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Colchester United 0-2 Gillingham

Colchester United 0-2 Gillingham

The Gills ran out 2-0 winners in their latest pre-season friendly against Colchester United this afternoon.

Bromley 4-0 Ebbsfleet United

Bromley maintained their unbeaten start to pre-season with a 4-0 victory over Kent neighbours Ebbsfleet United.

Gills bolster squad further

Gillingham have bolstered their squad further by announcing the season long loan deal of Watford midfielder Daniel Phillips.

Gills make latest summer signing

Gillingham have made their latest summer signing with defender Rhys Bennett making the move to Priestfield.

Warden tasting success in US

Former Erith Town player, Sidney Warden, has tasted success in the United States of America.

Lindsey leaves Chats for new job

Chatham Town have announced that manager Scott Lindsey has left his position to take up an opportunity in the Football League.

Bromley 5-0 Watford U23s

Bromley continued their pre-season preparations with a comfortable win over Watford U23s.

Bromley going in the right direction

Having signed midfielder Sam Skeffington from Barnet last week and also secured the services of James Alabi for another National League season, The Ravens began their pre-season fixtures with a 1-1 draw against Fulham on Saturday afternoon at Hayes Lane. 

Dartford 1-2 Charlton Athletic

It finally felt like pre-season on Saturday afternoon as on the hottest day of the year so far, Charlton Athletic edged a lively encounter against a Dartford side who may consider themselves unfortunate to not at least draw the match.

Beckenham Town 2-0 Hollands & Blair

On a gorgeous summer’s day, Beckenham Town’s current squad took on Step 5 opposition for the first time this pre season – and did not disappoint, dominating a youthful Hollands & Blair.

Former Gills stars to support Macmillan

Legends of Gillingham Football Club will gather for a charity quiz in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support on Saturday night and you can be there to join them!

Kent fan to go the extra mile

A Kent cricket fan is using Sunday’s final T20 Blast group game to raise awareness – and funds – for the Prostate Cancer charity.

Welling United 0-3 Charlton Athletic

In amongst the chaos of forty-four players taking part at various times, Charlton Athletic retained the Eric Brackstone memorial trophy with victory at Welling United.

Gills forced to call off more games

Gillingham have been forced to call off two more pre-season friendlies due to Covid within the squad.

Pre-season disruption for Gills

Just days after Kent Cricket announced they had positive COVID cases in the camp, Gillingham FC have announced they to have been hit by COVID.

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Kent’s Divisional fixtures announced

Kent’s Divisional fixtures announced

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has today released the fixtures for the Division Stage of the LV= Insurance County Championship.

Spitfires stuffed at Beckenham

Graham Clark and Alex Lees both hit centuries as Durham trounced Kent Spitfires by 103 runs in their Royal London Cup match at Beckenham. 

Cox looking forward to Hundred

Kent Cricket batsman Jordan Cox has branded his Hundred deal “pretty amazing” as he prepares to take part in the competition’s inaugural year, starting this week.

Crawley named in England squad

Kent’s Zak Crawley has been named in England’s 17-player squad for the opening two Tests of the LV= Insurance Test Series against India starting at Trent Bridge on Wednesday 4th August.

Spitfires name One Day squad

Kent Spitfires have named a playing squad of 16 for the upcoming Royal London Cup, beginning with the visit of Durham to The County Ground, Beckenham on Thursday 22 July.

Groenewald retires from professional cricket

After a county career spanning three decades, Kent bowler Tim Groenewald is retiring from professional cricket at the age of 37.

Bexley and Tunbridge Wells win

Another week of inactivity for Sandwich Town meant that the teams in second and third place in the Kent League Premier Division had the opportunity to leap-frog them.

Sharks bite but Spitfires end on top

Kent Spitfires ended their Vitality Blast group stage campaign with a four-wicket defeat to Sussex on Sunday, but finished top of the South Group and will play a home Quarter Final later on this summer.

Spifires smash Middlesex to book slot

Elliot Hooper enjoyed a dream debut as Kent routed Middlesex for their lowest ever Vitality Blast score of 80 at Lord’s and in the process the Spitfitres booked a home Quarter Final tie.

Scotland Internationals bolster Spitfires’ ranks

Kent Cricket have announced the signings of Calum MacLeod, Safyaan Sharif and George Munsey for Kent Spitfires’ final two Vitality Blast South Group matches.

Kent fan to go the extra mile

A Kent cricket fan is using Sunday’s final T20 Blast group game to raise awareness – and funds – for the Prostate Cancer charity.

Finch has a point to prove

Kent’s Harry Finch admitted he felt he had a point to prove after scoring a century against former side Sussex on Wednesday.

Kent battle to Canterbury draw

Harry Finch scored a fantastic century on day four of Kent’s latest County Championship game as a depleted Spitfires side held on for a draw against Sussex.

Orr helps Sussex take charge

Ali Orr’s maiden first-class century gave Sussex a commanding, but not conclusive, lead on day three of their LV= Insurance County Championship match with Kent at Canterbury. 

Singh keen to take Kent chance

It has been a frantic few days for all involved at Kent Cricket Club after a COVID case in the camp forced the T20 squad to isolate, but second team bowler Jas Singh has grabbed the opportunity to perform in the first team with two hands. 

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Drivers feel the heat as temperatures soar at Bayford Meadows

Drivers feel the heat as temperatures soar at Bayford Meadows

The July owner/driver race day meeting was held under clear blue skies and as the temperatures soared during the day, the action on track occasionally almost boiled over!

Hawkey excited for Lausitzring

Following her impressive debut in the DTM series last month, Esmee Hawkey is excited to get back in the car as the championship resumes at Lausitzring this weekend.

