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Will Frost and Will Gudgeon

1st XI Continue Unbeaten Run. Gudgeon 81. Willo 5-50.

Saturday 7th July 2018
Travelbag Surrey Championship – Division 3
Stoke D’Abernon 243 for 6 declared (49 overs)
Purley 142 all out (30 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon won by 101 runs

An early start, (credit to Purley and Stoke for working together to start at 9.30am to get things done ahead of the football), and an early finish with the right result for Stoke as they stretched their unbeaten run to five to keep pace with the leaders.

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Robbie Blackburn

Robbie at the Double as 1s beat Cheam

Saturday 16th June 2018
Travelbag Surrey Championship – Division 3
Stoke D’Abernon 233 all out (47 overs)
Cheam 106 all out (32.5 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon won by 127 runs

Stoke’s 1st XI moved up to 2nd place in the table with a big win over lowly Cheam who arrived at the Rec with quite a few of their players seen more recently in the 2nd XI and Sunday XIs. Nevertheless the necessary was done in an entertaining and dominant manner to secure maximum points.

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Toby Tarrant Award

My Greatest XI – Toby Tarrant

Another “My Greatest XI “ has dropped into the Club in-box, this one courtesy of Toby Tarrant who writes…

Here you go guys, I’m sat by the pool in Verona compiling this. The things I do for this Club…

Ian Hopton
“Hoppy” has to be one of the first names on the teamsheet. Mr.Reliable in many ways, I can’t think of a game where he hasn’t contributed with either the ball, the bat or in the field. I’ll put him at the top of the order because the rest of this line-up likes to have a slog and we need someone to at least try and stick around. Plus we need him to lead the warm up and roll the wicket.

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Trower and Hopton batting and bowling

Trower Ton. Hoppy 5-16. Oppo Hold On

Saturday 9th June 2018
Travelbag Surrey Championship – Division 3
Stoke D’Abernon 251 for 5 declared (52 overs)
Streatham & Marlborough 86 for 8 (52 overs)
Match Drawn – ‘Winning Draw’ to Stoke D’Abernon

A maiden league century for returning captain James Trower and a fine spell of 14-8-16-5 from Ian Hopton were highlights of a terrific display by Stoke’s 1st XI that ended in frustration as the opposition held out for a draw.

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Adrian Mills by MHS

My Greatest XI – Adrian Mills

The latest Stoker to submit his Greatest XI is our newest member of the 500-club Adrian Mills. Selected by many others in their best ever sides, it’s time for Po to share his own selection with the world. Po writes…

I’ve had 16 seasons at Stoke, (so far), during which time I’ve played alongside hundreds of other players of varying abilities. Selecting the best will always be a matter of judgement so feel free to disagree with my selections – I know some of you will. I’ve decided for the purposes of this list that I have to have played at least 10 games with each player. That way I’ve been able to disregard anyone I’ve just played the odd one or two games with. Here goes…

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Four Byes

Bizarre Last Ball Win for Stoke in the Surrey Champ T20

Wednesday 16th May 2018
Surrey Championship T20 – Round 1
Horsley & Send 138 for 3 (20 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 140 for 4 (20 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon won by 6 wickets

In one of the most improbable outcomes on the final ball of a match that will be talked about for years to come Stoke progressed to the next round of the Surrey Championship T20.

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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%)

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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?

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