Kent Cricket is delighted to confirm that Yvonne Neame has been appointed Club President for 2022.
A long-standing supporter of Kent Cricket, Yvonne Neame has been a key figure in Kent life for many years, having supported her husband, the late Robert Neame, when he served as Chairman of Shepherd Neame, High Sheriff of Kent, and President of Kent Cricket in 2003.
Yvonne, who will become the second female President in the Club’s history, has been watching cricket at The Spitfire Ground, St. Lawrence for decades. Her deep knowledge and passion for the game extends to grassroots cricket, where she has supported local club matches around the county for many years. Given her association with the game at all levels, Yvonne will be placing a particular focus during her year in office on championing young cricket development in schools and clubs across Kent.
Born in Scotland, Yvonne’s family moved to Broadstairs when she was 19, and she became a teacher. Her connection with Kent Cricket started in the 1970s, as she taught two Cowdrey brothers at St. Peters Court and Wellesley House schools. Yvonne has also served as a Magistrate and on various charity committees.
Yvonne Neame said: “It is a great honour to be appointed Kent Cricket’s President for 2022. As a passionate supporter of Kent Cricket for many years, I have seen the contribution that cricket makes to life in the county.
“I am particularly excited to see how many more girls are now playing the game in clubs and schools across the county and I am particularly looking forward to doing all I can to support the Club’s effort in this area.”
2021 President, Derek Taylor said: “I am thrilled that Yvonne has accepted the invitation to become our President for 2022. Her passion for cricket and her relationship with community groups across the county of Kent will make her an exceptional ambassador for the Club during 2022.”