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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Jase and Kerry O March 2016

Turning Point for the 2s?

Saturday 16th June 2018
Travelbag Surrey Championship Division 3 – 2nd XI Competition
Stoke D’Abernon 2nd XI 276 for 4 declared (50 overs)
Egham 2nd XI 255 for 8 (50 overs)
Match Drawn – ‘Winning Draw’ to Stoke D’Abernon 2nd XI

Before this match Stoke and Egham met for the first and only time in senior cricket in August 1989; the matches, (two of them as the first one was over pretty quickly), saw 262 runs scored by both sides for the loss 25 wickets.

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Over 40s v Weybridge June 2018

Over 40s beat Weybridge on Last Ball with 27 off the Final Over

Thursday 14th June 2018
Friendly
Weybridge Over 40s 176 for 6 (20 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon Over 40s 180 for 4 (20 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon Over 40s won by 6 wickets

What is it about T20 matches at Stoke this year? With the boffins at CricInfo looking into our seemingly unique Surrey Championship T20 win against Horsley & Send in May, (http://www.stokecc.co.uk/2018/05/25/t20-win-over-horsley-send-on-cricinfos-radar/), they’ll be at it again to see if a side has ever won a match with three sixes off the last three balls…and before you ask, remember that Ben Stokes wasn’t hit for all those sixes off the last four balls of that World T20 Final…and he had 19 runs to play with. Stoke needed 24 off the last over of this one.

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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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Ladies beat Epsom #Bouncebackability

Sunday 10th June 2018
Women’s Surrey Trust League

Epsom Women’s 1st XI 94 for 6 (25 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon Ladies 95 for 1 (14 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon Ladies won by 9 wickets

On another scorcher Stoke Ladies played their first home game against Epsom yesterday.

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Sunday XI v Cheam 10 June 2018

Sunday XI win at Cheam

Sunday 10th June 2018
Friendly
Stoke D’Abernon 226 for 7 (40 overs)
Cheam 154 all out (35.5 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon won by 72 runs

Stoke’s Sunday XI recorded an impressive win at Cheam who were, as ever, welcoming hosts. There was the added bonus of the game being moved to Cheam’s main pitch after their scheduled Development Trust League game against Guildford was scratched by their opposition. Oddly one of their Development XI couldn’t be cajoled into this fixture so we faced a short-handed opposition for the second week running.

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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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Short Handed Ladies Fight Hard

Women’s Surrey Trust League
Stoke D’Abernon Ladies 79 all out (22.2 overs)
Dulwich Women’s 1st XI 80 for 2 (17.2 overs)
Dulwich won by 8 wickets

Match report from Andy Berry…

On another scorching day Stoke Ladies gathered at Dulwich for their second Trust League match fielding only eight, (although Dulwich kindly supplied us a spare), two of whom were making their debuts to cricket.

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