Ralphie v Old As 2016

50 Hundreds by Stokers – Part 1

Avid followers of CricInfo will have seen the book review of “Masterly Batting : 100 Great Test Centuries” by Patrick Ferriday and Dave Wilson: http://www.espncricinfo.com/magazine/content/story/689777.html

This got us thinking and in the first of a five part series Ralphie has kindly taken time out to review and rank the centuries he has seen scored by Stokers in his time at the Club. Here is a brief background to set the scene, then on to part one:

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March Update for Women – Help Needed

Emma and SDCC have received a “March Update” from Vicki Howard, Cricket Participation Officer at Surrey CCC. The following items are applicable to the Stoke Molesey Ladies Section and we ask that you help Emma and Andy where you can:

Insights sessions with Lydia Greenway
We are lucky to have ex-England international Lydia Greenway, (http://www.espncricinfo.com/england/content/player/53709.html), running insight sessions again this year, following the positive feedback received from last year’s sessions. With three sessions lined up, please don’t miss out in getting involved and taking the knowledge you learn back to your club environment.

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Away Tie in the Surrey Championship T20

Stoke have been drawn away to Camberley in the first round of the Surrey Championship T20. The clubs last met at the same stage in 2013.

If we negotiate that we will face a trip to Sunbury, who received a bye into Round 2 as defending champions.

By rule Camberley have to offer us three dates to pick from. Keep an eye on the ‘News’ and ‘Fixtures’ sections of this site for details of what we agree.

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AGM 2017

AGM News

An increased turnout for this year’s AGM; a few watched the rugby ahead of the main event…

Clear the Beer II (1)

…and many more stopped back to have a few beers and some food afterwards.

Applying an ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ approach following our excellent 2016 season, most of the roles and responsibilities for 2017 remain unchanged. James Trower continues as Club Captain, likewise Jase Earl retains his role skippering the 2nd XI.

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Dan off to the UAE with Warwickshire

Congrats to Stoke Academy product Dan Douthwaite on his selection for Warwickshire’s pre-season tour to the UAE.

Full story here : http://warwickshireccc.com/news/five-bowlers-added-bears-squad-pre-season-tour-uae/

Douthwaite v Claygate
Douthwaite T20 Century Press

Always keen to retain ties with Stoke, Dan still tries to get a game or two in for us each season…although he missed us last year – hopefully this will be a one-off, Dan!

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