With a cold snap in the UK, here is a round-up of how some Stokers are currently getting on in warmer climates…
Anthony was back in domestic action yesterday, hitting a quick 20 in an opening stand that helped Barbados set up a formidable 50-over total of 302 against Guyana, who – without Shiv Chanderpaul selected in their XI – were well beaten.
Anthony keeps good company these days. The other ten members of the Barbados XI have all played for the West Indies; eight of the ten have played Tests – including current captain Jason Holder – the other two have played ODIs and T20Is leaving Anthony, (U19 World Cup appearances only), as the only uncapped player.
Scorecard : http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/1078123.html
Match Twitter Feed : https://twitter.com/hashtag/BARvGUY?src=hash
A decent Barbados XI, but perhaps not as handy as this one rated by Derek Pringle in a recent edition of The Cricket Paper : http://www.thecricketpaper.com/news/club-cricket/2251/big-bird-was-a-true-legend-and-his-barbados-boys-are-still-the-best/ – remember to order your subscription, (postal or digital), through the link on the Stoke web-site to earn the Club cash.
If you’re in “Greatest XI” mode, remember to send yours in to firstname.lastname@example.org – another one has come in this week and we’ll publish it soon.
Meanwhile Down Under, Greg was not out at the end of the first day of his latest match so he will resume this coming weekend with a bit of work to do to get his team a 1st innings lead.
Scorecard : http://hallamkpcc.vic.cricket.com.au/common/pages/public/rv/match.aspx?locx=MATCH&matchID=2352345
This link will refresh next weekend when the match is over
WOMEN’S BIG BASH LEAGUE
Sadly Nat’s Melbourne Stars failed to qualify for the latter stages of the Big Bash.
You can view Nat’s recent scorecards via her CricInfo page : http://www.espncricinfo.com/england/content/player/515905.html
…or her WBBL stats are here : http://www.bigbash.com.au/stats
To find Nat’s numbers, click on “WBBL” just beneath the big yellow “STATS” message; scroll down on the right hand side and search for her name, (it’s pretty near the top as the Melbourne Stars squad is listed first.)