Mitchell joins Team Hard for BTCC

Kent’s Jack Mitchell will join Team Hard Racing for the rest of the 2021 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship.

Fans return as BSB hits Brands Hatch

The Bennetts British Superbike Championship returns to Brands Hatch this weekend and, following a 644-day wait from the 2019 season finale, fans will be welcomed back to the Kent venue in unrestricted numbers to witness the incredible spectacle of the country’s leading motorsport series.

Conway heads to Monza

Mike Conway travels to Italy for round three of the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship as the revered Autodromo Nazionale Monza makes its first appearance on the WEC calendar.

Hill takes superb Touring Car Win at Goodwood

After being invited by Goodwood to compete in the prestigious timed ‘Shootout’ at the Festival of Speed, 27 year-old BRDC ‘Superstar’ Jake Hill went on to take a superb victory on Sunday in the Touring Car class, and P5 overall in Ric Wood’s stunning HKS-liveried Nissan Skyline R32 GTR.

Top 20 finishes for Hopkins

Sittingbourne’s Luke Hopkins netted two top 20 finishes at the latest round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Knockhill at the weekend.

Positive weekend for Olsen

Kent’s Alex Olsen had a positive weekend in the latest round of the Pirelli National Superstock Championship.

Gornall joins Team HARD. Racing’s testing programme

The 2019 Mini Challenge UK champion and 2020 KwikFit British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) ace James Gornall will join Team HARD. Racing for the upcoming two-day Goodyear tyre test at Oulton Park.

Geddie to step away from BTCC

Team HARD’s Glynn Geddie is to step away from his seat in the team’s new CUPRA Leon for the remainder of the 2021 season due to personal reasons.

Podium for Lidsey in Germany

Nurburgring Endurance Series racer Brett Lidsey secured his long-awaited first GT4 class podium during race three of the season on Saturday, with a fantastic drive to third place for the Sorg Rennsport team.

Battling display for Hill at Brands Hatch

Kent’s Jake Hill had a battling weekend at the latest round of the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship at his home circuit of Brands Hatch.

Solid start for Olsen

Alex Olsen had a strong start to the National Superstock Championship season at Oulton Park at the weekend.

BTCC wows fans at Brands Hatch

Rounds 7, 8 and 9 of the 2021 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship provided fantastic entertainment for the thousands of spectators in attendance at Brands Hatch over the weekend. 

Points on BSB debut for Hopkins

Kent’s Luke Hopkins made his Bennett’s British Superbike Championship debut at the weekend at Oulton Park, scoring points on his series debut.

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At long last – parkrun returns!

At long last – parkrun returns!

The waiting is finally over as parkrun makes its long awaited return to Kent on Saturday morning.

Kent Kings 49-40 Eastbourne Eagles

There were smiles all around at Central Park after a superb night of Speedway racing on Tuesday saw the Kent TouchTec Kings get back to winning ways – defeating local rivals Eastbourne Eagles 49-40.

Morikawa claims The Open at Sandwich

Collin Morikawa was struggling to comprehend the magnitude of his “special” Open triumph after creating golfing history with his two-shot victory at Royal St George’s.

Mildenhall Fen Tigers 43-47 Kent Iwade Garage Royals

Kent Iwade Garage Royals maintained their unbeaten record in the 2021 National League in a sizzling encounter in the sunshine up in the Suffolk Fens on Sunday with a 47 points to 43 victory over Mildenhall Fen Tigers. 

Oosthuizen breaks record to lead The Open

Louis Oosthuizen met the challenge of debutant Collin Morikawa with a record-breaking performance earning the South African a two-shot lead at the halfway stage of The 149th Open.

Man to hit a golf ball through Kent!

A man undertaking a mammoth ten-week charity challenge will be travelling through different towns in Kent hitting a golf ball!

Oosthuizen leads at The Open

Louis Oosthuizen savoured a “perfect” start to The 149th Open as he fired a 64 to claim the first-round lead ahead of Jordan Spieth and Brian Harman at Royal St George’s.

Kent mourns the loss of The Viking

Former darts world champion Andy Fordham has died at the age of 59.

Royal St George’s ready for The Open

A total of 156 players are set to tee off for the first round of The 149th Open Championship at Royal St George’s on Thursday with the winner anyone’s guess.

Kent Kings 41-49 Redcar Bears

After a break of 28 days since the last action at Central Park, Kent TouchTec Kings went down to a eight point defeat to a Redcar Bears side in an encounter which showed how strength in depth and choice of guest can be vital to succeeding in the SGB Championship.

Asher-Smith withdraws from Grand Prix

Kent’s Dina Asher-Smith has withdrawn from today’s British Grand Prix event in Gateshead as a precaution with a tight hamstring.

Kent Kings v Redcar Bears preview

After the double disappointment of another rain off at Central Park last Tuesday and then a defeat away at Scunthorpe, there’s a chance to return to winning ways for the Kent TouchTec Kings when they take on long-travelling Redcar Bears on Tuesday.

Scunthorpe Scorpions 63-27 Kent Kings

A difficult Friday night (9/7/21) up in Lincolnshire for the Kent TouchTec Kings saw them tumble to a 63-27 defeat to table toppers, Scunthorpe Scorpions. 

Radacanu forced out of Wimbledon

Kent’s rising tennis star Emma Raducanu saw her incredible run at Wimbledon 2021 come to an end in the fourth round after she retired hurt against Ajla Tomljanovic, who could not believe what had happened.

Kent Exiles back this weekend

Kent Exiles American Football Team return to action this Sunday at their new temporary home of Beccehamian Rugby Club, Sparrows Den, West Wickham. 

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