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
When Virat Kohli became the thirteenth player to reach 10000 ODI runs yesterday, (see link below), this image appeared on the web soon after to say that he had the highest average at the point of reaching that landmark.
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A rare – but not unique – piece of history in the first test between Pakistan and Australia recently where the Marsh brothers were both dismissed for a duck in the same innings. Andrew Samson at Test Match Special, and soon after Steven Lynch at CricInfo, looked into how many times this has happened, and there were only seven previous instances: Read more
The first set of fixtures for next year are out!
Shannon has been sent the 2019 Surrey Women’s Trust League fixtures.
Here is what the fixture computer has allocated us:
28th April – Streatham & Marlborough (Home) Read more
5th May – Bye Week
12th May – Godalming (Away)
19th May – Bye Week
26th May – Bye Week
2nd June – Dulwich (Home)
9th June – Guildford (Away)
16th June – Godalming (Home)
23rd June – Bye Week
30th June – South Nutfield (Home)
7th July – Dulwich (Away)
14th July – Bye Week
21st July – Bye Week
28th July – Bye Week
4th August – South Nutfield (Away)
11th August – Streatham & Marlborough (Away)
18th August – Guildford (Home)
You’re chasing a moderate score of 104-8 (20/20) and things seem to be going to plan at 40 for 1 then it goes a bit pear-shaped and suddenly the board says 72 for 7.
Solution? Send for the Stokers…
In today’s morning match Shawn and Hoppy took WPCC to the brink of victory against Ottoman. Read more
Last week’s Ask Steven column on CricInfo looked at people who opened the batting and the bowling in the same ODI. The question and the answer was:
Q : Mehidy Hasan opened the batting and bowling for Bangladesh in the Asia Cup final. How many times has this happened? Read more
The League Dinner is on Friday 19th October 2018 at The Oval.
Please let your captains know / respond to your invite ASAP if you wish to attend.
Details here: Read more
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Congrats to Toby on his win on Pointless Celebrities that was screened yesterday!
For those who missed it the programme is now available on the BBC I-Player.
Clearly a man in demand, we’ll try and get comment from him on where this ranks against these biggest achievements as a Stoker to date… Read more