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The Kent Cricket Club (KCC) was founded on the 15th October 2011 by its current Chief Executive Officer Emmanuel Pessima who is also a former member of the Sierra Leone national cricket squad.
Previously, the club was named Kenemmanjane Cricket Club not until the 1st of April, 2013 when the name was changed to Kent Cricket Club. The change of name was part of a rebranding effort which reflects the club’s rapid growth and transformation.
Throughout its existence the organization’s leadership has exemplified stability, a sense of purpose, exemplary conduct on and off the field, and a great deal of camaraderie amongst its members.
Its first cricket match was held at the Kigntom Oval, Freetown on the 10th June 2012, where KCC women’s team defeated Mid West Cricket Club by three (3) wickets in the Sierra Leone National Women’s T20 Cricket League. High profile individuals such as the French chargé d’affaires to Sierra Leone, Michael Deslaimes was present at that match and the team was sponsored by Mercury International Sierra Leone Ltd
From the 10th June to the 23rd July 2012 Kent Cricket Club Women’s team participated in the 1st Edition of the Sierra Leone National Female T20 Cricket League that took place at the Kingtom Oval-Freetown. This was the first ever tournament that the club participated in eventually won Bronze medal, and also the Women’s team captain Ann Marie M Kamara was awarded as Best Player of the tournament.
As Cricket was introduced to Sierra Leone by the British, the first international partnership was launched by Kent Cricket Club in 2012 with a British company, Twenty20 Cricket Company, and they have been helping drive the ambitious plan of the KCC.
In November 2013, Kent Cricket Club forged a close and historic partnership with Kent County Cricket Club in UK with the county kindly donating kit and equipment to help its namesake club fulfil its mission to make cricket a force for good in communities shaken and stricken by war.
Kent Cricket Club men's team participated in their first ever local competition on Sunday 23rd October 2016 in a Division One League organised by the Sierra Leone Cricket Association. The team started their campaign by thrashing Murray Town Cricket Club by 78runs. Murray Town won the toss and decided to field as KCC scored 143runs for 5 wickets in 20 overs. Kent's opening batsman, Idrissa Bah scored an impressive 57runs unbeaten off 61 balls to grab the man of the match award.
Saturday 12th November 2016, Kent Cricket Club men's team gained promotion to the Sierra Leone Cricket Premier League after beating Old Prince Waleans Cricket Club by seven (7) wickets at the Prince of Wales Ground, Kingtom in the Sierra Leone Cricket Association (SLCA) / Mercury T20 Division One League 2016/2017 season.
During their first season in the Premier League, Kent Cricket Club register their first win in the Sierra Leone Cricket Association Premier League ODI 2016/2017 season by beating Old Edwardians Cricket Club by five (5) wickets in their opening match on Sunday 4th December 2016. That was a great win for a team that just gained promotion from the Division One League.
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