Situated at the top of the Village opposite from the Dirty Habit, the village cricket club unfortunately was forced to close back in 2018, only a couple of years short of its 150th year anniversary. However, following discussions between the Committees of Hollingbourne Cricket Club (HCC) and, local neighbours, Bearsted Cricket Club it was agreed that the latter would take on the Hollingbourne ground to provide extra facilities and offer continued cricket opportunities for Hollingbourne locals. Many of the HCC players, who still had a desire to continue playing, joined Bearsted CC to great success, with some also joining the BCC committee.
This new arrangement began with a cracking start in 2019, with the Hollingbourne ground being used once again for Kent County age group representative games, Bearsted Junior Cricket and a T20 competition.
Throughout 2019 and into 2020, Bearsted CC started to invest in some much needed refurbishments to the pavilion and playing surface in preparation for further efforts and growth in 2020.
Do please support cricket in the village, in such beautiful surrounding, by watching matches, lending a hand and giving support to this venture.