Overnight Nat made a sensational start in the Women’s Big Bash League.
Having moved from the Melbourne Stars to the Perth Scorchers this year…
…she smashed 84 from 46 balls with 11×4 and 3×6 to help post 188 for 6, a total that was just too much for Adelaide who fell 18 runs short. Read more
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, (http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/11037/scorecard/1086068/Australia-Women-vs-England-Women-2nd-T20I-aus-w-v-eng-w-2017-18), described as a “superb cameo.” Later in the match she also took a great catch in the outfield. Read more
Yesterday in South Africa, table-topping Western Province batted first against Bellville on the first day. Shawn found himself at the crease before lunch and needing support from Hoppy at the other end afterwards, (second highest partnership of the innings), to post a total. The innings eventually closed on 155 with Shawn stranded on 32. Read more
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? Read more
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. Read more
Yesterday Anthony became the second Stoker to face the full England side when he was selected for the UWI Vice Chancellor’s XI in the first warm up match.
Things didn’t go as well as he might have hoped; (video highlights here : https://www.ecb.co.uk/tv/338483), batting tips from Nudgie who caught up with him last week… Read more
With a cold snap in the UK, here is a round-up of how some Stokers are currently getting on in warmer climates…
WEST INDIES Read more
Anthony was back in domestic action yesterday, hitting a quick 20 in an opening stand that helped Barbados set up a formidable 50-over total of 302 against Guyana, who – without Shiv Chanderpaul selected in their XI – were well beaten.
Those not following the West indies domestic competition due to the India v England and other series commanding more media coverage may not be aware that the latest round of matches is now in progress.
Former Stoker Anthony Alleyne is currently the leading run-scorer in the competition, (http://www.windiescricket.com/news/alleyne-cornwall-are-top-r4d-performers & http://stats.espncricinfo.com/wicb-regional-4-day-2016-17/engine/records/batting/most_runs_career.html?id=11594;type=tournament), and after his Barbados side bowled out Guyana to end the first day, (42 year old Shiv Chanderpaul still going strong and notching another ton – his son is in the same team), he will take strike on Day 2. Read more
Another half-century for Anthony in his latest, (rain affected), match for Barbados, prompting more favourable press coverage : http://www.windiescricket.com/news/alleyne-passes-400-mark-rain-stalls
Scorecard : http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/1063305.html Read more
CricInfo don’t always do ball-by-ball updates for the Regional 4-Day competition, so it’s sometimes better to follow the @WindiesRegional Twitter feed. #JMSvBDP