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Ralphie v Old As 2016

50 Hundreds by Stokers – Part 5

So we reach the final part of the series. Here is Ralphie’s Top Ten…

OK, here we go…but before you read on, a bit of background as to why I chose these. When initially sorting the pieces of paper on the lounge floor, (seems ages ago, now), I kept coming back to these more than any, as they were brilliant hundreds in both their execution and importance to the match situation. All bar two had a direct influence on a positive result, (I had also been at the non-striker’s end for a short period of two of them so I am claiming an assist!); and where the hundreds were match-winning efforts they were clearly more memorable, and part of some crazy games to win given the events of the day; in some cases we met an opposition who were not as spirited as us and that made the win even more satisfying.

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Ralphie v Old As 2016

50 Hundreds by Stokers – Part 4

The penultimate part of this series sees us enter the top 20…

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Tim Handel : 129 v Ewhurst (A) on 07/07/2007 – 1st XI – Fuller’s League
Scorecard : http://sdacc.play-cricket.com/website/results/891497
We had been waiting for this. In his first season with us, Tim had threatened a ton on a few occasions without converting, but this was the day it happened. Decent attack but a small playing area, and in early after we lost Gav in the first over. Sid & Tim traded boundary after boundary in a Club record Fuller’s 2nd wicket partnership, (http://www.stokecc.co.uk/record-partnerships/) – Sid eventually holed out, (probably with his bowling duties in mind), but Tim went on and on. We were contemplating 300 but Simon pitched a six on the road that bounced several times on the tarmac and took about ten minutes to fetch. Not wanting to lose time or overs, we ‘suggested’ to Pagie that we declared and we won the game to stay in promotion contention.
Star Academy Tim

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50 Hundreds by Stokers – Part 3

Part 3, (of 5), of Ralphie’s take on the fifty centuries scored by team-mates and this week there appears to be a bit of an overseas flavour as he writes…

Part 3 and I can now visualise people trying to remember if I was in the team when they scored a century to make this series, and then speculating how high up the list they might be! Here are ten more for the collection…

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50 Hundreds by Stokers – Part 1

Avid followers of CricInfo will have seen the book review of “Masterly Batting : 100 Great Test Centuries” by Patrick Ferriday and Dave Wilson: http://www.espncricinfo.com/magazine/content/story/689777.html

This got us thinking and in the first of a five part series Ralphie has kindly taken time out to review and rank the centuries he has seen scored by Stokers in his time at the Club. Here is a brief background to set the scene, then on to part one:

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