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Dyson and Hopton - October 2017

Hoppy 4 for 65, Shawn 54 not out

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.

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Bowled Out by a Stoker

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%)

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Stokers in Action Around the World

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.

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Lowest Career Averages to Contain a Century

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?

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