Cricketers mark club’s 150th anniversary with a win

Ed Solly on his way to 72

Harbledown Cricket Club have celebrated their 150th anniversary with victory in a special invitational match.

The club defeated an experienced Kent Village League select XI by 34 runs at their Rough Common ground on Sunday.

Winning the toss and choosing to bat in glorious conditions at Rough Common, the home side set about posting a healthy 218 from their 40 overs.

There were were 50s for Ed Solly who went on to get and Greg Shields (52).

Wingham’s Jason Cork, Chestfield’s Tim Collins and Ed Laslett from Ash took two wickets apiece.

Harbledown welcomed a Kent Village XI to Rough Common

The select XI, which also featured players from Wye and Bapchild, never got going in the run chase. Ed Laslett top scored with 39.

Henry Roberts starred with the ball for the home side taking 5/-31.

Harbledown now look forward to welcoming former Kent Village League champions Sheldwich this weekend.

A victory will propel them back into the Division One title race.

The club’s 150th birthday celebrations culminate on September 15 with a gala dinner at Kent’s St Lawrence ground.

For more information about Harbledown Cricket Club, log on to the club’s website.


  1. I was around on Sunday and popped over to the Harbledown ground for an hour or so, more for a natter and a pint, rather than to watch the entire game. What a nice bunch of people! Beautiful day for a game of cricket and it sounds like the club celebrated its sesquicentennial in grand style. Well done HCC and your Invitation XI guests for what I hope was an enjoyable game.
    Here’s to the next 150 years!


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