1st XI claim impressive win at Old Rutlishians

Friendly Match

Stoke D’Abernon 228 for 8 (45 overs)

Old Rutlishians 191 all out (42.3 overs)

Stoke D’Abernon won by 37 runs

Stoke D’Abernon’s 1st XI completed their preparations for their Surrey Championship programme with an impressive 37 run win away to Old Rutlishians; a team currently ranked two divisions above them; Ian Hopton leading a fine recovery after Stoke found themselves in a precarious position mid-way through their innings.

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2nd XI defeated by Old Ruts 2s

Matt Gottschalk took charge of the 2nd XI for the first time and his side put up a spirited performance against the Old Ruts despite missing key bowlers.

There were early wickets for Dom Lloyd and John Crisp but Amstrong, (38), and Chaudri, (24), gave substance to the total before Johnny Lawes, (3-54), and Gottschalk, (11-4-12-2), instigated a middle order collapse.

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Clubmark Certificate presentation by Alec Stewart

Alec Stewart was the guest of honour at Stoke D’Abernon Cricket Club on Friday 23rd April at an evening event which was attended by more than 60 members. The occasion marked the formal presentation of Stoke’s Clubmark certificate by Alec to Stoke’s Chairman, Drew Patrick, and members were given the opportunity to hear about the ambitious development plans for the club.

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Adult Subscriptions Due – £30 increase if not paid by the end of the month!!!!

Dear Adult Members,

Just to let you know those members who have paid subscriptions and joined the club this year can collect their free club shirts, kindly provided by our sponsors JLT, from Jo at this Wednesday’s senior net training.

For those who have not yet paid their subs, forms are available in the club house. Subscriptions must be paid by the 30th April, otherwise there will be a £30 penalty charge for late payment.

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1st XI start with win over Ashtead

After an opposition cry-off last week, Stoke D’Abernon’s 1st XI finally kicked off their 2010 season, and secured an eleven run victory at the Rec in a 40 over encounter over Ashtead’s 2nd XI that was played in a great spirit.

New Stoke skipper Siddhartha Lahiri won his first toss, and gave his openers Brian Berthoud and Will Patrick first use of the newly laid square. Steady progress was made against opening bowlers Morris and Neil-Hall, Morris’s first five overs yielding just four runs; but the breakthrough came in the 7th over when Patrick turned for a second run only to find Berthoud having settled for a single and was lost to a run out for just 5.

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