Bapchild Cricket Club

About Bapchild Cricket Club

Bapchild Cricket Club is a village cricket club located just outside Sittingbourne in Kent, UK. Our first recorded match was against Bridge in 1784.

Our Saturday cricket is made up of three teams. Our Saturday 1st XI team play in the Kent League; our Saturday 2nd XI and 3rd XI teams play in the Kent Regional Cricket League in Divisions 2A East and 1B central respectively. Sunday’s we play in The Shepherd Neame Kent Village League Division 1 as well as some 2nd team friendlies. During the winter play 2 teams in the Swale District Indoor League.

We run a strong colts section with over 100 junior members playing competitive cricket across 8 teams ranging from Under 9s to Under 15s. We have over 20 ECB qualified Level 2 and Level 1 coaches supporting the section.

In 2010, we received ECB Clubmark Accreditation, which recognises that the Club is committed to ensuring that all children who play cricket have a safe, positive and fun experience, whatever their level of involvement.

Our aim is to widening the appeal of cricket to ensure as many people as possible are welcomed into the game at all levels regardless of age, race, ability, gender, ethnic origin, nationality, colour, parental or marital status, religious belief, class or social background, sexual preference or political belief.

We have also received Focus Club status, which means we work in partnership with ECB through Kent Cricket Board and the local community

The Club, like many Clubs, believe that all players must be provided with the best opportunity to enjoy and develop their game. In winter, the Club runs indoor nets and plays in the Swale Indoor League.

Club Objectives
1. to provide a focus for the local community
2. to provide cricket for all it’s members regardless of ace, nationality, ethnicity, religion or other beliefs, age, ability, disability, sex, sexual orientation or economic circumstances and other social pursuits as the committee deem neccessary.