Under 17s begin season with victory by 25 runs over Leatherhead

Tim Dyer writes:

What a great day for English cricket! England win the T20 World Cup in Barbados and the Under 17s start their season with a win!

Sunday morning at Stoke HQ was slightly different from the weather in Barbados! Grey, overcast, cold, very occasional burst of sunshine and a good attempt at rain…a fairly typical English summer’s day! A little local knowledge helped Stoke enormously. Thanks to the groundsman, who advised that the wicket was a slow, low bouncing track that would take spin. He advised batting first to take maximum advantage of the higher bounce that the new ball would offer. John lost the toss and Leatherhead put Stoke in to bat.

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Under 9s / Under 11s – Latest

An update on the Under 9s from Johnny Lawes…

A great weekend and the league side remains unbeaten in both the league and cup competition.

Friday 14th May v Cranleigh (Cup) – Won by 163 runs

A long way to go for a 6pm start on a Friday night. The boys batted first and set a huge score of 331 with everyone in the runs with a mention to Charlie for scoring 27 and Oscar and Tom L scoring 19 each.

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Under 10s – Latest

Paddy Nicholson writes:

Good games over the weekend…

League game v Esher May 7
Esher 299, Stoke 238
All bowled well, (Jake, Daniel, Alex N, George picked up 2 wickets), and we would have restricted them more if we had held our catches better. Batting was tough as there bowling was good and they had a great keeper and it was dark. George and Alex H stood out.

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Under 9s / Under 11s news

Johnny Lawes writes:

“…A first win against Thames Ditton CC in the Under 9s league. Thames Ditton batted first and were held to 219 with some excellent bowling and fielding. Alfie Broomfield and Tom Lawes picking up 2 wickets each, direct hit run outs from Alfie and Oscar Jensen, (twice), and wides and no-balls restricted to single figures. In return Stoke scored 262 with the boys only losing 2 wickets. Charlie Neat and Ollie Muir started the innings with a partnership of 16 and were followed by Oscar top scoring with 13.

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2nd XI suffer narrow defeat at Hampton Wick Royal

Surrey Championship Division 5

Hampton Wick Royal 2nd XI 124 all out (48.4 overs)

Stoke D’Abernon 2nd XI 118 all out (49 overs)

Hampton Wick Royal, (9 points), beat Stoke D’Abernon, (0 points), by 6 runs

Traditionally Stoke and Hampton Wick have been very closely matched on the field and this game was no exception. In last year’s league opener Stoke chased down 242 with just 3 balls to spare, and despite fewer than half as many runs being scored, yesterday’s game was no less tense.

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1st XI start campaign with win over Kingstonian

Surrey Championship Division 5

Kingstonian 160 all out (37.2 overs)

Stoke D’Abernon 162 for 6 (31 overs)

Stoke D’Abernon, (10 points), beat Kingstonian, (0 points), by 4 wickets

Stoke D’Abernon’s 1st XI opened up their 2010 Surrey Championship campaign with a four wicket win over ten man Kingstonian in near arctic conditions at the Stoke Rec.

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