Tag Archives: Ben Townsend

Sunday XI v Concorde 18 06 2017

Sunday XI One Wicket Away

Sunday 18th June 2017
Friendly
Stoke D’Abernon 236 for 5 declared (43 overs)
Concorde 179 for 9 (40 overs)
Match Drawn

The hottest day of the year saw Stoke and Concorde play out a draw at Sendholme.

Batting first, Doug Gilbertson was originally listed at No.3 but faced the first ball of the match as the person originally selected for the role was sat on the roller at Stoke with less than 20 minutes to the start. After a quiet opening maiden, it was anything but at the start of the second over as debutant Ishan Mulchandani drilled the first two balls he faced through the covers and mid-off, then pulled the third along the ground through mid-wicket – not a bad way to start your Stoke career – and he hit another four before the over was out.

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Stoke v Epsom Methodists June 2017

Defeat for Sunday XI but Youngsters Shine

Sunday 11th June 2017
Friendly
Stoke D’Abernon 148 for 9 (40 overs)
Epsom Methodists 149 for 5 (34.4 overs)
Epsom Methodists won by 5 wickets

An inspection of the scorecard makes this look like a routine ‘restrict & chase’ for the opposition, but it was far from that. Stoke can take a number of positives from this, notably the contributions from their younger players.

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Fantasy Football

Congrats to Dom Morley who wins the 2016-2017 Stoke Fantasy Football League.

1. Morls’ Men – Dom Morley – 2326
2. No Fuchs Given – Robbie Parrett – 2192
3. JigarKaCheelka – Raja Singh – 2096
4. Mighty Tigers – Jeremy Connell – 2045
5. Tea and Busquets – Matt Gottschalk – 1967
6. Balotelli-Tubbies – Patrick Wilson – 1951
7. Selection Nightmares – Ralph Coleman – 1910
8. Townsend FC – Ben Townsend – 1898
9. ParkTheBus FC – Jack Townsend – 1855
10. Martial Law – Will Thomson – 1841
11. Ctrl Alt De Laet – Charlie Hill – 1831
12. Dogwood Rovers – Daniel Gluckman – 1761
13. Bafana Bafana FC – Nico Spreeth – 1717

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Josh Gilbertson

Trust League Defeat at Ashtead

Sunday 28th May 2017
Surrey Trust League
Stoke D’Abernon 122 all out (30 overs)
Ashtead 65 for 4 (12.5 overs) – revised target of 62 in 20 overs
Ashtead won by 6 wickets

The rain rule heavily favours the side batting second in Trust League cricket, but a bowler-heavy Academy side were masters of their own downfall and it would be wrong to use this as an excuse as they opened their 2017 campaign with a defeat at Ashtead.

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Moumer

Depleted 2nd XI lose to Old Ruts

Saturday 29th April 2017
Friendly
Old Rutlishians 2nd XI 199 for 5 (45 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 2nd XI 121 all out (31.3 overs)
Old Rutlishians 2nd XI won by 78 runs

Demands of the 1st XI left the 2nd XI a little short this week but they kept going in the field and should take a lot into their League campaign.

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Jase Earl v Ripley 2015

Strong New Look Oxshott XI defeat Stoke’s Sunday XI

Sunday 23rd April 2017
Friendly
Maori Oxshott 265 for 6 (40 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 127 for 9 (40 overs)
Maori Oxshott won by 138 runs

Neighbours Stoke and Oxshott met at Steels Lane and in a repeat of last year the home side were giving the majority of their 1st XI a first run out of the season, Stoke’s XI was more geared to a Sunday/2nd XI fixture and the consequences were inevitable.

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Jase Earl

Sunday XI defeated at Sutton

Sunday 16th April 2017
Friendly
Stoke D’Abernon 144 all out (33.3 overs)
Sutton 146 for 6 (33.5 overs)
Sutton won by 4 wickets

Despite a spirited display in the field a Stoke Sunday XI line up including plenty of League players was left to rue a shortage of runs on a good pitch at Sutton.

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Gareth Townsend

Congrats to Gareth Townsend

Big congrats to Gareth Townsend as the Surrey CCC Academy was given a 100% mark in its annual ECB review.

Here are extracts from an article posted on the Surrey CCC web-site:

Conducted by former England Chairman of Selectors David Graveney, the review concluded that Academy Director Gareth Townsend “should be commended on running an Outstanding Academy programme, which delivers on its objectives of developing cricketers and people.”

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Stoke D’Abernon Advent Calendar 2016 (15)

Pre-season we sent an e-mail to a pair of our most supportive parents, Hayley Townsend and the director of Surrey County Cricket Club’s Academy, Gareth, asking if they felt their Ben would be fine to start playing longer-format adult cricket for us. Parental permission secured, Ben chipped in with 15 wickets in all formats, (and displayed some incredible fielding too), to finish with these impressive numbers:
http://sdacc.play-cricket.com/website/player_stats_widget/bowling_stats/443761?rule_type_id=179

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Will Thomson and Charlie Hill v Worcester Park - August 2016

Incredible Trust League Victory over Worcester Park

Sunday 14th August 2016
Surrey Trust League
Worcester Park 202 for 7 (40 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 206 for 8 (39.5 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon won by 2 wickets

The cliché ‘you had to be there’ is often over-used but not in this case; and for those who were, this will be very much one of those ‘I was there’ games when talked about in years to come.

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