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Paul Negri in 2017

Paul Negri Makes Contact with Stoke Again

Further to our last post, (, 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.”

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Bowled Out by a Stoker

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%)

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Umpire Recruitment & Development Survey

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.

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2018 Fixtures

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)
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)

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Stokers in Action Around the World

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, (, described as a “superb cameo.” Later in the match she also took a great catch in the outfield.

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