Tag Archives: Jack Townsend

Better than Yasir Shah?

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

Ducks by Brothers in the Same Innings

A rare – but not unique – piece of history in the first test between Pakistan and Australia recently where the Marsh brothers were both dismissed for a duck in the same innings. Andrew Samson at Test Match Special, and soon after Steven Lynch at CricInfo, looked into how many times this has happened, and there were only seven previous instances: Read more

Trust League Defeat to Dulwich / Under 19 T20 News

Sunday 13th August 2017
Surrey Trust League
Stoke D’Abernon 186 all out (36.4 overs)
Dulwich 189 for 3 (37.2 overs)
Dulwich won by 7 wickets

Stoke went into their final zonal match unable to qualify for either of the semi-final competitions, but they had a direct influence on the final positions in the table as a win over leaders Dulwich would have opened the door for the winners of the Ashtead v Wimbledon match to top the group. (Wimbledon actually conceded that match!) Read more

2nd XI Lose a Close one at Alleyn

Saturday 15th July 2017
Travelbag Surrey Championship Division 4 – 2nd XI Competition
Alleyn 2nd XI 134 all out (47.3 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 2nd XI 127 all out (51.3 overs)
Alleyn 2nd XI won by 7 runs

Stoke’s 2nd XI missed the chance to go back into the promotion places when two bunches of wickets in the batting effort undid an excellent performance in the field with a wet ball. Read more

Ollie John 99 Not Out in Trust League Defeat

Sunday 2nd July 2017
Surrey Trust League
Stoke D’Abernon 211 for 4 (40 overs)
Old Whitgiftians 212 for 4 (35.5 overs)
Old Whitgiftians won by 6 wickets

Without players’ scores displayed on the board and the scorers tucked safely away in the shade of the Clubhouse, Ollie John was unaware that a six off the final ball of Stoke’s innings would have brought him a first century in any form of cricket. He swatted it over cow for four to finish unbeaten on 99 to help post a total of 211 for 4 in 40 overs after Will Thomson won the toss and elected to bat on a warm afternoon. Read more

Sunday XI Edged Out in Thriller by the Cryptics

Sunday 25th June 2017
Friendly
Stoke D’Abernon 234 for 6 declared (39 overs)
Surrey Cryptics 237 for 9 (41.5 overs)
Surrey Cryptics won by 1 wicket

For the second day running, (and on the same strip), a Stoke XI lost at home by one wicket; but the disappointment of losing this one was far outweighed by the way the sides approached things. Read more

Sunday XI One Wicket Away

Sunday 18th June 2017
Friendly
Stoke D’Abernon 236 for 5 declared (43 overs)
Concorde 179 for 9 (40 overs)
Match Drawn

The hottest day of the year saw Stoke and Concorde play out a draw at Sendholme.

Batting first, Doug Gilbertson was originally listed at No.3 but faced the first ball of the match as the person originally selected for the role was sat on the roller at Stoke with less than 20 minutes to the start. After a quiet opening maiden, it was anything but at the start of the second over as debutant Ishan Mulchandani drilled the first two balls he faced through the covers and mid-off, then pulled the third along the ground through mid-wicket – not a bad way to start your Stoke career – and he hit another four before the over was out. Read more