Stool ball

Amanda Curry bowling at Seaford stoolball tournament (semi-final)

Incredible bowling by Amanda Curry of Winterfold Stoolball Club in a semi-final against eventual winneers Angmering at the County Tournament at The Salts, Seaford on 5 August 2012.

Stoolball. England Under 21 Highlights 2013

First ever Stoolball England U21s stoolball match. England v President's XI at Horsham Cricket Club 2013.

How to Play Stoolball

attempt #2!

The first ever England stoolball match

On 7 October 2012 England Ladies played against a Stoolball England President's XI in the first ever England stoolball match in nearly 600 years of the sport's history. This trailer is for the forthcoming DVD of the match by i54newmedia. The next England Ladies match will be on 29 September 2013 at Horsham Cricket Ground.

Stoolball England and Angmering SC at Sussex v Notts 01-06-1

Stoolball England were invited to play a demonstration game of stoolball at the Sussex CCC 175th anniversary game against Nottinghamshire CCC at Hove on Sun 1st June 2014. Angmering Stoolball Club played expertly for a very appreciative crowd. For more info on stoolball go to

Stoolball England vs Presidents XI - 2014

A highlight reel of both the junior and senior England vs Presidents XI stoolball matches.

Amanda Curry bowling at Seaford stoolball tournament (group stage)

Incredible bowling by Amanda Curry of Winterfold Stoolball Club in a group match at the County Tournament at The Salts, Seaford on 5 August 2012. Amanda took 14 wickets in 9 overs during the group stage.

Let's Play Stoolball! for primary schools

Stoolball is a simple striking and fielding sport. For more info on how to start playing stoolball in your school go to
This 'Let's Play Stoolball! video documents a year-long Heritage Lottery funded, cross-curricular project based on the history and heritage of this medieval sport.
It is supported by Gray-Nicolls and the Weald & Downland Open Air Museum.
This video shows how stoolball can be used to explore many different areas of the National Curriculum as well as providing a fun and inexpensive game for all ages.
Stoolball is a great sport for schools; it is very easily learnt and children attain a high achievement level very quickly.
The equipment is inexpensive. Instructions on how to make your own wickets can be found at Another great idea for a school project!
Although traditionally played on grass, the game can be played on any surface, indoors or out.

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Stoolball England Ladies Highlights 2nd innings

Second inning's highlights of the 2nd England Ladies v President's XI stoolball match held at Horsham Cricket Club September 2013.
For more info on stoolball visit

Playing stool ball (medieval baseball)

At an SCA event, the Known Wide World of Sports on August 2, 2008, a group of us played stool ball, a reconstruction of a medieval bat and ball game. It's lots of fun! There is also a modern game of stool ball, but it's a little different than this version.

We tend to use modern baseball terminology such as batter and pitcher because it's easier for Americans learning this game to understand.

We didn't have a video camera, so this video is made of still photographs.

Stoolball. England Ladies Highlights 2013 - 1st innings

First inning's highlights of the 2nd England Ladies v President's XI stoolball match held at Horsham Cricket Club September 2013.

How to oil your stoolball bat

John Price, Chairman of Stoolball England, shows you how to wash and oil your stoolball bat

Stoolball England Senior Ladies v President's XI (Over 50s) Highlights. 2013

First ever (over 50s) Senior Ladies' England v Presdent's XI match at Horsham Cricket Club 2013. Fabulous display of exciting and skilful play. A team of women all over 50 years of age showing everyone how it's done!

First England Ladies Stoolball Match in over 500 years - the build-up

Players and coaches training for the England Ladies stoolball match in 2012 talk about taking the sport to a new level, never before achieved in over 500 years of stoolball history. This feature is from a longer DVD profiling the event, available from i54 New Media.

Stoolball: England Ladies v President's XI, 29 September 2013

Becky Steptowe (76) and Sandra Gorringe (86*) starred with the bat and Amanda Curry (7/16) and Lucy Order (5/40) with the ball as a strong President's XI side recorded their first win against England at Horsham Cricket Club on 29 September 2013. Captain Sue Targett stood out among the England bowlers taking 6/42 in the match, but England were dismissed for just 61 in the first innings, over 100 behind, and were unable to recover.

Sue Targett bowling at Seaford stoolball tournament (final)

Impressive quick bowling by Sue Targett of Horsham Stoolball Club in the final at the County Tournament at The Salts, Seaford on 5 August 2012. Angmering won the match.

Stoolball: England Ladies & England Over 50s v President's XI 27 09 15

The 2015 England Ladies and England Ladies Over 50s v President's XI matches took place at Horsham CC 27-09-2015.

Stoolball trip to Le Couvent, Roujan, France 2007

Players from Causeway Stoolball Club in Kent, UK play a motley team from Roujan, a wine-making village in the south of France.

Inflating our stoolball batting cage for Sussex Day 2013

We went to the Weald and Downland Museum in Singleton, West Sussex to help celebrate Sussex Day 2013, and it was our first chance to try out our batting cage (funded by a grant from Sport England). We had lots of people stopping by all day to find out about stoolball and to have a go, and we sent quite a few off to find their local clubs in Hailsham, Middleton, Worthing and others, or to get their schools playing. We even discovered there are mixed teams playing in Singleton and a neighbouring village, which was great news.

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