Stone CC vs Dartford CC 5th XI, 11 May 2024

Following last week’s abandonment due the wonderful weather we have been experiencing lately. We welcomed our landlords to the wok for an eagerly awaited local derby!  Dartford 5ths kindly produced a tea that was greatly received at the interval.  Following the toss/pre-agreement, we were asked to bowl.  Early results suggested this youthful looking Dartford side[…]

Ide Hill CC vs Stone CC, 4 May 2024

After a week of rain and doubts as to whether this fixture will go ahead, the sun finally peeked through on Saturday morning, and just before midday the go-ahead was received and everyone trooped to Ide Hill’s idyllic, postage-stamp sized ground.  Parking the car was a challenge on the soft grass and I just prayed[…]

Stone Tour, Oxford, 2023: Wendover CC v Stone CC, 16th September 2023 

TOUR! As always, hotly anticipated, mainly for the piss-up, but also for some red-hot cricket action against those strange out-of-townie types. Journeys to Oxford were completed on Friday evening and immediately to the pub/club/late night shit food establishments. Saturday begins with a slap-up breakfast in what was an extremely religious setting. On three hours sleep and nursing[…]

Bredgar CC v Stone CC, 29th July 2023

After a very damp club day shindig last week, we trekked down to Bredgar for a high summer showdown against a team that tends to get the better of us, indeed by 8 wickets a month previously. Clearly the quicker bowlers of the club had remembered this fact and all of them bar Slates did[…]

Borden CC vs. Stone CC, 3 June 2023

For many, the arrival of June and the return of Test cricket to this green and pleasant land marks the true start of summer. Evenings stretch into a glorious golden haze, as unprotected cheeks turn a delicate shade of red, and bowlers do press-ups on the pitch as part of an unconventional, but undoubtedly intimidating[…]

Stone CC vs. Bredgar CC, 23 July 2022

Another hot day beckoned as old foes Bredgar made the trip to the home of village cricket. Walkie cunningly avoided being awarded Shitbag (just) by deviously contracting Covid on Friday evening, but after a begging Saturday morning text the Candyman heroically answered the call and wins my vote for Player of the Year. With Oakfield happily surviving the[…]

Stone CC vs. Borden CC, 28 May 2022

The visit of Borden to Oakfield stirred up both good and bad memories for some members of the club. I’m sure I heard that story of their famous first win in three years against us and the ensuing photography session that followed told about six times on the day. Nevertheless, with their skip announcing they[…]