KENT SCHOOLS’ CRICKET ASSOCIATION
The Kent Schools’ Cricket Association is a registered charity, set up to encourage pupils in all schools, state and independent, in the County of Kent, the Medway Unitary Authority and the London Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich and Lewisham to play cricket. The current major function of the Association is to organise and oversee inter-school competitions in the various age groups.
The KSCA has existed since 1948 and has provided successive generations of young cricketers, with the opportunity to play inter- school, inter-district and inter-County cricket.
On one occasion in the 1980s the whole of the Kent County Cricket side playing against Essex had played as boys for Kent Schools. Kent Schools players who have played for England include Robert Key, Joe Denly, James Tredwell, Alan Knott, Derek Underwood, Bob Woolmer, Graham Dilley, Chris Tavare, Mark Ealham and Sam Billings
Since the introduction of County Cricket Boards by the England and Wales Cricket Board, the Association has pursued its objectives, in co-operation with other cricketing bodies, through the Kent Cricket Board. The Association organises 11 hard ball county-wide inter-school competitions with an estimated 3000 participants. It gave backing, along with financial support, to the introduction of Inter Cricket, a shortened version of cricket for secondary school boys and girls. Progress has also been made in providing more cricketing opportunities for girls of school age. Contact the Kent Cricket Board for further details of girls’ cricket, Inter-Cricket and Primary Schools Kwik Cricket.