Thursday 6 October 2016
Friday 16 September 2016
Stoolball England now have a supply of indoor/junior balls. They are Safari Soft Touch balls in white or yellow. They are priced at £5. Please contact a member of Stoolball England to opbtain your’s.
Also, Stoolball England have decided not to stock Boundary Flags and Icepacks as they can be obtained elsewhere. There are other stockists but two contacts are listed below:-
Boundary Flags – http://www.newitts.com/product/PACK-41/PLAYM8_Plastic_Marking_Flags.htm
Ice Packs – https://www.icepacks4less.co.uk/Instant-Ice-Packs/Koolpak-Original-Instant-Ice-Packs
Good source for stakes for wickets – http://www.halfords.com/camping-leisure/camping/camping-accessories/halfords-groundhog-tent-pegs
Friday 2 September 2016
Take advantage of Newitts Clearance Sale.
They have boundary flags for 50p each and a range of hockey shoes that have excellent soles for playing stoolball at £30.
use the links below.
Wednesday 24 August 2016
This week our Chairman has delivered two used bats and 6 used balls to Mr. Mike Handcock, Chairman of the Southborough & Kaniv Association. Mike lives in Bidborough and was given my name by Edward and Jenny Keates. SAKA exists as an un-official town twinning organisation. Kaniv is a town of approx. 20,500 in the middle of Ukraine. Mrs. Irina Dotsenko of Kaniv recently visited Mike and was introduced to stoolball at a Leigh v Bidborough game. The project wants to start a Kaniv Stoolball Club to give members of the community enjoyment playing the game whilst at the same time improving their fitness.
Their website is http://www.southboroughandkanivassociation.com
They also run the S.A.K.A. Lotto Club which has regular draws and costs £10 per entry. If anyone would like to join, please ring Mike on 01892 528495.
Tuesday 23 August 2016
What a difference a week can make. A week before at the Seaford Tournament it was cold with high winds and a hint of rain from time to time. On Sunday 14 August 2016 at Plumpton everybody enjoyed non-stop, very warm sunshine. The Rest of the League of League tournament is an opportunity for those teams in the five Sussex divisions who did not qualify in the top four places of their respective league to show their skills in tournament play.
The nine teams competing were split into two groups, one of four teams with five overs per innings and the other of five teams with four overs per innings. Play got under way with Stedham rattling up a rousing 97 in their four overs against Burwash, but not to be outdone Bolney went 12 better in reaching an impressive 109 in their 5 overs against Ashdown. As the day progressed, it became clear that there was not much to choose between Bolney, Ditchling and Yapton in Group 2 whilst in Group 1 Stedham and Burwash led the way.
Eventually Stedham and Yapton, both from West Division, emerged as group winners to contest an intriguing final. Batting first Yapton posted a challenging score of 73 from their 4 overs but with the Stedham opening batsmen running well between the wickets and taking every opportunity to punish any loose bowling, they achieved their objective by the middle of the fourth over.
The runners-up final went to Bolney over Burwash on the toss of a coin.
Individual awards were won by Clair Harrison, Stedham with 187 runs; most catches went to Annabel in the Bolney team with 3 and most wickets went to Lee Finlayson with 5.
- Burwash 60 v Stedham 97
- Clayton 72 v Plumpton 51
- Ashdown 36 v Bolney 109
- Ditchling 69 v Yapton 68
- Plumpton 56 v Stedham 95
- Chiddingly 49 v Burwash 79
- Bolney 70 v Ditchling 53
- Ashdown 51 v Yapton 105
- Chiddingly 68 v Plumpton 73
- Clayton 61 v Stedham 64
- Plumpton 72 v Burwash 75
- Clayton 78 v Chiddingly 57
- Ashdown 45 v Ditchling 60
- Bolney 80 v Yapton 90
- Clayton 62 v Burwash 88
- Stedham 90 v Chiddingly 73
- Final: Stedham 76 v Yapton 73
At the presentation ceremony thanks were expressed to members of the Plumpton club for the use of their ground and for all their hard work in providing refreshments throughout the ground. Sincere thanks were also expressed to Kelvin Speirs and Jim Edwards who carried out most of the umpiring duties throughout a very tiring day.
