Ash Village CC vs Stone CC, 14 September 2019

Here it is – the much-anticipated annual ‘All Star’ game against Ash Village CC. I cannot give it a better introduction than that provided by our former Team Director, hence I quote from his WhatsApp message: ‘Being an ALL STAR is everything! The pinnacle of your Village Cricket career. For those who win their first[…]

Foxbury Exiles vs Stone CC

After a carefully negotiated coin toss it was decided between the two captains that we would bowl first. With everyone ready and out of the changing rooms and everyone in positions the game began. 1st innings After a short dispute between Skip and Vice over who should field in slip, Jordan Walkling got the game underway[…]

Stone CC vs Ide Hill CC

Episode 1 – A New Hope (Part 1) It was a lovely summers afternoon in Northfleet, complete with a beautiful arrangement of smashed glass outside the clubhouse. I can’t remember if the toss was won or lost as I was solely focused on one’s bowling performance to come. Next thing I know Skipper, Lord Rossington,[…]

Stone CC vs Reigate Vikings

Having lost the toss and been sent to field, we walked out full of confidence and relishing the prospect of an early tea. The dream took one step closer to becoming reality when Nick, opening the bowling with myself, took the first wicket of the day. The delight however was short lived and it would[…]

Stone CC Tour 2018

Apologies to all for the late delivery of the Cambridge Report but Harry and Megan insisted that we attend some after wedding nonsense that went on for a while. So, as we bask in the delights of a French white wine on the Cote de Provence I will tell you all of some of the[…]

Stone CC vs Farningham 3rds

Less of the idyllic Kent countryside this week, more of a Northfleet swamp with added rain and darkness. We started in rain, played in rain and at the end it was raining. The pavilion is looking pretty good now, aside from the away dressing room not having any light, but now that it is ours[…]

Ide Hill vs Stone CC

This will forever be known as the game that Stone both won and lost. It will also be labelled with the long running, and apt cliche, that “cricket is the winner” It is a glorious setting. The sun caressing the beautiful vale of Kent through a cloudless sky and the lovely ground of Ide Hill[…]