The Western Province Cricket Club awards night took place last Friday, (16th), and two Stokers received awards.
Shawn’s trophy is in recognition of his 6-for against Milnerton CC, (scorecard : http://www.websports.co.za/cricket/live.html?gid=81871&iid=2&dbl=true), and Hoppy bagged ten in WPCC’s match against Ottoman CC to earn his. Read more
Followers of cricket below the international game may have noticed a former Stoke opponent make his List A debut this week in Western Province. Zak Elkin was a former Chipstead, (and for a while Ashtead), player who we faced a few years back. (He also played some First Class cricket in the UK during his time at Uni.) Read more
A good Day 1 for Western Province and the Stoke contingent had a big say.
Hoppy bagged 4 for 65 from 17 overs, (Shawn 6-3-21-0), to restrict Durbanville to 196 for 9 in their allotted 60 first innings overs.
In reply, WPCC were going well at 78 for 1, but Shawn found himself at the crease with the scoreboard showing 101 for 6. A century stand and an unbeaten 54 followed, though, to secure the first innings points and a lead of 21 at the end of Day 1. Read more
A good couple of days for our Stokers around the world.
Shawn bagged five wickets on Day 1 for Western Province, (Hoppy got a few overs in too), to set up a commanding first innings lead. Scorecard here, (you may need to click on the image to enlarge it depending on the device you’re viewing this on): Read more
Overnight Nat made a sensational start in the Women’s Big Bash League.
Having moved from the Melbourne Stars to the Perth Scorchers this year…
…she smashed 84 from 46 balls with 11×4 and 3×6 to help post 188 for 6, a total that was just too much for Adelaide who fell 18 runs short. Read more
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%) Read more
A good weekend for all our Stokers around the world.
Nat top scored for England’s women as they won the second T20 of the Ashes series, (http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/11037/scorecard/1086068/Australia-Women-vs-England-Women-2nd-T20I-aus-w-v-eng-w-2017-18), described as a “superb cameo.” Later in the match she also took a great catch in the outfield. Read more
Yesterday in South Africa, table-topping Western Province batted first against Bellville on the first day. Shawn found himself at the crease before lunch and needing support from Hoppy at the other end afterwards, (second highest partnership of the innings), to post a total. The innings eventually closed on 155 with Shawn stranded on 32. Read more
A good weekend for our Stokers overseas.
Those following our Twitter feed will have seen Shawn & Hoppy record a convincing 8-wicket win in their first two-day game yesterday afternoon, Shawn bagging a nice 6-34 in the second innings yesterday… Read more