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2s Beaten but not Downhearted

Saturday 11th May 2019
AJ Fordham Surrey Championship – 2nd XI competition
Stoke D’Abernon 2nd XI 60 all out (37.5 overs)
Old Hamptonians 2nd XI 62 for 5 (26.3 overs)
Old Hamptonians 2nd XI won by 5 wickets

Sometimes you need a bit of luck, and it just wasn’t the 2s’ day as they were left to bemoan a crucial lost toss, an untimely mid-innings rain break and then better weather for the opposition. Read more

Awards Night Review

Saturday saw the end of League, (still September friendlies to play), celebrations at HQ.

Jo served up a fantastic curry for everyone and with stomachs lined for what was to be consumed later, the Captains and Drew gave their reviews of the season before President Finch handed out the awards.

First up the Bob Willis Cup for the most improved player at any level in the Club went to Patrick O’Neill, a clear winner having shown tremendous growth with the ball the and in the field…and with the bat too he as good as quadrupled his average from last year, and in the Trust League helped set a record last wicket stand in the first game, then beat it later in the season. Nominations from the players also came in for James Corbishley, Alastair Curran, Roddy Kelso and Will Thomson.

Patrick O’Neill

Corbs missed out there, but he will have his name engraved with Ian Hopton’s for the best performance in a match; their all-time Club record 5th wicket stand of 157, (unbroken), to take us to victory at Addiscombe emerged as a late winner despite votes coming in during the week for Andrew Klimcke’s incredible last over heroics to win the Over 40s T20 match against Weybridge, (http://www.stokecc.co.uk/2018/06/15/over-40s-beat-weybridge-on-last-ball-with-27-off-the-final-over/) This was the award that received the highest number of different nominations, and it was nice to see suggestions for 2nd XI performances despite a difficult year.

James Corbishley and Ian Hopton

The Spirit of Cricket Cup captures the person – or for a second year running persons as the award is shared again – who go about things the right way. Two of the most committed people shared it; Will Frost played every 1st XI match, never missed a practice session or the chance to have fun on and off the field; play-anywhere-man Will Thomson was equally committed to the 1st XI, 2nd XI, Sunday XI and Trust League causes and contributed in so many other ways off the field.

Will Frost
Will Thomson v Oxshott 2017

The Vice Presidents’ shield looks at overall contribution to the Club, either over a number of years, or for a standout contribution that makes a huge impact on the Club in any season. When looking at the longer-term contributors, having played for the majority of the last ten seasons that has seen our rise through the divisions, the latter half of them with responsibilities for coaching and pitch preparation & maintenance, Ian Hopton joins a list of names who over the years we simply couldn’t have done without.

Jo Drew Hoppy Jordan and Moeen

The Australia Cup for the best overall contribution to the 2nd XI saw ten different people receive votes. Patrick O’Neill was in the running again, as were Roddy Kelso and Duncan Elder; but by sheer weight of 3-vote allocations; Jase Earl gets to hold the cup for another year; although second place had only one fewer person vote for them.

League Dinner 2017 Jase Pub

It was a similar story for the England Cup for the best overall contribution to the 1st XI. Shawn Dyson polled over 40% but was one of nine players who received votes. There was a lot of love for Will Frost and Ian Hopton…and the variety of nominations saw James O’Gorman and Tim Handel receive votes too.

Shawn Dyson

So that left, (for awards to be handed out on Saturday), the Player of the Year. Currently with most runs and wickets, although we have friendlies left to play, Shawn won this one by a landslide – Robbie Blackburn was the only other player to receive a nomination in his first year back with us. We can’t do justice to Shawn’s contribution in this piece to capture his time with us so far. Hopefully he’ll be back next year and we can all congratulate him and thank him in person.

On Sunday the Surrey Trust League Player of the Year award was handed out. In a difficult year that saw us drop down to a Development League yet we seemed to come up against a lot of 1st XIs, and our own availability not being as good as anticipated pre-season, it would be easy to write this season off; but out of the wreckage one individual showed a heart if a lion, kept running in on unresponsive pitches…and was also victim of a lot of unresponsive fielding too. In years to come Ben Townsend may not look at his 2018 stats with too much affection, but we know we have a player who in less bat-dominated seasons such as this one and better fielders to take catches for him he will be leading our attacks for many years to come.


Nominations were also received for the Derek Wellman Cup for the best player in the Colts’ section. This will be handed out at the Colts’ Awards night this coming Friday where we hope to see as many seniors as possible come along to support that event.

So for the record here are the results for your enjoyment. If you have a low percentage here, remember there were a lot of people who didn’t receive any votes at all…and everyone starts on zero again next year.

England Cup for the best overall contribution to the 1st XI
Shawn Dyson 41%
Will Frost 21%
Ian Hopton 15%
James Trower 9%
Will Gudgeon 5%
James O’Gorman 4%
Robbie Blackburn 3%
Will Thomson 1%
Tim Handel 1%

For Player of the Year Robbie Blackburn received one nomination, Shawn the rest.

Australia Cup for the best overall contribution to the 2nd XI
Jase Earl 30%
Roddy Kelso 21%
Duncan Elder 14%
Patrick O’Neill 12%
Andy Page 7%
Will Thomson 5%
Andy Berry 5%
Alex Clinton 2%
Max Subba Row 2%
Ben Townsend 2%

Bob Willis Cup for the Most Improved Player
Patrick O’Neill 40%
Alastair Curran 13%
James Corbishley 13%
Roddy Kelso 13%
Max Subba Row 13%
Will Thomson 8%

Hugh Dharmasena Spirit of Cricket Cup
Will Thomson 35%
Will Frost 35%
Jase Earl 6%
Duncan Elder 6%
Mike Enslin 6%
Chris Finch 6%
Ian Hopton 6%

Performance of the Season
25% – James Corbishley & Ian Hopton (Partnership) v Addiscombe – http://sdacc.play-cricket.com/website/results/3302782
15% – Robbie Blackburn (Match Double) v Cheam – http://sdacc.play-cricket.com/website/results/3302762
15% – Andrew Klimcke’s last over v Weybridge O40s –

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1st XI Continue Unbeaten Run. Gudgeon 81. Willo 5-50.

