John Burley

John Burley

CJ (John) Burley was a larger than life member of the Club from the mid-‘60s.  He made his debut for the Stragglers in June 1965 with a brief innings against the West Kent Countrymen, and for the next eight seasons was a stalwart of the Club, turning out in at least... Read more

George Denny

Stragglers will be very sad learn of the death of George Denny, well known local church architect and a Straggler whose playing days were (mostly) in the nineteen sixties, and one who remained a supporter of the club for many years thereafter.  There will be many... Read more

75 Years of the Shepway Stragglers

Some 75 years ago, Wyndham Fletcher and a group of friends founded the Shepway Stragglers Cricket Club. Cricket in the Kent countryside seemed like the perfect way to leave the war behind them.  Why “Shepway Stragglers”?  Shepway was the name of Wyndham’s house, and... Read more

Straggler Drinks and 2021 Awards

Welcome to the 75th season of Straggler cricket to which I will return in a minute. Many thanks to Fi for her patience and persistence since offering to host this event way back in 2019, with the 2020 cancellation in full lockdown, and then catching covid herself in... Read more

Lt. Commander Neal MacLeay

Stragglers from the senior generation will be saddened to hear the news that Lieutenant Commander Neil MacLeay passed away recently at the age of 87.  Neil’s Straggler career lasted more than two decades, from debut at Saltwood as an opening bat in 1953 to a final... Read more