Congrats to Toby on his win on Pointless Celebrities that was screened yesterday!
For those who missed it the programme is now available on the BBC I-Player.
Clearly a man in demand, we’ll try and get comment from him on where this ranks against these biggest achievements as a Stoker to date… Read more
Sadly no cricket this weekend. One fixture we held out for never materialised as the opposition were unable the secure the pitch they were confident of booking. The other possible opposition we spoke to were sceptical they would have their pitch, and this was confirmed when we saw them advertising for an away fixture towards the back end of the week. Read more
Sunday 30th September 2018
Stoke D’Abernon 251 for 6 (35 overs)
The Min 196 all out (31.4 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon won by 55 runs
More late season fun and a triumph for patience. As the weeks go by and more players call time on their seasons, some having previously said available, there was still a Stoke side ready for a game if an opposition could be found. Read more
This week’s Ask Steven column on CricInfo looked at one of the poorer sides of Virat Kohli’s game. The question and the answer was:
Q : Does Virat Kohli have the worst average for anyone who has bowled more than 100 overs in ODIs?
A : Virat Kohli has so far taken four wickets in one-day internationals, for an average of 166.25. That is indeed the highest average for anyone who has bowled more than 100 overs. Next comes an Indian captain of a much earlier vintage, S Venkataraghavan, whose five ODI wickets cost him 108.40 apiece. Pommie Mbwangwa of Zimbabwe, (11 wickets at 103.63), also ended up with a three-figure average. Read more
Today’s match against Oxted & Limpsfield is off after a 10am inspection. Yesterday’s rains and another downpour this morning left the ground under water.
Thanks to Oxted for offering us the fixture and doing everything to try and get a game on. We wish them well in their last match of the season next weekend. Read more
This week’s Ask Steven column on CricInfo returned to the question of the highest percentage of a total scored in a One Day International.
The last time he was asked the question we had a look at our own centuries, (links to the original articles at the bottom of this page), and have added the hundreds scored so far this season to the list. Read more
Sunday 16th September 2018
Stoke D’Abernon 220 for 5 (40 overs)
Maori Oxshott 222 for 5 (38.4 overs)
Maori Oxshott won by 4 wickets
With the clubs in different divisions in League cricket and the pre-season friendly wiped out by rain it took until mid-September to play a game against our friends and neighbours this year. It was worth the wait, though, as the sides played out an enjoyable match. Stoke took this one deep but the home side timed their run chase well with former Stoker George Depree pulling a six to win to and end his reign as Maori Oxshott’s Sunday skipper. Read more
Saturday 15th September 2018
Ashford 214 all out (38.3 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 205 for 8 (40 overs)
Ashford won by 9 runs
A great all-round individual performance from Will Thomson that included a maiden century wasn’t quite enough to score a win at Ashford who kindly offered us the fixture in the week after their original opposition never confirmed the fixture. Read more
Sunday 9th September 2018 Read more
Incredible availability meant that we needed to source an additional Sunday fixture to the one already in the card against Kingstonian. Our friends from Whiteley Village had an ad on the board, and a call to them resulted in a second game being agreed meaning everyone who was available at the time got a chance to play.
Saturday 8th September 2018
Stoke D’Abernon 198 for 7 dec (42 overs)
Old Rutlishians 116 all out (34.1 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon won by 82 runs
Pessimism that we would be able to play a Saturday fixture as everyone seemed to be available on Sunday this week, (two Sunday friendlies for the first time in years), took a nice twist mid-week when one of our regular friendly oppositions was in the same boat as us and were looking to see if we had a fixture or spare players if we didn’t. Solution? See if resources could be pooled and source a fixture. Read more