Further to our last post, (http://www.stokecc.co.uk/2017/08/17/paul-negri-makes-contact-with-stoke/), Paul Negri has been touch again with a few comments and queries:
“Hi again! I was browsing the site and came upon a statistical curiosity you might include in the ‘carried bat’ section. In a match v Merstham in 1982 I faced the 2nd ball of the innings after we lost a wicket to the first ball, and then batted the whole innings for 40 not out as we were all out for 66! An achievement at least, and a high percentage of the total runs for a completed innings.” Read more
Overnight Nat made a sensational start in the Women’s Big Bash League.
Having moved from the Melbourne Stars to the Perth Scorchers this year…
…she smashed 84 from 46 balls with 11×4 and 3×6 to help post 188 for 6, a total that was just too much for Adelaide who fell 18 runs short. Read more
This week’s “Ask Steven” feature on CricInfo saw one follower ask:
Which bowler has the best record of hitting the stumps, given a large amount of wickets?
The answer was:
Of the 181 bowlers who have so far taken 100 or more Test wickets, the two with the highest percentage of bowled dismissals are the 19th-century England pair of George Lohmann, with 51 out of 112, or 45.53% bowled, and Johnny Briggs, with 52 out of 118, (44.06%) Read more
After recent successes with this event, we have another “Clear the Beer” on Thursday 28th December 2017.
Asahi, Oranjeboom, bottled lagers/bitters/ciders, wine and soft drinks will be on sale at discounted prices.
The Clubhouse will be open from 7pm that night. Read more
Yesterday evening’s Trust League AGM left a few things to be done after no-shows from two of Stoke’s group opponents. So far all we have been able to arrange is:
Sunday 27th May 2018 – Walton-on-Thames (Home) Read more
Sunday 17th June 2018 – Horsley & Send (Home)
Sunday 24th June 2018 – Walton-on-Thames (Away)
Sunday 8th July 2018 – Horsley & Send (Away)
Given our expected age demographic of the core of the side for 2018 and the general decline in senior ‘league player’ participation in Trust League cricket in the last couple of years, (this is a widespread trend and not something just at Stoke), we have taken the decision to play in a lower tier, (Tier 3), of Surrey Trust League cricket in 2018. Read more
If you have done any umpiring in 2017 or recent seasons, and this includes any 10-ish over stints you do durng a match as a player-umpire, this article is for you!!!
The ECB ACO is are currently looking into the recruitment, development and progression of umpires in England and Wales, from grassroots to First Class. As part of the review they would like to try and get to know how many people are actually umpiring the game at the various levels throughout the two countries and how they feel about some of their experiences so far as an umpire. Read more
As well as the build up to Christmas, a busy period for fixture-arranging is upon us.
First up, Anya has been sent the 2018 Surrey Women’s Trust League grid. Here is what the League’s fixture computer has allocated us:
29th April – Sutton (Away) Read more
6th May – Bye Week
13th May – Bye Week
20th May – Spencer (Away)
27th May – Bye Week
3rd June – Dulwich (Away)
10th June – Epsom (Home)
17th June – Bye Week
24th June – Shepperton (Home)
1st July – South Nutfield (Home)
8th July – Godalming (Home)
15th July – Bye Week
22nd July – Bye Week
29th July – Guildford (Away)
5th August – Bye Week
12th August – Streatham & Marlborough (Away)
Treat yourself and/or your family & friends to a weekly copy of The Cricket Paper and earn Stoke funds.
The Cricket Paper is the UK’s only all cricketing weekly newspaper covering matches from around the world, from elite level to local domestic cricket, with articles from leading voices in the industry. Read more
A good weekend for all our Stokers around the world.
Nat top scored for England’s women as they won the second T20 of the Ashes series, (http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/11037/scorecard/1086068/Australia-Women-vs-England-Women-2nd-T20I-aus-w-v-eng-w-2017-18), described as a “superb cameo.” Later in the match she also took a great catch in the outfield. Read more