Category Archives: Club News

1st XI lose to Oxted but still have a chance

Saturday 10th August 2019
AJ Fordham Surrey Championship
Oxted & Limpsfield 225 for 6 (50 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 177 all out (42.1 overs)
Oxted & Limpsfield won by 48 runs

The unpredictability of this year’s 2nd Division continued as Stoke’s 1st XI took a moderate points total in defeat to Oxted & Limpsfield. Read more

2nd XI lose control of destiny with narrow defeat to Ripley

Saturday 10th August 2019
AJ Fordham Surrey Championship – 2nd XI competition
Ripley 2nd XI 162 all out (46.5 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 2nd XI 154 all out (49.2 overs)
Ripley 2nd XI Won by 8 runs

Two years ago Stoke left Ripley with a convincing 50:50 win and a ticket to Division 3. When stumps were drawn after this match a narrow defeat left them staring another exit of the same division, but this time the other way. Read more

Sunday Round Up : Three matches!

Sunday 28th July 2019

Excellent availability, and most importantly received early in the week, allowed us to source two great fixtures…and in the end we played three matches! An early call could be made to secure a fixture at our friends from Sutton, and later in the week Thames Ditton binned off their original opposition when an advert for a game at the Rec was placed; technically a re-match but none of the Stoke XI that played at Giggs Hill Green a few weeks ago were in Duncan Elder’s side.

Home Friendly – Match 1
Thames Ditton 91 all out (18.2 overs)

Stoke D’Abernon 92 for 4 (13 overs) Read more





1st XI beaten by the Weather / 2nd XI beaten by Kingstonian

Saturday 27th July 2019
AJ Fordham Surrey Championship
Stoke D’Abernon v Chipstead Coulsdon & Walcountians
Match abandoned without a ball bowled

The Rec was unable to beat the overnight deluge and an early call was made to call off the 3rd v 1st contest between Stoke and Chipstead. The visitors retain a 39 point gap from Stoke; and at the time of going to press there was no news of results for 2nd placed Bank of England or others with an eye on the promotion places, notably Dorking and Dulwich. Read more

Sunday XI back to Winning Ways

Sunday 21st July 2019
Friendly
Stoke D’Abernon 206 for 6 (40 overs)
Wonersh 117 all out (29.2 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon won by 89 runs

Stoke’s Sunday XI were back to winning ways after last week’s narrow defeat. Wonersh were the successful applicants in response to our advert and they brought a friendly bunch of guys plus an umpire and scorer. Read more

1st XI Lose Narrowly as Promotion Picture Changes Again

Saturday 20th July 2019
AJ Fordham Surrey Championship
Bank of England 112 all out (38.5 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 107 all out (31.1 overs)
Bank of England won by 5 runs

All change in the title race once again as Stoke won the toss and won the first half of the match but slipped to a narrow defeat after tea.

A delayed start saw seven overs shaved off the minimum 100; but the game never looked like going the distance when Stoke rolled their opponents for 112 in under 39 of them.

Tom Dennis got Stoke on the board with the first two wickets; Jones was bowled and Woodroof held behind the timbers by Will Thomson. Good support came from the other end from Will Harris making his first 1st XI appearance for the Club. (Surrey Championship Cap No.87 for those keeping count.)

First change Shawn Dyson ran through the middle order with the next four wickets to make it 45 for 6; and when No.4 Scott was finally prised away from the crease by Mike Enslin Stoke were in the pound seats at 65 for 7.

As can often be the case a partnership or two developed; home skipper Winder found enough support from No.9 Ramesh and the tail. Winder made 46 from 55 balls with a six and five fours before Dyson took out both to finish with Stoke career best figures of 13-5-41-6. Ian Hopton closed the innings on 112 with an lbw, his 25th League wicket of the season to lead the division on his own…until later.

Stoke made a decent start to the chase; but 20 for 0 was soon 40 for 4 as three bowlers shared the wickets. Winder’s good day continued as he grabbed two of them.

Alastair Curran, (24), and Dyson doubled the total to put Stoke back on track; but Curran’s dismissal was one of three quick strikes by Thornbury, (4-2-7-3), to make it 84 for 7.

