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Opening Day Defeat

Saturday 15th April 2017
Friendly
Stoke D’Abernon 194 for 5 (40 overs)
London Tigers (Southall) CC 197 for 8 (33.2 overs)
London Tigers (Southall) CC won by 2 wickets

A mixed XI from Stoke’s playing resources kicked off the 2017 season and suffered defeat despite having control for long periods. Losing having taken six of the opposition’s wickets in the first 10.5 overs of the fielding effort is one of the more bizarre ways to lose a game, but credit to the opposition who stayed committed to their brand of cricket and hoped a couple of players would come off.

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AGM 2017

AGM News

An increased turnout for this year’s AGM; a few watched the rugby ahead of the main event…

Clear the Beer II (1)

…and many more stopped back to have a few beers and some food afterwards.

Applying an ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ approach following our excellent 2016 season, most of the roles and responsibilities for 2017 remain unchanged. James Trower continues as Club Captain, likewise Jase Earl retains his role skippering the 2nd XI.

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2s v Lingfield 2008 019

2nd XI Champions in 2008

With Pagie reminiscing about the 1st XI’s promotion day out at Sanderstead in 2008, (http://www.stokecc.co.uk/2017/02/04/my-greatest-xi-andy-page/), the same day the 2nd XI crushed Lingfield to secure the Championship of the 2nd XI competition. Five of Richie P’s greatest XI, (http://www.stokecc.co.uk/2016/12/11/stoke-dabernon-advent-calendar-2016-11/), were in the side that day, and a few were out with Logie last week. Here is the team…

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Dom Morley

My Greatest XI : Dom Morley

The next Stoker to put forward his squad and greatest final XI is Dom Morley, who has written to us from his placement in the States…

Had a bit of time on my hands out here in Montana so thought I’d chip in to the best XI that I’ve played with debate, although mine is a very modern team:

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Chris Gudgeon

My Greatest XI : Chris Gudgeon

In response to our latest Joe Root/Richie Parrett article, we’ve received the following from Chris Gudgeon…

Dear All!

Firstly a very Happy New Year to all from a snowy Toronto! Love reading the excellent Stoke site and keeping up with the news.

Going on the basis of those that I have had the pleasure of playing with at my time at Stoke here is my stab and a best XI:

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Beer Cleared!

A tremendous turnout yesterday from members, (and many friends & family of members), at all levels of the Club – plus some new faces who will be joining for next year – saw the remainder of the 2016 vintage Asahi demolished.

Amongst the attendees answering Drew’s call to Clear the Beer were Andy Berry, Malcolm Dickson, Jase Earl, Tom Frost & Amy S, Will Frost, Will/Shireen/Tom/Emma Gudgeon, Charlie Hill, Roddy Kelso, Logie Logendran, (big year for Loges next year – details to follow soon), Adrian Mills, Harry Nawaz, Richie & Robbie Parrett, Peter Phipps, Jack Raimondo, Toby Tarrant, Rod Thomson, James Trower, Geoff Vinall & family and Ralphie & Julie.

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Richie v Seb

Stoke D’Abernon Advent Calendar 2016 (11)

11 is for “My Greatest XI”

Listening to an old audio-book of Richie Benaud’s, in it he devotes a couple of chapters to what he calls “My Greatest XI.” By his definition they had to:

* Be brilliant cricketers, characters and good mixers on & off the pitch as they would be representing him.
* Have a beneficial effect on the game, be champions and have left an influence on cricket.
* Play on good pitches with pace, good for shots and fast bowlers, with spin to come into the game later on.

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Sunday XI Lose Narrowly to Kingstonian

Sunday 18th September 2016
Friendly
Kingstonian 230 all out (40 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 221 for 3 (40 overs)
Kingstonian won by 9 runs

An exciting game to end the Sunday XI’s 2016 season, Stoke coming up nine runs short after some terrific death bowling by Kingstonian in a game that saw 451 runs including 8 sixes and 44 fours.

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Weather Rain

Saturday Washout

Saturday 10th September 2016
Friendly
Stoke D’Abernon v Sheen Park
Match Abandoned – No Play

Frustration for Stoke and Sheen Park as efforts on the part of both clubs to raise teams came to nothing.

Prospects of play seemed bleak as persistent morning drizzle made for a miserable looking Stoke Rec as the home players arrived to set things up; but the pitch was dry under the cover so if the rain blew away there might have been some play.

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