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Gearing out and Smith in at Herne Bay

Gearing out and Smith in at Herne Bay

Without even taking a training session or indeed a fixture of any kind Nick Gearing has announced today that he has left his position as manager of Herne Bay football club.

Holy departure from Gills confirmed

New Gillingham boss Steve Evans has a huge hole to fill when he formerly takes over on June 1st because the club don’t currently have a goalkeeper following the news that Tomas Holy has followed Tom Hadler out of the Priestfield dressing room for pastures new.

Charlton Athletic v Sunderland preview

Nearly time for the action. The talking ends on Sunday, and two giants of League One will clash at Wembley for the final spot in next season’s Championship.

Two more sleeps for Addicks

Two more sleeps to go to the big day, not that we are getting excited of course!

Evans hoping for Gills success

New manager Steve Evans is hoping his spell at Gillingham will bring success to the club.

Evans poised to become Gills boss

Chairman Paul Scally has stated that Steve Evans is set to become Gillingham’s next manager on June 1st.

Watson proud of Cray Valley players

At the end of a wonderful campaign, Cray Valley PM rounded off their one hundredth season with a show-piece Wembley appearance.

Gillingham announce retained list

Gillingham Football Club have announced its retained list after confirming with the EFL.

Chertsey Town 3-1 Cray Valley PM

Cray Valley PM lost an entertaining FA Vase Final in extra time but did themselves proud and in the last seconds of 90 plus minutes hit the crossbar, how much small margins change a game.

Lisbie looking forward to Wembley

There’s lots of hope and expectation of Cray Valley (PM) fans heading for Wembley and Sunday’s Buildbase FA Vase Final upon the shoulders of forty year old striker Kevin Lisbie who could be ninety minutes away from ending a hugely satisfying career.

Charlton book Wembley spot

Charlton will be going to Wembley for the first time in 21 years after a night of high drama at The Valley.

Sittingbourne Ladies win Cup Final

With this comfortable victory in the Kent Divisional Cup Final, in front of a crowd of 400 at the impressive Gallagher stadium.

Ins and Outs at Margate

Following his appointment as Margate manager on Monday afternoon, Jay Saunders has not wasted anytime in beginning the process of shaping his squad for the 2019/20 Bostik League Season. 

Gills trio announce departures

Despite still being without a first team manager, it would seem that the departures from Gillingham have begun with two members of the first team squad and a coach announcing through social media that they wont be at the club by the time Chairman Paul Scally announces Steve Lovell’s official full time successor.

Tomlin looking to make history

When Gavin Tomlin joined Cray Valley (PM) at the start of the year from Dulwich Hamlet, there were a few eyebrows raised.

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Kent scrape draw at Beckenham

Kent scrape draw at Beckenham

Opening batsman Sean Dickson’s love for Beckenham is something of a family affair which possibly went some way to explaining his gritty batting display that helped Kent to secure a Specsavers County Championship draw with reigning champions Surrey.

Klaassen enjoying time at Kent

Though born just across the Kent county border in Haywards Heath, Fred Klaassen’s road to first-class cricket in Canterbury has been a long and winding one.

Kent fighting hard at Beckenham

Kent’s hopes of surviving the fourth day at Beckenham were boosted by a dogged batting display in the final 17 overs against Surrey as the hosts went in at stumps on 46 for one – needing a further 380 to beat Specsavers County Championship rivals Surrey.

Dickson leads Kent fightback

Opening batsman Sean Dickson scored his ninth first-class century to help his side avoid the follow-on as Kent conceded a 145-run first innings lead after being dismissed for 294 in their Specsavers County Championship match with Surrey in Beckenham.

Surrey take charge at Beckenham

A maiden first-class hundred from Surrey’s Will Jacks and a four-wicket haul by Kent debutant Wiaan Mulder made for three contrasting sessions as these Division 1 neighbours tussled for supremacy on the opening day of their Specsavers County Championship clash in Beckenham.

Robinson cements Kent spot

Kent’s wicketkeeper-batsman Ollie Robinson has cemented his place behind the county’s timbers by scoring two centuries in the first nine innings of his fledgling Specsavers County Championship career.

