Tag Archives: Roy Johns

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

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. Read more

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%) 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

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

Sunday XI lose to Wisley

Sunday Friendly
Stoke D’Abernon 128 all out (29.5 overs)
Wisley Southside 132 for 8 (39.5 overs)
Wisley Southside won by 2 wickets

Stoke’s Sunday XI were left yet again to rue a lack of runs and a failure to bat a decent number of overs as Wisley Southside, whose eleven included one current and four former Stoke players, secured victory by two wickets with the last pair at the crease. Read more

Sunday XI in Spooky win over Ashtead

Friendly
Ashtead Sunday XI 112 all out (37 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon Sunday XI 113 for 9 (31.2 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon won by 1 wicket

We will be writing to Wisden and CricInfo on this one!

On Saturday and Sunday – on the same strip – a Stoke XI won by one wicket, registering a total of 113 for 9 in response to a visiting team’s total of 112 all out. Even more spookily, Stoke faced 31.2 overs on both days! Read more