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About Leigh CC

The village of Leigh is located some three miles from the historic town of Tonbridge in the heart of the Kent weald and a short distance from the River Medway in a parish with an overall population of just under 1,800. Cricket has been played here on the traditional village green for over 300 years, tracing its roots back beyond even the days when cricket balls were made at the nearby Dukes factory (as represented by the now sadly-defunct Bat & Ball public house on the High Street). Even today, the club and the game occupy centre stage in this picturesque and friendly village, with the club's pavilion overlooking the village green and facing the church.

The club puts out three weekend teams: two on a Saturday competing in the Kent County Village League and a Sunday XI playing friendlies against local and wandering clubs. A midweek team competes in the Greensand evening league.

Practice and Coaching

The club hosts Kwik Cricket coaching sessions for U11s on the Green on Sunday mornings in the summer, and open practice sessions on Thursday evenings on the square using the put-up Radford Ezy Net system.

Winter nets are held between February and April indoors at the Judd School in Tonbridge.

Joining Leigh CC

The club is open to all and actively seeing new playing members, enthusiasm being the only qualification: Please contact the club secretary via the contact page for further information about joining the club.

Other users of the pavilion and the Green

The club's 1970's-built pavilion is also used by other village sports clubs, principally Leigh Ladies Stoolball club and, in the football season, Leigh Football Club.

It is also used in the annual village "Superstars" fund-raising event.

Hiring Leigh CC

Subject to permission from Leigh Parish Council to use the Green, the pavilion can be available to hire by visiting clubs and teams on the odd days when the club has no home game. Please contact the club secretary via the contact page for availability and a quote.

How to find us

The club is located at:

The Cricket Pavilion

The Green

Leigh, nr Tonbridge

Kent

TN11 8QN

(there is no postbox - for contact info follow this link)


website updated January 2014 by idontlikecricket