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
On Tuesday HRH Prince Charles and HRH Prince Harry presented medals to 300 members of the 2nd Battalion, Royal Gurkha Rifles, (2 RGR), who were deployed to Kabul last year as part of Operation TORAL.
You will see Will Patrick pictured in the line of people meeting and talking to Prince Harry. 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
Part of the League Rep’s job is to make sure we’re entered for the Surrey Championship T20 competition. Surrey are one of the participating counties in this national tournament that, if the county winners are successful, they go into the regional rounds leading to a possible finals day at a First Class County Ground televised on Sky Sports. Last year our friends and neighbours from Ashtead made it to the final; John Vaughan-Davies, (Stoke groundsman who has also played the odd game for us to show us how well our square plays!), scooped the man-of-the-match award in the semi-final. Read more
Further to our recent article, (http://www.stokecc.co.uk/2015/07/23/will-patrick-century-as-the-gurkhas-get-into-cricket/), more good news.
The 2nd Battalion of the Royal Gurkha Rifles have made it to the FINAL of the Army Cup with a four wicket victory. Will P top scored with 72. Read more
Many of the current League, (including Trust League), and Sunday squads continue to maintain close contact with Will Patrick, despite him not having played any matches for Stoke for three years courtesy of 12 months at Sandhurst followed by two years, (and counting), with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Gurkha Rifles based in Folkestone. Read more
Stoke’s links to military have a very current theme through messers Patrick, (http://www.stokecc.co.uk/2013/08/09/2nd-lt-will-patrick/), Frost and others; but heroes from yesteryear shall never be forgotten.
Followers of Facebook and Twitter may have seen the following link, and we’ve sought and been granted given permission to publish it here as well. Read more
2nd Lt Will Patrick of 2RGR, (2nd battalion, Royal Gurkha Rifles), in his regimental mess dress at the commissioning ball…
Drew Patrick writes:
Two Stokers playing for the RMA 1s in the same summer is pretty unusual! A great game of declaration cricket was played today on a bowler-friendly wicket at the RMA in Sandhurst.
Frosty looked good behind the stumps and Will spent most of the match fielding at point and silly mid-off. Read more
After his opening day washout, Jack made it on to the field for his debut and hit 46 to help his club, Power House CC, defeat the equally unusually named Maccabi Ajax. We still await a match report, and details of his latest match, but we have found a scorecard: Read more