Froudy retires after 33 years keeping score

October 22 2021

Froudy retires after 33 years keeping score

STAPLETON Cricket Club has marked the end of an era with the retirement of Colin Froud, who has been scoring 1st XI matches for the last 33 years.
Colin, who grew up and still lives in Stapleton, joined the club some 65 years ago, in 1956, and has held many roles, becoming scorer in 1988.
His passion for neatness and getting things right meant he spent many hours in the different scoreboxes around Bristol and beyond collating the statistics for Stapleton CC and making many friendships over the years.
Colin is held in high regard around the Bristol cricket scoring community, with one of his proudest moments being being asked to score for England vs Zimbabwe in 2003: a testament to the standards he strived to achieve.
Asked about his favourite ground he said: "Without fail, Sleepy Hollow at Stapleton. I lived at the bottom of the ground as a child and my Dad paid my club membership to join when I was 10 years old."
His second favourite "all depends on the person you are scoring with and there have been so many lovely people that it's hard to pick one".
Stapleton Cricket Club celebrated it's 158th year in 2021. As part of the presentation evening marking the club's 158th year, life member Colin was presented with a tankard in honour of his commitment.
Froudy has been a stalwart at Stapleton for many many years and has dedicated a huge amount of time and effort to help the club in many roles. It's only our cricketing friend Old Father Time that has pulled stumps on his scoring role and we offer him our heartfelt thanks for an amazingly dedicated and top quality performance.
He truly has scored more runs for Stapleton than anybody else.
The club is now looking for a new 1st XI scorer who is keen to be part of a fantastic team and would enjoy lovely days out at some fantastic venues across the region.
The club will ensure that full training is given and you will be accompanied by an experienced colleague from the opposition at all games.
Anyone who is interested in the position can make contact via email at stapletonccsec@gmail.com or use the contact page on the club website stapleton.play-cricket.com.

Andy Chidgey
Chairman