Online ball-by-ball commentary from Hospital Radio Tunbridge Wells

Wednesday 6th June 2012

Men’s First Team

Kent Cricket Fans unable to get along to the Tunbridge Wells Cricket Festival will once again be able to listen to ball-by-ball commentary on Hospital Radio Tunbridge Wells. There will be coverage of thefour day LV= County Championshipmatch between Kent and Hampshire from June 6th to 9th.

The station's commentary team of Chris Woodward, Chris Reed, Tim Godsalve and Joe Mendell will be based in the Pavilion at The Nevill to provide the ball-by-ball commentary, whilst Chris Manser will be based in the studio to provide regular updates on the scores from other games around the country and all the other sports news available.

Patientscan listenin from the new Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury and Tonbridge Cottage Hospital, as well as cricket fans around the country, who will be able to hear it online via the station's website at

Chris Woodward who co-ordinates the coverage for the Hospital Radio commented; "We are pleased to be able to provide commentary on thefour day match again this year, our thanks to Kent County Cricket Club for allowing us to attend."

The Tunbridge Wells Cricket Festival is celebrating it’s 100th year this year and Hospital Radio has been a part of the event on and off since the mid-1970’s when volunteers from the charity radio station used to have their own cricket commentary tower constructed at the ground.

The current team have been providing their ball-by-ball commentary for the lastsix years. Last year it was feared that it might come to an end with the closure of the Kentand Sussex Hospital, in which the service was based.

Attempts to find a new home for the charity by the hospital trust and local Borough Council were unsuccessful. So the volunteers accepted the challenge of continuing the service from rented accommodation. They now need support to raise the money needed to keep the much-loved service running.

Station Manager Chris Manser said; “We are delighted to be a part of the Cricket Festival, we hope it will show people that we are part of the local community as much as being a part of the hospital community, via our online output anyone can enjoy our service and we hope people will consider Hospital Radio a worthy cause to support."

Listen live to the cricket commentary at and click the Listen Live button.