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Highest Career Strike Rates for Stokers

This week’s “Ask Steven” column on CricInfo had a question raised about Strike Rates.

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Looking at our own stats, to the end of the 2017 season 74 Stokers have scored more than 2000 runs for the Club…only three have a career Strike Rate of over 100.00:

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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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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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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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Richie v Seb

Stoke D’Abernon Advent Calendar 2016 (11)

11 is for “My Greatest XI”

Listening to an old audio-book of Richie Benaud’s, in it he devotes a couple of chapters to what he calls “My Greatest XI.” By his definition they had to:

* Be brilliant cricketers, characters and good mixers on & off the pitch as they would be representing him.
* Have a beneficial effect on the game, be champions and have left an influence on cricket.
* Play on good pitches with pace, good for shots and fast bowlers, with spin to come into the game later on.

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Stoke Over 40s win Inaugural Fixture

Wednesday 26th May 2016
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Stoke D’Abernon Over 40s 129 for 6 (20 overs)
Weybridge Over 40s 106 all out (18 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon Over 40s won by 23 runs

New territory for Stoke, and a great start as Kevin Morgan takes up the story:

A bunch of the Colts’ Dads have been dusting off old gear & doing nets on Thursday evenings at Parkside School with Tim Handel.

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Surrey Championship T20 Entry Confirmed

Part of the League Rep’s job is to make sure we’re entered for the Surrey Championship T20 competition. Surrey are one of the participating counties in this national tournament that, if the county winners are successful, they go into the regional rounds leading to a possible finals day at a First Class County Ground televised on Sky Sports. Last year our friends and neighbours from Ashtead made it to the final; John Vaughan-Davies, (Stoke groundsman who has also played the odd game for us to show us how well our square plays!), scooped the man-of-the-match award in the semi-final.

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2nd XI beat Kingstonian by 1 wicket

Saturday 22nd August 2015
Surrey Championship Division 4 – 2nd XI Competition
Kingstonian 2nd XI 183 all out (45.4 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 2nd XI 184 for 9 (39.4 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 2nd XI won by 1 wicket

This victory for Stoke’s 2nd XI was all the more satisfying as an unexpected availability crisis in the week meant a patching up of the side; but every player, notably a father and son combination who came in late, contributed to a fine win in a fine match.

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Lord’s Tickets Still Available – Deadline 10th May

Lawesie has contacted us to say that no bids have been received for the Lord’s Test tickets yet!

We’ll accept bids up to the 10th May, but then in fairness to Lawesie after that he needs time to find someone else who might want them.

There are four tickets, (two adult, two junior), for Sunday 24th May 2015, which is the 4th day of the first Test Match v New Zealand. They are in the Upper Tier of the Compton Stand which is just below the media centre opposite the Pavilion and behind the bowler’s arm.

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