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Kent County Cricket Club
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The origins of cricket in Kent are believed to be linked with the very roots of the game itself. It is widely believed that the game of cricket was invented by Saxon children living in the Weald, an area of land between the North and South Downs. There is a reference to the playing of 'creag' in Kent in 1300, believed by some to refer to an early form of cricket, but there is no evidence to clearly link this writing to the game of cricket. The first definitive mention of cricket in Kent dates back to 1610 and the first ever recorded county representative game took place between Kent and Surrey in 1709. In 1822 a Kent team played MCC at Lords and bowler John Willes of Kent was no balled for using a round arm action that he had been attempting to introduce since 1807. He withdrew from the game and refused to take further part in major games, having laid the foundations for the 'round arm revolution' in bowling. Kent County Cricket Club was officially founded in Canterbury in 1842. They were proclaimed 'Champion County' on several occasions before the start of the official County Championship in 1890. They have since won the County Championship seven times outright and shared the title on a further occasion.


Recommended Books:
Village Cricket
Village Cricket
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2004
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2004
The Cricketers' Who's Who
The Cricketers' Who's Who
Playfair Cricket Annual
Playfair Cricket Annual

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Coast
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Churchill

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