Tag Archives: Drew Birch

Sunday XI fall short in Merton

Sunday 22nd September 2019
Friendly
Kingstonian 193 for 5 (30 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 168 for 8 (30 overs)
Kingstonian won by 25 runs

For the second week running Stoke were left to rue an untidy first phase of the match and a number of missed chances and lost a game that otherwise could have been won. This negative aside, it was another very enjoyable afternoon and a triumph for persistence and a will to get a game on; the players not deterred by a heavy shower that arrived just as they did to put the fixture in doubt. After waiting around, an inspection of the pitch delivered a “passable” verdict and the players decided to give it a go; limiting things to a 30 over contest given the ghastly forecast for later on. Read more

3rd XI win at Hampton Wick Royal

Saturday 28th July 2018
Friendly
Hampton Wick Royal 180 all out (39.3 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 3rd XI 184 for 3 (32 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 3rd XI won by 7 wickets

With good availability the Team Secretary was tasked with sourcing a fixture for an additional XI and an early offer was received from our friends at Hampton Wick Royal. Fifteen available became eight by the Friday afternoon, said TS one of the casualties when his body reminded him on Thursday that running suicidal singles was a thing of decades past. Read more

Opening Day Defeat

Saturday 15th April 2017
Friendly
Stoke D’Abernon 194 for 5 (40 overs)
London Tigers (Southall) CC 197 for 8 (33.2 overs)
London Tigers (Southall) CC won by 2 wickets

A mixed XI from Stoke’s playing resources kicked off the 2017 season and suffered defeat despite having control for long periods. Losing having taken six of the opposition’s wickets in the first 10.5 overs of the fielding effort is one of the more bizarre ways to lose a game, but credit to the opposition who stayed committed to their brand of cricket and hoped a couple of players would come off. Read more

2nd XI beat Esher

Saturday 7th August 2016
Stoke D’Abernon 2nd XI 199 for 5 (35 overs)
Esher 137 all out (30.3 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 2nd XI won by 62 runs

With Stoke’s 2s having a bye-week, Esher kindly sent a side to The Rec and a number of those looking to get into/stay in nick ahead of the final four League games got a useful work-out in a friendly. Read more

Sunday (Away) Team lose at Chipstead

Sunday 5th June 2016
Away Friendly
Chipstead Coulsdon & Walcountians 256 for 5 declared (40 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 96 all out (32.5 overs)
Chipstead Coulsdon & Walcountians won by 160 runs

The absence of a match for the Saturday 2nd XI led to numbers being available for a second Sunday fixture, and Chipstead kindly agreed to host us. Whilst the result didn’t go to plan, an enjoyable day was had by all at an excellent venue with a phenomenal tea, and everyone had a chance to contribute to the match. Chipstead also provided an umpire, and had two scorers happy to keep a book for each club! Read more

2nd Ten lose to Old Ruts

Saturday 30th April 2016
Friendly
Old Rutlishians 2nd XI 184 all out (45 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 2nd XI 89 all out (39.2 overs)
Old Rutlishians 2nd XI won by 95 runs

Stoke’s 2s still had more of a Sunday side look to it with a number of regulars unavailable or called up to the 1st XI, but they bowled the opposition out on a pitch where you needed to work hard for your wickets, an effort all the more commendable having fallen back to ten players after a plethora of team changes during the week. Read more