Cricket Club Evolving!

PCCCricket has been played in the village for well over a hundred years, and the Chalket Lane ground has historically been one of Pembury’s hidden gems!

The club has a long and proud tradition, and the current membership benefit from the huge amounts of time and effort put in by the loyal voluntary servants of the club over many years. The legacy to this day has provided an excellent pavilion, and a playing square to be proud of.

Saturday’s see the club field two sides in the Kent Regional League and our Sunday XI play throughout the summer against a variety of rival clubs and villages. This has proved to be an excellent place to nurture the talents of young and aspiring players together with those wishing to play in the more convivial atmosphere away from league cricket, this gives the team an enviable harmony of both youth and experience in a welcoming and social environment suitable for all.

Midweeks also see us field a competitive T-20 side in the peak of the summer, which in addition to the fast paced cricket, produces some great social nights.

Promoting and encouraging junior cricket has a huge emphasis placed on it at Pembury, and we have recently developed an exciting linkup with Invicta Cricket Coaching to complement our existing coaching setup. From January to April we coach school age groups Yr5 to Yr10 at the excellent facilities at Tonbridge School, and from May to August ages 7 and over up at the ground.

Embracing the village community is an essential ingredient to a successful club, and we are indebted to the many local residents and businesses that continue to support us, this not only helps maintain the high standards at the club both on and off the field, but enables us to plan for the seasons ahead.

We are particularly keen to welcome new players of all ages and abilities (junior and senior) as well as social members to come along and enjoy the comfort of our facilities and further develop the atmosphere in the club.

If you are interested in joining us, or are keen to find out further information, please don’t hesitate to call Richard Dawes (07827 909489) or Andy Weaver (07714 693997) e-mail the club at PemburyCC@gmail.com or look us up at http://pembury.play-cricket.com. We will be delighted to hear from you.

Roll on the summer!

Richard Dawes

(Club Captain – Pembury Cricket Club)

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Exciting FREE opportunity for Pembury villagers to become fitter and healthier at Weight For It

‘Weight For It! is a free 10 week weight management programme for adults with a Body Mass Index (BMI) equal to or greater than 28 who want to make a lifestyle change, by altering the way they think about food and exercise. Brought to you by Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, in partnership with NHS West Kent, this group is led by ‘Sarah Watkins, a qualified nutritionist and Stuart Smith, fitness professional

One hour meetings are held each week for ten consecutive weeks. This programme is very different to a diet which tends to be something you start and then stop at some point in time when it becomes impossible to keep going. This is more about educating about how to live a healthier lifestyle that can be maintained in the long-term. The hour includes an interactive discussion and activity session where members will discover ways of achieving and maintaining a healthy weight by learning the right foods to choose and coping strategies for times of stress and high emotion.

The group share ideas for easy to follow and energising exercise regimes together and discuss tasty low fat, healthy recipes, menus and snacks that are easy to make and follow. The group considers ways to reduce fat and sugar in the diet, learn how to make healthy choices when eating out and how to stay fuller for longer. Each week members will be given a series of handouts (to take home), detailing ideas discussed. Eventually you will be able to build these up to become your weight loss bible! During the last 15 minutes of the sessions members will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss any issues with Sarah and Stuart.

Where: Pembury Baptist Church on Monday 10th October at 2-3pm for 10 weeks.

To book a place or for more information please contact the Communities and Health Team on 01892 554411 or email health@tunbridgewells.gov.uk.’

King William IV FC

There is a new football team in Pembury called King William IV FC. It was set up by Jordan Angus of Beagles Wood road in the summer of 2011. Their home ground is Hilbert recreational ground in Tunbridge wells and they have been entered into the West Kent Sunday League division six.

Players from Pembury and the surrounding towns and villages were pleased with their great start to the season against “the insulators” winning 3-0. Supporters welcome – visit their website for fixtures and results!