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
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
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
After taking a first innings lead last weekend, Hoppy & Shawn will be back on the field first thing today.
Follow their progress ball-by ball here : http://www.websports.co.za/cricket/live.html?gid=81871&iid=2&dbl=true
Last week Hoppy kindly took time out to explain the Playing Conditions. Read more
Sunday 10th September 2017
Stoke D’Abernon 145 all out (33 overs)
Old Wimbledonians 83 all out (30.4 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon won by 62 runs
With decent availability for a Sunday fixture Old Wimbledonians were quick to snap us up when we placed our advert and the sides played out a fun game on a cold-ish day, Stoke emerging victorious just as the rains came. Well done to the home captain for getting the forecast just right! Read more
Whilst the Sunday XI were taking care of business in Thames Ditton, the Colts’ awards were being handed out at HQ.
A good event considering the weather. Approximately 100 turned up, including some brave hungover seniors; Ian Hopton, Shawn Dyson, Dan Gluckman, Tom Frost, Will Frost, James Trower, Max Subba Row, Andy Berry, Jack Raimondo and Charlie Hill. Read more