Saturday 7th July 2018
Travelbag Surrey Championship – Division 3
Stoke D’Abernon 243 for 6 declared (49 overs)
Purley 142 all out (30 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon won by 101 runs

An early start, (credit to Purley and Stoke for working together to start at 9.30am to get things done ahead of the football), and an early finish with the right result for Stoke as they stretched their unbeaten run to five to keep pace with the leaders.

Inserted having lost the toss, openers James Trower and Max Subba Row were early departures but a 3rd wicket stand of 110 between Will Gudgeon, (81), and Kane Fullalove, (29), put Stoke in a good position.

Stoke’s traditional positive approach saw them slip to 130 for 5, (Wanigaratne taking four of them on the way to figures of 13-1-44-4); but Tom Frost, (41 with four fours and two sixes), Ian Hopton, (48 not out with four fours and one six), and a brief unbeaten 17 from James Corbishley allowed Trower to call his men in after 49 overs with another formidable score of 243 for 6 on the board.

The hosts made a decent start in their chase, but slipped from 51 for 1 to 57 for 4 and then to 101 for 8 courtesy of a nap hand from Will Frost, (14-1-50-5), and three more from Shawn Dyson, (10-0-35-3.)

With the lure of the football the tailenders had some fun without being too bothered about batting the game out and lifted the total to 142 with seven fours and a six between them; but a wicket each for Hopton and Mike Enslin in what would be their only overs completed a 101 run win after just 30 overs in the field.

The team were back at HQ just as the football started and had the added bonus of the 2nd XI to cheer on as well as England.

Next week the 1st XI travel to Addiscombe hoping to complete their first double of the season.

Scorecard : http://sdacc.play-cricket.com/website/results/3302780

1st XI up to 3rd with win at Old Wimbledonians

Saturday 30th June 2018
Travelbag Surrey Championship – Division 3
Stoke D’Abernon 199 all out (46.4 overs)
Old Wimbledonians 121 all out (35.1 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon won by 78 runs

Stoke moved up one place in the table to 3rd after an impressive defence of their total.

Their 199 owed much to a generous helping of runs down the order as Alastair Curran, (52), Roddy Kelso, (30), and Kane Fullalove, (27), lifted Stoke out of a spot of bother at 92 for 6; only Tom Frost, (23), and Ian Hopton, (22), making double-figures from those in the top six positions in the order. Gordon led the bowling with 4 for 57.

Shawn Dyson and Will Frost got stuck into the hosts’ line-up after tea, reducing them to 21 for 4. Hopton and Dyson saw off the middle order; then Billy Zander, (3 for 19), the tail before Dyson, (9.1-1-32-4), closed out another maximum point haul with plenty of overs to spare.

Next week Stoke travel to Purley for the first return fixture of the season.

Scorecard : http://sdacc.play-cricket.com/website/results/3302775

League Dinner 2017

Surrey Championship League Dinner time and 17 Stokers made it to The Oval via the pub.

Firstly a thanks to Drew for making this happen for us and it was a shame he wasn’t able to attend an excellent evening himself due to another commitment. A space was kept for the Club Captain…

League Dinner 2017 Amateurs Table Oval

…but he didn’t make it either. (Something about being behind on his homework.)

Here are a few, (camera phone so apologies for poor quality on occasion), pictures from the night; starting with the pre-Oval drinks at the pub:
League Dinner 2017 Jase Pub
League Dinner 2017 Malcolm Pub
League Dinner 2017 Corbs Pub
League Dinner 2017 Pagie Pub
League Dinner 2017 Gudge Pub
League Dinner 2017 Willo and Jack Pub
League Dinner 2017 Charlie Pub
League Dinner 2017 Deepak Pub
League Dinner 2017 Jimmy and Willo Pub
League Dinner 2017 Kane Pub
League Dinner 2017 Rod Pub
League Dinner 2017 Jimmy and Whitty Pub

…and when we got to The Oval, Mills and Berry were already there as they had gone direct. Gluckman appeared after the soup…

League Dinner 2017 Po and Andy B Oval
League Dinner 2017 Gluckman and Whitmarsh Oval

…Roger Dakin MC’d a great night that saw Malcolm get further than any other Stoker in the ‘heads & tails’ but nowhere near the final half-dozen…

League Dinner 2017 Malcolm Oval

…Gareth Batty peddled raffle tickets for his benefit…

League Dinner 2017 Gareth Batty Oval

…Matthew Hoggard delivered a great speech…

League Dinner 2017 Hoggard 2 Oval
League Dinner 2017 Hoggard 1 Oval

…and the pair then undertook a good Q&A session at the end…

League Dinner 2017 Batty and Hoggard Q and A Oval

The boys from Churt picked us out to say hello, and seemed more interested in Tarrant’s whereabouts that collecting their prize; Russell Clayton of Alleyn continued his attempts to sign up Pagie and Malcolm for a crack at Div 5 and nine games in Dulwich next season, provoking these reactions…

League Dinner 2017 Pagie Oval
League Dinner 2017 Jase and Beckwith Oval

…and one-time Stoker Jeremy Beckwith also said hello – he can be seen in the background of the above picture.

The variety of handy train connections meant some of us made an early dash for home, but a few stayed on and saw off the last of our 2017 League commitments with a few more jars.

League Dinner 2017 Group Second Pub