Tag Archives: James Miller

My Greatest XI – Toby Tarrant

Another “My Greatest XI “ has dropped into the Club in-box, this one courtesy of Toby Tarrant who writes…

Here you go guys, I’m sat by the pool in Verona compiling this. The things I do for this Club…

Ian Hopton
“Hoppy” has to be one of the first names on the teamsheet. Mr.Reliable in many ways, I can’t think of a game where he hasn’t contributed with either the ball, the bat or in the field. I’ll put him at the top of the order because the rest of this line-up likes to have a slog and we need someone to at least try and stick around. Plus we need him to lead the warm up and roll the wicket. Read more

Stoke D’Abernon Advent Calendar 2016 (22)

A 22nd different name appeared on our Player of the Year trophy in 2016. James Miller… drew-and-james-miller

…wasted little time racking up the poles, taking 6 for 24 on debut and going on to take 43 wickets, (all in the League), at 12.63 with a best of 7 for 35 against Chertsey.

Add in some useful contributions down the order with the bat, his time working with players at all levels of the Club and doing all jobs around the Clubhouse and on the square, to say he was a very popular acquisition is an understatement. Read more

1st XI Promoted with Victory over Alleyn

Saturday 3rd September 2016
Travelbag Surrey Championship – Division 5
Alleyn 188 all out (46.5 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 103 for 5 (26 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon won on Faster Scoring Rate

After a few near misses Stoke’s 1st XI finally secured promotion to Division 4 with a home win over Alleyn, the victory achieved on run-rate although once the 20 over mark had been reached to constitute a match, Stoke were never behind the target score. Read more

1st XI beat Battersea Ironsides – Dan Gluckman 7 for 22

Saturday 27th August 2016
Travelbag Surrey Championship – Division 5
Battersea Ironsides 109 all out (39.5 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 110 for 5 (26.1 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon won by 5 wickets

It’s a popular thing for successful teams to say that over a season somebody puts their hand up in a game or two to help the effort. This week, it was Dan Gluckman. Read more

Narrow Defeat for the 1st XI

Saturday 6th August 2016
Travelbag Surrey Championship – Division 5
Maori Oxshott 173 for 8 (50 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 171 all out (49.2 overs)
Maori Oxshott won by 2 runs

The craziest of Division 5s took another twist as Stoke, looking to win to keep their promotion hopes on course and effectively end Oxshott’s, failed to get over the line and in doing so introduced Oxshott themselves to the race for 2nd place, which still has no clear front-runner as the sides immediately above them all lost as well. Read more