Saturday 31st August 2019
AJ Fordham Surrey Championship – 2nd XI competition
Stoke D’Abernon 2nd XI 196 for 8 (50 overs)
Purley 2nd XI 197 for 5 (37.4 overs)
Purley 2nd XI won by 5 wickets
Peter Phipps, (44), Will Patrick, (56), and Alex Clinton, (31), helped Stoke’s 2nd XI up a total to bowl at but the hosts chased the runs down with nearly thirteen overs to spare.
Ben Townsend took an early wicket; Patrick O’Neill bowled ten economical overs conceding just 27; and four late wickets for Clinton, (3.4-0-25-4), offered much hope for the future; but Stoke were not able to break a second wicket partnership of 160 between Patel, (78), and Harris, (75), early enough.
Stoke now need a win over Old Emanuel next week, and results elsewhere to go their way, to avoid finishing bottom of the table for a second successive season.