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Alex Clinton

Alex Clinton 6 for 26 but 2nd XI suffer narrow loss

Saturday 28th July 2018
Travelbag Surrey Championship Division 3 – 2nd XI Competition
Kempton 2nd XI 180 all out (38 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 2nd XI 168 all out (50.4 overs)
Kempton 2nd XI won by 12 runs

What a difference a year makes. Last year this mad game would probably have been won, but not even a near miracle last wicket stand was able to prevent Stoke slipping to another defeat to leave their chances of survival on the respirator.

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Jase Earl blocks v Chessington

2nd XI Hang on at Chessington

Saturday 21st July 2018
Travelbag Surrey Championship Division 3 – 2nd XI Competition
Chessington 2nd XI 228 for 8 declared (53 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 2nd XI 136 for 9 (47 overs)
‘Winning Draw’ to Chessington 2nd XI

This wasn’t a ‘must win’ but Stoke’s 2nd XI could only manage a losing draw at relegation threatened Chessington and now need to find some wins quickly with games running out.

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Alistair McMillan 107 v Ashford - July 2016

Defeats for the 2nd XI and 3rd XI

Saturday 14th July 2018
Travelbag Surrey Championship Division 3 – 2nd XI Competition
Stoke D’Abernon 2nd XI 228 for 8 (55 overs)
Ashford 2nd XI 230 for 5 (39.4 overs)
Ashford 2nd XI won by 5 wickets

Stoke’s 2nd XI posted their second highest total of the season but were unable to defend it on a good pitch and fast outfield.

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Roddy Kelso

Roddy Bags Five as the 2s Win Late

Saturday 7th July 2018
Travelbag Surrey Championship Division 3 – 2nd XI Competition
Stoke D’Abernon 2nd XI 190 all out (50 overs)
Trinity Midwhitgiftians 2nd XI 154 all out (49 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 2nd XI won by 36 runs

A noon start for the 2nd XI and Stoke left it late but secured a win that, when the final points totals are tallied in September, could go down as one of the most significant of the year.

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Toby Tarrant Award

My Greatest XI – Toby Tarrant

Another “My Greatest XI “ has dropped into the Club in-box, this one courtesy of Toby Tarrant who writes…

Here you go guys, I’m sat by the pool in Verona compiling this. The things I do for this Club…

Ian Hopton
“Hoppy” has to be one of the first names on the teamsheet. Mr.Reliable in many ways, I can’t think of a game where he hasn’t contributed with either the ball, the bat or in the field. I’ll put him at the top of the order because the rest of this line-up likes to have a slog and we need someone to at least try and stick around. Plus we need him to lead the warm up and roll the wicket.

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Dyson v Epsom June 2018

1st XI lose to Epsom

Saturday 2nd June 2018
Travelbag Surrey Championship – Division 3
Epsom 206 for 7 declared (50 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 117 all out (30.3 overs)
Epsom won by 89 runs

All of the Stoke 1st XI matches this season have been won by the side batting first and the trend continued at The Rec as another good bowling and fielding display – for some part with a man down – on a generally unresponsive pitch was met with a short second innings.

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Churt v Stoke 1s May 2018

Great win for the 1st XI at Churt

Saturday 26th May 2018
Travelbag Surrey Championship – Division 3
Stoke D’Abernon 137 all out (37.3 overs)
Churt 99 all out (33.1 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon won by 38 runs

Exam time around the country for many, including the Club Captain, but anyone looking for a model answer on how to defend a below par total should have come to Churt’s picturesque ground for this one.

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1st XI positivity backfires for once at Staines

Saturday 19th May 2018
Travelbag Surrey Championship – Division 3
Staines & Laleham 210 for 9 (50 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 128 all out (29.5 overs)
Staines & Laleham won by 82 runs

Stoke lost their unbeaten record with an untypical collapse after putting in a great effort in the field on a hot afternoon having lost the toss.

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Bowled Out by a Stoker

This week’s “Ask Steven” feature on CricInfo saw one follower ask:

Which bowler has the best record of hitting the stumps, given a large amount of wickets?

The answer was:

Of the 181 bowlers who have so far taken 100 or more Test wickets, the two with the highest percentage of bowled dismissals are the 19th-century England pair of George Lohmann, with 51 out of 112, or 45.53% bowled, and Johnny Briggs, with 52 out of 118, (44.06%)

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