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Folkestone

A spell of relentlessly precise death bowling by Ben and Jasper took the Stragglers from what was heading to certain defeat to the brink of a remarkable victory at Folkestone, the match only decided on the final ball.  The Straggler innings began slowly and got slower... Read more

Folkestone

Another strong, albeit slightly more elderly, Straggler side turned up in Folkestone, packed with future Snape in-laws (three Martins), to face a strong northerly gale blowing from the downs.  Unlike some 2020 games, in which fortunes have swung wildly during the... Read more

Folkestone

I am pretty sure that a second ball duck at Folkestone was not part of Will Hilton’s plan to put Jasper’s or George’s grip on the 2019 batting trophy under pressure. However, with the score at 0 for 1, Will was wandering back to the pavilion to raucous applause,... Read more

Folkestone

The Stragglers came to Folkestone for the first time for many years (precise gap to be researched)for a game in the early autumn sunshine. Your correspondent was approached after the match by an elderly former Folkestone player, who recalled playing the Stragglers... Read more