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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…





Senior & Academy Nets start on Sunday 25th February 2018

Dear Members! (…and Prospective New Members!)

Senior Nets(*) are starting on Sunday 25th February 2018 and will run through to Sunday 8th April 2018, although note a couple of weeks off below. (We will then make a decision on whether to net or play a match on the 15th April when we know availability and weather.)

* These nets are also provided for younger players within the colts section and the Academy who we expect to play in the Development Trust League, (we are now playing at Under 18 level rather than Under 21 – see web-site), and the new Under 17 30:30 League. Members of the Over 40s squad are also more than welcome to come along in addition to the weekly sessions with Kevin and Tim.

Dates (All sessions run from 11am to 1pm)
Sunday 25th February 2018
Sunday 4th March 2018
No session on the 11th March (Mothers’ Day) **
Sunday 18th March 2018
Sunday 25th March 2018

No session on the 1st April (Easter) ** Read more





Quiz Night – A Message from the Chairman

Hi everyone!

I write further to this : http://www.stokecc.co.uk/2018/01/17/quiz-night-24th-february-2018/

As most of you will know, Peter Andrew has kindly agreed to host a quiz night at the club on Saturday 24th February 2017.

We will open the bar at 7.00pm and start the quiz at 7.30pm. There will be an interval at approximately 8.45pm for fish and chips, followed by the second half that will run until approximately 10.15pm.

For those of you who haven’t done this before, it’s a lot of fun. We require teams of 4-6 people and the maximum capacity for the evening. Jo and I will form a team/table of 6 and I suggest that some or all of you do the same thing.

Jo has kindly agreed to co-ordinate the responses, plan the tables, book the fish and chips etc, so would you please let her know if you’re coming as as a team or happy to join/form one on the night. If you don’t have Jo’s details, e-mail stokecc@hotmail.com

A quiz night generates much needed funds for the club, so it’s well worth the effort and it’s a good social occasion.

Thanks!

Drew





Chairman’s August 2017 Newsletter

Dear Members!

I hope you have enjoyed a good summer break with your family. A short note with some important news about our Club.

President
Philip Jansen has decided to step down as President of our Club, having held the post for three years. He’s been a great help to me and has been a generous donor when we were raising funds to extend our clubhouse.

I am delighted to confirm that Stephen Finch will replace Philip as Club President. Many of you will already know him as a Sunday regular. He joined our Club in 1976 as a 1st XI player, became Club Captain in 1983 and moved into Sunday cricket when his knees and eyes started to lose their edge!

He has thus far amassed 5705 runs, 515 wickets and 176 catches in his 41 year career with Stoke. For several years he was Sunday Captain and he has helped many young players make the transition into adult cricket. Most important of all, Stephen is passionate about our Club and was one of several founder donors when we raised £250k to extend the Clubhouse. I’m looking forward to working with him.

Senior Cricket
We’ve enjoyed another outstanding season in the Surrey Championship. The final league matches will be played on Saturday and I’m delighted to announce our 1st XI has already secured promotion to Division 3. Our 2nd XI will follow suit if they win on Saturday.

Special credit to the 23 players who have turned out for the 1s during the first seventeen weeks, and to all the players in both teams putting the team requirements before their own preferences. James Trower has led the 1s to back-to-back promotions in 2016 and 2017. James is one of many to have progressed through our system into senior cricket, and I’m proud to say that 7 or 8 former colts have played in every 1st XI match this season. Jase Earl has been outstanding with the 2nd XI and has introduced several talented youngsters into senior cricket.

Colts Awards
Kevin Morgan has e-mailed to confirm that the Colts Awards date had moved from Friday 8th September 2017 to Sunday 3rd September 2017. The start time will be 4.30pm. There will be a BBQ, a few field games and the bar will be open.

Please join us!

Best wishes.

Drew Patrick
Chairman





Saturday 8th April 2017 – Pre-Season Working Party – 9am

Next Saturday, 8th April 2017, is our annual pre-season working party. Please report for 9am.

