Category Archives: Match Report 1st XI

1st XI Promoted with big win at Farnham

Saturday 7th September 2019
AJ Fordham Surrey Championship
Stoke D’Abernon 240 for 8 (50 overs)
Farnham 99 all out (36.4 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon won by 141 runs

Back in 1986 a little village club in Stoke D’Abernon travelled to Bramley needing a win to secure promotion from the second division of the Morrant Wey Valley League, a competition several divisions below even the bottom division of the Surrey Championship. On the day one of Stoke’s greatest ever batsmen, Ian Wellman, made an unbeaten 104 and one of the most talismanic players ever to play for the Club, Mike Cooper, took 5 for 7 to get the job done. Scorecard : http://sdacc.play-cricket.com/website/results/1963649 Read more

1st XI beat Sanderstead as Dyson sets new records

Saturday 24th August 2019
AJ Fordham Surrey Championship
Stoke D’Abernon 200 all out (43.2 overs)
Sanderstead 159 all out (47.4 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon won by 41 runs

Going into the last three matches in the knowledge that winning the last three games would make results elsewhere irrelevant; Stoke’s 1st XI completed the first of them by defending an under-par score at The Rec. Read more

1st XI take 2nd spot from Dulwich

Saturday 17th August 2019
AJ Fordham Surrey Championship
Dulwich 104 all out (46.4 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 105 for 6 (30.3 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon won by 4 wickets

All change again at the top of the division as Stoke took second place in the table from Dulwich after beating them by four wickets. Read more

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

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

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





Valiant 1st XI Come Up Just Short in Thriller

Saturday 6th July 2019
AJ Fordham Surrey Championship
Farnham 278 for 8 declared (53 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 263 all out (44.1 overs)
Farnham won by 15 runs

The unpredictable trend of results in this year’s division continued at the Stoke Rec as Farnham, occupiers of one of the bottom two spots, scored a win in a high-scoring encounter.

Put into bat on a good pitch, the visitors made a fast start, posting an opening stand of 65 before first change Shawn Dyson nicked off Hicks for 32. Davies and No.3 Thorpe continued to keep the scoring rate high; moving the total to 127 before Max Subba Row castled Davies, (65), and No.4 Berry with successive deliveries.

Farnham made light of this double-strike, though, and a partnership of 114 followed as Thorpe, (68), and Rooney, (84), tried to bat Stoke out of the game. Dyson, (2 for 67), and Robbie Blackburn, (2 for 52), collected wickets towards the close, as did the returning Toby Tarrant. A run out effected by Ian Hopton off what would be the last ball of the innings prompted a 53 over declaration on 275 for 8.

Whilst many sides would think pessimistically about a winning draw or defeat avoidance when faced with such a total, Stoke played the brand of cricket that has served them so well over the last three seasons and gave it a right go. Subba Row and James Trower were early departures, but Hopton and Dyson constructed a nice stand of 84 before the former was dismissed for 36.

Alastair Curran, (26), helped with another stand of 64; and when he and Dyson, given leg-before for 87 from 72, departed in quick succession, most sides given this match situation might assess other options.

Not this Stoke side, though. Blackburn was promoted and smashed 45 from just 18 balls; Roddy Kelso gave good support and despite both their dismissals Tom Frost continued the chase, cracking 33 from just 19 balls. Sadly he was to run out of partners was the last man dismissed with seventeen balls to go and Stoke just 13 short.

A tremendous advert for the game and both clubs. The return 50:50 match is something to look forward to if this one was anything to go by.

We now have reached the half-way stage and Stoke sit in fifth place in the table, but still within one win of the top two. Another home game next week, this time Worcester Park come to The Rec.

Scorecard : http://sdacc.play-cricket.com/website/results/3753979