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
The 2019 Surrey Championship fixtures have been released.
The 1st XI start their first season in Division 2 with a trip to Worcester Park, leaving the 2s a home match against Old Hamptonians.
Note the League starts and finishes a week later in 2019; Week 1 is the 11th May and Week 18 the 7th September. Read more
After Yasir Shah’s 14 wicket haul last week an article appeared on the web, (see foot of this post), suggesting that he is probably going to be the fastest ever to take 200 Test wickets. His current count is 195 at an average of 28.23 and a strike rate of 54.45. All this from just 62 innings bowled in his 32 Test career that is just over 4 years old. Decent. Read more
First the Easy Bit…
Before you go to shop on line next, click on either of these links first and take a couple of minutes to register for EasyFundRaising :
• https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/?referral-campaign=true Read more
(Start typing “Stoke D’Ab…” into the ‘search for a cause’ box take you to the Club page)
• https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/stokedabernoncc/?q=Stoke D’A&cat=cause-autosuggest
If you’re really keen, download the app on to your mobile as well!