Tag Archives: Alistair Curran

Half-Century for Chris Finch and more runs for Giacomo but Sunday XI lose

Sunday Friendly
Stoke D’Abernon 215 for 7 declared (46 overs)
Harrow Wayfarers 217 for 4 (36.2 overs)
Harrow Wayfarers won by 6 wickets

A first half-century since July 2010 for Chris Finch and more runs for Giacomo Gray but Stoke’s Sunday XI fell to defeat at home to new opponents who travelled from High Wycombe; chasing down Stoke’s below par total thanks to a superb century by Buckfield. Read more

Academy win at Farncombe to keep Qualification hopes alive

Surrey Trust League
Farncombe 180 for 5 (40 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 184 for 6 (38.3 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon won by 4 wickets

Stoke’s Academy chased down Farncombe’s total of 180 to do all they could for themselves towards qualification for one of the semi-final competitions. They were reliant on two other results going their way at the weekend – both did! – so a win at Reigate Priory on Sunday week could be enough. (See later on.) Read more

3rd XI beat Caterham 2s

3rd XI Friendly
Stoke D’Abernon 3rd XI 242 for 4 (30 overs)
Caterham 2nd XI 126 all out (26.3)
Stoke D’Abernon 3rd XI won by 116 runs

More good availability meant another 3rd XI fixture could be played; and Caterham kindly selected us as the opposition for their 2nd XI who had a League bye-week. This gave the hybrid of emerging Stoke players and a few older heads to get time in the middle, and there was another positive result. Read more

3s complete hat-trick of Saturday wins

3s Friendly
Stoke D’Abernon 3s 182 all out (31 overs)
Churchleigh 177 for 7 (40 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 3s won by 5 runs

Having continued the Stoke tradition of losing the toss, Stoke were asked to bat.

Wilkinson opened the bowling for Churchleigh and was the pick of the bowlers, Phillips took the new ball with Wilkinson and Stephen Anderson found this bowling to his liking and forced a change, only to find the the spin of the captain Jon Woolgar equally inviting, clubbing a career best 63 from 36 balls, (his maiden half-century for Stoke.) Read more

Saturday Friendly defeat to Sheen Park

Saturday 15th September 2012
Sheen Park 259 for 7 (40 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 193 for 9 (40 overs)
Sheen Park won by 66 runs

An uncharismatic end of term performance from Stoke was exploited to the full by friends from Sheen Park who were keen to continue their winning run after securing promotion from their league the previous week. Read more

Youngsters Impress but the 2s lose to title chasing Maori Oxshott

Surrey Championship Division 4 – 2nd XI competition
Maori Oxshott 2nd XI 191 for 9 (50 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 2nd XI 123 all out (35.2 overs)
Maori Oxshott 2nd XI won by 68 runs

Not for the first time this season, Stoke’s second string were left to rue a shortage of runs and fell to a 68 run defeat at the hands of title chasing Maori Oxshott. Read more

2nd XI win hastily arranged friendly at Marble Hill CC

Stoke D’Abernon 2nd XI 180 for 5 (30 overs)
Marble Hill CC 150 all out (29.5 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 2nd XI won by 30 runs

At 10pm on Friday night Stoke’s 2nd XI were fixtureless after Alleyn & Honor Oak’s concession.

A late call in response to an advert placed by Marble Hill CC, a complete unknown quantity whose only ‘League’ cricket is played in the Last Man Stands T20 Competition, (click here for a link to the site, playing conditions and stats – http://www.lastmanstands.com), was well received by an enthusiastic opposition captain, grateful for the chance of a game after having his original fixture called off, then his replacement opposition also not being able to raise a side. Were the Stoke players willing to travel? Not easy to ascertain in view of the hour… Read more

Sunday XI lose at North Holmwood

Sunday Friendly
North Holmwood 148 for 6 (40 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 114 all out (39 overs)
North Holmwood won by 34 runs

Stoke and North Holmwood met for the first time since 1998, (this used to be a Saturday September friendly but the lengthening of the Surrey League programme meant something had to give), and played out a well-spirited encounter. Read more