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Rain halts 1s and 2s progress

Saturday 12th May 2018
Travelbag Surrey Championship – Division 3
Stoke D’Abernon 52 for 3 (13 overs)
Purley did not bat
Match Abandoned

A first meeting at senior level between the two clubs since 1991(*) saw play halted after 56 minutes with Stoke going well after a loss of early wickets.

Inserted having lost the toss, Billy Zander caressed the second ball of the match through square to open Stoke’s account, but in the second over he steered a ball from Kelly that lifted a little to the cordon without further addition to his score.

James Trower and Tom Frost both edged deliveries from Sugarman to the keeper to leave Stoke in a precarious position at 17 for 3; but Adrian Taylor dug in and Shawn Dyson, (22 not out from 19), got the board moving with back to back fours in one Sugarman over, then he parked the same bowler into the trees in his next to remove him from the attack with figures of 6-2-25-2. Kelly returned figures of 6-2-16-1.

Taylor, (16 not out), cracked a four through cover off first change spinner Short, but at the end of the over light drizzle became a little heavier and the players came off the field.

Attempts were made to avoid time lost – ‘golden’ half hour followed by an early tea – but with no signs of the rain stopping the captains shook hands and the points were shared.

After buying a round of drinks for themselves and a jug for the Stokers, a highly sociable opposition headed back home. Soon after the first members of the 2nd XI were back at HQ to keep the till ringing.

Next weekend Stoke travel to Staines & Laleham.

Scorecard :

* We have played one Surrey Trust League match against each other in 2012 :

Saturday 12th May 2018
Travelbag Surrey Championship Division 3 – 2nd XI Competition
Stoke D’Abernon 2nd XI 82 for 1 (20.5 overs)
Trinity Midwhitgiftians did not bat
Match Abandoned

A similar story for the 2nd XI who were in good shape when the rain ended their match after 20.5 overs.

Steve Wade, (17 not out), and Andy Berry set a good platform, adding 82 before the latter fell one short of a half-century, the rest of the players leaving the field with him at the point of his dismissal. Berry faced 60 balls for his runs and hit seven fours and a six.

The game was called soon after, again leaving the side short of time in the middle and in the field.

Next week Stoke have a home game against Kempton.

Scorecard :