Tag Archives: Rick Mustill

Dismissing Opposing Opening Bats

Earlier this year Jimmy Anderson dismissed Kragg Brathwaite to pass Glenn McGrath as the bowler to have removed the most opening batsmen in the history of Test Match cricket; the 156th time he has removed an opener for those who like to know numbers.

This got our stats guys interested and we took a look at all the opening bats dismissed by Stoke bowlers in League cricket, (including Trust League and Women & Girls cricket), back to 1972 when we joined the South West London League. Since then we have also played in the Wey Valley League, the Fuller’s Brewery Surrey County League and, since 2009, the Surrey Championship. Read more

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? Read more

Sunday Win at Old Wimbledonians

Sunday 10th September 2017
Friendly
Stoke D’Abernon 145 all out (33 overs)
Old Wimbledonians 83 all out (30.4 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon won by 62 runs

With decent availability for a Sunday fixture Old Wimbledonians were quick to snap us up when we placed our advert and the sides played out a fun game on a cold-ish day, Stoke emerging victorious just as the rains came. Well done to the home captain for getting the forecast just right! Read more

Sunday XI lose a close one

Sunday 7th May 2017
Friendly
Stoke D’Abernon 164 for 6 (40 overs)
Battersea Eagles 168 for 8 (37.2 overs)
Battersea Eagles won by 2 wickets

Numbers, (just), were available for a Sunday fixture this weekend and the Battersea Eagles were the successful club selected from those who replied to our advert, and they also kindly supplied us with an 11th player. (More on him later.) Read more

Logie’s Birthday Missions : 29 completed, 41 to Go

Yesterday evening saw Logie complete his 29th catch-up mission, (of 70 in his calendar so far), for his 70th birthday.

For those who don’t know Logie, he was Stoke’s 1s skipper in 1997 and 1998, (he also captained the 2s for part of 1995, all of 1996 and all of 2000), and assembled a squad of Stokers to help celebrate his birthday, (not until April!), at The Plough over the road from the Club yesterday evening. Read more

Two Hundreds in the Same Innings

India have had two centurions in an innings on two occasions in the last few days.

In adult men’s cricket, Stoke have had two centurions in the same innings twice…in our entire history(!) both in the 1994 season.

On the 3rd July 1994 Mike Cooper and Simon Engelen both hit centuries in the rout of Guildford & Godalming : http://sdacc.play-cricket.com/view_results_details?id=10445529
It was Mike’s first century for the Club, (Simon’s second – of eight), having been run out for 99 less than a month earlier. Read more

Sunday XI beat Hampton Hill

Sunday 28th August 2016
Friendly
Hampton Hill 131 for 8 (40 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 132 for 8 (38.1 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon won by 2 wickets

Hampton Hill accepted our invite from the list of clubs looking for a Sunday fixture this weekend and the sides played out an exciting, good spirited encounter. Read more

Cover Point

With thoughts turning to Alan’s funeral tomorrow, one of many things he did for the membership – before the days of the internet and other instant messaging and social media, (and the  Play Cricket network) – was to produce “Cover Point” – a periodic newsletter that was posted to all members. Read more

Tributes to Alan Wiseman flood in

We were very saddened to learn that Stoke legend Alan Wiseman, passed away at the weekend.

Within hours of the new breaking Stokers in the UK and around the world have sent in their tributes:

Chris Gudgeon : “Very sad to hear of his passing. I cherish great memories…his dogs often left to roam the Rec during games…his rather unreliable Volvo cars…his thespian skills with the Cobham Players…The Folk Club. But overall my abiding thoughts are of his huge love for the Cclub…all of us heard of his dismissals being delivered by future Test players…caused by giraffes but Alan was a great competitor. He also served the club as Chairman…and was always around…Committee meetings it is fair to say we’re amusingly chaotic…but full of good memories. Will miss you Alan…puff away on that pipe in the clubhouse in the sky.” Read more

Sunday XI lose new fixture against new friends in Droxford

Sunday 9th August 2015
Friendly
Droxford 188 for 7 (40 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 81 all out (29.5 overs)
Droxford won by 107 runs

At 5.43pm on Friday evening an e-mail, (no phone call made), was sent by Pirbright to say that they only had five players available for the fixture they advertised and agreed on Monday. Read more