At the Four Elms Cricket Club pavilion
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The picturesque village ground of Four Elms nestles beneath the North Downs, The ground is situated one and a half miles from two of the most historic attractions in England, Chartwell, Sir Winston Churchill's house and Hever Castle, the home of Henry VIII's wife, Ann Boleyn.
We currently run two sides on a Saturday playing in the Kent Village League, one on a Sunday, an occasional midweek XI and a flourishing junior section.
If you would like to join Four Elms Cricket Club either as a playing or non-playing member and enjoy, as we currently do!, the sound of leather on willow, the natural beauty of the surrounding countryside, quality teas and a friendly atmosphere, then please get in touch or better still pop in the pavilion for a chat and a pint during a game, weâ€™ll be pleased to meet you and discuss the club and membership details.
Membership forms can be found on the membership page of this site with instructions on how to join our cricket club.
The earliest records available indicate that the club was formed in 1868 and the original ground was on Lord Bramwells Fields, Holmwood, adjoining the cabbage field on the site that is now Boons Estate. It moved, via Four Elms Farm “near the nurses cottage”, to its present site in about 1890.
We have produced a number of outstanding local Cricketers, the best remembered being the Cartwright brothers, Doddy and Frank, who graced our ground for over forty years. However, perhaps the greatest talent, although some have said with respect that Frank Cartwright was better, was a man who went on to become Kent County Captain and a test player for England, Chris Tavare. Both his brothers also played for the club.
We have had several players who have played for the club for over fifty years who are sadly no longer with us, but the memories of Henry Knight and Roy and Keith Dawes live on and trees and memorial seats are located around the ground.
We have featured as the backdrop for advertising campaigns, one for Vauxhall cars and another for a television series on the history of Great Britain.We have played host to an MCC side and a highly succesful and enjoyable celebrity game between Tom Graveney’s XI and Colin Milburn.’s XI.
We played in the West Kent League becoming league champions in 1984. The club then became one of many sides to leave the West Kent league to initiate the Kent County Village League which we currently play in.
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