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Evans poised to become Gills boss

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.

Cook named City boss

Clive Cook has today been announced as the new boss of Canterbury City FC.

King proud despite Welling loss

Losing a play-off decider wasn’t a new experience for Welling United supporters or for their manager Steve King but it wasn’t any less hurtful for either.

Martin – Cray Valley should enjoy it

As the build up to Cray Valley’s appearance in the 2019 Buildbase FA Vase Final at Wembley on Sunday reaches its climax this coming weekend, we begin our preview of the Final by talking to the only Kent captain in history (so far) to lift the famous trophy.

Addicks looking to stay focused

Charlton almost produced the perfect away performance on Sunday.

Saunders in at Margate

Margate have today announced their new manager as it is the same as the man who guided them to safety as interim manager in the second half of last season. 

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Surrey take charge at 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.

Spitfires outclass sorry Surrey

Last season’s beaten Royal London One-Day Cup finalists Kent Spitfires opened their south group win account for 2019 by trouncing Surrey by eight wickets at the Kia Oval.

Pakistan cruise to Beckenham victory

Swansea-born all-rounder Imad Wasim hit a career-best List A score of 117 not out to help ease Pakistan to a comfortable 100-run win over Kent Spitfires in their opening tour match in blustery Beckenham.

Billings ruled out for up to five months

Kent captain Sam Billings has been ruled out for up to five months after dislocating his shoulder in his first game for the club this season.

Spitfires succumb to another defeat

Gareth Roderick’s second List A century led Gloucestershire to a six-wicket Royal London One-Day Cup win over injury-hit Kent Spitfires at Bristol.

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Points for Hill at Thruxton

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.

Conway back on track

This weekend will see Mike Conway return to action in the 2018/19 WEC Super Season, as the championship reaches its penultimate round. With the Drivers’ Championship very much still up for grabs, Mike will be hoping for another positive result in the seventh round of the season – The 6 Hours of Spa.

Double podium for Hawkey

Tonbridge’s Esmee Hawkey enjoyed another successful outing in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB last weekend as she claimed two podium finishes in the Pro-Am category to move into third place in the early championship standings.

Points for Paffett in Paris

Bromley’s Gary Paffett delivered a stellar race performance in Paris as he held his nerve in treacherous conditions to battle through from 17th on the grid to pick up an eighth-place finish to secure points for the second time this season.

Bond excels in Clio Cup debut

Jamie Bond was back on track in the Renault Clio Cup last weekend and the Kent driver excelled in his first weekend in the series.

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Kent parents and kids to Flip Out

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.

Kent Kings set for Tunnel Trophy

Kent TouchTec Kings continue their red-hot, warm-up fixtures for the new Speedway season at Central Park on May Day Bank Holiday Monday (6th. May) with the annual staging of the Tunnel Trophy against the Thurrock Hammers.

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