History

In this section, you can read about the history of cricket on Sevenoaks Vine and Sevenoaks Vine CC. You can also explore club memorabilia, see who has played for  Sevenoaks Vine CC and gone onto play First Class cricket, as well as our Roll of Honour.

Here is a brief timeline of our heritage:-

  • 1734, 6th September. First recorded match on Sevenoaks Vine
  • 1773, The Vine presented to the people of Sevenoaks to play cricket on for ever by John Frederick Sackville, the 3rd Duke of Dorset.
  • 1777, 18th June.  Introduction of the third stump on The Vine.
  • 1850, Pavilion is built, now listed.
  • 1894, Bandstand built.
  • 1934, 16th – 21st July, Bi-Centenary Cricket Week.
  • 1972, Winners Kent Premier League 1st XI.
  • 1973, July, SVCC and The Sevenoaks Hockey Club agree to a union that forms The Sevenoaks Vine Club.
  • 1974, Winners Kent Premier League 2nd XI
  • 1975, Pavilion extended.
  • 1978, Winners Kent Premier League 1st XI.
  • 1982, Orchard Field, Otford, acquired.
  • 1984, 250* costume match celebrations.
  • 1987, Winners Kent Premier League 2nd XI
  • 1987, 16th October. The Great Hurricane destroys 6 oak trees at the north end of the ground
  • 1987, 6th December. Seven new oak trees are planted, making a total of eight.
  • 1997, Winners Kent Premier League 1st XI. Finalists of Evening Standard Knockout Competition.
  • 1997, 4th XI League Winners
  • 1998, 4th XI League Winners
  • 1998, Winners Kent Premier League 2nd XI
  • 1999, Winners Kent Premier League 2nd XI
  • 2000, 4th XI League Winners
  • 2005, 4th XI League Winners
  • 2007, Winners Kent Premier League 2nd XI
  • 2009, Friday 10th July.  275* Celebrations Vs Lashings World XI
  • 2011, Winners Clark Trophy
  • 2011, 3rd XI League Winners
  • 2012, Winners Clark Trophy; Winners Brian Luckhurst Spirit of Cricket award
  • 2012, Winners Kent Premier League 2nd XI
  • 2013, 3rd XI League Winners
  • 2014, Winners Kent Premier League 1st XI; Winners Brian Luckhurst Spirit of Cricket award; Winners Clark Trophy
  • 2019, 3rd XI League Winners
  • 2019, Kent T20 Cup Finals Day Attendees for First Time