From The Chairman

WelcomeKJA

Thank you for your interest in Sevenoaks Vine CC, please take the time to investigate our rich heritage with a strong track record of developing players to the highest level, the latest being England Batsman Zak Crawley, who we are extremely proud.

As the only club ever present in the Kent Premier League since its formation 50 years ago, we have been crowned champions on a number of occasions, the latest being in 2014. We pride ourselves on being a community club and everyone, members and non-members alike, are welcome on match day to participate in and enjoy the ‘Vine experience’.

Certainly 2020 did not play out in cricketing terms as we might have imagined however we were relatively successful in getting some form of cricket on for our senior and junior members for which I’m very grateful. Whilst we can have no certainty as to what lies ahead in consideration of Covid-19 and the effectiveness of the vaccine roll out, we remain committed to providing the infrastructure and facilities that support the playing of cricket to the highest levels, according to the ‘spirit of cricket’, and the development of our cricketers to be the best they can.

As a Focus club with ClubMark accreditation, building on our close ties to Kent Community Cricket, our significant investments last year in infrastructure and facilities and by applying our quality coaching programmes, I believe our profile within the community can be enhanced. Furthermore, our strategy remains increasing membership and lowering the cost of cricket to players, whilst improving their training and playing experience such that the Vine is the club of first choice for aspiring cricketers of all ages, seniors and juniors, boys and girls.

No club can survive without support from our sponsors. I would like to recognise Savills who stood by the club through 2020 and will remain an important partner for 2021 whilst welcoming Policy Expert as our new principal sponsor and Level Architecture who have joined the Vine team. You can read more about these and other club sponsors and partners here.

This is a great club and I know we are all very proud to be associated with it. If you have suggestions, thoughts, advice, please feel free to contact myself or anyone on the Committee. As ever, we are always very happy to welcome new members, whether they are players, supporters or volunteers to help with the many aspects involved in running our club.

Enjoy the season and stay safe
Andy