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National League 2 South
DateOppositionVenueScore
4th September 2021Bury St EdmundsA30 - 22
11th September 2021Old AlbanianA29 - 21
18th September 2021WorthingH29 - 24
25th September 2021RochfordA20 - 19
2nd October 2021DingsH 0 - 17
9th October 2021BarnstapleA10-22
16th October 2021Leicester LionsH30-27
23rd October 2021BarnesA20-20
30th October 2021HenleyH10-19
13th November 2021HinkleyA
20th November 2021RedruthH
27th November 2021CliftonA
4th December 2021WestcliffH
11th December 2021EsherA
18th December 2021GuernseyH
8th January 2022Old AlbanianH
15th January 2022WorthingA
22nd January 2022RochfordH
29th January 2022DingsA
12th February 2022BarnstapleH
19th February 2022Leicester LionsA
26th February 2022BarnesH
5th March 2022HenleyA
12th March 2022HinkleyH
26th March 2022RedruthA
2nd April 2022CliftonH
9th April 2022WestcliffA
16th April 2022EsherH
23rd April 2022GuernseyA
30th April 2022Bury St EdmundsH
Invicta A
DateOppositionVenue
Postponed - 11th September 2021Old AlleyniansH
25th September 2021SevenoaksH
2nd October 2021 Old AlleyniansA
13th November 2021Westcombe ParkH
20th November 2021SevenoaksH
27th November 2021SevenoaksA
4th December 2021Tunbridge Wells 2ndsH
11th December 2021Old AlleyniansH
18th December 2021MedwayH
22nd January 2022MedwayA
12th February 2022SidcupA
5th March 2022SidcupH
12th March 2022Westcombe ParkA
26th March 2022Tunbridge Wells 2ndsA
Kent & East Sussex Devision 3
DateOppositionVenue
18th September 2021Cranbrook 2ndsA
2nd October 2021Medway 4thsA
9th October 2021Tonbridge Judds 3rdsH
16th October 2021Ashford 2ndsH
6th November 2021Snowdon 1st IXH
13th November 2021Thanet 2ndsA
27th November 2021Dover 2ndsH
4th December 2021Deal 2ndsA
11th December 2021Sevenoaks 4thsH
8th January 2022Medway 4thsH
15th January 2022Ashford 2ndsA
29th January 2022Tonbridge Judds 3rdsA
12th February 2022Snowdon 1st XVA
19th February 2022Thanet 2ndsH
6th March 2022Dover 2ndsA
12th March 2022Deal 2ndsH
26th March 2022Sevenoaks 4thsA
2nd April 2022Cranbrook 2ndsH
Kent & East Sussex Division 4
DateOppositionVenue
18th September 2021CRANBROOK 3RDS A
25th September 2021OLD GRAVESENDIANS 2NDSH
2nd October 2021SHEPPEY 2NDS A
16th October 2021GILLINGHAM 3RDS H
23rd October 2021GRAVESEND 4THH
30th October 2021NEW ASH GREEN 2NDS A
6th November 2021TUNBRIDGE WELLSH
13th November 2021LORDSWOOD 2NDS A
4th December 2021VIGO 2NDS A
18th December 2021OLD GRAVESENDIANS 2NDSA
8th January 2022SHEPPEY 2NDS H
15th January 2022GILLINGHAM 3RDS A
22nd January 2022GRAVESEND 4THA
29th January 2022NEW ASH GREEN 2NDSH
12th February 2022TUNBRIDGE WELLS 3RDSA
19th February 2022LORDSWOOD 2NDS H
12th March 2022VIGO 2NDS H
2nd April 2022CRANBROOK 3RDS H
Kent & East Sussex Division 5
DateOppositionVenue
4th SeptemberLORDSWOOD 2ndsH
18th September 2021WHITSTABLE 2NDS H
25th September 2021AYLESFORD 3RDS A
2nd October 2021FOLKESTONE 3RDSH
9th October 2021ASHFORD 3RDSA
30th October 2021KENT UNI 2NDS A
13th November 2021THANET 3RDSH
27th November 2021WEAVERING 2NDSH
4th December 2021DEAL 3RDSH
11th December 2021FAVERSHAM 2NDSA
18th December 2021AYLESFORD 3RDS H
8th January 2022FOLKESTONE 3RDSA
15th January 2022ASHFORD 3RDSH
22nd January 2022Maidstone VetsH
29th January 2022KENT UNI 2NDS H
19th February 2022THANET 3RDSA
26th February 2022Dover 3rdsH
5th March 2022WEAVERING 2NDS A
12th March 2022DEAL 3RDS A
19th March 2022Dover 3rdsA
26th March 2022Faversham 2ndsA
2nd April 2022WHITSTABLE 2NDS A
DateOppositionVenue
26th September 2021Tonbridge Juddian LadiesH
3rd October 2021Blackheath Ladies IIA
17th October 2021Cranbrook LadiesH
7th November 2021Streatham-Croydon LadiesH
28th November 2021Heathfield & W LadiesH
5th December 2021Beccehamian LadiesA
19th December 2021Guernsey LadiesH
9th January 2022Blackheath Ladies IIH
16th January 2022Cranbrook LadiesH
6th February 2022Streatham-Croydon LadiesA
6th March 2022Heathfield & W LadiesA
20th March 2022Beccehamian LadiesH
3rd April 2022Guernsey LadiesH
10th April 2022Tonbridge Juddian LadiesA

