Ashford Town Cricket Club was awarded the prestigious Clubmark status in 2013 after reaching standards of excellence decreed by the England and Wales Cricket Board.
An overview of ECB standards required for acceptance by Lord’s and for more information see the ECB website.
About Ashford Town CC
Ashford Cricket Club, established in 1860, was one of the 12 founding members of the Kent League in 1970, and first champions in the inaugural season of 1971 before winning the trophy as champions again in 1985. The club celebrated its centenary year in 1960 with special fixtures against the MCC and the Club Cricket Conference President’s X1.
In 2008, the club merged with Old Stacians Cricket Club, stalwart and successful members of the East Kent League before it was absorbed by the Kent League in 1996. The name change Ashford Town Cricket Club was the creation of that merger, with Ashford Cricket Club moving from its former ground at Ball Lane, Kennington, Ashford to Steeds Lane, Kingsnorth, the former Old Stacians ground.
A great deal has been accomplished since the merger. Ashford Town CC has been awarded ECB Clubmark status for its standards of excellence as a cricket club, especially for its junior development coaching programme run successfully over many years. The first team has completed a series of promotions in the past three years to restore it to the higher echelons of Kent League cricket and the clubhouse has been refurbished to pristine conditions following serious flooding and wanton damage from break-ins. Thanks to an immeasurable amount of dedication, hard work, team spirit, generosity and goodwill, we are now in the privileged position of being able to offer the local community one of the finest facilities for sport and private function hire in the county.
Set in lovely countryside to the south of Ashford, the club has two grounds for its four senior sides. The main pitch, tended by groundsman James Rodway is rated one of the best in the league. Ashford’s age group teams have competed successfully in the Ashford & District Junior League for many years.
Senior and juniors playing members; cricket supporters young and elderly; families and guests; and people wishing to hire our excellent clubhouse facilities for meetings, functions and social occasions are guaranteed a warm welcome.
Clubhouse and bar
The first floor bar area has every facility for having a good time. The designer stainless steel bar is staffed by volunteer club members. There is a dance floor available for special social occasions. The large lounge area, with facilities for daytime and evening dining, opens onto a balcony from which spectators can watch league cricket matches in progress.
There is a large screen television, pool table, darts board, and bar stocked with all the favourite alcoholic and soft drinks.
The clubhouse was opened in 2013 by England and Kent cricketer James Tredwell, whose father John was a stalwart playing member of Ashford Cricket Club before moving to Folkestone.
The club prides itself in offering drinks at highly competitive prices. Where could you possibly buy a pint for £3 these days? The bar at Ashford Town Cricket Club!