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
Whilst the Sunday XI were taking care of business in Thames Ditton, the Colts’ awards were being handed out at HQ.
A good event considering the weather. Approximately 100 turned up, including some brave hungover seniors; Ian Hopton, Shawn Dyson, Dan Gluckman, Tom Frost, Will Frost, James Trower, Max Subba Row, Andy Berry, Jack Raimondo and Charlie Hill. Read more
So we reach the final part of the series. Here is Ralphie’s Top Ten…
OK, here we go…but before you read on, a bit of background as to why I chose these. When initially sorting the pieces of paper on the lounge floor, (seems ages ago, now), I kept coming back to these more than any, as they were brilliant hundreds in both their execution and importance to the match situation. All bar two had a direct influence on a positive result, (I had also been at the non-striker’s end for a short period of two of them so I am claiming an assist!); and where the hundreds were match-winning efforts they were clearly more memorable, and part of some crazy games to win given the events of the day; in some cases we met an opposition who were not as spirited as us and that made the win even more satisfying. Read more
The penultimate part of this series sees us enter the top 20…
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Tim Handel : 129 v Ewhurst (A) on 07/07/2007 – 1st XI – Fuller’s League
Scorecard : http://sdacc.play-cricket.com/website/results/891497
We had been waiting for this. In his first season with us, Tim had threatened a ton on a few occasions without converting, but this was the day it happened. Decent attack but a small playing area, and in early after we lost Gav in the first over. Sid & Tim traded boundary after boundary in a Club record Fuller’s 2nd wicket partnership, (http://www.stokecc.co.uk/record-partnerships/) – Sid eventually holed out, (probably with his bowling duties in mind), but Tim went on and on. We were contemplating 300 but Simon pitched a six on the road that bounced several times on the tarmac and took about ten minutes to fetch. Not wanting to lose time or overs, we ‘suggested’ to Pagie that we declared and we won the game to stay in promotion contention.
Part 3, (of 5), of Ralphie’s take on the fifty centuries scored by team-mates and this week there appears to be a bit of an overseas flavour as he writes…
Part 3 and I can now visualise people trying to remember if I was in the team when they scored a century to make this series, and then speculating how high up the list they might be! Here are ten more for the collection… Read more
Our close relationship with the Star Cricket Academy has brought many benefits in the last few years; run, for those who don’t know, by Stokers Sid Lahiri and Tim Handel, who have a combined aggregate of 9784 runs, 358 wickets, 91 catches and 9 run-outs in 301 appearances for us to date. (Their individual splits are at the bottom of the page.) Read more
In the second part, (of five), Ralphie looks at the next batch of ten centuries that have been scored in games he has played in:
So an 80% approval rating for centuries ranked 50-41 is enough for me to keep going on this. Here is may take on positions 40 to 31… Read more
The next one in the series comes from Pagie:
Difficult to pick a greatest Stoke side for me as have been involved in so many. I guess my happiest memory of an SDCC XI would have to be the side that went Sanderstead and secured promotion to the Championship!!!! Read more
For years Stoke has offered cricket for everyone; 1s, 2s, 3s, Sunday XI, age group from U7-U17, Surrey Trust League, Under 19 T20 Blast, Friendly T20 & Long-Format, Women & Girls T20 & Long-Format to name just a few.
In 2016 an Over 40s squad was assembled for the first time. Affectionately known as “Dads & Pads” and made up mainly of colts’ parents, (but anyone over the age of 40 is welcome to join in and having children is not a pre-requisite!), the team defeated the mighty Weybridge in their inaugural match last May. Read more
The next Stoker to put forward his squad and greatest final XI is Dom Morley, who has written to us from his placement in the States…
Had a bit of time on my hands out here in Montana so thought I’d chip in to the best XI that I’ve played with debate, although mine is a very modern team: Read more