Tag Archives: Moumer Khara

Narrow defeat for the Sunday XI

Sunday 14th July 2019
Friendly
HJM CC 215 for 7 (40 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 213 all out (39.5 overs)
HJM CC won by 2 runs

While England and New Zealand served up a rather dull affair at Lord’s, two sides, meeting for the first time, fixture only agreed the day before, served up a classic at The Rec that would have been talked about well into the night but for the fact that the teams were still playing at that time. Read more

Sunday Round Up – President’s XI win big. Sunday XI lose but have fun at Oxted

Sunday 7th July 2019
With a number of players who wouldn’t normally commit to a Sunday supporting the President’s Day match, to avoid disappointing others who wouldn’t have otherwise got a game, again we raised two sides with another XI going to Oxted & Limpsfield. Contrasting fortunes for the teams but many positives. Read more

Sunday Cricket : Two Wins. One run feast, one feast of insanity

Sunday 30th June 2019
Famine to feast again on the availability front and we had numbers to play two Sunday fixtures this weekend, thus avoiding the difficult decision of having to tell a handful of people that they had no game. Plans were hastily changed when the original opposition called an hour after the second fixture was booked to say they couldn’t raise a side; but we found a replacement opposition well known to us selected the sides accordingly. Read more

Sunday Defeats (x2) but two Fixtures Fulfilled

Sunday 16th June 2019

Excellent availability after last weekend’s sheets came in led to us investigating a second Sunday fixture. As appears to be the norm the pool of 25 available fell back to 18 once the fixtures had been booked(!) but planning ahead for this we booked in Battersea Eagles for the game at Stoke knowing that if we did have any availability issues, our good friend Khalid Harris would probably be able to bring a spare or two – after a ring around of our own for extra resources we sent an XI to Thames Ditton, (although the curse continued as only ten showed!), and gave Stoke debuts to two loan signings at the Rec. Read more

Duncs on the Surrey Honours Board

Congrats to Duncs for making it on to the Surrey Bowling Honours Board for his spell of 7 for 44 to help us beat Ripley last Saturday.

Those not following our Twitter feed may also have missed comment that before Duncs took his 5th wicket, this was the live list of Stokers with the most Club wickets but no 5-for: Read more

Sunday XI continue Winning Run

Sunday 9th June 2019
Friendly
Stoke D’Abernon 223 for 6 (40 overs)
Epsom Methodists 120 all out (30.3 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon won by 103 runs

A third win in a row for the Sunday XI who put runs on the board for the third week running and then backed it up with a great bowling & fielding performance. Read more

Sunday XI Win by 99

Sunday 2nd June 2019
Friendly
Stoke D’Abernon 252 all out (38.5 overs)
Allstars of Chichester 153 all out (28.4 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon won by 99 runs

A new poster boy for a Sunday XI match report as Saud Ahmed hit 87 on home debut, (after a second ball duck the previous day on Club debut), to help Stoke post a formidable total that, one player aside, the opposition looked unlikely to chase.

A paucity of oppositions looking for away games this week almost led to us going for an away game, but Chichester, (as we will call them), blinked first, cancelled their pitch hire and announced they were coming to us. Not sure what their reaction would have been had we agreed another game with an alternative opposition(!) but in the end we didn’t have a game without each other and it was a nice spirited match.

Chichester’s opposing captain earned more points by asking to field first making the toss nothing more than a mandatory one to constitute a game, (read the laws!), and what turned out to be a 10-a-side match started just after 2pm.

Moumer Khara and Hamza Hafeez feasted on anything errant and added 47 in just over eight overs before they departed in successive overs for 24 and 19 respectively.

The Stoke total was then given substance by Ben Townsend and Ahmed; the former given a chance to show his growth as a batsman, which he took in full; the latter, (pessimistically – and how wrong we were), to get more of a game after limited opportunity the previous day.

Townsend struck the ball cleanly and with authority and ran well, smashing his previous personal best score for the Club. Ahmed started with a Chinese cut for four, could have been bowled a number of times but connected with anything heading for the stumps to utter bemusement of the opposition – and his team-mates who saw his display the previous day – and seemed to hit the ball anywhere a fielder wasn’t.

A partnership of 84 was ended when Townsend was bowled for 43 from 45 balls faced when deciding which part of Surrey to hit a horrible pie that then rolled. The bowler, Somesh, then picked up Carel Ferreira’s wicket, but not before Stoke’s keeper for the day took out his frustration at South Africa’s performance against Bangladesh on the same bowler, hitting him for a big six and two fours in a quickfire 20 before holing out.

With the field spread, new arrival Alistair McMillan pushed the gaps in a nicely constructed 24. Having the day of his life Ahmed continued with his method and hit a third six to add to his eleven fours before he was stumped 38th over. He faced 80 balls for his runs.

Sameer Khara clubbed a couple of fours of his own, but the innings was over eight balls after Ahmed’s dismissal, J.Holder, (no, not that one), taking three wickets with the first four balls of his 7th over, the 39th of the innings.