Kent slip to Yorkshire defeat

Prolonged Kentish resistance eventually counted for little as Yorkshire’s persistent attack mopped up the seven wickets required to secure a 172-run Specsavers County Championship win over Kent in Canterbury.

Ballance tips game Yorkshire’s way

Former England batsman Gary Ballance dominated centre stage for almost six-and-a-half hours to put Yorkshire in total control of their Specsavers County Championship match with Kent in Canterbury.

Robinson ton as Kent take charge

Gary Ballance posted Yorkshire’s first half-century of the game to keep his side in contention against a Kent side buoyed by a second Specsavers County Championship century of the season by rookie keeper-batsman Ollie Robinson.

Kent edge first day at Canterbury

An engaging and hard-fought opening day to this 204th first-class battle between Kent and Yorkshire ended with the hosts edging proceedings courtesy of a gritty, unbeaten half-century from Zak Crawley.

Bell-Drummond facing position conundrum

Where to bat and whether to continue bowling? Those are the conundrums facing Daniel Bell-Drummond as Kent prepare to return to Specsavers County Championship action against Yorkshire next week.

Middlesex outclass Spitfires at Canterbury

A belligerent, career-best 166 from Max Holden helped Middlesex reach the Royal London One-Day Cup knock-out stages after a 33-run win over south group rivals Kent Spitfires.

Kent snap up South African bowler

Kent Cricket have announced the signing of South African Test bowling all-rounder Wiaan Mulder for seven Specsavers County Championship games subject to regulatory approval.

Spitfires outclass Eagles at Beckenham

Daniel Bell-Drummond hit an unbeaten 120 to help steer Kent to Royal London One-Day Cup victory as Spitfires downed the Essex Eagles by six wickets in Beckenham.

Qayyum still on cloud nine

Kent’s Imran Qayyum is still on “cloud nine” following his four for 45 bowling return against Pakistan at Beckenham last week.

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NASCAR blasts back into Brands Hatch

NASCAR blasts back into Brands Hatch

Kent’s Brands Hatch gets the full stars and stripes treatment when American SpeedFest 7 returns with headline action from the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series (NWES), featuring 1997 Formula 1 World Champion Jacques Villeneuve, plus a huge, themed off-track show next weekend. Villeneuve will be the biggest name on the NWES grid when the championship returns […]

Bumper entry at Bayford Meadows

A bumper entry filled Bayford Meadows circuit’s paddock, for round 3 of the BMKR and Kent Kart championships last Sunday.

Paffett looking forward to E-prix

  Gary Paffett’s rookie FIA Formula E season sees the HWA RACELAB racer head for the team’s home E-Prix in Berlin this Friday and Saturday.      

Tough weekend for Motorbase

Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher endured a tough weekend for rounds 7,8 and 9 of the 2019 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship at Thruxton, battling back from a derailed start to the weekend to climb back into the points on the Hampshire circuit.

Points for Hill at Thruxton

“A solid weekend” was how 25 year-old Jake Hill described rounds 7, 8 & 9 of the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship at Thruxton in Hampshire, having taken points in two of the three races for Trade Price Cars Racing, ending the weekend moving up to 4th in the Independent Driver’s Category.

Solid finishes for Crees at Thruxton

Michael Crees produced three solid finishes at Thruxton this past weekend as he gained valuable experience around the Hampshire venue ahead of the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship’s return in August.

Hill ready for Thruxton test

  The fastest circuit on the Kwik Fit BTCC calendar is the challenge that awaits the 30 competitors as they head to Thruxton in Hampshire for rounds 7,8 and 9 of the 2019 Championship and Kent’s Jake Hill can’t wait.    

Positive start to season for Nevill

Following his 2018 championship win in the Mini Challenge Cooper Am class, Alex Nevill made his Cooper Pro debut at last weekend’s opening round of the Mini Challenge season at the Snetterton Circuit in Norfolk.

Eyes on the prize for Motorbase

All eyes are on the prize for Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher this coming weekend, as the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship roars back into action on the fastest circuit on the calendar, Thruxton.

Jewiss looking for strong weekend

Kiern Jewiss heads to Snetterton this weekend for the second round of his debut BRDC British Formula 3 campaign, hoping to build upon his points-scoring start to the season.

