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Great wins for the Under 10s and Under 11s

Sunday 19th May 2019
Mid-Surrey Colts League Under 10 Cup – Round 1
Spencer U10 99 all out (16.1 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon U10 99 for 9 (20 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon U10 won by losing fewer wickets

What a game! All of the boys were just magnificent. Spencer have one of the largest if not the largest colts sections in Surrey and it is no mean feat to put them into second place. A fantastic TEAM effort from all of the boys and everyone contributed to bring the game to a last over/last ball nail biter! Read more

Under 14s Hold Their Nerve to Progress in Cup

Sunday 28th April 2019
Mid Surrey U14 Cup
Leatherhead CC U14s v SDCC U14s Mid Surrey Cup
Stoke D’Abernon U14 102 all out (19.1 overs)
Leatherhead U14 99 all out (19.2)
Stoke D’Abernon U14 won by 3 runs

The Stoke U14 team’s first match of the season was a cup game at Leatherhead and proved to be a nail biter. Stoke only had 10 players, most of whom were U13 and were fielding two new players and one with a broken thumb so the odds were stacked against us! Read more

Colts Awards Night – Friday 7th September

We will be holding the Colts’ Awards evening this Friday, 7th September. The Club will be open from 6pm onwards.

The BBQ and bar will be in full flow with car parking on the outfield. Age-group prizes will be handed out along with the prestigious Derek Wellman Cup.

The Club will also be open from 6pm on Wednesday for anyone who wants a hit ahead of this weekend’s senior cricket. As always the bar will be open afterwards. A couple of pairs of hands to help with a bit of tidying up from the weekend/sort the sightscreens would be massively appreciated.

Hope to see you for either/both of these events…





Narrow win for the Under 13s

Sunday 8th July 2018
West Surrey Youth Cricket League
Stoke D’Abernon U13 135 for 5 (20 overs)
Teddington U13 131 for 2 (20 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon U13 won by 4 runs

Match report from Kevin…

Both teams could only muster 10 players each for this fixture, Stoke had two U13s, the rest U12s, Teddington similarly bolstered from their U12s.

Teddington won the toss & put Stoke into bat; our two U13s Alex M & Ella C opening and both playing good shots from the off. Alex looked in very good nick until a caught & bowled despatched him.

Ella then partnered with Aarav M and both kept the scoreboard ticking. Ella got to retirement first, her 31 runs included no fewer than seven fours. Aarav’s retiring later on 32 with six fours and one six both had taken full advantage of a rock hard outfield.

Sam P was unlucky to be bowled by an absolute jaffa having just got off the mark, Jack T worked hard for 14 runs, his quick running between the wickets in the heat most impressive, James M 16 runs and Max B 5 runs saw out the final few overs.

Stoke would have similarly put Teddington in to bat first to avoid fielding second as the day got hotter. The team however worked hard delivering one of our best displays this season.

Teddington didn’t quite show the same batting threat as Stoke but found enough boundaries to keep the scoreboard going. Jake P and Sam P were outstanding in the deep, alternating various fielding positions and saving anything which evaded Alex behind the stumps.

Aarav G’s off spin has been hugely effective this season and he was unlucky not to get more from another skilful display. Wickets were proving difficult until Ella clean bowled two in a row, beating batters with ferocious pace. The hat-trick delivery was not too far away but the batter survived.

Another tricky umpire call similar to last week gave the benefit of the doubt to one batter, Alex gloving one from James’ bowling but unclear if bat had made contact, at least to the umpire if not the Stoke players.

All this pressure ended up with a close run chase. With three overs to go Teddington needed 16 runs, two overs to go they needed 10 but a miserly over from Aarav G gave away just two singles. With 8 needed to win off the final over and Stoke guarding the boundary Jack bowled with terrific line & length to limit the visitors to just three singles much to the delight of the home crowd.





Last over Defeat for the Under 12s

Sunday 1st July 2018
West Surrey Youth Cricket League – Under 12 Academy League
Stoke D’Abernon 175 for 4 (30 overs)
Guildford 176 for 4 (29.4 overs)
Guildford U12s won by 6 wickets

Fair to say we have not had much luck in the 30 over Academy League. That run continued on a scorcher of a day at Parkside on Sunday, writes Kevin Morgan.

Stoke won the toss and elected to bat. Guildford had an impressive bowling unit, all pretty rapid and accurate, giving little in the way of scoring opportunities or extras.

Arren S & Aaarav G opened for us, the latter digging in well as he lost partners first Arren falling for 1, then Jared H & James M both arriving, hitting a four then falling for 6 runs a piece. All three wickets were bowled. That brought Charlie B to the crease who was to remain for a well earned not out, scoring an unbeaten and hard fought 44, partnering firstly with Aarav who fell for 12 runs; then Luke P who blasted an entertaining 31 all over the ground including six fours; Ella C an almost as rapid 19; then an unbeaten 10 from Jack T.