News

Today, we remember

On this day, the club remembers those who served and those from our rugby family who made the ultimate sacrifice in World War II :

Desmond Biggleston was a cricketer as well as a rugby player. An engineer, he was a lieutenant with 385th Battery of 97th (Kent Yeomanry) Brigade, Royal Artillery that went to France in September 1939. He died on July 1st 1942 at the 1st battle of El Alamein and is buried in the El Alamein cemetery.

Nathan Cohen from Deal was an enthusiastic rower as well as scrum half and captain of the midweek side.  In June 1940, Nat was towed in rowing boat, Golden Spray II, across the Channel to assist with the evacuation of soldiers from the Dunkirk beaches. He was a flying officer with the 464 (RAAF) Squadron and was killed on the operation against the Philips radio valve factory at Eindhoven. He is buried in Eindhoven cemetery, aged 33.

Arnold Anthony Egerton-Jones was educated at King’s, he went on to Sandhurst and was commissioned in the Dorsetshire Regiment. He also played cricket for St Lawrence.  Evacuated at Dunkirk, he served with the Durham Light Infantry and the Green Howards through the Middle East and North Africa. He rejoined the Dorsetshires in Sicily where he was given command of A Company, 1st  Battalion. The company landed at Gold Beach during the Normandy Landings. By now promoted to major, he was wounded but soon returned to his company.  He was killed by the explosion of a mortar shell during the advance on Caen.  He is buried at Hottot Les Bagues cemetery.

Clifford Hingston Rundle was a Cornishman from St Ives. He did not play for the club but was groundsman, equipment manager and committee member. He was a private in the Buffs, probably the 5th Battalion that fought at Dunkirk, in North Africa, Sicily and Monte Cassino. Clifford was killed near Ravenna Italy on 25th February 1945. He was buried in Ravenna War cemetery.

Leslie Charles Rundle was one of the players in the first team of October 12th 1929 and appeared regularly as a winger. He was a lieutenant and pilot in the RNVR, in the 755/756 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm, based at HMS Kestrel, Worthy Down, near Winchester.  He was killed on war service along with his gunner, flying a Proctor, on 11th May 1942, in Gloucestershire.

Brian Taylor from Wingham, was educated at King’s, and was a good cricketer. He worked the East Kent Road Car Company as depot manager at Dover. The depot formed a Home Guard unit and he was appointed a lieutenant in the Dover Platoon. On 23rd March, he was killed in an air raid on Dover that killed 16 people. A Junkers 88 dropped an armour-piercing bomb on the East Kent Garage, killing those inside.

George Palmer West from Bridge was a civil engineer. He was a 2nd lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion Leicestershire Regiment. He was killed on 26th May 1941 when the Battalion was involved in bitter fighting near Heraklion during the Battle of Crete against the German paratroop invasion. He was buried in the Suda Bay War cemetery and his name is inscribed on Bridge War Memorial.

Gregory Dillon Wood (1912-1943) ‘Rory” Wood was a well-known Canterbury player who turned out regularly through the 1930s. On outbreak of war, he joined 5th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. The battalion was part of the British Expeditionary Force and was evacuated from Dunkirk.  After a period in Cyprus and Palestine, the battalion fought at the battles of Mersa Mutra and El Alamein. He was killed at Wadi Akarit on 6th April 1943.

Those who also served included:

  • Ernest Graham Amies RAF, squadron leader
  • Ivan Castle Sandwich Company, The Buffs; prisoner of war of the Germans
  • George E Drought 137th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery; prisoner of war of the Japanese
  • Frederick Sutherland Farquharson Army sergeant
  • Jack Fendick (Royal Engineers)
  • George Barnet (Doc) Forbes RAMC
  • Anthony Geering (Royal Artillery)
  • Francis Gilder (RAF)
  • George Graham (Tochi Scouts medical officer)
  • Maurice Spencer Iveson (RAF pilot)
  • Ian Michael Godfrey Kennedy (RAF pilot)
  • Montague Kingsford The Buffs; prisoner of war of the Germans
  • Arthur Klein (RAF pilot)
  • Eric John Macey
  • Howard Meadows captain, Kings Shropshire Light Infantry at Anzio and in Palestine
  • Frederick Nason (2nd Dragoon Guards) 8th Army North Africa
  • George Charles Phillips (Royal Artillery)
  • Reginald Pobjoy (RAF)
  • Philip Sandercock (RAF pilot)
  • Frank William Simpson (Royal Engineers)
  • Clifford Harcourt Summers (Royal Artillery)
  • Felix Wetherall (Royal Artillery/Borders Regiment)
  • John Basil Wetjen Royal Marines – wounded (1944) Grande Ferme du Buisson near Sallenelles
  • John William Patrick Yates Royal Navy)