Match Report: vs Oakhill Taverners

Following last week’s victory over Sherwood CC, the Kent Ramblas went into the away fixture against Oakhill Taverners with a chance of recording a tenth, that’s right, tenth victory of the season. The weather was set fair, the ground was a picture and for the first time in recent memory, there was no selection headaches…

Match Report: vs Sherwood CC

After a surprisingly listless performance last week, the Ramblas were keen to right wrongs and put on a show in front of a home crowd for the final time this season. With a host of first team regulars unavailable for selection, Rich Ford came in to make his sixth appearance of the season along with…

Match Report: vs London City

Having secured a fine win last week away at Bickley Park, the Ramblas returned to Pickhurst Rise to take on London City in a match that turned out, to quote Dame Shirley Bassey and the Propellerheads, to be a little case of history repeating itself… Stand-in Skipper Sam Ford won the toss once more and opted…

Match Report: vs Bickley Park

Having last week seen their five-match winning sequence ended away to neighbours Wickham Park with a patchwork side, this week saw the Kent Ramblas head to the rarefied surrounds of Bickley Park to take on a side they’d yet to get the better of in three previous encounters. Back in as stand-in skipper, Sam Ford…

Match Report: vs Wickham Park CC

On a high from a four-match winning streak, the Ramblas were brought back down to earth with news of a selection crisis ahead of their match with neighbours Wickham Park. With 10 regulars unavailable due to injuries or holidays, Jonny Stocks and skipper-for-the-day Alex Danks somehow managed to cobble together a rag tag bunch of…

Match Report: vs The Grove CC

It had been a while, but this weekend saw the Ramblas faced with a last-minute pull out; nope, we’re not talking about the bed-ridden Geoff Parrett, but with the proposed opposition cancelling on Friday, the board moved quickly to secure wandering side The Grove as replacements down at Ex-Blues. Mirroring the previous week against Petts Wood,…

Match Report: vs Petts Wood

The excitement was palpable as the Kent Ramblas made the short trip to Petts Wood this Sunday. Granted, that excitement was largely driven by rumours of Tom Danks buying a bat of his own (to be premiered next week), but having secured a second consecutive win last week, the game ahead also brought its own thrill….

Match Report: vs Regents Park Originals

Having got back to winning ways last week, away to Chevening, this week saw the Kent Ramblas return to HQ and take on the familiar – and friendly – faces of Regents Park Originals. With captain and vice captain nursing broken digits, Sam Ford – on his 50th appearance – took the Ramblas helm, while Chris Thomas,…

Match Report: vs Chevening Amblers

After suffering a tough month, the Ramblas headed to Chevening with the aim of starting July off with a bang. However, they were dealt a hammer blow when an already depleted squad was reduced to seven available players after skipper Johnny Stocks had to pull out with a broken thumb and his brother Laurie (looking…

Match Report: vs Brasted Invicta

It’s been a rum old run for the Ramblas (try saying that after a few, erm, rums…) of late, but it was hoped the comfort of a home game could help them get back on track, as Brasted Invicta made their way up to West Wickham. In the only change for the hosts, Geoff Parrett…

Match Report: vs Four Elms

After a wash-out last week against neighbours Wickham Park, it was down to the serene setting of Four Elms in picturesque Kent for the Ramblas, as they looked to get back on track following the pasting they received at the hands of Shooters Hill in their previous game. The game saw Steve Fitch and Ian Dacre…

Match Report: vs Shooters Hill

Having exorcised some demons in Norwood last week, the Kent Ramblas found themselves on the other side of south-east London as they faced new opponents in the shape of Shooters Hill. Skipper Stocks – still nursing a slight hand injury – made minor tweaks to last week’s winning side, with Howard Hardy-King and Chris Thomas…

Match Report: vs Norwood Exiles

The Ramblas were still stinging from last week’s defeat to Horton Kirby as they made their way to deepest Croydon to take on Norwood Exiles. With memories of a shellacking against another Norwood side at the same venue, there might have been fears that the Ramblas could be looking at back-to-back defeats. However, a combination…

Match Report: vs Horton Kirby

With the England cricket team finishing off the Sri Lankans in double quick time up at Headingly on Saturday, the job of entertaining with bat and ball was left to the Kent Ramblas as they played host to (last-minute replacements) Horton Kirby. Skipper Stocks could call upon Sam Ford and Howard Hardy-King again, who stepped into the…

Match Report: vs Petts Wood CC

Continuing the alternate weeks of travelling to the Kent coast and playing at home, your intrepid Kent Ramblas returned to the reassuring surroundings of West Wickham for the visit of familiar (and friendly) foes, Petts Wood. Taking the place of the newly married Sam Ford (congratulations again, Sam and Lou!) was the returning Chris Thomas, while Peter…

Match Report: vs St Nicholas & Sarre

After last Sunday’s fantastic victory over Locksbottom, the Ramblas were full of confidence heading into their annual pilgrimage to Herne to face St Nicholas & Sarre. And despite some horrendous traffic, the team arrived in high spirits, greeted by fantastic weather. The Ramblas even boasted away support, with Lucy Brewer and Louise O’Connor (soon to…

Match Report: vs Locksbottom CC

To (mis)quote Dinah Washington, what a difference a week makes. After the shellacking and suffering in the cold of last week down in Hythe, the sunshine in West Wickham brought with it renewed optimism and opportunity for the Kent Ramblas in their first home game of the season. Not only were the conditions changed, the…

Match Report: vs Hythe CC

After months of anticipation and preparation (well, by some of our number…), the seventh (SEVENTH?!) Kent Ramblas season began in earnest on the Kent coast away to Hythe. With a fully-fit squad to call upon, there was even cause for Skipper Stocks to ask if anyone wanted to step aside due to an overabundance of players…

Meet The Ramblas | 2016

In the time the Kent Ramblas have been in existence, we’ve seen plenty of changes (on and off the pitch), but one constant has been the continued enthusiasm and excitement about the upcoming season. It turns out not even approaching our mid-30s (as a fair few of our number are) can dampen that spirit. So,…

FIXTURES | 2016

The Ramblas’ seventh season of cricket is less than three weeks away and we’ve got a packed schedule to satisfy the faithful after a whole seven months without playing cricket. There are some brand new sides to go with some familiar faces as we look to build on an incredible 2015 season. We’re also going…