Tunbridge Wells welcomes new members
Widely acknowledged as one of the most picturesque grounds in the country, The Nevill is a marvellous place to play cricket. We have a comfortable pavilion, newly regurbished, with a well-stocked Bar, so, even if you are a non-playing member, you can just call by for a cooling refreshment.
Come and meet us at our adult winter nets which start on the 24th January at Skinners School ( St John’s Road) starting at 7.30 pm to 9pm and then every Tuesday for 10 weeks. The cost per session remains at £3 please which should be given to Alex Williams who will be running most of the sessions.
Everyone is welcome including any young players (who are existing members) who want to play adult cricket – please contact Alex or Dave Smith in the first instance if you have any questions. The session is open to all youth players from age 14 upwards and others by agreement with Alex or Dave.
If you are under 18 years of age and want to become a member please apply by going to the page – membership youth – on the left menu.
Summary of the 2016 season :
Just as in 2015, there were no Saturday promotions nor relegations as all four League XIs maintained their status, albeit that the flagship First XI required, and got, victory in their final KL match to keep them in the Premier Division for 2017. The Second XI, under the new leadership of Harry Florry, was a happy and buoyant side which did well overall, whilst the Third XI struggled, scraping out of the dropzone in the last couple of matches; the Fourth string were safe enough throughout the year but will be seeking pastures new in 2017.
The keynote achievement of 2016 came from the young and adventurous First XI, which won the Kent leg of the T20 KO tournament at The Foxgrove, from where they went on to reach the televised Finals at Derby after some hair-raising finishes; this was an achievement unmatched in this format at any level for TWCC. They were eventually beaten in the semi-final stages but had carried the flag further than any other Kent side before them, and had had a wonderfully memorable journey, going unbeaten from May to September.
The Ladies XI again won the WCSL Whitehorn T20 Championship, earning divisional promotion; led once more by the dynamic Anna O’Donnell, whose impact in just two years has been enormous, the team won all of their League matches to cap a marvellous summer.
The Colts XIs had several age-group championship successes, while, after a decade-long gap, the U17 Squad at last lifted the Langdale Trophy in the August Festival at The Nevill; they were a very strong and happy cadre, and they generally outplayed their opponents en route to a winning Final which marked them out for future achievement.
Overall, 2016 was a pleasant platform for the Club, from which improvement and success can flow and the many talented individuals can shine within a team structure; the Club is a noted community environment from which to progress.
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