Izzy Cloke joins England Women’s Senior Academy
We are delighted to announce that Izzy (seen here with the King Charles Young Sports Achiever Award 2017) has recently been selected to join the England Women’s Senior Academy squad.
The Senior Academy is in place to bridge the gap between domestic and international cricket, developing players with the skills needed on and off the field to perform for England.
Izzy, an opening seam bowler and middle order batsman, joined the girls’ section at TWCC in 2012. She has been a leading player in the junior England Academy squad, twice captaining the team. This summer was her last playing for Kent Under 17s whilst making the transition to Kent’s Senior Women, For Tunbridge Wells, she scored 370 runs, including five half centuries at an average of 92.
Izzy said, “I am thrilled to have been invited to join the Senior Academy squad and I’m really looking forward to the winter training programme as preparation for summer 2018 in which I would love to continue playing and coaching at Tunbridge Wells.”
Izzy is the first player currently playing for the Club to achieve this level of recognition, although fellow Senior Academy squad member Alice Davidson-Richards was also a member at TWCC before the dedicated girls’ section was formed in 2009.
We also have many girls at the Club who play for Kent. These achievements speak volumes for the dedicated group of coaches who give so much of their own time.
All girls are welcome to join us whether they aspire to play representative cricket or not. It’s a wonderful place to play the great game.
TWCC Kent T20 Champions again !
A journey which involved beating Tonbridge CC, Holmesdale, Sevenoaks Vine and KL Leaders Beckenham CC, led once more to the Finals Day at The Foxgrove in Beckenham where the XI were one of four to contest the last places before the Regional leg of the T20 Cup.
A tight semi-final win against high flyers Bexley CC was created by Dave Smith’s 39 and clinched by Alex Williams’ 5-22 as the side enjoyed a narrow 9-run win after closing on 116-8. The Final against Tenterden was almost a relief after the tenseness of the earlier game, and Wells romped to 94-2 in 11 overs after the opposition fell to an under par 93-9 in their full allocation.
On 30/7 at the noted HSBC Ground, the first Area SemiFinal saw Wells race to a ten-wicket win over Horsham CC, led by excellent bowling from Alex Williams and Mike Churchill (3-10). The skipper Chris Williams capped this with his sixth fifty of the campaign as the runs were cleared in just 8 overs. The Final with Wimbledon was altogether a tougher affair, with a target of 138 set following a strong middle order repair; Wells lost wickets at the wrong times and finished 15 runs short, but at least avoided a 6-hour journey to Penzance in the next Round of the National Cup.
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 refurbished, with a well-stocked Bar, so, even if you are a non-playing member, you can just call by for a cooling refreshment.
Mens’ cricket – Summer training
Please come along to our training at The Nevill Ground, which runs every Tuesday (except during County Week). Its open to current and prospective members including our young youth members who wish to play adult cricket this season. The start time is generally from 6pm onwards. If you are a prospective member and have not come to nets before, please contact either Alex Williams 07540 813244 or Dave Smith 07867 493026 beforehand to confirm; also direct any questions to Alex or Dave.
Women’s cricket – Summer training
New members especially welcome. Take a look at the dedicated website page for details of training and contacts.
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.
Click here for a little history of TWCC .