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

Guy Yerburgh, 2nd Baron Alvingham

Guy Yerburgh, Lord Alvingham passed away on 29th March at the age of 93, the oldest surviving Straggler.  He had been encouraged by Wyndham Fletcher to play Straggler cricket, while serving at the Small Arms School in Hythe shortly after the founding of the Club.  In... Read more