The Stoics C.C.


Stoics Club History Project

We are currently working on a history of The Stoics adding to the existing document by Martin Mendelsohn. The objectives of the project are as follows;

  1. To create a digital history of the club and make it widely accessible to members and others
  2. To allow members to add their own recollections and memories to a living document
  3. To publish the evolving document on which will have been especially constructed to hold the records of the leading nomadic cricket clubs

Ken Whitehouse has been working on collating the information we have and the look at initial website click here.

We would then like to call on anybody who is interested to post thoughts ideas, images press cuttings, personal recollections or just notes on what has already been contributed onto the club forum section of the website at where I will post an item specifically for this purpose. Photographs will be particularly useful and valued and can be scanned and return if you are not in possession of the right equipment to be able to do this and email copies to us!

Otherwise you may just wish to email me at should you not feel technically accomplished enough to do any of the above.

We are seeking to add personal recollections and memories to the rather 'dry' material we currently have.

I am also hoping to appoint a cricket statistician very soon whose task it will be to collate the 100 years plus of match records and score sheets into the history.

Hampstead CC V Stoics C.C. 1886

A history of the Stoics Cricket Club has been written and will be uploaded on to the site very shortly.

A short snippet to be going on with ....

The club has gone into the annals of the game for a match at Hampstead before declarations became the norm.

Hampstead CC v Stoics CC Hampstead 4 August 1886

Result: Match drawn

Toss: unknown

AE Stoddart c Kelly b Renny 485
WR Marshall bowled Oscar 6
JCQ Besch c Lavender b Fleming 98
M Smith-Turville bowled Kelly 5
E Swift c Kelly b Carter 92
A Russell-Parker c Kelly b Parker 4
FAK Doyle c and b Carter 27
P Dollar c Lavender b Renny 38
HG Booth c Carter b Kelly 1
T Stewart not out 0
E O'Dwyer absent 0
Extras (b 50, lb 6, w 1) 57
TOTAL (all out) 813


STOICS CC (did not bat):F Bigg,FF Kelly,J Renny,SD Fairless,
GWT Daniel,Oscar,Lavender,Fleming,Wither,Thompson,F Harper

AE Stoddart who played for Middlesex and eventually took his own life was seventh out, took six hours and ten minutes and included 1 eight, 3 fives, 64 fours. The 813 took six hours fifteen minutes. 485 was the highest score in all forms of cricket, beating Mr JS Carrick's 419* for West of Scotland v Priory Park in 1885 (later beaten by AEJ Collins 628* in 1899).

A Century later Stoics challenged Hampstead to a rematch under the 1886 Laws . Hampstead declined and Stoics won the match.