This was Stoke’s highest score in the Academy League so far and at last something to defend. Things looked as sunny as the weather when opening bowlers Jack opened with 5 dots in his first over followed by a first wicket in the second over from Max B’s bowling. Guildford’s batter going for a run that wasn’t there, great collect & throw from Ella to wicketkeeper Jared who had the luxury with both batters stood contemplating the situation from the bowler’s end.

Guildford started to score however and on a fast outfield anything hit-able got despatched. A confident shout from Jared, convinced he had taken a catch from a nick off Charlie’s bowling but turned down by the umpire. Square-leg umpire, (the author of this report), too far away to hear anything. How different things could be as that batter went on to score 50.

Stoke’s bowlers toiled as the temperature rose, frequent drinks breaks required as Guildford continued to plunder runs. Stoke missed the odd rare catching opportunity and a few misfields contributed. It took till the 21st over for the next breakthrough, James getting a hand to a straight drive from his own delivery then on to the stumps, the unlucky non-striker batter out of his crease and out for 39 runs.

With five overs left Guildford needed just 19 runs. Stoke tried to pin the scoring down further but Guildford had time. Arren bowled a dangerous batter in the 26th over with Guildford needing 14 after a carless mis-field went for four, the hours in the sun taking their toll.

Jared them took a catch from Aarav’s bowling in the 28th over as the visitors started to toil themselves and singles started to dry up. At the start of the 29th Guildford needed just four but Stoke were still thinking of winning, three dot deliveries from Charlie were making things interesting, until the fourth was pulled sweetly right between James & Jack in the field and raced for four.

The spectators were denied a grandstand finish, Stoke were left to rue what could have been.

Though not the desired result another good game, and we take the positives from this League, the longer format proving itself useful for player development.





Under 10s on a Roll

Update from James Cheeseman and David Cook who have news of an impressive run for the Under 10s…

The U10 Academy side have now won four league games in a row and two cup games.

League games :
Friday 8th June v Teddington : Won
Friday 15th June v Valley End : Won
Friday 22nd June v Epsom : Won
Sunday 1st July v Epsom : Won

Next match : Sunday 8th July v Valley End

A look at the League table shows us in 3rd place and could get to at least 2nd because we still have five league games to play and are playing Blackheath, Weybridge and Esher in those five.

Cup Games :
Friday 1st June v East Sheen : Won
Sunday 17th June v Barnes : Won

Next match : Thursday 5th July against Esher (semi-final)





Under 10s beat Epsom

Friday 29th June 2018
West Surrey Youth Cricket League
Stoke D’Abernon U10 159 for 8 (20 overs)
Epsom U10 91 for 7 (20 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon U10 won by 68 runs

On a roasting afternoon/evening at sunny Stoke with the BBQ fired up, the U10s boys had a resounding win over Epsom.

A most pleasing match as in all departments the boys did exceptionally well. Great batting in particular from Monty and solid performances from Alfie and James. Spin magic from Rory led the bowling with other solid performances from Monty and Alfie.

Alfie and James were great behind the stumps and fielding in the main all round was excellent. With the sun setting into the last five overs the bowling was super tight to restrict to Epsom to just 3 runs in the last three overs!

A good day at the office!





All Stars Cricket Update

Cricket starts early on Saturday mornings at Stoke with children and parents attending our All Stars Cricket sessions.

Hoppy & Shawn always arrive bright eyed & bushy tailed before 9.00am to set up and then run some brilliant sessions.

We have many 5 to 8 year olds enjoying their first cricket experience, parents getting involved too. Last Saturday saw the kids beat their parents in a head to head match to much celebration.

The sessions are lots of fun with happy kids learning as they play, with some talented batting in particular on show. A couple of the children have already signed up to Stoke U8s squad and it is hoped more children & parents will follow suit with sessions left to run.

The Club has received stash of training equipment, cones, stumps, bats, balls from the ECB to run the sessions. Parents pay £40.00 to the ECB for which the kids receive a personalised t-shirt, cap, backpack, bat & ball and the 8 week coaching programme for that fee which is terrific value. Clubs have the option to increase the fee to cover coaching costs, etc – one greedy club has advertised their fee at £60! – but it is cricket for everyone at Stoke and we wouldn’t entertain any such thought!

Over 60,000 kids are currently taking part in the All Stars Cricket programme nationwide at local centres just like Stoke.

If you’re interested in joining, e-mail stokecc@hotmail.com and we’ll come straight back with details.

All Stars at Stoke
All Stars at Stoke