Saturday 1st June 2019
AJ Fordham Surrey Championship
Old Rutlishians 310 for 9 (50 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 206 all out (37.5 overs)
Old Rutlishians won by 104 runs
Stoke were set one of the highest totals ever made by an opposition at The Rec, and they gave it a go but eventually fell to defeat.
Opener Wood, who made 96 and 101 (retired) in his other two visits to Stoke added another 112 to his count. Gibbs made 92 and there were healthy partnerships throughout the innings; Ian Hopton, (10-1-68-3), and Shawn Dyson, (10-0-42-2), shared five wickets as Stoke picked up some useful bowling points; there was a wicket each for Will Frost and Tim Handel to go with two run outs near the end. The final total was 310 for 9.
Stoke made a bad start in reply, slipping to 28 for 4; then 48 for 5 despite of 26 by James Trower. Alastair Curran, (47), and Hopton, (18), near on doubled the total but Stoke were staring down the barrel at 126 for 8 as they and others departed.
Robbie Blackburn smashed eleven fours and a six to register his third half-century for the Club before checking out on 65 from 39 balls faced. Will Frost, (15 not out), continued his good form with the bat but aided by 5 for 44 from Trimmings Old Rutlishians were back to winning ways after a surprise defeat last week.
Next week mid-table Stoke travel to Master Park in Oxted to re-acquaint themselves with good friends Oxted & Limpsfield.