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.
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
With members currently putting together their selections for the “My Greatest XI” series, CricInfo recently ran a variation on the theme with an article about an all-time tallest XI : http://www.espncricinfo.com/blogs/content/story/1078035.html 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
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
In response to our latest Joe Root/Richie Parrett article, we’ve received the following from Chris Gudgeon…
Firstly a very Happy New Year to all from a snowy Toronto! Love reading the excellent Stoke site and keeping up with the news.
Going on the basis of those that I have had the pleasure of playing with at my time at Stoke here is my stab and a best XI: Read more
11 is for “My Greatest XI”
Listening to an old audio-book of Richie Benaud’s, in it he devotes a couple of chapters to what he calls “My Greatest XI.” By his definition they had to:
* Be brilliant cricketers, characters and good mixers on & off the pitch as they would be representing him. Read more
* Have a beneficial effect on the game, be champions and have left an influence on cricket.
* Play on good pitches with pace, good for shots and fast bowlers, with spin to come into the game later on.
“Nothing More, Nothing Less, Six of the Best!”
The above wasn’t sung with as much regularity as last year but Will Gudgeon moved ever nearer to the title of the Club’s all-time leading six-hitter in 2016, taking his total to 152: Read more
Yesterday evening Stokers were out in force at The Oval for the 49th Surrey Championship Annual Dinner.
Sat at one table, (pictured), were Toby Tarrant, (who doubled up as our other table’s wine waiter for part of the evening – see below), Will Frost, Dan Gluckman, Charlie Hill, James Trower, James Whitmarsh, Jack Raimondo and Will Gudgeon. Will also brought along a newbie for next year in the form of his mate Kane. It was great to see Billy Newman there too who we hope to see back on the field next season. Read more
Saturday 20th August 2016
Travelbag Surrey Championship – Division 5
Stoke D’Abernon 229 for 6 (50 overs)
Old Emanuel 109 all out (35.2 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon won by 120 runs
Stoke’s 1st XI maintained control of their own destiny with a win at Old Emanuel. Read more