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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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2nd XI Table 2017

2nd XI PROMOTED with 10 wicket win at Ripley

Saturday 2nd September 2017
Travelbag Surrey Championship Division 4 – 2nd XI Competition
Ripley 2nd XI 92 all out (41 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 2nd XI 93 for 0 (18.4 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 2nd XI won by 10 wickets

Needing a win to guarantee promotion, Stoke’s 2nd XI did the necessary with another great win at picturesque Ripley.

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2nd XI Huddle v Cheam - August 2017

2nd XI beat promotion rivals Cheam

Saturday 26th August 2017
Travelbag Surrey Championship Division 4 – 2nd XI Competition
Cheam 2nd XI 155 all out (49.4 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 2nd XI 156 for 2 (23.1 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 2nd XI won by 8 wickets

A second commanding performance in as many weeks leaves Stoke’s 2nd XI on the brink of promotion. Cheam started the day in 2nd place in the table but had that spot, and control of their own destiny, taken away from them in emphatic style.

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1st XI on hold after narrow defeat

Saturday 19th August 2017
Travelbag Surrey Championship Division 4
Stoke D’Abernon 167 all out (41.2 overs)
Trinity Midwhitgiftians 170 for 7 (44.4 overs)
Trinity Midwhitgiftians won by 3 wickets

The 1st XI started the day knowing a win in this fixture and a victory by Churt over 3rd placed Hampton Wick Royal would guarantee promotion. Churt kept their side of the deal, but a bump in the road at Trinity means things move on to next week.

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1st XI Lose Narrowly in High Quality Match at Churt

Saturday 5th August 2017
Travelbag Surrey Championship Division 4
Churt 183 all out (48.1 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 149 all out (35.1 overs)
Churt won by 7 runs (Revised target of 157 in 37 overs)

A tremendous advert for the League saw leaders Churt edge out 2nd placed Stoke with a great fightback.

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