Kent Cricket Captains’ Dinner – a unique occasion at the home of cricket

Tuesday 8th October 2013

Kent Cricket Captains’ Dinner – a unique occasion at the home of cricket

The home of cricket and the impressive Long Room at Lord’s were the venue for the Kent Cricket Captains’ Dinner last Thursday, in aid of the Woolley Stand Appeal.

The tremendous support shown by the Kent faithful ensured the evening was both successful and enjoyable. Kent Cricket’s Club President for 2013, Bob ‘The Cat’ Bevan MBE, hosted the event and made sure events ran smoothly, with plenty of humour thrown in.

The question and answer session which Bob conducted with past and current Kent skippers; Tavare, Fulton, Key and Tredwell, provided a great insight into how each perceived their roles, the characters they had to deal with and also the great pride they have all felt in captaining Kent.

The ‘main event’ of the night was a speech from former Glamorgan and England off-spinner Robert Croft MBE, who is rapidly becoming recognised as one of the best cricketer speakers on the circuit. The Long Room provided the perfect backdrop as he recounted tales largely from his Glamorgan days, and experiences of his time with legends such as Waqar Younis and Sir Viv Richards.

The event also included an auction and an exhibit of sculptures by body cast sculptor and Associate of the Royal British Society of Sculptors, Louise Giblin. Louise’s Olympian sculptures included one cast from Kent based international sports ambassador, Dame Kelly Holmes.

The money raised will be add to the funds currently raised for the Woolley Stand Appeal.

Details of some other fantastic events in aid of the Woolley Stand Appeal are available elsewhere on the website, including the Club’s Race Night which will take place at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence on Wednesday 13th November.