Tag Archives: Will Patrick

2nd XI draw with League Leaders

Saturday 3rd August 2019
AJ Fordham Surrey Championship – 2nd XI competition
Stoke D’Abernon 2nd XI 204 for 9 (55 overs)
Cheam 2nd XI 179 for 8 (45 overs)
Match Drawn – ‘Winning Draw’ to Cheam

Stoke’s 2nd XI secured a draw with a sufficient bonus points to move out of the relegation places at the expense of Ripley whom they play next week. Read more

2nd XI beaten by League Leaders

Saturday 13th July 2019
AJ Fordham Surrey Championship – 2nd XI competition
Stoke D’Abernon 2nd XI 200 all out (51.5 overs)
Old Hamptonians 2nd XI 203 for 5 (41 overs)
Old Hamptonians 2nd XI won by 5 wickets

Stoke won the toss and decided to have a bat against the top side in the division yesterday. With a strong batting line up we hoped to put up a big score in the knowledge that they would try to chase whatever we got. Read more

2nd XI draw with Purley

Saturday 29th June 2019
AJ Fordham Surrey Championship – 2nd XI competition
Purley 2nd XI 280 for 9 (50 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 2nd XI 177 for 7 (50 overs)
Match Drawn – ‘Winning Draw’ to Purley 2nd XI

Stalemate at The Rec for the second week running as Stoke’s 2nd XI, missing a few players due to unavailability and 1st XI call ups, secured a draw after a lengthy stint in the field. Read more

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?

Steven replied:

The Indian fast bowler turned Cricinfo pundit Ajit Agarkar might be relieved to learn that he comes in quite a way down this particular list. Agarkar’s hundred came at Lord’s, no less, in 2002; his next highest score was 48. There are eight players with lower batting averages who also scored a Test century, one of them a current player, the Zimbabwe captain Graeme Cremer, (16.27.)

Top of the list is someone who might also yet reappear in Test cricket. The West Indian fast bowler Jerome Taylor averages only 12.96 despite having slammed 106 against New Zealand in Dunedin in 2008-09. Taylor’s 106 that day is exactly double his next highest score.

The other Test centurions with a lower batting average than Agarkar’s 16.79 can be seen here : http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=1;filter=advanced;orderby=batting_average;orderbyad=reverse;qualmin1=1;qualval1=hundreds;template=results;type=batting

In a bored moment this got SDCC thinking and we looked at all our centurions, (now up to 81 after Alastair Curran, Ishan Mulchandani and Reino Grobler got themselves on our hundreds board this year – http://www.stokecc.co.uk/centuries/), to see how we compared.

In fairness to our boys, though, we only play single innings cricket and are more likely to damage our averages in the pursuit of quick runs towards the end of an innings; plus some others have also made a number of low scores as juniors when making their first steps into adult cricket; so we’ll compare our stats against the International ODI list rather than the Test list in the ‘Ask Steven’ feature. (We can’t do a T20 comparison as no Stoker has made a century in T20 cricket yet!)

The full list of 81 Stokers with a century to their name, (the eighteen players who played in 2017 are highlighted), and their career averages can be viewed here :

Career Averages for All Stoke Centurions to the end of the 2017 season Read more

Will P at the Palace

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.

Reporters were invited to attend the event. A full article can be viewed via this Link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-4313484/Charles-leads-tributes-Gurkhas-Buckingham-Palace-ceremony.html
Will Patrick and Prince Harry
Will P

Other Will P Links :
* http://sdacc.play-cricket.com/website/player_stats_widget/batting_stats/1187310?rule_type_id=179

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Surrey Championship T20 Entry Confirmed

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.

Adrian Mills has made sure our number will be in the velvet bag for 2016. The draw will be announced soon.

Will we repeat our run to the Surrey final that we had in 2009? Will we find new and unusual ways to win through ties without bowling a ball?

Here are our previous results in the competition. We have used 38 different players, (tagged in this post), in these matches…

1st Round v Weybridge (Premier Division Opposition)
Won by 1 run : http://sdacc.play-cricket.com/website/results/1283481

2nd Round v Ashford (Division 3 but Reigning Surrey Champions)
Won by 39 runs : http://sdacc.play-cricket.com/website/results/1290786

3rd Round v East Molesey
Won by 3 runs : http://sdacc.play-cricket.com/website/results/1296823

Quarter Final v Cobham Avorians (Premier)
Won by 3 wickets : http://sdacc.play-cricket.com/website/results/1298869

Semi-Final v Pyrford at Normandy CC (Won Division 1 that season)
Won by 3 wickets :

http://sdacc.play-cricket.com/website/results/1301398 Read more

Will P hits 72 as Gurkhas make the Final

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.

The FINAL is on Thursday 10th September 2015 at Aldershot. The Patricks will be there and have advised that other Stokers are welcome.

Contact Drew if you’re keen to go along…

Will Patrick Century as the Gurkhas get into Cricket

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.

In April this year, Will was tasked by his Commanding Officer with the creation of a cricket team that would be entered into the British Army’s inter-regimental knockout cup.

Nepalese soldiers are not very familiar with the game of cricket, so Will had to start from scratch by raiding Drew & Jo’s garage and borrowing every available spare piece of kit, including three bats – one of which, (don’t tell him), belongs to Paulie Ramdin! Whites were acquired from Kalibazar and the journey began.

Incredibly, news arrived on Monday afternoon of a famous victory in the quarter finals of 2RGR over 14 regiment, the Royal Artillery.

2RGR batted first in a 40 over contest, posting an impressive total of 262 for 5. Will P led from the front, finishing on 117 not out.

The opposition were rolled for 118, so 2RGR have made it to the semi-finals.

It’s a great tale of what can be achieved when you have men who really want to win and are willing to work hard to achieve their goals.

Stokers take note!!

Will Patrick on Duty

This picture in this article was taken at Buckingham Palace in May, when Will was on duty as commander of the Guard.

Related Link : http://sdacc.play-cricket.com/website/player_stats_widget/batting_stats/1187310?rule_type_id=179


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.


In a club exclusive, former Stoke Chairman Chris Gudgeon supplements the article, which we hope readers take time out to read in full and listen to the audio clips . Chris writes:

“Happy to have this on the web-site. We are all very proud. Also, as background my father took a trip to Burma two years before he died with fellow POWs plus relatives of those involved. He visited Rangoon where he was jailed. He befriended Steve Fogden, the grandson of one of the POWs. Steve did a remarkable job with this transcript and his recordings. As you can imagine, to coax some of the history out of these brave individuals was almost impossible…as his son I have found out more on my father since his passing, and he was a very proud man who kept the horrors of his time to himself, and only shared this with individuals such as fellow servicemen, as frankly I believe he found only those people could truly understand the matter…and he was right. Read more