Awards Night Review

A good attendance at HQ last Saturday for the Annual Awards, despite the weather and other commitments, eg. overseas cricket commitments, university, dinners, holidays…

Fresh from celebrating their Championship at the Brit Oval the previous evening, the 2nd XI carried on and MC Drew Patrick made another formal presentation of the shield to 2nd XI captain Matt Gottschalk. Whilst on his feet, Matt was also given back the Australia Cup for the best overall contribution to the 2nd XI, having won the player’s vote last year as well.

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Great North Run

Ralphie writes…

Firstly a thank you to Mr.Chairman and Mrs.Secretary – well, two actually – for allowing me to advertise this, and secondly for their kind donation.

People may have seen my significant other/cricket widow Julie pounding the streets in preparation for her first go at the Great North Run, often running home from HQ leaving me to Surrey Championship & Trust League commitments and net practice.

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Pictures from End of League Season After Party

Nick Handel snappped away after the final round of League matches and has kindly sent us the following… 

* Calm before the Yard of Ale was spotted 

* 2nd XI players discuss the Championship with their scorer and video analyst

* Mr Chairman and Mrs Secretary

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Fixtures and Ground Update

An update from Drew:

As anticipated in my previous note, I am sorry to confirm that we won’t be able to use the square this weekend, courtesy of the water repairs which will occur on Saturday and Sunday.

There was no fixture Saturday, and we will look to see if Claygate can accomodate us at their ground on Sunday. If they already have a home fixture, we will seek an alternative.

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Sunday XI win at Ewhurst

Friendly Match

Ewhurst 156 all out (38.1 overs)

Stoke D’Abernon 159 for 7 (26 overs)

Stoke D’Abernon won by 3 wickets

With no Saturday fixture this week, Stoke’s Sunday XI took centre stage and recorded a second successive victory on a sunny afternoon at Ewhurst who kindly stepped in with the offer of a 40-over match after Stoke’s original opponents, Dorking, were unable to fulfil the fixture.

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Mike Carty, Amy Page and Sophie Pout pictured in the Advertiser

The Dorking & Leatherhead Advertiser cameras were at Stoke on August Bank Holiday Monday to capture pictures of the Sponsors’ Match.

The following report made it into the papers…

Sponsors Day Article

The paper are keen to hear of anything Stoke players do over the winter, or anything we do as a club, so please contact us via the site if you feel you have something newsworthy.

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Fixtures and Ground Update

Club Message…

We are sorry to inform you that we will not be able to use the club this weekend, (11th & 12th September.) The broken water main will not be repaired until the following weekend at the earliest, and we do not have access on Saturday to the brownie hut for toilets and water supplies.

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Cobham, Surrey