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Maidstone teams help welcome cricket back as lockdown eases on summer game

Monday 6th July 2020

CRICKET and coronavirus have been an unhappy mix this summer and the popular Kent League with 60 top clubs now appears to have been knocked out for the season. 

It had hoped to operate half a season from the start of July.

Instead, in the Maidstone area five of the clubs have agreed to form their own Mid Kent league and each will play eight matches (four home, four away) starting this Saturday (July 11).

They are: The Mote, Tenterden, Leeds & Broomfield. Kings Hill and Staplehurst.  The matches will be played at both 1st and 2nd XI levels.  The first game at The Mote will be on Saturday against the Ist XI of Kings Hill (12 noon start).  Final games are scheduled for September 12.

All clubs await government guidelines relating to safety measures and these are expected on Wednesday.

Then the Kent League committee will decide on its policies for the rest of this season. 

With time running out and several clubs already making their own arrangements, it seems the Kent League season will not get underway and emphasis will instead turn to a full return in the 2021 season.