Tough weekend for Paffett

Despite gaining five positions in the race, Gary Paffett was unable to pick up any points at the Monaco E-Prix this past weekend as the HWA RACELAB’s driver finished the ninth round of the season in 12th place.

Misfortune for Conway at Spa

It was a weekend of mixed feelings for Mike Conway as the Toyota Gazoo Racing driver set the fastest lap in qualifying and secured pole position for the 2019 Six Hours of Spa.

Weekend of learning for Wilford

Sam Wilford had a weekend of learning and understanding at Oulton Park on his Kalex Moto2 machine.

Weekend of Ups and Downs for Hawkey

Esmee Hawkey produced a strong performance on her single-seater debut in the W Series at Hockenheim last weekend, running comfortably in the top-ten before a late-race spin ultimately meant a 12th-place finish.

Herbert joins Hospitality Finder as ambassador

Maidstone-based Hospitality Finder have announced that the former Formula One driver Johnny Herbert has signed as their official ambassador for motorsport.

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The Mason Mile comes to Maidstone

The Mason Mile comes to Maidstone

A great, FREE, family sports event, The Mason Mile is coming to Maidstone on Sunday 9th June with lots for all the family to take part in.

Kent parents and kids to Flip Out

A trampoline park in Chatham is welcoming a brand new offering perfect for both parents and toddlers. 

Canterbury set for Kent derbies

Canterbury’s start to the their first season in National Division One will be an all Kent affair with the first two games scheduled against county rivals Old Elthamians and Blackheath at the Marine Travel Ground.

Kent Kings set for John Cearns Cup

The Monday night action at Kent’s Central Park Stadium home today (20th. May) sees the annual contesting of the John Cearns Cup with a side representing the most famous of English Speedway clubs, the Wimbledon Dons providing the opposition.  

Mildenhall 41-43 Kent Kings

The Kent TouchTec Kings took a massive step towards National Trophy [NT] glory with a victory over Mildenhall at West Row, in an eventful afternoon the Kings ran out 43-41 winners.

Kent Exiles back for new season

Kent Exiles American Football Club host their first home game of the new BAFL Premier Division season on Sunday afternoon when they entertain London Blitz at Beaverwood Sports Club in Chislehurst, kick off 2.30pm. 

Townsend back in GB squad

Great Britain’s squads for this weekend’s games with Argentina and Belgium have been announced with Kent’s Susannah Townsend back from injury.

Kent Kings 56-34 Plymouth Gladiators

A hugely entertaining meeting featuring some of the best racing ever seen at Central Park offered up a vision of a very exciting campaign to come, as the Kent TouchTec Kings, led ably by an awesome showing by teen superstar Drew Kemp, delivered an emphatic victory over National Trophy [NT] rivals, Plymouth Gladiators.

Stonelees celebrates 25 years

It was 25 years ago this month that the first shots were hit at Stonelees Golf Centre.

Kent Kings looking for another win

The action continues thick & fast for the TouchTec Kings with a first National Trophy [NT] home encounter this evening [Monday 13/5] against Plymouth Gladiators (6.30pm start time). 

Stoke Potters 42-44 Kent Kings

One league match raced; one win chalked up – has to be an entirely satisfactory start for the Kent TouchTec Kings’ Speedway National League [NL] campaign; and especially when that fixture was away from home. 

Why Not Run for charity?

Charity ambassadors, Calum Haggett and Ivan Thomas of Kent County Cricket Club will be “fielding support” for an important local sporting event this weekend in Chislehurst; “Why Not Run” 2019.

Kent Kings 35-36 Thurrock Hammers

A single point reverse meant a third straight annual Tunnel Trophy defeat for the Kent TouchTec Kings against a team called ‘Hammers’ – in this guise it was the newly rebranded Thurrock Hammers who inflicted a 36-35 defeat at Central Park in an eventful and truncated meeting on Bank Holiday Monday. 

Successful weekend for Canterbury Harriers

At the 2019 Rightmove MK Marathon, Karen Bennett, after 81 attempts, finally achieved a marathon under the 4 hour mark in 3:53:47.

Canterbury 19-10 Chester

This play-off victory opened a fresh and glorious chapter in Canterbury’s history as they completed the journey to National Division One.

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