Category Archives: Match Report Sunday XI

Justin Jones v The Min September 2018

Sunday XI Win v The Min – Justin Jones 113

Sunday 30th September 2018
Friendly
Stoke D’Abernon 251 for 6 (35 overs)
The Min 196 all out (31.4 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon won by 55 runs

More late season fun and a triumph for patience. As the weeks go by and more players call time on their seasons, some having previously said available, there was still a Stoke side ready for a game if an opposition could be found.

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Oxshott v Stoke September 2018

Late season fun at Oxshott

Sunday 16th September 2018
Friendly
Stoke D’Abernon 220 for 5 (40 overs)
Maori Oxshott 222 for 5 (38.4 overs)
Maori Oxshott won by 4 wickets

With the clubs in different divisions in League cricket and the pre-season friendly wiped out by rain it took until mid-September to play a game against our friends and neighbours this year. It was worth the wait, though, as the sides played out an enjoyable match. Stoke took this one deep but the home side timed their run chase well with former Stoker George Depree pulling a six to win to and end his reign as Maori Oxshott’s Sunday skipper.

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Finch 85 not out and Phipps 51 not out v Whiteley Village and Kingstonian September 2018

Two Sunday XI Matches – Two Wins! – President 85*

Sunday 9th September 2018
Incredible availability meant that we needed to source an additional Sunday fixture to the one already in the card against Kingstonian. Our friends from Whiteley Village had an ad on the board, and a call to them resulted in a second game being agreed meaning everyone who was available at the time got a chance to play.

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Malcolm 500

500 Games for Malc but Sunday XI Beaten

Sunday 2nd September 2018
Friendly
Stoke D’Abernon 193 for 7 (40 overs)
Thames Ditton 195 for 4 (31.1 overs)
Thames Ditton won by 6 wickets

The last home game of the season ended in defeat but some very good things came from this one, notably contributions from our younger players.

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Weather Aug 26

Today’s Sunday XI Friendly OFF

With a dire weather forecast, (local news coming in that it has started spitting in the Cobham area already), and some of the opposition having a c2 hour trip to the game; we have made an early decision to call off today’s match.

Thanks to those who made themselves available, to the ground staff and some of yesterday’s players to get as many covers on as possible to give it a chance, and to Jo for being at the ready for another mega tea.

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Moumer

Sunday XI play well but settle for a Draw

Sunday 19th August 2018
Friendly
Stoke D’Abernon 223 for 7 dec (43 overs)
Surrey Cryptics 123 for 7 (42 overs)
Match Drawn

In years to come people could look at this scorecard and think ‘bore draw’ but the game went the distance and remained interesting until the last few deliveries.

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Thomson 79 v Kingstonian August 2018

Sunday XI Beaten despite Thomson Career Best

Sunday 12th August 2018
Friendly
Stoke D’Abernon 169 for 8 (30 overs)
Kingstonian 172 for 4 (25.2 overs)
Kingstonian won by 6 wickets

Both sides were rewarded for giving it a go and got in a fun game that, although ended in defeat for Stoke, gave the younger players more valuable experience in adult cricket and the older ones time in the middle.

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Dickson and Chris Finch

Malc passes 8000 runs. Finchy (Chris) reaches 400 caps. Sunday XI lose.

Sunday 5th August 2018
Friendly
Stoke D’Abernon 151 for 9 (40 overs)
Woodmansterne 153 for 6 (35.4 overs)
Woodmansterne won by 4 wickets

Better than normal Sunday availability led to us being able to search for an additional friendly match and our friends from Woodmansterne were able to offer us a fixture.

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Kelso and Dennis

Sunday Nine beat the Chelsea Nomads

Sunday 15th July 2018
Friendly
Chelsea Nomads 191 for 9 (40 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 192 for 3 (33.4 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon won by 7 wickets

With World Cup fever apparently over on Wednesday night, this long-standing fixture was confirmed the following evening with the opposition saying “we have ten – should be able to get an 11th” and Stoke having 14 to pick from. A few of the 14 switched to Saturday to make the 3rd XI match happen, leaving us with 10+TBC – even if TBC wasn’t around, still a good ten. Sadly TBC wasn’t available, no worries there…but then two pulled out with bad backs – one first thing, another an hour before the start – resulting in an SOS. Roddy Kelso answered the call, so having lost a toss committing us to a fielding stint and no chance to sign up any others we made do with nine…and what a performance on another hot day.

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