Cricket

A Ground of great historical significance

Belmont Cricket Ground

To cricket fans the Belmont Cricket ground is of great historic significance.

A superb batsman and fielder the 4th Lord Harris captained the Kent team for many years and received them at Belmont. In 1878 he captained the England team and took them to Australia for a test match that instigated the Ashes test series.

Our full cricket fixture list can be viewed below.

For generations of cricket connoisseurs, alongside Lords and the Oval, Belmont was a pre-eminent ground at which to play.

It was fitting that the first game on the newly restored pitch was played on 27th May 2007 between the Trustees Belmont XI and the Band of Brothers. The match took place in the shadow of the Prospect Tower and no doubt the "spectre" of the 4th Lord Harris looked upon it with enthusiasm.

This hallowed pitch is now ready to welcome enthusiasts of the game and for hire by wandering teams. For reservation please contact Belmont on 01795 890 202.

2021 Cricket Fixtures

We show below the fixtures that are currently scheduled for 2021 - please get in touch if you would like to play on our wonderful Cricket pitch Tel 01795 890202.

  • Sunday 2nd May – BB vs Old Amplefordians
  • Sunday 16th May – Eastling Cricket Club
  • Sunday 30th May – Shepway Stragglers v Standard Athletic Club
  • Saturday 5th June – Badlesmere
  • Sunday 6th June – Eastling Cricket Club
  • Sunday 13th June – BB vs Stragglers of Asia
  • Sunday 27th June – Eastling Cricket Club
  • Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th July – Belmont Trustees
  • Saturday 17th July – Badlesmere
  • Sunday 18th July – Eastling Cricket Club
  • Saturday 31st July – Shepway Stragglers
  • Sunday 1st August –  Eastling Cricket Club
  • Saturday 7th August – The Purchasers
  • Sunday 22nd August – Badlesmere
  • Saturday 28th August – Badlesmere
  • Sunday 29th August – Eastling Cricket Club
  • Tuesday 31st August – BB vs Sussex Martlets
  • Saturday 4th September – James Mathewson XXII
  • Sat 18th September – GB Construction XI