Thomson provided the support Dyson desperately needed but was eighth out with Stoke still seven runs short of the winning line. Enslin departed with no addition to the score; so with just the last man left Dyson, (38 from 44), got back on strike and tried to finish it but was bowled by Winder, (12.1-4-38-5 – matching Hopton’s aggregate of 25 for the season), to have his all-round performance trumped.

Rain around the county meant the sides below now 3rd placed Stoke didn’t make too much ground; but Stoke now need a win over leaders Chipstead – who won their rain reduced match in the last over – next week to keep pace with the top two.

Scorecard : http://sdacc.play-cricket.com/website/results/3754192





Narrow defeat for the Sunday XI

Sunday 14th July 2019
Friendly
HJM CC 215 for 7 (40 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 213 all out (39.5 overs)
HJM CC won by 2 runs

While England and New Zealand served up a rather dull affair at Lord’s, two sides, meeting for the first time, fixture only agreed the day before, served up a classic at The Rec that would have been talked about well into the night but for the fact that the teams were still playing at that time.

A quick setting up after the colts fixture saw the visitors choose to bat on winning the toss; Carel Ferreira and Andy Butler did more than OK with the new ball; Butler bumping out Suleman to get Stoke on the board; but were part of a succession of bowlers who suffered bad-ball-an-over-itis as opener Khan and No.3 Singh cashed in on anything loose; racing to 69 before Ed Ashwell took two wickets in a four over burst; Khan, (31), giving Andy Page a second of three catches behind the timbers then Moinak, (15), chipped to mid-wicket where Hassan Dahir Jnr took a good running catch. 116 for 4.

A far too late decision to take pace off the ball slowed the scoring; Dahir Jnr and Harry Nawaz Snr shared 14 overs at a personal combined cost of just 45; Dad picking up Nadeem caught at the wicket standing up and Singh for 51, well held on the line by Hamza Hafeez the ball after reaching his half-century. With better support in the field Dahir Jnr would have had even better figures than his 7-1-23-0.

As is the way we do things on Sundays opportunities were given to other bowlers in the closing overs. Rod Thomson and Moumer Khara took wickets courtesy of a bowled and another catch on the line by Hafeez respectively; some slightly untidy fielding as the batsmen ran everything, notably from the home captain who basically had a mare all afternoon, saw the innings close on 215 for 7, a few more than he planned for but still very gettable on a good pitch.

After tea Khara and Hafeez dealt in boundaries but were both gone by the mid-point of the sixth over with 20 on the board.

Page played nicely and punished everything loose whilst Thomson dropped anchor. The former was bowled for 21 trying to up the rate with the total on 54; but Stoke were still nicely placed at and just after the drinks break, (extended to watch the last two overs of the World Cup Final); Rob Butler playing some nice shots before checking out on 29 from 22 in the 24th over. 99 for 4.

The plan to hold Ferreira back to take on the change bowlers proved an effective tactic as Stoke caught up with the required run rate. Ferreira scored runs all around the wicket and any dots were drilled straight to fielders; making it to 41 from 26 before the keeper removed his pads, came on to bowl and castled him with a dart. 177 for 5; 39 needed off 38 at this point.

Ashwell worked the same bowler out, and got Stoke ahead with a nice straight six to take the total past 200, (15 now needed off 24), but a disastrous start to the 37th over saw Ashwell run out by the bowler off his own bowling for 11 from 5; and Thomson’s excellent effort – that included a ‘six’ courtesy of four overthrows – ended next ball when he was bowled for 47 off the 104th ball he faced.

Stoke still had some batting left but equally the visitors had some death bowling; notably M.Khan who snicked off Andy Butler, then castled Nawaz, (10), and the captain next ball to close out a 2 run win off the penultimate ball and finish with 7.5-0-31-4.

A great game and no-one would have argued if the result had gone the other way or the teams had tied. We would have needed floodlights for any Super Over, though.

Credit to the opposition who stayed back quite a while after the game despite the near on 9pm finish; few were there to see a comical but ultimately successful bundling of six of them – plus kit bags – into one car and leave. Had there been space for the home captain as well – arguably he was their man of the match – there would have been few objections from the home support who stayed back to watch his horrific effort with the bat, ball and in the field. He lost the toss as well.

So bad news, he’ll probably be back next week. Good news, initial numbers look good for two Sunday games so get your availabilities in and we will source the appropriate number of fixtures.

Scorecard : http://sdacc.play-cricket.com/website/results/3913253