Life President Stoics CC and sometime member of Nomads CC

Gerald Plumbly 2003 at the Nomads Centenary Dinner
On October 22nd 2004 the Stoics Cricket club founded 1877 celebrated the ninetieth birthday of their President for Life Gerald Plumbly with a protracted lunch  at the RAF club Piccadilly London since when the lunch was repeated each year until 2009..and beyond. In 2016 onNoveber 24th at East India Club.
Gerald himself played sometime for Nomads and over the years there have been and still are many members who play for   both Stoics & Nomads clubs.
For several decades Gerald largely single handedly ran the Stoics who then only played midweek cricket and generally to a high standard. Gerald was driving to and scoring the matches into his 94th year and chairing the AGM.
In his playing days he was notorious for arriving late always with memorable excuses caused by his duties as a Vet including the Queen's Corgis & Horses. See Telegraph Obituary for story of stripper and Boa Constrictor
Gerald was also at some time President & Captain of Old Dunstonians and played a fair  bit for Romany CC and also Privateers CC. He also ran a squash club The Swans for many years.
Gerald passed away on January 26th 2010 aged 95, much loved and much missed.

Stoics Cricket Club

Gerald Plumbly 30th October 1914 – 28th January 2010

Gerald’s funeral took place at Golders Green Crematorium February 11th 2010 and later a Memorial Service was held at St Mary’s Paddington Green on April 10th 2010 with some very fine singing from the choir and excellent speeches from Brian O’Gorman, Peter Ray and John Nagenda

Times Obituary February12th 2010

Telegraph Obituary- Amusing & Affectionate memory of Gerald



 S toics Cricket Club which was founded in 1877 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(presumably Hampstead)

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 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).

AE Stoddart  played for Middlesex CCC and Stoics CC. He eventually took his own life.

A Century later Stoics challenged Hampstead to a rematch under the 1886 Laws. Hampstead accepted the challenge but only to the then 1996 MCC ‘Laws’ and Stoics won the match.

Keith Miller watched the 1996 match .” This is Cricket History” he remarked to Topsy, Gerald’s wife, who had spotted him sitting on a boundary bench watching the match and quizzed him as to why he was there!.

In 2016 a further commemorative match was held together with presentations and orations from Andrew Stauss and David Frith.

For season 2014 an all day match between Nomads CC and Stoics was arranged but rained off.

2015 Nomads won by 5 wickets   
2016 Nomads won by 59 runs
2017 Match Cancelled
2018 Match Cancelled Rain
2019 Match Cancelled trees blown down

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