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Exiles at Bishopsbourne

On a glorious mid-September afternoon, the Straggler season drew to a close at Bishopsbourne, a ground that holds many happy cricketing memories for Stragglers down the ages, and with the Cox family in particular.  We were back at Bishopsbourne to play the Exiles, who... Read more

Bishopsbourne

Bishopsbourne has seen a few tense and frustrating draws in the recent past, so the opportunity to chase seemed opportune. However, the Bishopsbourne batsmen struggled to get the ball off the square, and bowler’s economy rates improved no end. How often does a... Read more

Bishopsbourne

The Straggler season, begun with such relentless momentum, overwhelming all comers, stuttered again at Bishopsbourne. A team of all the talents could not get the ball off the square, and a funereal procession of batsmen, who had made a decent start, drifted back to... Read more

Bishopsbourne

For the second week in a row Parisian tourist, James Grant, found himself at the wicket early following a Straggler golden duck at Bishopsbourne. He continued in much the same vein as at Sandwich, but fell just short of his half century. Indeed falling just short of... Read more

Bishopsbourne

The Straggler batting finally found some form at Bishopsbourne. In spite of the loss of the opening pair for ten, and a very tight opening spell, the middle order tucked in. Jonathan Riches with 34 and James Grant with 102 were the backbone, but the innings really... Read more