Stone CC vs Bidbourgh CC

There are many sad days in a year. New year’s day, which is always disappointing, as you won’t have got lucky and you are back to work or school soon. First day back from a good holiday, any day you have to travel thorough the Dartford Tunnel, and worst of all, when the football season[…]

Stone CC vs Tonbridge Foresters CC

Sweaty and hot. Rushing around to the orders of our Skipper and grateful for his help and direction. Thus was how the tea was prepared on the morning of the match by her ladyship. (Much more of that later) As the season progresses I get more and more in awe of how great we are.[…]

Stone CC vs Belvedere 2nds

Her Ladyship, having showed her chagrin at my “call for men but not for her” comment has decided that she will attend the charity ball for “Aristocrats Who have been Caught by the Tax Man” and has left me alone and in peace for this tome. We fielded 11, eventually. Thanks to all who tried[…]

Stone CC vs Chelsfield Park CC

Apologies for the tardiness of this week’s tome but her Ladyship has been spending most of the week away from work and on her back. As much as that sounds like fun it is due to a bulging disc in her lower back. I believe she had to carry her own purse for an hour[…]

Brasted Chart & Toys Hill CC vs Stone CC

Whatever God it is that you believe in, He or she was clearly bored on Saturday and wanted to entertain us with a myriad of weather drama. In order of the day, from when Her Ladyship released me, were as follows, SUNSHINE – HARD RAIN – GAME STARTS – RAIN – SUN – GAME RESTARTS – THUNDER[…]

Stone CC vs East Sutton CC

Whilst I have the honour of writing the match report this week, you have the even greater pleasure of reading the match report. Those of you who reminisce about playing the game in the right spirit may wish to look away now (this is the moderated version).  It looked bleak from the moment we arrived[…]

Stone CC vs Gravesend 5ths

“Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks! Rage, blow! You cataracts and hurricanoes, spout Till you have drenched our steeples, drowned the cocks!” The rains were threatening and the clouds were dark but cricketers are nothing if not optimistic. We could all see the sun above the clouds and we were determined to play. The oppo[…]

Foxbury Exiles CC vs Stone CC

A fine squad of 12 were on site and ready to play. All we needed were the opposition who were conspicuous by their absence at 1.35 for a 2pm start. No need to panic, as we started to check we were in the right place, they arrived. So, the negotiations start and we end up in a[…]

Hartley 5ths vs Stone CC

“It’s all Tom’s fault” That may or may not be the case. I will leave you to choose, and this week, I promise not to forget our performance of the week. (This wasn’t Tom.) The power 3 spend most of the week organising lifts and making sure we fielded 11 and in the end we[…]

Stone CC vs Borden CC 1.7.17

This week our fixture sec greased a few palms late on a Friday night and managed to secure us a game against old foes Borden CC. With Ross chasing his lady around Waitrose for the afternoon, it was my chance to go down in Stone CC history and become the first stand in skipper to win 3 games from[…]

Stone CC vs Gore 3rds 24.6.17

As Bill the writer said in his latest box set about wars with the French “And gentlemen in England, now a-bedShall think themselves accursed they were not here,And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaksThat fought with us upon Saint Crispin’s day.” Wombwell park replaces Agincourt, and Gore 3rds replace the French, but all the[…]

Stone CC vs Faringham 2nds

With her ladyship attending the trooping of the colour and tea with Liz afterwards I was in the awkward situation of having to drive my own vehicle. We have to get more staff or there will be stiff letters exchanged through our solicitors! So, Stumpy digs up another new fixture for us from his Inn[…]

Borden CC vs Stone CC 10.6.17

With our esteemed skipper still tending to the manor, the task of leading the troops to battle against Borden CC fell to myself. Despite the hiccup of being a player down due to illness, it all started rather well. We pulled Paul away from his planned afternoon of drinking, won the toss and put Borden[…]

Stone CC vs Rainham 3rds CC

I am pleased to be able to bring you the match report from yesterday’s game against Rainham CC (the one in Kent not Essex). Unfortunately the team took a couple of early blows with the loss of Darren (work) and Mike (to Chung-flu). Although missed, in typical fashion the team stepped up to the plate[…]

Tonbridge Foresters vs Stone CC

Her ladyship has recklessly given an extra 1/2 day holiday for 5 years service to the staff. I allowed the chauffeur to use cloths instead of his hands to clean the fleet of cars. The reason for these outlandish displays of generosity is down to one thing. Another Stone victory. The day started well with[…]

Stone CC vs Bexleyheath 4ths

There is an atmosphere at the manor today as we come to terms with the tragedy that was Saturday. We lost. By over 70 runs to a team of old men and youngsters. Not unlike the make up of our team but 2 them were smaller than me. Still it is all about the game,[…]

Stone CC vs OD Cuaco CC 5ths

So it goes on. As I sit and sup on the old Bollinger 68 I am happy to report, to all you minions and beneath, that we can celebrate yet another Stone victory. A fine day with some wind. A 35 over game and we won the toss (again) and bowled. Chung Fu Fighter and[…]

Ide Hill CC vs Stone CC

You may have already seen the double page spread in the Sunday Times documenting Stone CC’s unprecedented second victory in a row. It was quite a read but I felt they focused too much on the excellent leadership and glossed over many of the finer details. To set the record straight, here’s the official match[…]

Teston CC vs Stone CC

The butler has washed the whites and cleaned the boots. Her ladyship (God Bless Her) is preparing for outstanding teas for later in the season. The grass is cut and boundaries are marked. The opposition are ready and here we are for the first match of the new season. New regime. Same team. Let’s make[…]