Home semi-final against Dulwich in the Surrey Trust League

Stoke have won the coin toss for home advantage and will host Dulwich at the Rec this coming Sunday, (22nd), in their third Plate semi-final in four years.

News of the draw from the League is as follows:

Congratulations to your clubs for reaching the play-off stages of the Surrey Trust League. The coin toss for the play-off venues has been carried out and the play-off schedule is as follows, (home team first)

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Academy give Ashtead a little extra help

Surrey Trust League

Ashtead 213 for 8 (40 overs)

Stoke D’Abernon 151 all out (30 overs)

Ashtead, (4 points), beat Stoke D’Abernon, (0 points), by 62 runs

It would have been easy for Stoke to have contacted Ashtead in the wake of the previous day’s deluge to say that the pitch was unplayable, thus leaving Stoke as the winners of the zonal group and consigning Ashtead to the Plate competition semi-finals.

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Development XI deny Effingham Sunday XI

Sunday Friendly

Effingham Sunday XI 167 for 8 declared (39 overs)

Stoke D’Abernon Development XI 73 for 9 (30 overs)

Match Drawn

Richie Parrett reports…with a little editorial from SDCC…

Stoke sent a Development XI to a soggy Effingham and played out a draw against a more experienced home side. The match started late to allow for some drying time to the wet outfield.

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Rain ends 1st XI promotion hopes

Surrey Championship Division 5

Chipstead Coulsdon and Walcountians 243 for 5 (50 overs)

Stoke D’Abernon 103 for 3 (22.2 overs)

Chipstead Coulsdon and Walcountians, (9 points), beat Stoke D’Abernon, (0 points), by 5 runs

Stoke’s slim chances of promotion from Division 5 were finally ended by a torrential downpour mid-way through their run chase leaving them six runs short of the requisite total after 22.2 overs. At the same time, the ‘win’ points gained by Chipstead were enough to secure them a deserved promotion of their own.

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Stoke in International T20 Action on Tuesday 17th August, 11am start

We are pleased to announce that we have arranged a T20 fixture against the CIMA Toronto Mayor’s XI for Tuesday 17th August as part of their 2010 tour to the UK.

The Toronto Mayor’s XI will be in London from August 14th to August 23rd, and this is their third annual UK tour. Their tour co-ordinator is Ranil Mendis and their squad is made up of 16-22 year old Asian and Caribbean Canadians…with a bus driver supplied by Chessington CC!

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Semi-Final Qualification for the Academy

Surrey Trust League

Beddington 188 for 9 (40 overs)

Stoke D’Abernon 189 for 8 (38.5 overs)

Stoke D’Abernon, (4 points), beat Beddington, (0 points), by 2 wickets

Stoke’s Academy qualified for one of the Surrey Trust League competition semi-finals with victory at Beddington. Victory over Ashtead at the Rec in their final zonal match will see them qualify for the main competition semi-finals as zone winners. Ashtead, however, have the same brief.

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Sunday XI lose thriller against the Vultures

Sunday Friendly – 40 over match

The Vultures 207 for 6

Stoke D’Abernon Sunday XI 204 for 8

The Vultures won by 3 runs

Stoke’s Sunday XI lost a thriller at the Rec with all results possible on the final ball.

The visitors chose to bat and registered a total of 207 for 6 from their 40 overs. Brothers Richie and Robbie Parrett appeared in a Stoke side together for the first time since July 2009, and each took two wickets; Richie taking bragging rights with 2 for 33 versus 2 for 45 in their allotted eight over spells. There was a wicket each for Adam Cooke and Rod Thomson. Gregory top scored with 70.

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Career best for Will Lander as 1st XI make short work of Thames Ditton

Surrey Championship Division 5

Thames Ditton 70 all out (20.1 overs)

Stoke D’Abernon 62 for 1 (7.1 overs) – revised target of 58

Stoke D’Abernon, (10 points), beat Thames Ditton, (0 points), by nine wickets

Having thrashed Chertsey in the previous week’s match, Stoke’s 1st XI took their good form in to this week’s match at Thames Ditton, comprehensively outplaying their opponents to secure a 9 wicket victory.

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Gottschalk wins Toss and 2nd XI claim bonus point win over Old Paulines

Surrey Championship Division 5 – 2nd XI competition

Old Pauline 2nd XI 105 all out (40.5 overs)

Stoke D’Abernon 2nd XI 79 for 4 (20.4 overs)

Stoke D’Abernon 2nd XI, (10 points), beat Old Pauline 2nd XI, (0 points), on faster scoring rate

An all-round team effort saw Stoke’s 2nd XI retain top spot in Division 5 with a rain affected win against Old Paulines; the heavens opening with Stoke just 27 runs short of outright victory, but comfortably ahead of the required score with wickets in hand.

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