7th March has been designated as the day to extol all things literary and bookish. The KCHT has celebrated WBD24 by asking current Kent cricket all-rounder MARCUS O'RIORDAN to review his favourite five cricket-related titles.

CLICK HERE to read Marcus' book reviews.

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Right arm over: Marcus in action for Kent CCC...

and left-arm round: in front of his bookshelves.



By popular demand, the Trust will be hosting a regular second-hand book stall during the playing season on certain match-days at the Spitfire Ground.
As well as selling unwanted duplicates of the many books in the Club's library - from player autobiographies to statistical reviews - the book fair will also offer Player Benefit Brochures (some signed),  Club annuals, editions of Wisden, score-cards, plus other non-fiction books and cricket-related ephemera.
The next Book Fair is scheduled for Fri 10th May - Day One of the Worcs Championship match. The Trust is also looking for volunteers to help sift through the Club's vast stock of books - and is holding a 'sort out' on Wed 8th May at 11am - inside the loft of the Frank Woolley Stand. Please let us know if you can help out via our Contact page.



"Kent County Cricket Grounds"

A 239 page hardback book, written by Howard Milton with Peter Francis, celebrating 150 Years of Cricket across the Garden of England.

Kent can make a very strong claim to having the greatest tradition of cricket in the world. No small part in this are the many and various grounds in Kent on which the ‘county club’ has played.
This is truly a comprehensive account of county cricket across the Garden of England supported by an extensive collection of illustrations (over 330), including those of how these grounds or their sites look today.

"Everything about this book is excellent, I have to say at the outset of this review. It is the product of 40 years of painstaking research by Howard Milton ... aided and supported by Peter Francis ... The book is marvellously illustrated, with a great array of photographs; of matches, players and action; pictures of scorecards and handbills; reproductions of old drawings, portraits and the like."
David Kelly on CricketWeb.net

Proceeds to benefit the KCHT and Kent Cricket Supporters Club.


Other Kent Cricket books

"A Legend Dies" paperback
by David Robertson
(former Curator of the KCHT).

The story of Kent Cricket's legendary Lime Tree with a famous cricketing history.


More Cricket books
a look at the Kent Cricket Library to follow...

During the cricket season,
Secondhand Book Sales are held at the Spitfire Ground
(alongside the Cricket Memorabilia Fairs)
with a wide selection of cricketing hard & paperbacks, autobiographies, Kent Annuals & Yearbooks, Testimonial brochures, Wisdens, etc.

Details of future
Book Sales & Memorabilia Fairs
will be announced
via this website
and the KCHT social media platforms.

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