Stone cricket club
Welcome to the website of Stone Cricket Club, we are a friendly cricket team playing in Wilmington, Kent. All our matches are friendly games, which suits our mentality of playing with a smile on our faces. Our squad consists of players from just 11 years old to 50 plus. The club has a rich heritage – we were formed in 1888 – and is steeped in tradition. Our Club President started playing for the club over 50 years ago! If you are interested in playing friendly cricket on a Saturday afternoon, please get in touch with us or visit us at Oakfield Park, Wilmington, on a Saturday afternoon during the summer.
Formed in 1888, Stone Cricket Club has a great history as a community based cricket team. During the club's existence it has seen many great players and characters represent Stone CC. Our history is important to us, which is why we have named a number of trophies after club legends like Jim Turnbull, Roland Scott, George Matthews and Percy Saunders. Tales of our wonderful former and sadly passed away tea lady Hilda Matthews, who had prepared first-class teas for over 50 years, are part of Kent Village cricket folklore. With a living legend in the form of Club President Martin Hallett still on the scene, it now rests with the new crop of Stone CC legends in waiting to play a part in adding many more chapters to the proud legacy!
Stone CC Committee
Have a look at our playing squad
Match Reports 2018
Find the latest game news on the Stone CC 2018 season
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[…]
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,[…]
We’ll start with thanks to Dartsy who on the Friday evening before the match noticed an errant digit in the Post Code and got us all back on the right track. Not the only errant digit from Friday night for Dartsy if Mrs Darts’ secret sax blog is to be believed. We arrived with much[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]