India drew first blood in the Test Series this week despite a moderate contribution from Virat Kohli. However Virat added another impressive stat to his CV recently in the ODI series against the West Indies where, having made 157 not out, he made an eighteenth successive score of 20 or more in ODIs, (passing Matthew Hayden’s run of 17 20+ scores in 2007.) He then extended his run to nineteen with 107 in the next match before finally falling for 16 in Mumbai. Twelve of Virat’s knocks were also over 50, (8×100, 4×50.) Read more
This week’s “Ask Steven” column on CricInfo had a question raised about Strike Rates.
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: Read more
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%) Read more
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? Read more
We haven’t had one of these for a while, so here we go with this addition to series. (Link to them all here : http://www.stokecc.co.uk/my-greatest-xi/)
Club Secretary Phippsy lets talks us know his Greatest Stoke XI since joining us in 2008… Read more
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: Read more
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. Read more
* 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.
Wednesday 26th May 2016
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. Read more
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. Read more
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. Read more