Cricket has been played at the Hythe cricket ground since the founding of the club in 1856. With the most famous cricketer being Percy Chapman who, in 1934, was captain of England and Hythe.
The club started to play league cricket in the East Kent League in the 1970s and joined the Kent League in the 1990s, continuing in the East Kent League on Sundays. Today they have several teams that play at varying levels, catering for all abilities.
In 2017 Hythe Cricket and Squash club decided it was time to start the renovation of this cricket pitch. The club set themselves the goal of £25,000 to raise and thought it may be a struggle but knew they could do it.
On Friday the 10th November Pentland Home’s held an employee and contractors social event in an attempt help raise funds for this renovation. It was a brilliant turnout, with an amazing raffle including VIP tickets to see Harry Style’s and tickets to watch the musical Wicked with an overnight stay in London.
This is thanks to the generosity and team work of our Pentland Home’s employees and contractors. We managed to raise a fantastic £5,000 which means the club has now hit its goal and looking forward to seeing the next generation be able to take advantage of this brand new pitch and perhaps we can see the next Percy Chapman.
Posted: Friday, November 17, 2017
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