2nd XI win over Farncombe

The 2nd XI continued their promotion push with a 46 run victory – with bonus point – over Farncombe at the Rec.

Stoke skipper Malcolm Dickson was an early casualty with just an extra on the board; but substance was given to total with century partnerships, (both exactly 100), between Steve Wade, (39), and Simon Engelen; for the second wicket; then Engelen and Matt Gottschalk for the fourth.

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1st XI end 2009 League season with narrow defeat at Dorking

A depleted Stoke 1st XI ended their first season in the Surrey Championship with a last over defeat at Dorking in what turned out to be a nailbiter.

The home side gave Andy Page’s men first use of their own strip, and Gavin Gresse and Will Patrick added 47 for the opening wicket before falling in successive overs; Patrick scooping to keeper Chave off Kelsey for 14; Gresse, (32), misjudging an inswinger from Chadwick and falling leg-before offering no shot.

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