Tag Archives: Ian Hopton

Last ball defeat damages 1st XI promotion hopes

Surrey Championship Division 5

Farncombe 289 for 8 dec (51 overs)

Stoke D’Abernon 221 all out (49 overs)

Farncombe, (13 points), beat Stoke D’Abernon, (0 points), by 68 runs

An alert piece of fielding off the last ball of the match saw Farncombe claim a deserved victory to keep themselves in the promotion hunt, and at the same time dent Stoke’s own ambitions of playing Division 4 cricket in 2011. There are still seven games to play but in reality all seven must now be won to acquire the required points total. Read more

1st XI back to winning ways against Dorking

Surrey Championship Division 5

Dorking 212 all out (51.3 overs)

Stoke D’Abernon 213 for 3 (35 overs)

Stoke D’Abernon, (13 points), beat Dorking, (0 points), by 7 wickets

Stoke captain Siddhartha Lahiri and Hiken Shah starred with ball and bat respectively as Stoke returned to winning ways with an efficient team performance over lowly Dorking. Read more

1st XI crash to defeat at Godalming

Surrey Championship Division 5

Stoke D’Abernon 200 all out (50.3 overs)

Godalming 201 for 3 (42.5 overs)

Godalming, (13 points), beat Stoke D’Abernon, (0 points), by 7 wickets

There were half centuries for Hiken Shah and Tom Frost, but it was a third consecutive week without a win for Stoke, and a victory for experience over youth as Godalming cruised to a seven wicket victory. Read more

1st XI declare to force win but lose at Kingstonian

Surrey Championship Division 5

Stoke D’Abernon 240 for 8 dec (52.5 overs)

Kingstonian 242 for 7 (46.4 overs)

Kingstonian, (13 points), beat Stoke D’Abernon, (0 points), by 3 wickets

A brave declaration on a good batting track went unrewarded as Kingstonian became the latest club to move into promotion contention in the most erratic of divisions, securing a last over win over a Stoke side who went into the match top of the ladder. Read more

Hopton Double and Gudgeon Grit as 1st XI consolidate top spot

Surrey Championship Division 5

Stoke D’Abernon 189 all out (50.4 overs)

Thames Ditton 71 all out (27.5 overs)

Stoke D’Abernon, (13 points), beat Thames Ditton, (0 points), by 118 runs

A superb all-round performance by Ian Hopton formed the basis of a fourth successive win for Stoke’s 1st XI to consolidate top spot in the table. Read more

Narrow T20 defeat at Premiership Sunbury

Surrey Championship T20 – Round 2

Sunbury 125 for 9 (20 overs)

Stoke D’Abernon 115 for 6 (20 overs)

Sunbury won by 10 runs

Stoke gave Premiership Sunbury an almighty fright but ultimately fell to a narrow ten run defeat in the second round of the Surrey Championship T20 competition, matters still in the balance with two balls remaining when an incredible ‘team catch’ in the deep to account for Johnny Lawes put the result beyond doubt. Read more