Derek Stirling played 2 seasons 1981 - 1982 in Scottish Club Cricket for Stenhousemuir CC. He was an able coach, an excellent all rounder and a very pleasant person. He was a fine right handed batsman and a very good fast bowler, even on the slow Scottish wickets.
Most cricket statisticians will know the facts that Ian Botham struck 24 runs (464604) from one over from Derek Stirling at the Oval in 1986. The forgetten fact from that match was that Stirling having beaten Botham for pace and bounce had him dropped behind the wicket by Tony Blain (wicketkeeper), off the last ball of his previous over. Botham then did what he could have done to most bowlers of that era.