Tag Archives: Justin Jones

Narrow defeat for depeleted 2nd XI

Saturday 18th May 2019
AJ Fordham Surrey Championship – 2nd XI competition
Addiscombe 2nd XI 212 for 7 (50 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 2nd XI 193 all out (49.3 overs)
Addiscombe 2nd XI won by 19 runs

Savaged by unanticipated non-availability and necessary call ups to the 1st XI for two others late in the week; the final Stoke 2nd XI picked itself but out of adversity put up a great fight. Read more

Sunday Tour Match : Win!

Sunday 28th April 2019
Tour Friendly
Stoke D’Abernon 188 for 8 (40 overs)
Woodbridge & Old Woodbridgians 104 all out (24.1 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon won by 84 runs

Stoke completed a 100% record on tour with a great win against Woodbridge who stepped in for the fixture after hosts Bungay needed resources to fulfil their League fixture. Thanks to Nick Lo for sourcing the opposition, securing use of the ground and arranging teas. Read more

Saturday Tour Match : BIG WIN!

Saturday 27th April 2019
Tour Friendly
Stoke D’Abernon 325 for 4 (40 overs)
Bungay 126 all out (25.3 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon won by 199 runs

Stoke played the their first tour match in arguably the most arctic conditions ever but an XI that the skipper would happily go into a Surrey Championship match with began their ‘warm up’ to the season with a big win. Read more

Career Runs in Sixes

Mr Handel from Cobham contacted the Club to ask what proportion of runs he and his peers have made in 6s. In some rare down-time over the Christmas period we’ve now managed to put a couple of things together that we hope answers his query.

Of the players that played in 2018, here are the percentages of their career runs for the Club in sixes. To make this list you must have hit a minimum of eight career sixes and scored a minimum of 150 runs for the Club:

31.58% Robbie Blackburn
26.32% Ed Ashwell
18.99% Tim Handel
18.29% Shawn Dyson
18.13% Toby Tarrant
14.46% Justin Jones
14.28% Will Gudgeon
11.23% Andy Berry
10.82% Alex Bond
10.38% Carel Ferreira
10.16% James Whitmarsh
9.52% Moumer Khara
8.41% Alistair Curran
8.28% Jeremy Connell
6.95% Ian Hopton
6.68% Adrian Taylor
6.63% Will Thomson
6.36% Jase Earl
5.80% Tom Frost
5.03% Amy Page
4.81% Stephen Finch
4.25% Andy Page
4.17% Chris Finch
4.04% Rod Thomson
3.45% Steve Wade
3.09% Alistair McMillan
3.04% James Trower
1.70% Malcolm Dickson
1.54% Jack Raimondo

Looking at the wider list of all Stoke players, here are some notable others – some familiar names appear near the top; three of them would have made the top of the above list.

The 2018 list has eleven players who have scored more than 10% of their runs in sixes; so this is the additional qualification for the all-time list below, (in addition to the same minimum 8×6/minimum 150 career runs that is in use); six people have hit more than a quarter of their career runs in 6s:

Jerry Hinds : 154 career runs (50.65% in 6s)
Greg Routley : 1443 (34.92%)
Josh Carew : 184 (32.61%)
John Crisp : 868 (29.03%)
Johnny Lawes : 1774 (26.38%)
Eugene Ford : 673 (25.85%)
Jeremy Beckwith : 353 (23.80%)
Marcus Mahne : 263 (22.81%)
Tim Parminter : 311 (21.22%)
Stephen Anderson : 799 (19.52%)
Roger Bowman : 1023 (17.01%)
Paddy Engelen : 344 (15.70%)
David Laing : 552 (14.13%)
Dan Douthwaite : 1718 (13.62%)
Roy Johns : 7207 (12.74%)
Frank Moore : 2835 (12.70%)
Matt Gottschalk : 2607 (12.66%)
Tom Oliver : 1051 (12.56%)
Mike Carty : 677 (12.41%)
Mickey Humphries : 1654 (12.33%)
Tim Goodman : 446 (12.11%)
Simon Birch : 1294 (12.06%)
John Price : 1025 (11.71%)
Navid Hussain : 2428 (11.61%)
Peter Higgs : 7140 (11.09%)
Baz Medlycott : 868 (11.06%)
John Davies : 1366 (10.98%)
Neil McEvoy : 550 (10.91%)
Jack Massey : 1612 (10.79%)
E Ledger : 898 (10.69%)
Steve Bowman : 4901 (10.53%)
Ian Tyrell : 855 (10.53%)
Gavin Johns : 2637 (10.01%)

The list of all-time leading six-hitters for the Club can be found here : http://www.stokecc.co.uk/sixes/





Kohli v Stoke (2) : Consecutive 20+ Scores

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.)

