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Stokers Better/Worse than Virat Kohli

This week’s Ask Steven column on CricInfo looked at one of the poorer sides of Virat Kohli’s game. The question and the answer was:

Q : Does Virat Kohli have the worst average for anyone who has bowled more than 100 overs in ODIs?

A : Virat Kohli has so far taken four wickets in one-day internationals, for an average of 166.25. That is indeed the highest average for anyone who has bowled more than 100 overs. Next comes an Indian captain of a much earlier vintage, S Venkataraghavan, whose five ODI wickets cost him 108.40 apiece. Pommie Mbwangwa of Zimbabwe, (11 wickets at 103.63), also ended up with a three-figure average. Read more

Fantasy Football

Congratulations to Dom Morley who is the winner of this year’s Stoke Fantasy Football Competition.

Final League Table:

1 Morls’ Men (Dom Morley) 2049
2 Balotelli-tubbies (Paddy Wilson) 2038
3 Selection Nightmares (Ralph Coleman) 2000
4 Bafana Bafana FC (Nico Spreeth) 1911
5 Stats don’t lie (Jay Atwal) 1865
6 Mighty Tigers (Jeremy Connell) 1857
7 Thrompo’s Tanks (Will Thomson) 1827
8 The Untouchables (Ben Holder) 1693
9 Domo’s Genesis (Dom Lloyd) 1640
10 Matts Mad Men (Matt Gottschalk) 1570
11 Malcelona (Malcolm Dickson) 1461
12 No Bendtner No Party (Michael Dolman) 1400
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3rd XI win at Blackheath

3rd XI Friendly
Stoke D’Abernon 3rd XI 228 for 6 (40 overs)
Blackheath 3rd XI 197 for 7 (40 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 3rd XI won

Stoke were able to raise a third side, (just about!), at the weekend and received an invite from Blackheath, the match sourced by Stoke Chairman Drew Patrick who was in a meeting with the opposition’s Chairman earlier in the week. They were more than welcoming hosts and kindly provided a couple of players to complete the XI after late-drop-out-itis struck again. Read more

Sunday XI draw with Hampton Hill

Sunday 27th July 2014 – Friendly
Stoke D’Abernon 220 for 7 declared (36 overs)
Hampton Hill 128 for 7 (45 overs)
Match Drawn

Hampton Hill made a welcome return to the Stoke Rec after a number of years of being off the card, we speculated that it was the lengthening of the League programme in the mid-1990s that meant something had to give. (One of the opposition remembered the old changing rooms being behind the bowler’s arm at the Blundell Lane end the last time he played here, and was unaware of the current clubhouse being where it is today!) Read more

Sunday XI win big again

Sunday 13th July 2014 – Friendly
Stoke D’Abernon 217 for 7 (40 overs)
Woking XI CC 86 all out (21 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon won by 131 runs

This match was only possible due to the efforts of Rod Thomson and James Trower who did an unbelievable job getting the number of players available to a point where the best Surrey Trust League side could be selected, then a sufficient balance of players could ensure a Sunday side had a game. Read more

Sunday XI complete the double over the Old Ashfordians

Sunday 6th July 2014
Old Ashfordians 170 for 7 declared (44 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 172 for 7 (32.2 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon won 3 wickets

Stoke’s Sunday XI continued their winning run with a successful run chase at the Rec. Firstly some massive votes of thanks : to Jo Patrick for sorting a tea a late notice after some late selection changes across the two Sunday sides; to Andy Page for running the game, and to Will Thomson for sourcing two last minute call-ups to complete the side and save Chris Finch, (who forgot it was his birthday when he gave his availability), a long trip to Stoke. Read more

Movie Stars!

This Sunday we take on Concorde CC who we had an enojoyable match against last year, sadly unable to knock over their tail as we had the better of a drawn match.


Concorde also supplied their own match report – http://www.concordecc.co.uk/2013/matchreports/2013108.html – in addition to our own – http://www.stokecc.co.uk/2013/06/17/sunday-xi-have-better-of-draw-with-concorde/ Read more

Fantasy Football

Contracts to Michael Dolman on winning the 2013-14 Fantasy Football Competition.

1 DOL BOY Michael Dolman 2,270
2 Malcs XI Malcolm Dickson 2,256
3 &DontCallMeSchürrle Rob ‘eh-bobby’ Parrett 2,138
4 Borrusia Teeth Matt Neat 2,121
5 Michelin Stars Adam Cooke 2,111
6 Mighty Tigers Jeremy Connell 2,090
7 Say your 16, ok! James Trower 2,058
8 Selection Nightmares Ralph Coleman 2,054
9 Jay’s team Jay Atwal 2,040
10 Mighty Kiters Dom Morley 2,036
11 ice cream children Jono Fowler 1,993
12 Matts Mad Men Matt Gottschalk 1,878
13 Tipster Jack Raimondo 1,539
14 Tome FC Tom Evans 1,532
15 Lon’s Dons Nick Lo 1,506
16 HOLY BELGIUM MAN! Adrian Mills 1,505
17 U know me united Baz Medlycott 1,359 Read more

Sunday XI defeat Magdalen

Sunday Friendly
Magdalen 184 all out (41.5 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 188 for 6 (34.4 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon won by 4 wickets

Stoke’s Sunday XI returned to winning ways with a successful run chase against Magdalen.

The visitors chose to bat and made the worst possible start when Hogg fended the first ball of the match, a lifting delivery from Dan Douthwaite, to Michael Dolman behind the stumps. In the second over Ralph Coleman pinned Rowlands; so M.Connaghton and Whiteman had to dig in to the point that 22 runs were scored from the first nine overs. Read more

Sunday XI suffer Carr crash against Old Ashfordians

Sunday Friendly
Old Ashfordians 207 for 9 declared (44 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 192 all out (35.2 overs)
Old Ashfordians won by 15 runs

Stoke and Old Ashfordians played out another good spirited encounter. The pattern of the match was very similar to the first meeting between the sides last year. (http://oldashfordians.play-cricket.com/scoreboard/scorecard.asp?id=11465805) Read more