Tag Archives: Geoff Vinall

Oxshott v Stoke September 2018

Late season fun at Oxshott

Sunday 16th September 2018
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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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Finch 85 not out and Phipps 51 not out v Whiteley Village and Kingstonian September 2018

Two Sunday XI Matches – Two Wins! – President 85*

Sunday 9th September 2018
Incredible availability meant that we needed to source an additional Sunday fixture to the one already in the card against Kingstonian. Our friends from Whiteley Village had an ad on the board, and a call to them resulted in a second game being agreed meaning everyone who was available at the time got a chance to play.

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Thomson 79 v Kingstonian August 2018

Sunday XI Beaten despite Thomson Career Best

Sunday 12th August 2018
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Stoke D’Abernon 169 for 8 (30 overs)
Kingstonian 172 for 4 (25.2 overs)
Kingstonian won by 6 wickets

Both sides were rewarded for giving it a go and got in a fun game that, although ended in defeat for Stoke, gave the younger players more valuable experience in adult cricket and the older ones time in the middle.

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Deepak and Aarav

3rd XI win at Hampton Wick Royal

Saturday 28th July 2018
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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.

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Sunday : P2 L2

Sunday 8th July 2018

After the highs of the previous day both Stoke XIs fell to defeat in the Sunday programme, but credit to everyone for making these games happen given other choices of sport this weekend…

Friendly
Stoke D’Abernon 230 for 7 declared (40 overs)
Bank of England 231 for 7 (34.4 overs)
Bank of England won by 3 wickets

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Geoff Vinall

Enjoyable day despite defeat for the Sunday XI

Sunday 1st July 2018
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Old Ashfordians 229 for 4 (40 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 200 for 7 (40 overs)
Old Ashfordians won by 29 runs

The original Women’s Surrey Trust League match was postponed in the week after the opposition were unable to raise a side. This left the Stoke Rec free for a home friendly and our good friends the Old Ashfordians were able to come along and play.

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Justin Jones

Over 40s beaten by Walton-on-Thames

Thursday 21st June 2018
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Stoke D’Abernon Over 40s 156 for 6 (20 overs)
Walton-on-Thames Over 40s 157 for 2 (17.4 overs)
Walton-on-Thames Over 40s won by 8 wickets

The Over 40s squad’s unbeaten run stretching back to last July came to an end as Walton-on-Thames chased down the required total with 14 balls to spare and plenty of wickets in hand.

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Over 40s v Weybridge June 2018

Over 40s beat Weybridge on Last Ball with 27 off the Final Over

Thursday 14th June 2018
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Weybridge Over 40s 176 for 6 (20 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon Over 40s 180 for 4 (20 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon Over 40s won by 6 wickets

What is it about T20 matches at Stoke this year? With the boffins at CricInfo looking into our seemingly unique Surrey Championship T20 win against Horsley & Send in May, (http://www.stokecc.co.uk/2018/05/25/t20-win-over-horsley-send-on-cricinfos-radar/), they’ll be at it again to see if a side has ever won a match with three sixes off the last three balls…and before you ask, remember that Ben Stokes wasn’t hit for all those sixes off the last four balls of that World T20 Final…and he had 19 runs to play with. Stoke needed 24 off the last over of this one.

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Sunday XI v Cheam 10 June 2018

Sunday XI win at Cheam

Sunday 10th June 2018
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Stoke D’Abernon 226 for 7 (40 overs)
Cheam 154 all out (35.5 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon won by 72 runs

Stoke’s Sunday XI recorded an impressive win at Cheam who were, as ever, welcoming hosts. There was the added bonus of the game being moved to Cheam’s main pitch after their scheduled Development Trust League game against Guildford was scratched by their opposition. Oddly one of their Development XI couldn’t be cajoled into this fixture so we faced a short-handed opposition for the second week running.

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Neil Foster v WVCC June 2018

Sunday XI Nearly Achieve Improbable Win

Sunday 3rd June 2018
Friendly
Whiteley Village 187 all out (37 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 183 for 9 (40 overs)
Whiteley Village won by 4 runs

Thanks to Whiteley Village for offering this fixture and then playing it in the way that they did. Poor responses to requests for availability meant we were only able to advertise for a fixture late in the week and by then there were no appropriate home matches were on the boards. The most attractive one left was this local away match, the slight reservation being that it was against an opposition who had set themselves up to play a League game and had Walton-on-Thames 1s players – including their Overseas – who had lost their Sunday league opposition, and we all know what happened at Byfleet last year when we stepped in in similar circumstances. Chat ahead of the match and at the toss about relative strengths led to the Stoke XI fielding first.

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