Has a run of scores of 20 or more of this length ever been achieved by a Stoker? After a trawl of the stats, the short answer is no, but there have been some impressive sequences; the longest being eleven, achieved by Chris Goode and Steve Eggleston. A couple of players will go into the 2019 season with a chance to beat that run. (See later on.)

For the avoidance of doubt, in these scoring runs below, if a player made a score of less than 20 but was not out, or did not bat in a match, we have continued the run but not counted the score of less than 20 or the DNB in the sequence.

Have you made the list? Look for yourself here…

As mentioned above, messers Goode and Eggleston have the longest run…

11 Chris Goode
45 in the last game of 1956 then 50 34 31 65 63 71 63 103* 30 and 77 in his first ten innings in 1957

11 Steve Eggleston
45 36 25 60 22 26* 27 24 and 132 in 1993 – these were all the games he played that season!
He then started 1994 with 44 and 42.

…closely followed by these four sturdy Stoke oaks who have runs of ten innings…

10 Steve Garner
21 34 32 75 32* 46 30 105* 31 89 in 1986

10 Will Gudgeon
22 54* 45 61 34* 19* 30 26 28 26 in 2013 then 50* in his first game of 2014

10 Gavin Johns
40 78 77 58*and 71 at the end of 1996 then 30 155* 43 28 and 67 at the start of 1997

10 Nick Lo
63* 23 22 27 31 38 39 30 61 29 in 2013

A few of Stoke’s all-time leading run-scorers/highest average-holders are in the next group with a run of nine innings, or eight, (Alistair McMillan and Ian Wellman have one of each, Sid Lahiri can boast two runs of eight in successive seasons in the noughties)…

9 Phil Easton
36 31* 59 100* 39 40 69 49* 69* in 1971

9 Alistair McMillan
30 18* 25 38 20 29* 30 11* 32 44* 22 in 1980

9 Ian Wellman
58 89* 39 69 51 44 64 79 61 in 1980

9 Sophie Pout Read more





Sunday XI Win v The Min – Justin Jones 113

=&0=&

More late season fun and a triumph for patience. As the weeks go by and more players call time on their seasons, some having previously said available, there was still a Stoke side ready for a game if an opposition could be found.

The fixture we originally hoped we might get never materialised, so a advert placed late in the week was done so more in hope than expectation as clubs – including ourselves – switch their thoughts to square repair and other grounds are lost to other sports.

However there was a late development on Saturday afternoon. The Min CC, (who came to Stoke exactly six years ago), contacted us to say that they were on the lookout for a game as their original opposition thought that the game was on the Saturday. Keen for a game as a result of that issue their captain asked one of their Sunday oppositions if they might have a pitch free. Yes. Were we still looking and were we interested? Absolutely!

So off to Newdigate CC we went; lovely ground and now with a new pavilion and bar since we last played there. After a meet & greet, Jase Earl won the toss and chose to bat in a 35:35.

With fewer overs of batting available than normal, Justin Jones and a Geoff Vinall were tasked with giving it a biff early doors. The latter departed early targeting an inviting short square boundary; but Jones and Earl put together a punishing partnership of 157 in just over 18 overs before both fell on the same total.

Jones hit the bad ball, and a number of good ones, very hard. He reached his half-century off just the 23rd ball he faced, (hitting the opposition skipper for three sixes in one over), and 31 balls later he was lifting his bat having completed one of the fastest centuries in Club history. He was lbw 113 from 67 soon after, (10×4, 6×6), off the last ball of the 20th over; four balls later Earl, who had moved serenely to 48 and passed 3000 career runs for the Club in the process holed out in the deep.

This double-strike brought the Finch brothers together; and they put things back on track with a partnership of 46. Finch Jnr’s departure for 17 sparked a mini-collapse from 211 for 3 to 212 for 6 – short stays for Kevin Morgan and Aydin Huseyin – but the President and Raja Singh added 39 off the last 35 balls to close the innings on 251 for 6.

Finch Snr, (47 not out from 43), continued his excellent late season form and two straight sixes were a particular highlight. Singh made a run-a-ball 16.

After a 20 minute break, Stoke’s formidable total looked more so when the second ball of the innings, delivered by Rory Harris, was guided to slip and Huseyin did the rest. Back of a length worked here, but generally this wasn’t the way to go as No.2 and No.3 launched an excellent counter-attack, moving the total to 85 before ten overs had been completed.

