Matfield Green Cricket Club

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Cricket has been played on the Village Green at Matfield for many years. In his autiobiography, the First World War poet, Siegfried Sassoon (who was born in Matfield) mentions playing on the Green as a boy around 1900.

The current club can date its history back to the late 1960s or early 1970s. In the early years, Matfield boasted a strong side and played league cricket. Gradually that side aged and, by the early 1990s, Matfield were struggling to field a side and win games. Eventually, a new group of players began to emerge and with the emphasis on "friendly" rather than league cricket, the club has come round.

Today, we play 20-25 fixtures and undertake a short tour each season. What has not changed however, is the setting. Playing cricket on Matfield Green is truly one of life's great pleasures. The setting is idyllic and, late on a summer's afternoon, represents all that is held so highly about village cricket in rural England.

The club welcomes new members and spectators and we especially encourage young cricketers who want to play.

Visit our website and, for further information, please contact Peter Danby on 07846 125679 or email: pjdanby@aol.co.uk .