Once again this will be in association with NatWest Cricket Force who have sent us another bag of t-shirts to wear!!!

Below is a lengthy list of things we need to do. If you can help Pagie with materials and tools, e-mail : andrew.page@dhpuk.co.uk

Dear All,

With the season fast approaching our ex-Secretary, (thanks Jo!), has given us the following list of jobs that need to be attended to next Saturday:

DIY Experts
* Install Shower curtain to umpire’s changing room – shower curtain and pole required
* Dismantle the old mobile net – need spanners/socket set
* Re-assemble the site screens
* Install extract fan to the beer store
* Install shelf unit to side of the bar – kitchen wall unit or similar required
* Glass wash maintenance – new salt required to be purchased – instructions attached

Transport
* Dispose of the two old beer fridges – we need a large estate car
* Dispose of old clothing in the changing rooms

Decorators
* Paint the white posts to perimeter of access road
* Paint the ceiling and walls to the two stores
* Varnish the shelves under bar
* Remove the old fan
(I will buy materials from Jewson with the NatWest monies)

Labourers
* Wash down bar fascia and changing room walls
* Need a new squeegee to showers – donation accepted!
* Clean the changing room showers
* Clean the cobwebs to club room ceiling
* Clean the bar and sinks

Gardeners
* Cut the grass to side of club house
* Cut down the vegetation to rear of club house

Please let me know what you can assist with in terms of tools, materials, donations etc.

Cheers!

Cricket Force T-Shirt





AGM & Clear The Beer II

Notice from the Chairman!!!

We have decided to experiment by having the AGM at 6pm on a Saturday, (versus the usual time of midday on a Sunday), followed by another ‘Clear the Beer’ promotion, with Asahi discounted to £2.50 a pint.

Please put Saturday 11th March 2017 into your calendars & diaries.

The event in December yielded excellent bar sales, so we have decided to repeat the process! I will also meet with the manager of the Gurkha Kitchen next week to see if we can arrange for a curry to be served on the night, (members will be asked to pay for this.)

The AGM should take no more than 30 minutes to complete – we have to do this to comply with the Elmbridge annual licensing requirements.

See you then!

Asahi





Colts Awards Night – Friday 5th September

A reminder from Andrew Trower..

Colts Awards Night is next Friday, 5th September 2014.

6.30pm start with awards from 7pm.

There will be a BBQ, the bar will be open and there will be games for the boys. There will be plenty of parking on the outfield.

It is a fun night and the last time the squads will be together until next year.

Senior members are enouraged to come along and support this event.





BBQ and 15-Over Slog – Thursday 19th

A message to the Membership from Jez Connell…

Stokers!

We have full line-ups for the England v RoW Slogathon. If you are not down and still want to play, or if you are down to play and now can’t please let me know.

Current Teams:

England
Jez
Willo
Will T
JT
Nick Lo
Phippsy
Chalky
Nudge
Baz
Ed Ashwell
Steve Anderson

Rest of The World
Greg (Australia)
Hoppy (South Africa)
Paulie (South Africa)
Prawn (Zimbabwe)
Carel (South Africa)
Nico (South Africa)
Giacamo (Canada)
Keegan (South Africa)
Ali Mac (Scotland)
Saffa Mike Carty (South Africa)
Rod Thomson (Australia)

The game will be 15 overs per side. Please bring your national team kit, (please bring spares if you have them too), and £10 for the match fee, (that includes a beer and a burger).

We will aim to start at 6pm, earlier if possible, so please get down as early as you can to help set everything up.

Even if you can’t play, pop down for a few beers and a BBQ and enjoy two England victories!!!

SDCC adds – please support Jez and your club and help us get nearer our fundraising target. Remember that you can make donations at any time either by contacting Drew, (andrew.patrick@btconnect.com) or making a donation via ou Just Giving page : https://www.justgiving.com/sdacc/donate/ Read more