Oxshott v Stoke September 2018

Late season fun at Oxshott

Sunday 16th September 2018
Friendly
Stoke D’Abernon 220 for 5 (40 overs)
Maori Oxshott 222 for 5 (38.4 overs)
Maori Oxshott won by 4 wickets

With the clubs in different divisions in League cricket and the pre-season friendly wiped out by rain it took until mid-September to play a game against our friends and neighbours this year. It was worth the wait, though, as the sides played out an enjoyable match. Stoke took this one deep but the home side timed their run chase well with former Stoker George Depree pulling a six to win to and end his reign as Maori Oxshott’s Sunday skipper.

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Will Thomson 133 v Ashford

Will Thomson Century but Stoke fall just short at Ashford

Saturday 15th September 2018
Friendly
Ashford 214 all out (38.3 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 205 for 8 (40 overs)
Ashford won by 9 runs

A great all-round individual performance from Will Thomson that included a maiden century wasn’t quite enough to score a win at Ashford who kindly offered us the fixture in the week after their original opposition never confirmed the fixture.

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Finch 85 not out and Phipps 51 not out v Whiteley Village and Kingstonian September 2018

Two Sunday XI Matches – Two Wins! – President 85*

Sunday 9th September 2018
Incredible availability meant that we needed to source an additional Sunday fixture to the one already in the card against Kingstonian. Our friends from Whiteley Village had an ad on the board, and a call to them resulted in a second game being agreed meaning everyone who was available at the time got a chance to play.

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Friendly v Old Ruts September 2018

Saturday Friendly Victory at Old Ruts

Saturday 8th September 2018
Friendly
Stoke D’Abernon 198 for 7 dec (42 overs)
Old Rutlishians 116 all out (34.1 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon won by 82 runs

Pessimism that we would be able to play a Saturday fixture as everyone seemed to be available on Sunday this week, (two Sunday friendlies for the first time in years), took a nice twist mid-week when one of our regular friendly oppositions was in the same boat as us and were looking to see if we had a fixture or spare players if we didn’t. Solution? See if resources could be pooled and source a fixture.

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Awards Night Review

Saturday saw the end of League, (still September friendlies to play), celebrations at HQ.

Jo served up a fantastic curry for everyone and with stomachs lined for what was to be consumed later, the Captains and Drew gave their reviews of the season before President Finch handed out the awards.

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Malcolm 500

500 Games for Malc but Sunday XI Beaten

Sunday 2nd September 2018
Friendly
Stoke D’Abernon 193 for 7 (40 overs)
Thames Ditton 195 for 4 (31.1 overs)
Thames Ditton won by 6 wickets

The last home game of the season ended in defeat but some very good things came from this one, notably contributions from our younger players.

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Will Frost v Old Ruts September 2018

Narrow Defeat for the 1st XI

Saturday 1st September 2018
Travelbag Surrey Championship – Division 3
Old Rutlishians 220 for 6 (50 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 214 all out (48.5 overs)
Old Rutlishians won by 6 runs

The previous week’s results meant this wasn’t the expected title decider, but Stoke and Old Ruts showed why they were the best two sides in the division by serving up a tremendous match to end the League season where all results were possible going into the final few deliveries.

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Raimondo v Camberley September 2018

2nd XI play well but end League season with defeat to Camberley

Saturday 1st September 2018
Travelbag Surrey Championship Division 3 – 2nd XI Competition
Stoke D’Abernon 2nd XI 221 for 9 (50 overs)
Camberley 2nd XI 222 for 4 (34.4 overs)
Camberley 2nd XI won by 6 wickets

More good things from the Desmonds but sadly this one went the way as many others as the visitors chased down Stoke’s total with plenty overs to spare.

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The 100

Over 40s beat Leatherhead in Inaugural 100 ball match

Wednesday 29th August 2018
Friendly
Leatherhead Over 40s 77 for 8 (100 balls)
Stoke D’Abernon Over 40s 78 for 2 (70 balls)
Stoke D’Abernon Over 40s won by 8 wickets

The ECB may be trialling the 100 ball game soon, (http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/24461064/pca-confirms-involvement-trials-ecb-100-ball-competition), but Stoke’s and Leatherhead’s Over 40s got in first and played out a highly sociable game despite the time of year suggesting miners’ helmets might be needed. To avoid this prospect the sides were creative by bowling the first 48 balls from one end, then the remainder – including the ten ball final over – from the other.

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