2nd XI Promoted as Champions and the 1st XI finishing in their highest ever league position were just two of many highlights from our 2010 Surrey Championship campaign. The following report, and the picture at the foot of this article, have been submitted to the League for inclusion in the 2011 Surrey Championship Handbook: Read more
Andy Page writes…
We need to take down the nets at the club and put them away for winter. If you can assist next Saturday 30th October 2010 at 10:00am for a couple of hours I would be most grateful.
Please let me know, (Andrew.Page@dhpuk.co.uk), ASAP. Read more
Ian Hopton’s domestic competition commenced last week and he has done well with bat and ball according to the, (unofficial), Western Province site:
“The 2-day league has officially kicked off, with 4 of the 5 sides playing home at the moment. Matthew King’s WPCC played against a very strong Police outfit on the YMCA. They batted first and put on a competitive 227, with captain King getting to 40, with support from Glen Huddy on 30 and an all round performance from Ian Hopton who scored 33 not out and picked up 4-27 in his bowling stint. New boy Joe Brawne also picked up 3 wickets on debut. WPCC will go into day two with a 47 run lead after bowling out the Police group for 180.” Read more
Our traditional Autumn quiz night will take place our clubhouse on Friday 19th November 2010. Peter Andrew has very graciously agreed, (again!), to be our quizmaster and will set questions from the usual wide range of subjects and events. The bar will be open from 7.30pm and the quiz will commence at 8.00pm. We will break for a fish and chip supper at approximately 9.00pm and we should be finished by 10.30pm. Read more
We may have finished playing for the season, but work continues at HQ. John Vaughan-Davies has started to work on the square, newly laid for the beginning of the 2010 season, to make it even more batter friendly for 2011…
…but the biggest development has been the installation of the new Artificial Pitch… Read more
Further to our previous item, (http://www.stokecc.co.uk/news/?p=1304), the Surrey Championship have kindly sent us a picture of Matt Gottschalk being presented with the Division 5 Championship Trophy by Graeme Fowler.
Other pictures from the evening are in our Gallery : http://www.stokecc.co.uk/news/?page_id=701&album=11&gallery=13 Read more
In September 1972, as part of Mickey Stewart’s benefit year, a Surrey CCC side came to HQ to play against a Stoke XI.
Within their ranks was one Intikhab Alam, who has now been appointed Pakistan Team Manager. Read more
A good attendance at HQ last Saturday for the Annual Awards, despite the weather and other commitments, eg. overseas cricket commitments, university, dinners, holidays…
Fresh from celebrating their Championship at the Brit Oval the previous evening, the 2nd XI carried on and MC Drew Patrick made another formal presentation of the shield to 2nd XI captain Matt Gottschalk. Whilst on his feet, Matt was also given back the Australia Cup for the best overall contribution to the 2nd XI, having won the player’s vote last year as well. Read more
Friday 1st October saw the 43rd Annual Surrey Championship Dinner, the event returning to the Brit Oval after a run at Sandown Park, the change of venue presumably made to help boost the Surrey CCC coffers given their recent financial results announcement! Read more
Firstly a thank you to Mr.Chairman and Mrs.Secretary – well, two actually – for allowing me to advertise this, and secondly for their kind donation.
People may have seen my significant other/cricket widow Julie pounding the streets in preparation for her first go at the Great North Run, often running home from HQ leaving me to Surrey Championship & Trust League commitments and net practice. Read more