Welcome to Capel Cricket Club

Bringing cricket back to Capel, Kent.

Early 1900s cricket team

About our club

Capel Cricket Club was founded in 1892 and was reformed in 2010 to bring cricket back to Capel, it is now a thriving club offering men’s, ladies’ and junior cricket.

Capel Cricket Club was founded in 1892 at the instigation of the Rev. G. L. Lachlan, who became its first captain. He wanted to provide a suitable activity for the men of Five Oak Green, and at a meeting in the King’s Head a committee was formed, with matches played on a field provided by Mr. Baker of the Quarry Hill Brewery. From then on, even during the war years, cricket played a central role in village life, the team members, as they are today, mainly living or working in the Parish of Capel.

In the 1930s an attractive pavilion was built in memory of team member Tom Tolhurst, son of a local prominent farming family who died tragically young in a road accident. Matches were originally played only on Saturdays, but in 1946 Sunday games were allowed.

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Capel defy a sodden pitch and damp outfield to beat Carlton Sports

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35 over match Capel 176-7 defeated Carlton Sports 119-9 by 57 runs. In conditions typical of the early summer of 2021 Capel won the toss and batted, defying the wet…

Capel Ladies Softball Cricket Festival

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The rain seems to have been never ending this summer, leading to many training sessions and cricket fixtures being lost or abandoned. The planned Capel Ladies Softball Cricket Festival was…

Capel defeat Penshurst in a tight finish as rain threatens

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June 27th- Capel 222-6 defeated Penshurst 221-2 by 4 wickets with 9 balls to spare. With rain around the game was reduced to 30 overs per side. Penshurst won the…

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