India drew first blood in the Test Series this week despite a moderate contribution from Virat Kohli. However Virat added another impressive stat to his CV recently in the ODI series against the West Indies where, having made 157 not out, he made an eighteenth successive score of 20 or more in ODIs, (passing Matthew Hayden’s run of 17 20+ scores in 2007.) He then extended his run to nineteen with 107 in the next match before finally falling for 16 in Mumbai. Twelve of Virat’s knocks were also over 50, (8×100, 4×50.) Read more
With Ben Foakes walking off with the Man of the Series award earlier this week we thought it appropriate to devote some web space to wicket-keeping as, generally, the Stats and Features sections of this site lean towards batting and bowling performances. Read more
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? 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
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