Vinall got reward for a more fullish length when Huseyin held another good slip catch then Earl, who brought himself on earlier than planned, despatched the opposition’s Chris Gayle look-alike lbw for 47.

It was still very much game on, though, as the ‘home’ side continued to find the short boundary with regularity. No.4 Saif was tied down by Huseyin, but boundaries flowed at the other end as there were fewer 5th/6th bowler options than normal, Singh limiting choices further as he was only able to keep wicket.

Huseyin, (6-0-24-1), picked up the skipper courtesy of a good catch in the deep by Jones; but another half-century partnership left 78 needed off the last 11 overs and two batsmen well set.

Earl continued to read the game well, and another short burst from him gave Stoke the required breathing space. Asif was lbw for 50, Ishmael bowled for 34 in his next; (Earl 5-0-11-3); and a brace of wickets from Vinall in his last over, (7-1-44-3), one of them another catch for Huseyin, got the fat lady warming up.

The Finch brothers had a turn each, Mr.President winning the best player in the family debate by castling No.10; so this left the last pair needing 57 off the last four overs.

Thurston Selvakumar and Morgan were great in the field, and were both offered the chance of a bowl, but both declined so Ralphie handed his cap to the umpire and marked out a run up for only the second time this season. Rotator still not right, he managed to get his first delivery into the batsman’s half, triumph in itself, and it was obligingly scooped into Singh’s gloves to end the match that was played in a tremendous spirit.

Thanks to The Min for selecting us off the board for the fixture, and to Newdigate CC for preparing an excellent pitch. With an increased Sunday XI programme next season, hopefully we can play both clubs.

But that’s next year. Numbers look decent for one last hurrah next weekend and the prospect of a bit of history if a fixture that was discussed a few weeks ago comes to fruition. Stay tuned!

Scorecard : http://sdacc.play-cricket.com/website/results/3402709





Centuries Making Up a Large Percentage of the Total – Revisited

This week’s Ask Steven column on CricInfo returned to the question of the highest percentage of a total scored in a One Day International.

The last time he was asked the question we had a look at our own centuries, (links to the original articles at the bottom of this page), and have added the hundreds scored so far this season to the list.

Link : SDCC Centuries and Percentage of Total
Only five Stokers have beaten Viv.

Viv Richards

Will Thomson’s effort at Ashford last weekend features quite high up the list; other efforts by Subba Row, Dyson, Jones and Trower appear further down the table…Tom Frost’s 117 out of our total of 317 constituting just under 37% of the total.

As always, if you have any stories to tell about any of these matches, e-mail stokecc@hotmail.com and we’ll publish them here.

Links to previous articles : http://www.stokecc.co.uk/2016/12/23/centuries-making-up-a-large-percentage-of-the-total/ and http://www.stokecc.co.uk/2017/01/05/centuries-making-up-a-large-percentage-of-the-total-2/





Overs 40s beat Leatherhead

Thursday 19th July 2018
Friendly
Stoke D’Abernon Over 40s 176 for 3 (20 overs)
Leatherhead Over 40s 96 for 6 (20 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon Over 40s won by 80 runs

Leatherhead were the latest to put together an Over 40s side as this highly successful initiative started by Stoke and Weybridge a couple of years ago continues to grow. Don’t read the scorecard as a one-sided affair. Everyone was involved and Stoke ran out winners against a newly formed team who, with games, will reduce the targets they will have to chase and put more on their own total.

Leatherhead were keen to field first to find out what the concept was all about. To constitute a match, (read the Laws!), a post negotiation toss saw Match Manager Kevin Morgan call correctly and appoint Jase Earl to manage on-field operations which he did superbly.

Justin Jones and Moumer Khara got Stoke off to a fast start, adding 60 in just over six overs as the visitors got to grips with field placements. Khara, (29 from 26), clubbed six nice boundaries before being fired out a run before he would have been asked to retire anyway. Jones faced just 17 balls for his 31 before walking off too; so the second batting wave of Deepak Malhotra and Harry Nawaz continued the fun.

Malhotra got off the mark with the match’s only six, Nawaz hit the ball crisply and the lightning outfield gave him full value for his shots. The pair retired together on 32 from 23 and 31 from 19 respectively at the end of the 14th over that saw the board showing 133 for 1. (At one stage it was 111 for 1 after 11 – good job we didn’t need Roy Johns’ old painted numbers. We wouldn’t have had enough!)

