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6. A famous Kentish cricketer

The field upon which the Ash Fete takes place and where Ash Cricket Club hold their matches is known as "Little Bow" and could well take its name from the field where the longbowmen and archers practised their art and the view looking across to the church and Ash Place, built in 1637 by Sir Edmund Fowler, must be one of the pleasantest places to sit in a deck chair and listen to the crack of the ball against the willow!

On the wall behind the Altar in the Lady Chapel is a memorial to William Hodsoll of South Ash, a gentleman who died 30th November 1776 and whose claim to fame is that he was a member of the Kent Cricket Team which beat the England Team at the Artillery Ground, London on 18th June 1744, the earliest first class match of which a full score sheet has been preserved.

ENGLAND

J. Harris b Hodswell

0

b Mills

4

S. Dingate b Hodswell

3

b Hodswell

11

Newland b Mills

0

b Hodswell

3

Cuddy b Hodswell

0

c Danes

2

Green b Mills

0

b Mills

5

T. Waymark b Mills

7

b Hodswell

9

J. Bryan St Kips

12

c Kips

7

R. Newland not out

18

c Sackville

15

J. Harris b Hodswell

0

b Hodswell

1

G. Smith b Bartrum

0

b Mills

8

Newland b Mills

0

not out

5

  byes

0

byes

0

  Total

40

Total

70

 


Our local history
Webpage icon 1. A Fifteenth Century Bequest from the Rector of Ash to the Rector of Hartley
Webpage icon 2. A Sixteenth Century Quitclaim
Webpage icon 3. A Victorian Curate of Ash and his Brother-in-law's Letter
Webpage icon 4. William Hodsolls Purchase of the Crowhurst Estate
Webpage icon 5. The Crowhurst Conveyance Dated 1st December 1595
Webpage icon 7. The Chapel of St. James at South Ash Manor (Part 1)
Webpage icon 8. The Chapel of St. James at South Ash Manor (Part 2)
Webpage icon 9. The Chapel of St. James at South Ash Manor (Part 3)
Webpage icon 10. The Parish of Kemsing Without
Webpage icon 11. The earliest deed with South Ash Manor connections
Webpage icon 12. By way of introduction
Webpage icon 13. Attwood place
Webpage icon 14. Explanation of obsolete manorial terms
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