Chairman’s Blog

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...

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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...

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The ethics of walking in cricket: from Socrates to Nietzsche

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/the-nightwatchman/2019/dec/04/ethics-walking-cricket-socrates-nietzsche-aristotle-plato-kant To walk or not to walk, that is the question. What would Aristotle, Plato and Kant have done had they felt a nick? By Anthony McGowan for The...

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