Offham Cricket Club was founded in 1944 and today is a competitive, but family friendly club whose Saturday sides play in the Shepherd Neame Kent Cricket League. As well as visiting teams, the club extends a warm welcome to family, friends and other spectators each match day.
In addition to league cricket the club also runs a Sunday side playing friendly matches through the season and adult training takes place at the ground each Wednesday evening through the season. During the winter indoor net sessions are held and the club also participates in a local indoor league. Our home venue, Offham Cricket Ground (The OCG) is one of the most attractive in the Kent Cricket League. It is lovingly tended by the groundsman, Dick Woodhams, and his small band of assistants. In addition to having a excellently maintained wicket and outfield, the club also benefits from having full mobile covers - which aid pitch preparation - an electronic scoreboard, sight screens and practice nets. The pavilion, whilst modest in size, is used for many social occasions and bar, and is popular both during and after matches.
Offham Cricket Club has a vibrant and successful junior section, with coaching taking place each Friday, between April and July. The club fields successful U11, U13 and U15 league teams participating in the Invicta Junior league, with younger players taking part in softball cricket competitions. The club is committed to safeguarding young people and this is underpinned by our policies, use of the ECB 'Safe Hands' processes and robust safeguarding checks. The club runs a range of social events for players, family members and guests. These include an annual awards event celebrating individual and team successes, as well as wider contributions to the club. In addition there is an annual golf day, quiz evenings and occasional music events. The 2020 and 2021 seasons have provided some significant challenges due to the COVID 19 pandemic. The club takes its responsibilities for the safety of its players, visiting teams, officials and spectators very seriously. All those present for training or matches are asked to register via the Track and Trace app QR code displayed at the pavilion and to follow the various ground management arrangements. Copies of the club risk assessments for both junior and senior events can be found in the Club Policies section of this website.