Debutant Paul Johnson took a few balls to get going but batted to the end of the innings making 17 not out. He lost a couple of partners along the way; Morgan fell to a good catch on the circle, one-time, (to date), Stoker Andy Meyer showed good hands to remove Carel Ferreira, (12 from 8), just as he threatened to push Stoke near the 200-mark. Simon Richardson, (9 not out), hit one nice four and ran well. The opposition used ten bowlers.

In reply the difference in experience showed. Mark Christie and Earl gave little away in the power-play overs, the latter completing his preparation for the weekend with the first wicket at a personal cost of just one no-ball in his two overs.

First change Ferreira took a wicket first ball with one that rolled, Nawaz emulated this a couple of overs later thanks to a sharp stumping by Malhotra; and with Earl taking a nice catch on the circle to give Richardson a deserved wicket Stoke were well ahead on the WASP with the opposition 45 for 4.

Meyer and Quickfall added a few more before the latter was castled by Johnson, (54 for 5 in the 12th), but Meyer and Melling put together a nice partnership as the challenge of winning the game moved to batting the overs. Meyer, (26), was run out as Malcolm Dickson effected an easy run out…off his own bowling…yes, he may not have had the chance to reach 8000 runs for the Club in this fixture but he did have only his second bowl for us in his 494th appearance.

This left Melling, (12 not out), and Harrison, (9 not out), the opportunity to negotiate the remaining overs. Earl used nine bowlers.

The match was watched by an excellent crowd. A very good away support, including a prospective new addition to the Ladies’ section – Anya & Andy B take note – added to the Stoke posse of Roddy Kelso, Will Frost, Jack Raimondo, Ian Hopton, Shawn Dyson and Aarav & Rimple Malhotra.

A highly successful evening. A return fixture is being arranged – miners’ helmets may be needed if the over rate is similar to tonight’s as a few stoppages resulted in the game ending in the gloom, but, hey, where there is a will to make a game of cricket, we’ll be there and will play in all conditions!

Scorecard : https://sdacc.play-cricket.com/website/results/3693607





Over 40s beaten by Walton-on-Thames

Thursday 21st June 2018
Friendly
Stoke D’Abernon Over 40s 156 for 6 (20 overs)
Walton-on-Thames Over 40s 157 for 2 (17.4 overs)
Walton-on-Thames Over 40s won by 8 wickets

The Over 40s squad’s unbeaten run stretching back to last July came to an end as Walton-on-Thames chased down the required total with 14 balls to spare and plenty of wickets in hand.

Batting first having won the toss, Andy Berry was an early departure, but Justin Jones, (47 from 40), and David Barton, (23), added 46 in six overs; some of these runs coming off Jase Earl and Roy McMillan, (4-0-22-2), who kindly helped out with appearances for the opposition who had an availability crisis resulting in a couple of U40s sneaking into their XI as well to make game happen.

Peter Phipps hit one nice four before being bowled trying to accelerate the scoring; leaving Andy Page and Andrew Klimcke the task of moving the total on, which they did with a stand of 46. Both hit the ball cleanly, but not quite with the same fireworks as their respective last innings for the Club. They made 29 and 21 at better than a run-a-ball, before both were lost to run-outs.

Geoff Vinall clubbed 12 off seven balls to lift the Stoke total to 156 for 6.

In reply captain Harry Nawaz had Klimcke and Page in partnership again as they shared the new ball; this time against a father & son combo. Page castled Donnelly Jnr for 9 in the fourth over, (a wicket maiden), but the elder Donnelly and Kemp moved the total from 26 to 56 at the required rate.

Probably not a match-turning decision but Page was unlucky that a full toss to Kemp was adjudged a no ball by the umpire, (who also appeared to introduce the leg-side wide rule for the second innings.) This made Phipps’ good catch irrelevant with the batsman having made just 8 at the time.

First change Barton picked up a wicket courtesy of a catch by Phipps that did count, but he pulled up at the end what would be his only over, causing Nawaz more headaches as he looked around for bowling options; surprisingly holding himself back despite not having had a bat.

All those thrown the ball did their best but found wickets impossible to come by as Kemp took full advantage of his reprieve and No.4 Upsdell both hit the ball cleanly. An unbroken stand or 101 finished the match in the 18th over. Kemp made 57 not out and Upsdell 46 not out, (five fours and three sixes.)

Thanks to Kevin for making this game happen. Keep an eye on the site and the Club’s Twitter feed for details of the next O40s match he arranges.

Scorecard : http://sdacc.play-cricket.com/website/results/3686820

Justin Jones