Sunday 21 August 2016
Seventeen teams from the five stoolball divisions of the Sussex County Stoolball Association competed for the Seaford Stoolball Trophy on Sunday 7 August 2016. Heavy, overcast skies and a very strong chilling wind persisted for most of the day until late afternoon when the sun at last broke through for the last few matches of the day.
As usual the pool matches were played on four pitches. Competition between teams was fierce and it soon became apparent that Fletching (North), Loxwood (West) and Angmering (West) would be probable semi-finalists. However on Pitch 3, competition between Isfield (Mid), Winterfold (West) and Lindfield (Central) was such that the last semi-finalist had to be decided on most runs scored in their three games. Even this was a close call as Isfield just squeezed through with a seven run advantage over their two closest rivals.
In the semi-finals, Fletching beat Loxwood 45-41 and Angmering with 40 off just one over quickly overtook Isfield’s 32 runs. With the sun finally showing through, Fletching batted first in the final against Angmering scoring 32 in their 4 overs, but this total was quickly overtaken early in the 3rd over by Angmering in recording their 17th victory in this event since their first visit to Seaford 22 years ago.
Trophies to the winners and runners-up were presented by Mrs. Kay Price, the Sussex President, and the individual award for most runs scored in the pool matches went to Kerry Taylor from Horsted Keynes with 131 and the bowling award went to Sue Targett of Loxwood with 6 wickets.
A good crowd gathered to support all the teams on Sunday and they were told that next year the Sussex County Stoolball Association will be celebrating the 60th anniversary of this event which started back in 1957.
Partridge Green 57 v Stone Cross 59
Fletching 73 v Horsted Keynes 52
Partridge Green 53 v Fletching 57
Stone Cross 73 v Horsted Keynes 56
Partridge Green 41 v Horsted Keynes 51
Stone Cross 65 v Fletching 71
Blackstone 86 v Adastra 61
United Friends 56 v Loxwood 65
Blackstone 89 v United Friends 70
Adastra 45 v Loxwood 91
Blackstone 53 v Loxwood 76
Adastra 65 v United Friends 61
Isfield 49 v Winterfold 41
Maresfield 41 v Lindfield 68
Isfield 87 v Maresfield 45
Winterfold 53 v Lindfield 45
Isfield 71 v Lindfield 86
Winterfold 84 v Maresfield 35
Ringmer 69 v Newick 52
Angmering 89 v Nutley 34
Barcombe 57 v Ringmer 64
Newick 39 v Angmering 86
Nutley 41 v Barcombe 57
Ringmer 32 v Angmering 69
Newick 67 v Nutley 49
Angmering 71 v Barcombe 47
Ringmer 37 v Nutley 53
Newick 50 v Barcombe 54
Loxwood 41 v Fletching 45
Isfield 32 v Angmering 40
Fletching 32 v Angmering 43 (end 3rd over)
As a footnote, SCSA committee members were happy to meet up with the father of Isfield Stoolball Club’s prolific run scorer Carla Leach who will shortly be on his way to Rio de Janeiro where he will be joining up with the very promising young man he coaches at Lewes Athletics Club. This young man will be competing in the Olympic 800 metres event and we wish them both every success.
Friday 12 August 2016
After this years England matches, I took the scorebooks home with me. I have been able to enter ALL the match details onto our website. Please follow the links below.
Thursday 4 August 2016
Somewhat belatedly, here are the scorecards for both the Under 21 and Ladies England matches.
The outstanding performance of the day was Amanda Curry’s match figures of 9 for 20 from 8 overs which included a hat-trick in the 1st innings. There were excellent batting performances from Sue Cable 80, Rebecca Steptowe 40 & 38, Anne Hardwick 52 not out batting throughout the whole 20 overs of the 1st innings and with a runner for over half the innings after pulling a calf muscle and finally Emma Stanton 41 also batting for 20 overs of the 1st innings but was run out on the last ball. (Richard)
Sunday 31 July 2016
England Ladies Under-21s beat The President’s XI Under-21s in a 20 over match at Billingshurst Cricket Club on 31 July 2016, and England Ladies then followed up with a victory against The President’s XI Ladies in a two-innings match of 20 overs per innings. Congratulations to everyone involved in another successful day of stoolball. Our photos are already on Facebook and can be used for publicity and the scorecards will be added to this website soon.