KCCT Walking Cricket Tournament

Friday 24th May 2024

KCCT Walking Cricket Tournament

Kent Cricket Community Trust’s walking cricket hubs take on each other in a friendly tournament. Walking cricket is gaining traction throughout Kent and local cricket clubs want to be part of the action too. Sandwich Town Cricket Club graciously opened their beautiful grounds to the Trust on Monday 20th May. It was a spectacular day of cricket as the Trust’s Folkestone, Canterbury and Sittingbourne walking cricket hubs, played each other in a friendly tournament.

Set alongside the river, with visitors and their dogs cheering on the teams, Sittingbourne and Folkestone opened the day’s proceedings. Sittingbourne batted first and secured themselves a healthy 86 runs after losing 4 wickets. Folkestone were ready to chase and won the game by 67 runs after losing 3 wickets.

Next up, Sittingbourne played Canterbury, choosing to bat first again. It was a close game with Sittingbourne losing 3 wickets and ending with 111 runs. While Canterbury made excellent progress, they were 5 wickets down and so Sittingbourne won the game by 8 runs.

The final game saw Folkestone and Canterbury battle it out. Forfeiting only one wicket each, Canterbury finished with a respectable 99 runs. However, with excellent batters like Steve Addis who scored 36 runs, Folkestone won by 10 runs and so won the overall tournament. It was a lovely day of cricket and teas, thank you to all the participants who made the day such a success.

A special thank you to Sandwich Town Cricket Club for hosting us and to our coach, Richard Tolson who umpired, scored and managed the day with such efficiency and joy. If you are interested in joining a walking cricket hub near you, please see our website for more details.