Cricket has been played at The Grove since the founding of the club in 1856 and is thriving in 2024.  We run 5 adult men’s teams, a women’s softball team  and 6 junior teams (3 mixed/boys, 3 girls), and welcome players of all ages and abilities.

On Saturdays Hythe compete in the Kent League and our Sunday team plays in the Kent Village League. We have a thriving social cricket team playing on Monday evenings, and an exciting mid week T20 competition ‘The Hythe Smash’.  New players of all ages are always welcome, whether you are looking to play competitive league cricket, or get back into cricket with some training sessions and take part in the odd friendly fixture.  Contact to get involved in men’s cricket, or to get involved in women, girls and junior cricket.

All of our fixtures and results are here:

Men’s indoor nets training is from  6-7pm at 3 Hills Sports Park from 20th February onwards, and outdoor nets training at the Club runs on Wednesday evenings from 24th April onwards throughout the season.

Men’s Cricket Leadership Team for 2024:

Chairman                                          Will Clayton

Saturday 1st Captain                       Matt Ford

Saturday 1st Vice-Captain              Grant Channon

Saturday 2nd Captain                     Simon Hayward

Sunday 1st Captains                        Stefan Pichowski & Cameron Potter

Sunday 1st Vice-Captain                 Pat Briscoe

Midweek Captain                            Matt Ford

Midweek Vice-Captain                   Matt Cobb

Nets Bookings

Club Members are able to book the nets (one or two lanes) free of charge by contacting cricket  The nets can only be used by those with an authorised booking, and the following conditions apply:

  • You must be 18 or over to book.  U18s can only use the nets when a qualified coach is present. 
  • All players must wear a helmet and appropriate protection when using a hard ball in the nets.
  • Players do not have access to club equipment during personal net bookings.
  • You must not share the nets gate code with anyone else.
  • At the end of your session, you must lock the nets gate before leaving.