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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.
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How to Play Stoolball

attempt #2!

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.
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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 vs Presidents XI - 2014

A highlight reel of both the junior and senior England vs Presidents XI stoolball matches.
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Flavour of Newick Stoolball at Fletching May 2011

Newick V Fletching legue game May 2011. Played at Fletching recreation ground, East Sussex

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 - Newick Village Stoolball Tournament June 2nd 2013

Seven teams played at this year's Newick Village Stooball tournament. The winners were Maresfield/Lewes Arms. It was a beautiful sunny this year day and everyone had a great time. See for more details on the ancient game of stoolball.
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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.
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Stool Ball

eXtreme camping sport

Stoolball: Newick Ladies Stoolball Tournament and 'Eileen' 1st Sept 2013

The annual Newick Ladies' Stoolball Tournament held at King George V recreation Ground, Newick, East Sussex. The lovely lady Eileen featured playing in this video, helps out with her friend at all our tournaments. Eileen is playing with the daughter of one of our team and hopefully she's a Newick player of the future. Where would we be without all the valuable help we have?! 5 teams took part: Newick, Fletching, Nutley, Stone Cross and eventual winners, Loxwood.
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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.

Stoolball England at Weald & Downland Open Air Museum, Sussex Day 16th June 2013

Some highlights from Stoolball England taster sessions at the first Weald & Downland Museum's Sussex Day. Celebrating all things Sussex we were invited along to demonstrate the ancient game of stoolball. Stoolball in its original form dates back to medieval times when rustics would throw whatever they to hand at a stool (the kind milk maids would sit on) either to hit the stool or the person sitting on it! The game evolved over the following hundreds of years into the modern game of stoolball, cricket (also the old word for a stool), rounders and American baseball. The game is now played mostly in Sussex, but also Kent, Surrey and Hampshire and enjoyed by nearly 5000 people throughout the year. Stoolball is on the National Curriculum for schools, see for more info.
Created on June 19, 2013 using FlipShare.

Stoolball - Angmering v Winterfold Final 57th County Tournament Seaford

Here are some clips of the final match of the 57th County Tournament at Seaford, East Sussex. 13 stoolballs teams from the 5 divisions across Sussex took part in the tournament. Angmering took the title in a very exciting final against Winterfold. Both teams play in the West division. This year's tournament was historic in that it is the last one Daphne Hunt will officiate as President of the Sussex County Stoolball Association, But also this was the first time we saw face protectors used by stoolballers. These face protectors, used by Angmering, first appeared recently in the West division league. The protectors give the bats more confidence against the amazing bowling of the Winterfold team. For more info on stoolball see
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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 England v President's XI U21s & Ladies 31 07 2016

Stoolball England England v President's XI U21s & Ladies 31 07 2016 at Billingshurst CC.

Stoolball England v VX International 19th November 2016

One of the oldest sports took on the newest sport on Saturday 19th Nov 2016. Stoolball England introduced the VX International 'Masters' squad to stoolball in a series of indoor stooball matches held in the sports hall at Worth Abbey School near Crawley.

Stoolball: Angmering v Winterfold (final) 57th County Tournament Seaford

Angmering v Winterfold in the final of the 57th County Tournament held at The Salts, Seaford, East Sussex. The tournament is a showcase for the top 4 teams from the 5 Sussex County divisions across East and West Sussex. Angmering were this year's winners. The tournament has historical significance in that it is Daphne Hunt (Ringmer Stoolball Club's) last year as President of the SCSA. But also, this years sees the appearance of face protectors as worn by Angmering. These protectors help in batting against the amazing bowling of Amanda Curry from Winterfold. For more info on stoolball see

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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