Chislehurst & West Kent Cricket Club
Address: Chislehurst Common, Chislehurst, Kent, BR7 5HD
Phone: 020 8467 0199
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Cricket has been played continously on our Chislehurst Common ground for 193 seasons except for the war years when the outfield was used by the Armed Forces. The first game was celebrated as a Grand Match between Kent and Marylebone CC and took place between July 25-27th, 1822 in front of more than 5000 people. (Kent won by 149 runs).
West Kent CC and Chislehurst CC shared the ground for over 100 years. After much deliberation over the cost and design, a wooden pavilion was finally erected in 1899 and is still in use today. In 1980 the two clubs merged to become Chislehurst and West Kent CC which has sole use of the ground.
Many well-known cricketers have played either for or against the home sides over the years. W.G. Grace made the first of several appearances playing for Esher against West Kent in 1880. Needless to say, he top-scored and took most wickets. More recent stars have included Stuart Davis, who has peppered third man boundaries across the county to the tune of over 5,000 runs, and Paul Finch who is closing in on 300 Kent League wickets.
The club has also enjoyed the services of a string of talented overseas players including Faisal Hossain who made several international appearances for Bangladesh. Chislehurst & West Kent CC are proud to be Clubmark accreditated by Sports England and to be a member of the Cricket4Bromley Hub. During 2014, the ground became a Queen Elizabeth II Field. With three Saturday league teams, recreational teams on Sundays and Wednesdays, and many popular junior sides for boys & girls aged 9-16 years old competing each season, Chislehurst continues to be a great and historic place to play cricket.