Hopton Double and Gudgeon Grit as 1st XI consolidate top spot

Surrey Championship Division 5

Stoke D’Abernon 189 all out (50.4 overs)

Thames Ditton 71 all out (27.5 overs)

Stoke D’Abernon, (13 points), beat Thames Ditton, (0 points), by 118 runs

A superb all-round performance by Ian Hopton formed the basis of a fourth successive win for Stoke’s 1st XI to consolidate top spot in the table.

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Stoke 2s win a thriller at Old Pauline

This is the third time these two sides have played each other recently and the third thrilling finish. This time last year, Falcon lead us to a 2 wicket win with an unbeaten 83. Last August Old Paulines sneaked home by 1 wicket with 3 balls to spare. Today, Stoke scraped the tightest of wins by just a single wicket, again with 3 balls to spare.

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Bid for England v Australia ODI Tickets!

Dear Members!

I have 4 tickets, (2 adults and 2 children), for the One Day International at Lord’s on Saturday 3rd July between England and Australia.

I will sell these to the highest bidder and the proceeds will be donated to SDCC. Bids should be emailed to me, (andrew.patrick@btconnect.com), and the closing date will be Friday 11th June. I will post the result on the website and will inform the highest bidder by e-mail or phone.

Narrow T20 defeat at Premiership Sunbury

Surrey Championship T20 – Round 2

Sunbury 125 for 9 (20 overs)

Stoke D’Abernon 115 for 6 (20 overs)

Sunbury won by 10 runs

Stoke gave Premiership Sunbury an almighty fright but ultimately fell to a narrow ten run defeat in the second round of the Surrey Championship T20 competition, matters still in the balance with two balls remaining when an incredible ‘team catch’ in the deep to account for Johnny Lawes put the result beyond doubt.

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Under 17s brought back to earth by Walton-on-Thames

Tim Dyer writes…

Oh dear, the wheels fell off in fairly spectacular fashion!

From the highs of Weybridge to the lows of Walton, nothing went right from the toss onwards.

A warm, humid, slightly overcast morning at SDCC, with the vague possibility of rain later on. The wicket was quite green and looked like it would assist the bowlers, especially with the new ball. Win the toss, field and chase a total was the right call.

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Under 9s – Update

Johnny Lawes writes:

Mon 31st May – Horsley & Send U9 festival – Plate Winners

There is a separate report on this but pictures are now available via the following links…

http://www.cig.canon-europe.com/p?p=GRWC2a22Hv8

The URL for viewing the album from a mobile phone is:

http://www.cig.canon-europe.com/m?m=GRWC2a22Hv8

Welfare issues mean that as the boys are named elsewhere on the site we cannot publicie the password as we cannot put names to faces and vice versa on the site, however interested parents can e-mail jonathan@cube-re.com for it.

Friday 4th June v Ashtead (away)

The boys faced a very strong Ashtead team on Friday. We lost the toss and fielded restricting them to 287. Another good bowling and fielding display with 2 wickets for both Oscar and Alfie and 1 for Tom W.

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Valiant Ladies lose to Blackheath

From Stoke’s perspective, Sunday’s match represented in equal measure the frustration and the joy of league cricket, rolled into the ‘wacky’ package of a potential table-topping clash between Blackheath and SDCC.

The availability of Stoke’s players for this important match was ravaged by the combination of county cricket and A level revison. For inexplicable reasons, Surrey CCC decided to book matches for every girl’s age group in the county and, in so doing, decimated the squads of the stronger clubs, including Stoke.

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Cobham, Surrey