Kent Cricket Heritage Trust Launch

Friday 23rd May 2014

On 6 May, after a long third day's play against Surrey, The Kent Cricket Heritage Trust was officially launched at a reception in the Chiesman Pavilion. After words of welcome from the Trust's president, Chris Cowdrey, Trust chairman Jo Rice spoke briefly about the plans for the Trust's work in the future.

As well as managing, preserving and adding to the collection of Kent Cricket memorabilia, the Trust intends to publish at least two newsletters each year, and also to embark on publishing a series of booklets and pamphlets about different aspects of Kent's cricket heritage. It will not limit itself to first-class cricket, but also will look to celebrate the influence that cricket has had on Kent life at all levels. It further intends organise displays of memorabilia at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, beginning with a new exhibition to coincide with Canterbury Week later in the summer. The Trust's longer term ambition is to set up a permanent research, archive and exhibition site.

Membership of the Trust will cost £10 a year, and subscriptions are now being accepted.

The chairman then conducted a lively question and answer session with Bob Wilson, stalwart of the Kent side of the 50’s and 60’s and the last Kent player to score 2000 runs in a season for the club. Bob shared his memories of those days with a very appreciative audience.

For further information on how to join the Trust, and for details of how you can help with the Trust's work, please contact David Robertson, Hon. Curator, at Kent Cricket, Ph 01227 456 886 or email