Fixture Secretary’s XI

XXII Stragglers gathered to play the Inter-Straggs game to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Shepway Stragglers at a warm, muggy, overcast and, unusually, completely still Belmont. Following more than a month without rain, the outfield was brown and hard, offering... Read more

Band of Brothers

It seemed fitting that, in the 75th season of Straggler cricket, the Stragglers should record a first win against the Band of Brothers in what proved to be an excellent game of cricket with a nerve jangling final few overs. Played on a lovely summer day at Belmont,... Read more


An unresponsive roller saw the Stowting fixture rescheduled to Belmont, where an excellent game ended in a crescendo of excitement with fielders clustered around the bat with a sniff of last ball victory in the air.  Asked to bat first, the Straggler openers, James... Read more

Fixture Secretary’s XI

There is an immutable law of cricket, which says that if you drop Jasper three times in an innings AND suffer the inexplicable vicissitudes of an umpire of Antipodean origin calling ‘no ball’ on height, you will lose.  And so it proved in the Inter-Straggler (Fixture... Read more