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Virat Kohli

Stokers Better/Worse than Virat Kohli

This week’s Ask Steven column on CricInfo looked at one of the poorer sides of Virat Kohli’s game. The question and the answer was:

Q : Does Virat Kohli have the worst average for anyone who has bowled more than 100 overs in ODIs?

A : Virat Kohli has so far taken four wickets in one-day internationals, for an average of 166.25. That is indeed the highest average for anyone who has bowled more than 100 overs. Next comes an Indian captain of a much earlier vintage, S Venkataraghavan, whose five ODI wickets cost him 108.40 apiece. Pommie Mbwangwa of Zimbabwe, (11 wickets at 103.63), also ended up with a three-figure average.

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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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James Miller Honours Board 7th May 2016

James on the Surrey Honours Board

Congrats to James Miller on his 6-for making the top 3 on this week’s Play Cricket Surrey Honours Board:

James Miller Honours Board 7th May 2016

James is the 199th different Stoke bowler to have taken five wickets or more in an innings, and the 21st to have done so on debut…yes 21 people have achieved that feat, the record debut analyses courtesy of H.Cleaver who returned figures of 7.1-3-9-8 in his only appearance for the Club in 1920. James checks in in 3rd place on the list below.

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Sunday XI win big in front of Bob Willis

Sunday 25th May 2014
Stoke D’Abernon 229 for 8 (40 overs)
Battersea Ironsides 52 all out (30.3 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon won by 177 runs

Bob Willis, (http://sdacc.play-cricket.com/subsite/player_stats_widget/bowling_stats/10801438 & http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/22462.html), was at the Stoke Rec on Sunday and was treated to a big home win.

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Nat Sciver and Ashes Trophy at Stoke on Saturday

We’re delighted to inform you that our ladies squad will be joined by Nat Sciver on Saturday at the Stoke Rec for some training and a few photo opportunities.

Natalie recently joined Bob Willis on our Roll of Honour as the second Stoke D’Abernon player to have played for England as a senior international. She was a member of our original record-breaking group of ladies who played for the club in their early teens, before she moved on at the age of 18 to Purley Redoubtables and Loughborough University. She is now 21 years old and played for England in the recent series against Australia, featuring in several useful batting partnerships to help win the Ashes.

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Bob Willis article

From one Willis story to another.

SDCC was with the in-laws at the weekend and a copy of “Amateur Soccer” from December 1968, (Volume 2, No 4 to be precise, and retailing at 2s 6d – a massive 12.5p!), started to do the rounds. In the round up there was news that Cobham FC were going to be without their goalkeeper for a bit…

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Greetings from overseas from David Willis

Once or twice a year SDCC contacts former captain David Willis, (brother of RGD and still a massive supporter of Stoke from afar), to see how he’s getting on.

The exchange is worth posting here…

DHW : Very good to hear from you and in case nobody else says it or hasn’t said it recently thanks so much for the remarkable work you guys have done, (refer Matt Gottschalk and Adrian Mills here), on the Club’s history and statistics. Have you found the match in about 1957 when the Stoke team was dismissed for 11 all out with seven extras? See you in the summer!

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