Stoke D’Abernon Advent Calendar 2016 (21)

Having progressed through all years of age-group, Trust League & Under 19 T20 cricket, JT became the 21st different, (post-1970 Centenary Year era), Club Captain, (full list here –; and struck gold straight away by delivering the first 1st XI promotion since 2008.

JT already has 3360 career runs to his name for Stoke in senior cricket, including three centuries, (two of them against Sheen Park), and despite a relatively lean year with the bat in 2016 there were still important contributions; notably in July against Kempton where he shared a new record opening stand for the Club in the Surrey Championship era of 161, (unbroken), with Ian Hopton.

Scorecard :
Record Partnerships :

Trower and Hopton 161 Unbroken
Trower 85 not out v Kempton 2016
James Trower
For those who like a stat, another link to “21” is an increasingly impressive bowling strike rate for Nico Spreeth. If you need a wicket, toss him the ball, as every 21.78 deliveries, (21.45 in 2016), he gets you one; most notably he got a couple quickly to hold up Alleyn’s progress in the last League match of the season.

Click on this image for the top 15 all-time best strike rates of Stoke bowlers with a minimum of 150 wickets:strike-rates-all-time-minimum-150-wickets

Nico bowling in STL by MHS
Nico bowling in Championship by MHS