effort and thank you to Matt Hall for breaking the Holyhead to Newenden land speed record to get Barney and Tom there in time. All the visiting coaches said that they really enjoyed the day and it was great to win, especially as Linton Park would have been the bookies favourite. If anyone has any photos, please could you send it to me and I'll circulate.

Best wishes,


02 Aug 2016 : Newenden Family Funday - Saturday August 27th 2016,10am - 4pm

Newenden Family Funday - Saturday August 27th,2016 - 10am - 4pm


It will be brilliant - come and join in! 


Contact Phil Morris for more information

31 May 2016 : Availability for U11 Newenden CC v Kent Girls U11 - Saturday 5th June 2pm

Please reply to

 Hi All,

Please could you let me know if your son in Year 6 or Year 5 is available for U11 Newenden CC v Kent Girls U11 - Saturday 5th June 2pm.

We have 7 confirmed already:

Harry Gutteridge (c)
Gil Anthony
Archie Taggart
Kaspar Bottle
Tom Hall
William Durtnall (k)
Archie MacDonald

I will send out a mail with more detail on the arrangements for the game a little later in the week.

Kind regards,

Simon Bottle

01 Jan 2013 : Pavilion & Ground Hire Charges - 2013
Pavilion Only (including use of surrounding grassed area):

Standard Rate: £40 for a half day
£60 for a whole day

Pavilion and Square for cricket matches:

Standard Rate £100

Cricket Nets:

Standard Rate: £20 per session (groups of five or more)
£4 per session (individuals)

A 20% discount will be applied to Newenden residents when the booking
is cricket-related, even if non-residents will be attending.
Residents charges also apply to Members and Friends Cricket Club.
Further discounts may be for block booking in consultation with the
Cricket Club. Contact Martin Norris

23 Apr 2012 : ground maintenance
Thanks to all those who came on saturday ( and sunday!) and worked their cotton socks off to get the area looking so good.
One item remains: - We did not get time to complete the refurbishment of the sightscreen. All we need now is a few adults to spend a couple of hours each between now and the beginning of the season ( whenever that might be) to wield a paintbrush.
I have all the tools: ladders, paint ,brushes etc   all you need is some old clothes and dry weather.
please ring me on 07971 151800 if you can spare a little time in the next few weeks

08 Apr 2008 : New Newenden Club Kit and Clothing Range
Please see below site, click on Custom Sports logo on Right or contact Sam Traill for further info