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Oxshott v Stoke September 2018

Late season fun at Oxshott

Sunday 16th September 2018
Friendly
Stoke D’Abernon 220 for 5 (40 overs)
Maori Oxshott 222 for 5 (38.4 overs)
Maori Oxshott won by 4 wickets

With the clubs in different divisions in League cricket and the pre-season friendly wiped out by rain it took until mid-September to play a game against our friends and neighbours this year. It was worth the wait, though, as the sides played out an enjoyable match. Stoke took this one deep but the home side timed their run chase well with former Stoker George Depree pulling a six to win to and end his reign as Maori Oxshott’s Sunday skipper.

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Will Thomson 133 v Ashford

Will Thomson Century but Stoke fall just short at Ashford

Saturday 15th September 2018
Friendly
Ashford 214 all out (38.3 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 205 for 8 (40 overs)
Ashford won by 9 runs

A great all-round individual performance from Will Thomson that included a maiden century wasn’t quite enough to score a win at Ashford who kindly offered us the fixture in the week after their original opposition never confirmed the fixture.

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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.

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Malcolm 500

500 Games for Malc but Sunday XI Beaten

Sunday 2nd September 2018
Friendly
Stoke D’Abernon 193 for 7 (40 overs)
Thames Ditton 195 for 4 (31.1 overs)
Thames Ditton won by 6 wickets

The last home game of the season ended in defeat but some very good things came from this one, notably contributions from our younger players.

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Academy Lose in Record STL Match Aggregate

Sunday 5th August 2018
Surrey Trust League
Godalming 320 for 9 (40 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 281 all out (38.4 overs)
Godalming won by 39 runs

A much-changed Academy side from the one defeated two weeks ago was unable to reverse that result, and came second in a boundary hitting competition on another hot afternoon. The match aggregate of 601 runs was the highest in any Trust League match Stoke have played in.

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Tom Frost Century at Claygate

Victory at Claygate. Frosty Maiden Century.

Thursday 26th July 2018
Friendly
Stoke D’Abernon 317 for 6 dec (49 overs)
Claygate 219 all out (40.4 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon won by 98 runs

A long overdue maiden century for the Club for Tom Frost was the highlight of a good win in the annual all-day game as part of Claygate’s cricket week.

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Sunday Nine beat the Chelsea Nomads

Sunday 15th July 2018
Friendly
Chelsea Nomads 191 for 9 (40 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 192 for 3 (33.4 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon won by 7 wickets

With World Cup fever apparently over on Wednesday night, this long-standing fixture was confirmed the following evening with the opposition saying “we have ten – should be able to get an 11th” and Stoke having 14 to pick from. A few of the 14 switched to Saturday to make the 3rd XI match happen, leaving us with 10+TBC – even if TBC wasn’t around, still a good ten. Sadly TBC wasn’t available, no worries there…but then two pulled out with bad backs – one first thing, another an hour before the start – resulting in an SOS. Roddy Kelso answered the call, so having lost a toss committing us to a fielding stint and no chance to sign up any others we made do with nine…and what a performance on another hot day.

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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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Trust League defeat at Walton

Sunday 24th June 2018
Surrey Trust League
Stoke D’Abernon 186 all out (32.4 overs)
Walton-on-Thames 187 for 6 (32.4 overs)
Walton-on-Thames won by 4/(2?) wickets

While England were hitting Panama for six in Russia, before the World Cup draw was made last winter the Trust League fixture computer got in first and allocated us fixture at Walton-on-Thames. Will T and the Team Sec worked tirelessly through the week to assemble an XI. Thanks to all those who helped with an appearance – we had no game without you. The opposition had an U21 AND a Development Trust XI team to find(!) and with priority going to the U21 League Stoke faced a team of nine.

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