Saturday 14th July 2018
Travelbag Surrey Championship – Division 3
Addiscombe 190 all out (45.4 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 193 for 4 (49.2 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon won by 6 wickets
An all-time Club record 5th wicket stand saw Stoke move up to second place in the table after another victory.
In the field first having lost the toss Stoke chipped away at Addiscombe’s order; the returning Toby Tarrant, (10-2-28-3), and Shawn Dyson, (12-3-43-4), making it 103 for 7; three of them caught at the wicket by Alastair Curran who stood in after the late withdrawal of Tom Frost.
Addiscombe were indebted to Ramsey, (74 not out), and No.9 Dhond, (26), who helped post something to bowl at. After Ian Hopton, (2 for 43), took the eighth and ninth wickets the innings was closed on 190 by Billy Zander who took a wicket with just his fourth ball.
Max Subba Row and James Trower gave the chase a nice start with a stand of 34, but were first and fourth out for the addition of just one more run in the space of 19 deliveries.
This would be the last wicket in the match, though, as James Corbishley, (64 not out), and Hopton, (88 not out), knocked off the rest with an unbroken stand of 157, an all-time Club record 5th wicket stand at all levels beating the effort in League cricket between Bob Spavin and Jerry Dharmasena against Churt in 1995, (http://sdacc.play-cricket.com/website/results/2316289); smashing the Club’s previous Surrey Championship-era record 5th wicket partnership between Jack Raimondo and Will Patrick against Sinjungrammarians in 2012, (http://sdacc.play-cricket.com/website/results/1826879); and eclipsing the record 5th wicket partnership in friendly cricket 142 unbroken between Tom Dawson-Smith and Rod Thomson against Old Ashfordians last year, (http://sdacc.play-cricket.com/website/results/2890096)
Corbishley faced 93 balls for his runs and hit six fours; Hopton faced 117 and hit 16 fours.
After a run of road games Stoke are back at The Rec next week where their friendly rivalry with Churt resumes.