The 2019 Surrey Championship fixtures have been released.
The 1st XI start their first season in Division 2 with a trip to Worcester Park, leaving the 2s a home match against Old Hamptonians.
Note the League starts and finishes a week later in 2019; Week 1 is the 11th May and Week 18 the 7th September. Read more
After Yasir Shah’s 14 wicket haul last week an article appeared on the web, (see foot of this post), suggesting that he is probably going to be the fastest ever to take 200 Test wickets. His current count is 195 at an average of 28.23 and a strike rate of 54.45. All this from just 62 innings bowled in his 32 Test career that is just over 4 years old. Decent. Read more
With Ben Foakes walking off with the Man of the Series award earlier this week we thought it appropriate to devote some web space to wicket-keeping as, generally, the Stats and Features sections of this site lean towards batting and bowling performances. Read more
The Townsend brothers are doing great things at Stoke and getting good local media coverage; but, Dad and Sid appear to have upped the ante by recently getting a mention in The Times:
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Tricky run chase? What tricky run chase?
24-2 on ragging pitch chasing a small total where runs in the tournament have been at a premium. Solution…go in and knock the rest off for no further loss and see your mate through to a maiden fifty too.
Scorecard with video highlights : http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/8634/scorecard/1150554/england-women-vs-india-women-2nd-semi-final-icc-womens-world-t20-2018-19 Read more
First the Easy Bit…
Before you go to shop on line next, click on either of these links first and take a couple of minutes to register for EasyFundRaising :
• https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/?referral-campaign=true Read more
(Start typing “Stoke D’Ab…” into the ‘search for a cause’ box take you to the Club page)
• https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/stokedabernoncc/?q=Stoke D’A&cat=cause-autosuggest
If you’re really keen, download the app on to your mobile as well!
Ben Foakes made a century in his first Test innings last week, and this fitted in nicely with some other analysis we were doing after CricInfo were asked to look at one or two things by their followers.
Four Stokers have made a century on their debut, (in Claire Trafford’s case she arrived on the scene with a score of 213 not out!), and many others have got to three figures in pretty quick time. Read more
England kick off their World T20 campaign tonight, (Good luck, Nat!), but locally…BIG news for Stoke. The 2019 Surrey Slam fixtures are out!
Off the back of the Surrey Stars winning the Kia Super League in 2018, there have been plenty of clubs looking to form a similar competition, Surrey Slam have delivered and we’ve been entered into a six team, (West), division with our friends from Ashford, Chertsey, Guildford, Shepperton and Twickenham. Read more
Despite their opposition trucking Darren Stevens – http://www.espncricinfo.com/england/content/player/20367.html – into their side, Shawn & Hoppy scored a routine(ish) – routine for Stoke anyway – win in their latest 50 over match yesterday. Read more