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Opened the Batting and the Bowling in the same League Match

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?

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Academy Lose in Record STL Match Aggregate

Sunday 5th August 2018
Surrey Trust League
Godalming 320 for 9 (40 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 281 all out (38.4 overs)
Godalming won by 39 runs

A much-changed Academy side from the one defeated two weeks ago was unable to reverse that result, and came second in a boundary hitting competition on another hot afternoon. The match aggregate of 601 runs was the highest in any Trust League match Stoke have played in.

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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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Academy Tea at Old Ruts

Trust League defeat at Old Ruts

Sunday 7th August 2016
Surrey Trust League
Old Rutlishians 280 for 8 (40 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 158 for 9 (40 overs)
Old Rutlishians won by 122 runs

Match Report by Will Thomson…

Our penultimate Trust League fixture of the season saw a youthful Stoke side run into a well-drilled, more experienced Old Ruts side. Whilst the 122 run loss did show that Stoke still have work to do to compete with some of the bigger clubs, we perhaps deserved more having toiled in the field on a hot day after been asked to bowl first.

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Stoke weaken their Academy side but still win big

Sunday 24th July 2016
Surrey Trust League Surrey – Zone 2
Stoke D’Abernon 275 for 7 (40 overs)
Epsom 107 all out (23.5 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon won by 178 runs

Firstly some more kudos for Stoke – and Epsom – for going ahead with this game. Epsom contacted us to say they were a little weak but Stoke agreed to manage the game accordingly and sat down a couple of 1st XI players from their original line-up.

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Excellent T20 Evening at Sutton

Tuesday 19th July 2016
T20 Friendly
Sutton U17 147 for 8 (20 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 138 for 9 (20 Overs)
Sutton Under 17s won by 9 runs

Great relations between Stoke and Sutton were further enhanced as both Clubs got a game on despite Stoke not having enough Under 17s, (due to holidays), to play the original cup tie. The Stokers originally selected, (many well under the age of 17), were supplemented by some senior assistance from Rod, Ralphie and Charlie Thomas.

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Fantasy Football – Champion Chalky

Congrats to Matt Gottschalk who wins the 2015-2016 Stoke Fantasy Football League.

Final Table
1 Tea & Busquets Matt Gottschalk 2,177
2 Dogwood Rovers Daniel Gluckman 2,138
3 Mayo Man’s Mutlers James Trower 2,054
4 Mighty Tigers Jeremy Connell 2,041
5 Balotelli-tubbies 2 Patrick Wilson 2,021
6 Who ate all Depay Will Thomson 1,993
7 Ain’t got a Kalou Oliver John 1,874
8 ParkthebusFC Jack Townsend 1,822
9 BeastFC Ben Townsend 1,772
10 Who ate all Depay’s? Ben Holder 1,730
11 Selection Nightmares Ralph Coleman 1,707
12 Morls’ Men Dominic Morley 1,705
13 Malcelona Malcolm Dickson 1,690

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