Category Archives: Match Report Sunday XI

Adam De Swardt

Sunday XI Complete Bank Job

Sunday 13th August 2017
Friendly
Bank of England 158 all out (39 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 159 for 8 (30.2 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon won by 2 wickets

By Thursday morning this match looked highly unlikely as a succession of injuries, other withdrawals and an alarming absence of regulars left us with just four players and a reluctant fifth. Our thanks to Bank of England CC for giving us enough time to have another ring-around – miraculously an XI was completed and we kept one of our best Sunday fixtures alive.

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Moumer

Sunday XI Lose Another Run Fest

Sunday 7th August 2017
Friendly
Thebertons 279 for 8 (40 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 198 for 9 (40 overs)
Thebertons won by 81 runs

No matter what else happens this year the “village” moment of the season will be awarded to the start of this game. With the field set, the bowler at the end of his run and 2 batsmen strolling out to take guard the question was asked “Who’s keeping today?”

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Moumer

Career best for Moumer in High Scoring Sunday Friendly

Sunday 16th July 2017
Friendly
Byfleet 395 for 4 (40 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 172 for 4 (40 overs)
Byfleet won by 223 runs

With good availability in addition to the Trust League fixture, Stoke’s Sunday XI got an extra game this weekend despite having no call on any of the younger players with the exception of the promising Sameer Khara.

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Ishan Mulchandani

Sunday XI Edged Out in Thriller by the Cryptics

Sunday 25th June 2017
Friendly
Stoke D’Abernon 234 for 6 declared (39 overs)
Surrey Cryptics 237 for 9 (41.5 overs)
Surrey Cryptics won by 1 wicket

For the second day running, (and on the same strip), a Stoke XI lost at home by one wicket; but the disappointment of losing this one was far outweighed by the way the sides approached things.

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Sunday XI v Concorde 18 06 2017

Sunday XI One Wicket Away

Sunday 18th June 2017
Friendly
Stoke D’Abernon 236 for 5 declared (43 overs)
Concorde 179 for 9 (40 overs)
Match Drawn

The hottest day of the year saw Stoke and Concorde play out a draw at Sendholme.

Batting first, Doug Gilbertson was originally listed at No.3 but faced the first ball of the match as the person originally selected for the role was sat on the roller at Stoke with less than 20 minutes to the start. After a quiet opening maiden, it was anything but at the start of the second over as debutant Ishan Mulchandani drilled the first two balls he faced through the covers and mid-off, then pulled the third along the ground through mid-wicket – not a bad way to start your Stoke career – and he hit another four before the over was out.

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Stoke v Epsom Methodists June 2017

Defeat for Sunday XI but Youngsters Shine

Sunday 11th June 2017
Friendly
Stoke D’Abernon 148 for 9 (40 overs)
Epsom Methodists 149 for 5 (34.4 overs)
Epsom Methodists won by 5 wickets

An inspection of the scorecard makes this look like a routine ‘restrict & chase’ for the opposition, but it was far from that. Stoke can take a number of positives from this, notably the contributions from their younger players.

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Richmond Nomads Tweet

Chaotic day for the Sunday XI ends with a Win

Sunday 4th June 2017
Friendly
Stoke D’Abernon 101 all out (33.4 overs)
Richmond Nomads 69 all out (26.3 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon won by 32 runs

Another mad day in the life of the Stoke Sunday side but it all worked out in the end!

A sunny day, all the Stokers present and correct, clock ticking towards the point where the opposition should be starting to appear…but no sign of them. A speculative call to them to see how they were getting on was met with a rather surprised voice at the other end suggesting that the fixture was next Sunday. Cue panic with the tea lady now on site too!

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Hampton Hill CC

Sunday Friendly Victory at Hampton Hill

Sunday 28th May 2017
Friendly
Hampton Hill 155 for 9 (39.3 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 128 for 6 (28.3 overs) – revised target
Stoke D’Abernon won by 4 wickets

Firstly a massive thank you to our friends from Hampton Hill for choosing us from the list of clubs who would have responded to their advert.

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Phipps and Connell 1

Sunday XI beat Wisley

Sunday 21st May 2017
Friendly
Wisley Southside 139 for 6 (40 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 140 for 7 (36.1 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon won by 3 wickets

Stoke’s Sunday XI completed a clean sweep of senior cricket victories at the weekend with a successful run chase at The Rec. Lots of familiar faces in the visitors’ line-up when they arrived, but they advertised themselves as “stronger than usual” and hustled Rod Thomson into giving them first use of the strip.

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