The penultimate part of this series sees us enter the top 20…
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Tim Handel : 129 v Ewhurst (A) on 07/07/2007 – 1st XI – Fuller’s League
Scorecard : http://sdacc.play-cricket.com/website/results/891497
We had been waiting for this. In his first season with us, Tim had threatened a ton on a few occasions without converting, but this was the day it happened. Decent attack but a small playing area, and in early after we lost Gav in the first over. Sid & Tim traded boundary after boundary in a Club record Fuller’s 2nd wicket partnership, (http://www.stokecc.co.uk/record-partnerships/) – Sid eventually holed out, (probably with his bowling duties in mind), but Tim went on and on. We were contemplating 300 but Simon pitched a six on the road that bounced several times on the tarmac and took about ten minutes to fetch. Not wanting to lose time or overs, we ‘suggested’ to Pagie that we declared and we won the game to stay in promotion contention.
Part 3, (of 5), of Ralphie’s take on the fifty centuries scored by team-mates and this week there appears to be a bit of an overseas flavour as he writes…
Part 3 and I can now visualise people trying to remember if I was in the team when they scored a century to make this series, and then speculating how high up the list they might be! Here are ten more for the collection… 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
The next Stoker to put forward his squad and greatest final XI is Dom Morley, who has written to us from his placement in the States…
Had a bit of time on my hands out here in Montana so thought I’d chip in to the best XI that I’ve played with debate, although mine is a very modern team: Read more
Hiken and Jono are in the UK this year and SDCC has already been in contact with them.
Both are up north; Hiken the Overseas Pro at Whalley CC who play in the Ribblesdale Cricket League. He has made an instant impression, scoring 97 on debut in a successful revised run chase at Great Harwood. Read more
Followers of our ‘World News’ section might have spotted an absence of Berea Rovers reports and scorecards recently. Well, the last month proved frustrating times for Paulie and his Berea team-mates, as the last few rounds yielded a mixed bag of results and limited opportunities to impress: Read more
The KZN 50 Over Premier League has resumed after the Christmas break. Paulie was missing for the first game of the new year, but he was back in the Berea side for their latest win to maintain their title challenge:
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World news concerning Stokers past and present. The first round of Ranji Trophy matches is over and bad news for Hiken’s Mumbai who suffered a shock defeat to newly promoted Jammu & Kashmir, (ironically the side that Hiken played the 2011 season for on loan.) Read more
Congratulations to Hiken and Nidhi on the birth of their first child.
Further details of the name for their new son to follow…
More headlines for – and an interview with – Hiken as he helps Mumbai to a come from behind win to qualify for the quarter-finals of the Ranji Trophy.
SDCC claims an assist after alerting our boy to some unusual commentary from a CricInfo correspondent at the end of Day 2, describing him as a “rookie.” Well, he responded to the challenge to make the headlines the next day, (http://www.mumbaimirror.com/sport/cricket/Who-dares-wins/articleshow/28265679.cms & http://www.espncricinfo.com/ranji-trophy-2013-14/content/story/706199.html), and the bowlers backed up his efforts on Day 4…just…forcing a collapse from 135 for 4, (chasing 175), to 147 all out to keep their hopes of defending the trophy alive. Read more