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Stoke 1s v Battersea Ironsides April 2017

Stoke beat Battersea Ironsides

Saturday 22nd April 2017
Friendly
Stoke D’Abernon 152 all out (37 overs)
Battersea Ironsides 116 all out (36.2 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon won by 36 runs

Stoke successfully defended a moderate total to record their first victory of the season.

Batting first having won the toss, there was an early wicket when Alistair McMillan edged B.Grindell to the keeper; but Jack Raimondo and James Trower added 57 runs in 8.3 overs to get the board moving. They were separated when Raimondo, (23 from 26), was caught & bowled by first change Williams attempting to turn a low full toss into the mid-wicket area.

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Ralphie v Old As 2016

50 Hundreds by Stokers – Part 5

So we reach the final part of the series. Here is Ralphie’s Top Ten…

OK, here we go…but before you read on, a bit of background as to why I chose these. When initially sorting the pieces of paper on the lounge floor, (seems ages ago, now), I kept coming back to these more than any, as they were brilliant hundreds in both their execution and importance to the match situation. All bar two had a direct influence on a positive result, (I had also been at the non-striker’s end for a short period of two of them so I am claiming an assist!); and where the hundreds were match-winning efforts they were clearly more memorable, and part of some crazy games to win given the events of the day; in some cases we met an opposition who were not as spirited as us and that made the win even more satisfying.

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Opening Day Defeat

Saturday 15th April 2017
Friendly
Stoke D’Abernon 194 for 5 (40 overs)
London Tigers (Southall) CC 197 for 8 (33.2 overs)
London Tigers (Southall) CC won by 2 wickets

A mixed XI from Stoke’s playing resources kicked off the 2017 season and suffered defeat despite having control for long periods. Losing having taken six of the opposition’s wickets in the first 10.5 overs of the fielding effort is one of the more bizarre ways to lose a game, but credit to the opposition who stayed committed to their brand of cricket and hoped a couple of players would come off.

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Ralphie v Old As 2016

50 Hundreds by Stokers – Part 4

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.
Star Academy Tim

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Ralphie v Old As 2016

50 Hundreds by Stokers – Part 1

Avid followers of CricInfo will have seen the book review of “Masterly Batting : 100 Great Test Centuries” by Patrick Ferriday and Dave Wilson: http://www.espncricinfo.com/magazine/content/story/689777.html

This got us thinking and in the first of a five part series Ralphie has kindly taken time out to review and rank the centuries he has seen scored by Stokers in his time at the Club. Here is a brief background to set the scene, then on to part one:

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Logie’s Birthday Missions : 29 completed, 41 to Go

Yesterday evening saw Logie complete his 29th catch-up mission, (of 70 in his calendar so far), for his 70th birthday.

For those who don’t know Logie, he was Stoke’s 1s skipper in 1997 and 1998, (he also captained the 2s for part of 1995, all of 1996 and all of 2000), and assembled a squad of Stokers to help celebrate his birthday, (not until April!), at The Plough over the road from the Club yesterday evening.

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Former Stoke opponents in Big Bash and Ranji action

With SDCC missing the New Year due to being in hyper-sleep following his latest bout of cellulitis, his team of spies were on the look-out for things of interest around the world, and they didn’t disappoint.

The Prawn Lover spotted Sam Whiteman playing in the Big Bash League. Whiteman was a Weybridge player in 2010 when he lined up in their Trust League XI : http://sdacc.play-cricket.com/website/results/1327532 – yep he may have scored 91 that day, but he was becalmed by an emerging Alex Bond, then dismissed by a c T.Frost b Handel combination.

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Beer Cleared!

A tremendous turnout yesterday from members, (and many friends & family of members), at all levels of the Club – plus some new faces who will be joining for next year – saw the remainder of the 2016 vintage Asahi demolished.

Amongst the attendees answering Drew’s call to Clear the Beer were Andy Berry, Malcolm Dickson, Jase Earl, Tom Frost & Amy S, Will Frost, Will/Shireen/Tom/Emma Gudgeon, Charlie Hill, Roddy Kelso, Logie Logendran, (big year for Loges next year – details to follow soon), Adrian Mills, Harry Nawaz, Richie & Robbie Parrett, Peter Phipps, Jack Raimondo, Toby Tarrant, Rod Thomson, James Trower, Geoff Vinall & family and Ralphie & Julie.

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