We have received the following short message from Ian Hopton:
“…Hampshire CCC are knocking about in Cape Town. They playing against the Cobras and Western Province. Was having a chat with Simon Jones today in the gym at WP.”
Alas, Hoppy’s hopes of making the Play Offs with Western Province have ended. He has mentioned that Results & League Tables can be accessed via this site: Read more
A fine batting display including 3 half centuries set up a victory for Stoke on saturday. Batting first Stoke lost Gavin Gresse early, lbw to the accurate Gibbons before a century partnership between Alistair McMillan and Jack Raimondo put the home side in charge, Jacko passing 4,000 career runs in the process. Both and Ali and Jacko reached fluent 50s in the same over and the century stand came shortly afterwards. Having pushed the score to 150, Jacko called Ali through for an ambitious 2, but the latter was well short of his ground following an accurate throw and was run out for 64. Read more
We need to help Ian find somewhere to live this season. It would be great if we can find a member who would be prepared to let Ian have a room for a nominal rent for 4 months.
Ian was a regular in the Stoke sides last year, also playing a great part in our run to the Surrey Championship T20 Final; and returned to South Africa in November to play cricket for Western Province as their overseas player. Read more
We’re a month into our pre-season and most of our players have reported for at least one session. (Shame on you if you haven’t!)
To help our new captains, (pictured), plan the selection for the early season fixtures, could you please e-mail any known availability/unavailability to: Read more
Monty Halls, (from BBC’s Great Escape, Underwater Channel, Dive Magazine contributor), looked for a few dive clubs to give his next talk to and we’ve been lucky enough to be chosen.
He’s agreed to come to SDCC on Wednesday 24th February 2010, 7.30pm for an 8pm start. Read more
Stoke’s Sunday XI travelled to Twickenham and repeated their 2008 victory.
The hosts chose to bat but Mike Carty, (3-24), late call up from the Guildford club scene Jack Raimondo, (2-31), and Peter Phipps, (2-24), reduced them to 71 for 7.
M.Bendelow added respectability to the score with 35 before becoming one of two victims for the mercurial Roy Johns, (2-11) – Johns’ wickets sandwiched a wicket for Sandy Henderson. Read more
All change at this year’s AGM as we voted in new captains for the League sides, two new Club Trustees and David Pappin formally stood down as Club President after 25 years’ service.
Siddhartha Lahiri and Matt Gottschalk, (pictured right and below respectively), take over from Andy Page and Malcolm Dickson as captains of the League sides – Andy retains a place on the New Committee with a role that will include the development of the ground and the clubhouse. Andy will also act as an adviser to the new captains to ensure a smooth handover in accordance with our Development Plan. Read more
National Club Champions Chester-le-Street were given a bye when the National Club Championship First Round draw was made this week.
The Durham side, who beat Spencer at Derby to life the trophy last summer, will avoid the opening round which has thrown up some intriguing ties. Read more
By no means a mis-match, but when a side missing three of the League’s best batsmen, (who would also expect to bowl full allocations), plus another five players who would easily contend for a place in the side, comes up against a full-strength opposition chasing a promotion place, victory would certainly be considered an upset. Read more
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. Read more