Tag Archives: Alistair McMillan

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AGM News (Minutes Now Available)

The recent AGM – overseen by new President Stephen Finch – was very much a case of ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ following our excellent 2017 season, most of the roles and responsibilities for 2018 remaining unchanged. James Trower continues as Club Captain, likewise Jase Earl retains his role skippering the 2nd XI.

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Quiz Night Review

Saturday saw the latest Quiz Night at the Club that was well attended with a good spread of ages and representation from the various sections.

Quiz Master Peter Andrew did a tremendous job as always, this year showing a never before seen, (or needed), talent for crowd control with a group of well-oiled 1st XI players carrying on their day after the rugby and other various sporting & social events!

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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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Lowest Career Averages to Contain a Century

In last week’s “Ask Steven” section on CricInfo “Irfan” from Pakistan asked:

I noticed that Ajit Agarkar has a Test batting average of 16.79 despite having a century to his name. Is this the lowest Test batting average to include a century?

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Sunday XI Edged Out in Thriller by the Cryptics

Sunday 25th June 2017
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Stoke D’Abernon 234 for 6 declared (39 overs)
Surrey Cryptics 237 for 9 (41.5 overs)
Surrey Cryptics won by 1 wicket

For the second day running, (and on the same strip), a Stoke XI lost at home by one wicket; but the disappointment of losing this one was far outweighed by the way the sides approached things.

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Sunday Friendly Victory at Hampton Hill

Sunday 28th May 2017
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Hampton Hill 155 for 9 (39.3 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 128 for 6 (28.3 overs) – revised target
Stoke D’Abernon won by 4 wickets

Firstly a massive thank you to our friends from Hampton Hill for choosing us from the list of clubs who would have responded to their advert.

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Sunday XI beat Wisley

Sunday 21st May 2017
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Wisley Southside 139 for 6 (40 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 140 for 7 (36.1 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon won by 3 wickets

Stoke’s Sunday XI completed a clean sweep of senior cricket victories at the weekend with a successful run chase at The Rec. Lots of familiar faces in the visitors’ line-up when they arrived, but they advertised themselves as “stronger than usual” and hustled Rod Thomson into giving them first use of the strip.

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Sunday XI beat The Badgers

Sunday 14th May 2017
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Stoke D’Abernon 197 for 5 (40 overs)
Badgers 185 all out (38.3 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon won by 12 runs

A fixture that was in jeopardy on Friday due to late drop outs, including the author of this report, was fulfilled due to some much appreciated assistance from those who played in the League the previous day, and a highly entertaining game was played out where all results were possible going into the closing overs.

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