Latest from Johnny Lawes:
There will be no Monday or Thursday training at Parkside next week during half term. The sessions on Sunday morning are to continue at Stoke for the U8s and the U9s on Sunday 30th May and Sunday 6th June. The Parkside Academy ten week training course resumes as normal the week commencing Monday 7th June and there are 6 weeks remaining for those members paid up for the course. Read more
At the weekend the Stoke Ladies won their second match of the season against Ashford by 109 runs. Claire Trafford hit an unbeaten 120 and Rosie McEwing led the bowling effort with 3 for 25.
Scorecard Link (Will be completed in full when full details available): http://sdacc.play-cricket.com/scoreboard/scorecard.asp?id=10945429 Read more
After dismissing their hosts for 161 the Sunday XI made a promising start in reply but collapsed from 49 for no wicket to 119 all out.
Alex Bond led the Stoke bowling effort with 3 for 32 from ten overs. Rod Thomson, (2-15), took his first wickets for the club and there was a wicket each for Richie Parrett, Sam Bradford-Smith and 1st XI keeper batsman Tom Frost who would have taken notes on the stumping off his bowling by Rick Mustill! Read more
Tim Dyer writes:
What a great day for English cricket! England win the T20 World Cup in Barbados and the Under 17s start their season with a win!
Sunday morning at Stoke HQ was slightly different from the weather in Barbados! Grey, overcast, cold, very occasional burst of sunshine and a good attempt at rain…a fairly typical English summer’s day! A little local knowledge helped Stoke enormously. Thanks to the groundsman, who advised that the wicket was a slow, low bouncing track that would take spin. He advised batting first to take maximum advantage of the higher bounce that the new ball would offer. John lost the toss and Leatherhead put Stoke in to bat. Read more
Sunday XI Friendly
Stoke D’Abernon 126 all out (30 overs)
Badgers 129 for 6 (23.3 overs)
Badgers won by 4 wickets
Mike Carty clubbed 52 and promising young bowlers Dom Lloyd and Alex Bond shared five wickets, but Stoke’s Sunday XI were defeated by the Badgers at the Rec for whom Jake Gordon, (4-41), and Mark Gordon, (57), starred for the visitors. Read more
An update on the Under 9s from Johnny Lawes…
A great weekend and the league side remains unbeaten in both the league and cup competition.
Friday 14th May v Cranleigh (Cup) – Won by 163 runs
A long way to go for a 6pm start on a Friday night. The boys batted first and set a huge score of 331 with everyone in the runs with a mention to Charlie for scoring 27 and Oscar and Tom L scoring 19 each. Read more
Paddy Nicholson writes:
Good games over the weekend…
League game v Esher May 7 Read more
Esher 299, Stoke 238
All bowled well, (Jake, Daniel, Alex N, George picked up 2 wickets), and we would have restricted them more if we had held our catches better. Batting was tough as there bowling was good and they had a great keeper and it was dark. George and Alex H stood out.
Johnny Lawes writes:
“…A first win against Thames Ditton CC in the Under 9s league. Thames Ditton batted first and were held to 219 with some excellent bowling and fielding. Alfie Broomfield and Tom Lawes picking up 2 wickets each, direct hit run outs from Alfie and Oscar Jensen, (twice), and wides and no-balls restricted to single figures. In return Stoke scored 262 with the boys only losing 2 wickets. Charlie Neat and Ollie Muir started the innings with a partnership of 16 and were followed by Oscar top scoring with 13. Read more