Welcome to the Shoreham and Otford Cricket Club 2023.
The merging of the Shoreham and Otford Cricket teams in 2020 has created a new and dynamic club serving our two villages. Our grounds are about a mile apart from each other in the picturesque Darenth Valley, in the heart of the North Downs in Kent.
We have a First XI (Division 2) and a Second XI (Division 5) and a Third XI (Division 7) that play in the Kent County Village League on Saturdays between May and September. Our Sunday team plays friendlies at home throughout the season and we are one of the few clubs in the area which offers this much cricket every summer. Our Junior cricket section is very active and we offer social and competitive cricket for boys and girls every weekend.
The club enjoys the support of the local community and we are lucky to have our own pavilion at the Shoreham ground. At the Otford ground, we maintain two high quality nets which are for the use of members and supporters, while at Shoreham we have a permanent net and a new roll-on net. If you’re thinking about getting back into cricket or your cricketing days are behind you, please do come down to either ground at the weekend in summer for a cup of tea and a chat about cricket.
Shoreham and Otford are both beautiful villages in the Darenth Valley. They’re the perfect setting for traditional village cricket, along with a new bar area to repair to after the game.
Our Shoreham ground, screened by trees while still enjoying magnificent views, is set in the middle of the Darenth Valley golf course. The wicket, outfield and grounds are very well maintained and are a joy for players and spectators alike. Being on chalk, the ground drains very readily and so games are rarely lost to the weather.
We are a friendly club, drawing most of our players from our two villages and the surrounding area, but we also have players from further afield, including some who escape for a day to the countryside from London. We can be reached by car from south or south east London in under half an hour or by train from London Bridge, Victoria or Blackfriars.
Spectators are warmly welcomed and there are plenty of great spots for picnics around the outfield. A cup of tea is always available at the tea interval during home matches!