Tag Archives: Will Patrick

2nd XI beaten by Purley

Saturday 31st August 2019
AJ Fordham Surrey Championship – 2nd XI competition
Stoke D’Abernon 2nd XI 196 for 8 (50 overs)
Purley 2nd XI 197 for 5 (37.4 overs)
Purley 2nd XI won by 5 wickets

Peter Phipps, (44), Will Patrick, (56), and Alex Clinton, (31), helped Stoke’s 2nd XI up a total to bowl at but the hosts chased the runs down with nearly thirteen overs to spare. Read more

2nd XI Relegated after defeat to Kempton who also face the drop

Saturday 24th August 2019
AJ Fordham Surrey Championship – 2nd XI competition
Stoke D’Abernon 2nd XI 177 for 9 (50 overs)
Kempton 2nd XI 178 for 7 (39.4 overs)
Kempton 2nd XI won by 3 wickets

Only a win would do for both sides and it was Kempton who emerged victorious after Stoke ground out a par-ish score on a good track but were unable to get through a competent lower order pair. Victory for Ripley now relegates Stoke to Division 5; and only defeats with zero points for Addiscombe and two wins for Kempton would prevent this from being a pair of Division 5 fixtures next year. 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…