Tag Archives: Tim Handel

Ralphie v Old As 2016

50 Hundreds by Stokers – Part 5

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.

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Ralphie v Old As 2016

50 Hundreds by Stokers – Part 4

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.
Star Academy Tim

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Ralphie v Old As 2016

50 Hundreds by Stokers – Part 3

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…

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Over 40s Nets 1

Over 40s In Pre-Season

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.

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Dom Morley

My Greatest XI : Dom Morley

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:

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trust-league-v-weybridge-2010

Former Stoke opponents in Big Bash and Ranji action

With SDCC missing the New Year due to being in hyper-sleep following his latest bout of cellulitis, his team of spies were on the look-out for things of interest around the world, and they didn’t disappoint.

The Prawn Lover spotted Sam Whiteman playing in the Big Bash League. Whiteman was a Weybridge player in 2010 when he lined up in their Trust League XI : http://sdacc.play-cricket.com/website/results/1327532 – yep he may have scored 91 that day, but he was becalmed by an emerging Alex Bond, then dismissed by a c T.Frost b Handel combination.

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Alex Bond by MS

Stoke beat Valley End by 1 run to progress in T20

Wednesday 18th May 2016
Surrey Championship T20 – Round 1
Stoke D’Abernon 124 for 9 (20 overs)
Valley End 123 all out (20 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon won by 1 run

A tremendous game played in an excellent spirit with all results possible as the last ball was bowled saw Stoke kick-start their season with the narrowest of victories.

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