Sunday 16th July 2017
Surrey Trust League
Wimbledon 216 for 8 (40 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 217 for 7 (39.3 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon won by 3 wickets
A fantastic last-over victory over Wimbledon brought life into a hitherto difficult Trust League campaign.
Stoke restricted the visitors to 216 for 8 in their allotted 40 overs, (102 of them – retired – to Soloman and 58 to Turner); Billy Zander, (4 for 47), leading the bowling effort that saw Patrick O’Neill, Ben &Jack Townsend and Ian Hopton take a wicket each too.
The chase was set up by Alastair Curran who made his maiden century for the Club, retiring on 100 from 97 balls faced with ten fours and four sixes. Alex Clinton, (30), gave great support at No.3; and there was a return to League action for Robbie Parrett who it a four and a six in his stay at the crease.
Stoke were never too far behind the asking rate but the equation did get to a run-a-ball for the last few overs as wickets started to fall; however Ian Hopton and Jack Townsend got Stoke over the line with three balls to spare with an unbroken 8th wicket stand of 21.
Stoke will hope to make further progress up the table next week when they host bottom-placed Chipstead Coulsdon & Walcountians.