Received by email today: Dear Mr. Taylor I am currently working on Volume IV of From Commons To Lord’s. A Chronology of Cricket 1700-1799. I thought you might be interested to see a reference (below) to cricket at Little Chart in 1790, which comes from the Kentish Gazette of May
Little Chart welcomed old friends Borden to the Forstall again today. Borden produced a youthful team, with a leavening of more senior players, and, winning the toss, put us in to bat. The openers having done their job, Will Stevens went on past 50 to top 70, while his father misunder
After a two year gap, Little Chart Cricket Club resurrected its tour on the Suffolk/Essex border this year. It was touch and go up until the last minute, with the original list of twelve players dropping to eight in the end, with the addition of long term supporters Gerald Jeans and A
A rain affected day proved to be one for the bowlers. Stockbury were all out for 55 after a break for rain at 35 for 5. Little Chart managed the total with one wicket in hand, several players sporting bruises from some rapid Stockbury bowling. Well done us!
Little Chart took on the country lanes to find its way to Belmont House, whose private ground is hired out. The home of the late Lord Harris, 4th Baron, famous cricketer, Kent Captain and England Test player and influential member of MCC was busy with a film crew and all its caravans
A day which started wet soon turned dry but overcast for Little Chart’s visit to Selling. Hopes for revenge for the drubbing served up at Little Chart the previous week were dashed, despite posting 164 as the Chart batted first. Graham Foote starred, opening and not out until th
Sadly, Twinstead have had to cancel their tour as they have had a lot of their traditional touring party drop out this year. It’s a shame, as they are a nice crowd – but it does underline that raising sides is a struggle, and we are fortunate in being able to get teams out