Tag Archives: Nico Spreeth

Virat Kohli

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.)

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Yasir Shah

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.

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Opened the Batting and the Bowling in the same League Match

Last week’s Ask Steven column on CricInfo looked at people who opened the batting and the bowling in the same ODI. The question and the answer was:

Q : Mehidy Hasan opened the batting and bowling for Bangladesh in the Asia Cup final. How many times has this happened?

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Fantasy Football (Premier League)

Congrats to Robbie Parrett who wins the 2017-2018 Stoke Fantasy Football League.

1 : Mee-sa YaYa Winks – Robbie Parrett – 2171
2 : Ballotellitubbies – Paddy Wilson – 2143
3 : Devon XI – Andy Devon – 2050
4 : Mighty Tigers – Jeremy Connell – 2029
5 : NaakKeBaal – Raja Singh – 2002
6 : Klopps and Robbers – Alex Clinton – 1976
7 : ACB68 – Andy Berry – 1910
8 : Selection Nightmares – Ralph Coleman – 1864
9 : Geologinho – Nico Spreeth – 1825
10 : Doesn’t Mata – Will Thomson – 1796

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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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2nd XI Table 2017

2nd XI PROMOTED with 10 wicket win at Ripley

Saturday 2nd September 2017
Travelbag Surrey Championship Division 4 – 2nd XI Competition
Ripley 2nd XI 92 all out (41 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 2nd XI 93 for 0 (18.4 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 2nd XI won by 10 wickets

Needing a win to guarantee promotion, Stoke’s 2nd XI did the necessary with another great win at picturesque Ripley.

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2nd XI Huddle v Cheam - August 2017

2nd XI beat promotion rivals Cheam

Saturday 26th August 2017
Travelbag Surrey Championship Division 4 – 2nd XI Competition
Cheam 2nd XI 155 all out (49.4 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 2nd XI 156 for 2 (23.1 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 2nd XI won by 8 wickets

A second commanding performance in as many weeks leaves Stoke’s 2nd XI on the brink of promotion. Cheam started the day in 2nd place in the table but had that spot, and control of their own destiny, taken away from them in emphatic style.

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Big Win for the 2s over Chessington

Saturday 19th August 2017
Travelbag Surrey Championship Division 4 – 2nd XI Competition
Chessington 2nd XI 190 for 6 (50 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 2nd XI 191 for 5 (36.3 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 2nd XI won by 5 wickets

With results going their way last week it was time for Stoke’s 2nd XI to make use of that massive leg-up, and they did so in emphatic fashion with a strong performance against Champions-elect Chessington at the Rec.

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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!)

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1st TEN v Weybridge Vandals - August 2017

Quick Double Wins for the 1s and 2s

A short day for both League sides; the 1st XI consolidating their position in the promotion places, the 2nd XI doing the necessary and with the three results elsewhere needed to go our way going our way, promotion is back in our own hands again.

Saturday 12th August 2017
Travelbag Surrey Championship Division 4
Weybridge Vandals 83 all out (28.1 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 89 for 3 (16.5 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon won by 7 wickets

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