Tag Archives: Alex Bond


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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2nd XI Table 2017

2nd XI PROMOTED with 10 wicket win at Ripley

Saturday 2nd September 2017
Travelbag Surrey Championship Division 4 – 2nd XI Competition
Ripley 2nd XI 92 all out (41 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 2nd XI 93 for 0 (18.4 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 2nd XI won by 10 wickets

Needing a win to guarantee promotion, Stoke’s 2nd XI did the necessary with another great win at picturesque Ripley.

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2nd XI Huddle v Cheam - August 2017

2nd XI beat promotion rivals Cheam

Saturday 26th August 2017
Travelbag Surrey Championship Division 4 – 2nd XI Competition
Cheam 2nd XI 155 all out (49.4 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 2nd XI 156 for 2 (23.1 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 2nd XI won by 8 wickets

A second commanding performance in as many weeks leaves Stoke’s 2nd XI on the brink of promotion. Cheam started the day in 2nd place in the table but had that spot, and control of their own destiny, taken away from them in emphatic style.

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1st XI on hold after narrow defeat

Saturday 19th August 2017
Travelbag Surrey Championship Division 4
Stoke D’Abernon 167 all out (41.2 overs)
Trinity Midwhitgiftians 170 for 7 (44.4 overs)
Trinity Midwhitgiftians won by 3 wickets

The 1st XI started the day knowing a win in this fixture and a victory by Churt over 3rd placed Hampton Wick Royal would guarantee promotion. Churt kept their side of the deal, but a bump in the road at Trinity means things move on to next week.

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1st XI Lose Narrowly in High Quality Match at Churt

Saturday 5th August 2017
Travelbag Surrey Championship Division 4
Churt 183 all out (48.1 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 149 all out (35.1 overs)
Churt won by 7 runs (Revised target of 157 in 37 overs)

A tremendous advert for the League saw leaders Churt edge out 2nd placed Stoke with a great fightback.

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Stoke v HWR June 2017

1st XI Still in Promotion Places Despite Defeat

Saturday 24th June 2017
Travelbag Surrey Championship Division 4
Stoke D’Abernon 244 all out (53.4 overs)
Hampton Wick Royal 247 for 9 (46.1 overs)
Hampton Wick Royal won by 1 wicket

For the second time this season Stoke’s 1st XI missed the chance to put daylight between themselves and a rival club with a narrow, last over defeat at home to Hampton Wick Royal who copied their margin of victory from the corresponding fixture in 2012.

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1st XI go top with victory over Churt

Saturday 3rd June 2017
Travelbag Surrey Championship Division 4
Churt 209 for 9 (55 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 211 for 5 (40.2 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon won by 5 wickets

Stoke moved to the top of Division 4 for the first time with victory over Churt who started the day in that position.

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Stoke 1s v Battersea Ironsides April 2017

Stoke beat Battersea Ironsides

Saturday 22nd April 2017
Stoke D’Abernon 152 all out (37 overs)
Battersea Ironsides 116 all out (36.2 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon won by 36 runs

Stoke successfully defended a moderate total to record their first victory of the season.

Batting first having won the toss, there was an early wicket when Alistair McMillan edged B.Grindell to the keeper; but Jack Raimondo and James Trower added 57 runs in 8.3 overs to get the board moving. They were separated when Raimondo, (23 from 26), was caught & bowled by first change Williams attempting to turn a low full toss into the mid-wicket area.

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Former Stoke opponents in Big Bash and Ranji action

With SDCC missing the New Year due to being in hyper-sleep following his latest bout of cellulitis, his team of spies were on the look-out for things of interest around the world, and they didn’t disappoint.

The Prawn Lover spotted Sam Whiteman playing in the Big Bash League. Whiteman was a Weybridge player in 2010 when he lined up in their Trust League XI : http://sdacc.play-cricket.com/website/results/1327532 – yep he may have scored 91 that day, but he was becalmed by an emerging Alex Bond, then dismissed by a c T.Frost b Handel combination.

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