The Stoics CC Living History
an in depth look at an eminent club
The Stoics Cricket Club is the oldest and most prestigious nomadic club in the game. It was founded in 1877 as a wandering club with no home ground or clubhouse. It plays mainly midweek or Bank Holiday cricket, mostly against strong clubs in the London and the Home Counties but also occasionally in short overseas tours. It considers that it’s place in the history of the game is secure as it was instrumental in changing Law 14, the Law of Declaration.
The club prides itself upon it's very high standard of competitive cricket, fixtures and sociability. It's name is derived from the school of philosophy founded on the teachings of Zeno of Citium, (333 BC - 264 BC). Stoicism teaches that self-control, fortitude and detachment from distracting emotions, sometimes interpreted as an indifference to pleasure or pain, allows one to become a clear thinker, level-headed and unbiased. A primary view of Stoicism could be described as improving the individual’s spiritual well being.
Whilst the Stoics are proud of being a very 'English' club to which members have to be elected, it is not a pretentious club and it welcomes all those who share a passion for the game and it's spirit. Several former test players from various countries have been amongst it's members.
I was invited to draw upon and expand a history of the Club which had been written some years earlier and to create a vehicle which would provide a living history of it. Visit the website that I created for it to learn more.