Tag Archives: Andy Page

Narrow defeat for the Sunday XI

Sunday 14th July 2019
Friendly
HJM CC 215 for 7 (40 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 213 all out (39.5 overs)
HJM CC won by 2 runs

While England and New Zealand served up a rather dull affair at Lord’s, two sides, meeting for the first time, fixture only agreed the day before, served up a classic at The Rec that would have been talked about well into the night but for the fact that the teams were still playing at that time. Read more

Sunday Round Up – President’s XI win big. Sunday XI lose but have fun at Oxted

Sunday 7th July 2019
With a number of players who wouldn’t normally commit to a Sunday supporting the President’s Day match, to avoid disappointing others who wouldn’t have otherwise got a game, again we raised two sides with another XI going to Oxted & Limpsfield. Contrasting fortunes for the teams but many positives. Read more

My Greatest XI – Tom Frost

One of our golden generation turns 30 today!

When not doing his bit for World Peace in Somalia and other parts of the world, Frosty has taken time out to pen this for your enjoyment:

Here is my submission for my greatest Stoke XI:

1. Jack Raimondo
I know, I know an opening batsman who is scared of fast bowling!? But I have seen Mr Prawn – the self-confessed ‘closet six footer’ – score more runs and more match winning innings than almost anyone else. This added to his, (ahem), social contribution and the fact that we used to played rugby together from the age of 4 means that he is a shoe-in to open the batting in this team. Read more

Andy B 98 in defeat for the 2s

Saturday 25th May 2019
AJ Fordham Surrey Championship – 2nd XI competition
Stoke D’Abernon 2nd XI 219 all out (47.1 overs)
Kingstonian 2nd XI 212 for 8 (36.1 overs)
Kingstonian 2nd XI won by 2 wickets

One that got away from the 2s as they batted themselves into a great position only to lose a cluster of wickets when well set; then they had the opposition seven down with 45 still needed but a belligerent number nine smashed off the rest. Read more

Kohli v Stoke (2) : Consecutive 20+ Scores

India drew first blood in the Test Series this week despite a moderate contribution from Virat Kohli. However Virat added another impressive stat to his CV recently in the ODI series against the West Indies where, having made 157 not out, he made an eighteenth successive score of 20 or more in ODIs, (passing Matthew Hayden’s run of 17 20+ scores in 2007.) He then extended his run to nineteen with 107 in the next match before finally falling for 16 in Mumbai. Twelve of Virat’s knocks were also over 50, (8×100, 4×50.) Read more

Awards Night Review

Saturday saw the end of League, (still September friendlies to play), celebrations at HQ.

Jo served up a fantastic curry for everyone and with stomachs lined for what was to be consumed later, the Captains and Drew gave their reviews of the season before President Finch handed out the awards. Read more

Over 40s beat Leatherhead in Inaugural 100 ball match

Wednesday 29th August 2018
Friendly
Leatherhead Over 40s 77 for 8 (100 balls)
Stoke D’Abernon Over 40s 78 for 2 (70 balls)
Stoke D’Abernon Over 40s won by 8 wickets

The ECB may be trialling the 100 ball game soon, (http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/24461064/pca-confirms-involvement-trials-ecb-100-ball-competition), but Stoke’s and Leatherhead’s Over 40s got in first and played out a highly sociable game despite the time of year suggesting miners’ helmets might be needed. To avoid this prospect the sides were creative by bowling the first 48 balls from one end, then the remainder – including the ten ball final over – from the other. Read more

Saturday Round Up

Saturday 18th August 2018
Travelbag Surrey Championship – Division 3
Cheam 106 all out (39.1 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 109 for 4 (18.5 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon won by 6 wickets

An all too familiar pattern of Saturday results as the 1st XI continued their winning winning run whilst the 2nd XI sadly maintained a consistency of results of a different kind. Read more

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. Read more