Rupert Staple


Grew up in West Indies and cricket as a batsman was first choice sport. Moved to London 1974 and began playing other sports including boxing. 1979 South East heavyweight champion. Played football but didn’t like the weather so began cricket again. Attended Alf Gover cricket school and took up bowling practicing 6/7 hours per week bowling to Richards, Greenidge, Roope and John Edrich. Bowling hero is Richard Hadlee. Joined Hayes Kent in 1980 for 9 seasons then moved to Bromley, Blackheath, Racks and High Halstow. Leading Kent league wicket taker of all time. Member of MCC, played for Club Cricket Conference on tour of Australia. Enjoy coaching, and playing 50+ cricket and now 60+. Always believes in training and practicing hard if you are to achieve success.