Just wishing the whole Club all the very best for the new season.
It makes me so happy to follow the Club albeit from a long distance here in Toronto.
Our Club is superbly run, led by Drew, and now has a President in Stephen Finch who is an excellent appointment to impart his experience and passion. Read more
In last week’s “Ask Steven” section on CricInfo “Irfan” from Pakistan asked:
I noticed that Ajit Agarkar has a Test batting average of 16.79 despite having a century to his name. Is this the lowest Test batting average to include a century? Read more
We have received this from former Club Chairman Chris Gudgeon…
Hope all is well. Everyone keep up the good work for the Club.
This weekend is something of a WOW! weekend.
Who would have believed just a short time ago there would be a packed Lord’s with live TV coverage for a Women’s World Cup Final. Read more
“Hello from a hot and steamy Dubai!!!” writes Ian Wellman who has used some down-time out there to select and send in his contribution to the Greatest XI series. Ian continues…
Good luck for the coming season for all the teams at Stoke. We at Valley End follow the results closely as you know, and hope that you enjoy further promotions to follow the successes of recent years. Read more
As we edge nearer the start of the League season and our T20 Cup First Round tie, we have received the following e-mail from former Stoke Chairman Chris Gudgeon:
A very UK day here in Toronto, chucking it down with rain. Hope all is good with everyone. Read more
In response to our latest Joe Root/Richie Parrett article, we’ve received the following from Chris Gudgeon…
Firstly a very Happy New Year to all from a snowy Toronto! Love reading the excellent Stoke site and keeping up with the news.
Going on the basis of those that I have had the pleasure of playing with at my time at Stoke here is my stab and a best XI: Read more
Tuesday 14th June 2016
Surrey Championship T20 – Round 2
Stoke D’Abernon v Maori Oxshott
Stoke D’Abernon won on bowl-out
Despite a great effort from Messers Hopton and Miller to get the Stoke Rec playable, a sensible decision was taken not to play with a large proportion of the square reduced to mud, and water coming up under feet in places. Bad news for the Gudgeon clan as Will was one of many happy to play in front of brother Tom and Dad Chris, the latter in the UK for the week from Canada. Read more
We were very saddened to learn that Stoke legend Alan Wiseman, passed away at the weekend.
Within hours of the new breaking Stokers in the UK and around the world have sent in their tributes:
Chris Gudgeon : “Very sad to hear of his passing. I cherish great memories…his dogs often left to roam the Rec during games…his rather unreliable Volvo cars…his thespian skills with the Cobham Players…The Folk Club. But overall my abiding thoughts are of his huge love for the Cclub…all of us heard of his dismissals being delivered by future Test players…caused by giraffes but Alan was a great competitor. He also served the club as Chairman…and was always around…Committee meetings it is fair to say we’re amusingly chaotic…but full of good memories. Will miss you Alan…puff away on that pipe in the clubhouse in the sky.” Read more
Stoke’s links to military have a very current theme through messers Patrick, (http://www.stokecc.co.uk/2013/08/09/2nd-lt-will-patrick/), Frost and others; but heroes from yesteryear shall never be forgotten.
Followers of Facebook and Twitter may have seen the following link, and we’ve sought and been granted given permission to publish it here as well. Read more
Whilst we wait for the official album, a trawl of the world web has brought up a few more pictures from various sources.
Thanks to all those who have continued to send their messages in to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are forwarding them all on for you. Read more