Jo restored normality back to Sunday tea preparation and Stoke were fuelled up and ready to defend their total.

Openers Newman and Richardson played nicely against Mashood Naeem and Khara Jnr until Naeem took exception to being hacked off the stumps across the line by the latter and sent him packing with a nasty bouncer next ball that could only be fended off to Ferreira who kept well. (No byes.)

No.3 Bruce joined his captain and advanced the score to 48 by the end of the 10th over; prompting the first bowling changes. The first one was Ralph Coleman bringing on himself and he made a great start as he tailed one through Newman’s defences with his fourth delivery, then next ball he found one to lift from a generally benign but good surface that next man Pike could only glove to Ferreira.

At the other end debutant Malik Rehan bowled a couple of nice overs before a previous shoulder injury returned leaving Stoke a small issue of 4th/5th/6th bowler combinations. Ahmed tried a couple of overs before drinks; but Stoke still had work to do with the board showing 99 for 3 and two batsmen having got themselves in.

The double-change afterwards had the desired effect. Townsend pressured Wallace to punch to Naeem in the covers; Alistair McMillan tempted Medhurst down the track and he was duly stumped; then Townsend, (4-0-21-2), took his 50th career wicket for the Club when he castled Somesh.

Although Stoke had scoreboard control these were important wickets as Bruce was going well at the other end and the asking rate was little more than a run-a-ball.

Clearly worried that he was running out of partners Bruce then played more shots and having finally worked McMillan out, he was then unable to get another sight of him as Khara Jnr was reintroduced in to the attack and he ended the second innings in near identical fashion to the first.

First ball, J.Holder skied to Townsend at point, last man but one Lander played and missed at his first but was bowled by his second; and last man N.Holder was leg-before next ball. Game over more than eleven overs early, Bruce left stranded on 77 not out.

Khara Jnr finished with career best figures of 3 for 25; but five of the seven bowlers used took wickets when called upon to complete a good session the field, made more impressive by the fact that it was a ten man fielding effort.

Sadly the opposition – who in fairness had come a long way – saw the opportunity of an early train combination meaning they shot off before the bar shutters were lifted; but we thank them for providing an opposition for the Sunday side to continue their winning run. Next week our friends the Epsom Methodists come to The Rec.

Scorecard : http://sdacc.play-cricket.com/website/results/4055670





6000 Career Runs for the President

Sunday 19th May 2019
Friendly
Stoke D’Abernon 174 for 9 (40 overs)
Maori Oxshott 178 for 6 (34.5 overs)
Maori Oxshott won by 4 wickets

A marked improvement on last week’s performance for the Sunday XI.

In the end the team were left to rue a shortage of runs again, but they made Oxshott work very hard for the win, and it took three of their players to register career best scores to get the job done.

Pre-game discussions saw both sides leaning to have a bowl first; but as guests we agreed to have first go.

In his first appearance of the season Hamza Hafeez played nicely but had to dig in as he saw wickets fall at the other end; Bester taking out Moumer Khara, Deepak Malhotra and Alistair McMillan at a personal cost of just 22 runs in seven overs.

The bowling conditions were still favourable to allow Woods, (6-2-16-0), and first change H.Barnes, (5-3-3-1), to slow the run rate down. Five maidens were bowled in a row.

Rod Thomson played nicely for his 11, but was beaten by a direct hit from mid-off. Hafeez reached 28 before edging to the keeper and Stoke were in a spot of bother at 60 for 5 with two new batsmen to take strike after drinks.

However the next two were ideal for the situation. In their first outings of the season, brothers Chris and Stephen Finch rebuilt things and fell just short of what would have been a first ever century partnership; separated at 94 from 94 balls faced. Finch Snr picked up from where he left off at the back end of last season and made a nice 40, passing 6000 career runs for the Club in the process.

Finch Jnr was watchful initially, but once he got his feet moving he went through the gears. Three sixes and seven fours saw him complete his first half-century since July 2014. He eventually checked out on 57 from 53 balls faced.

Umar Qayyum, making his first appearance for a couple of years, debutant Mashood Naeem and Geoff Vinall nudged the total up to 174 for 9 with an over to go. An excellent last over by youngster Edgar-Gibson to Vinall saw no addition to the score, though.

After an excellent tea Stoke’s bowlers were tasked with not giving away the sort of quick start gifted to last week’s opposition.

Sadly, despite debutant Naeem bowling well without luck, the board did tick around to 44 after just seven overs.

Khara slowed things down a little allowing Naeem to get his first wicket for the Club towards the end of his opening spell when former Stoker Depree was well held at backward point; but this brought Overseas De Vos to the crease, his fortunes were of much interest to his fellow WPCC team-mates Dyson and Hopton who had earlier seen him take 3 for 26 with the ball. It was nice to see the away support boosted by messers Corbishley, Trower, Dolman and Vinall Jnr at various points in the afternoon.

Khara landed deliveries in areas that resulted in variable bounce, and De Vos touched a lifting delivery to Malhotra behind the stumps for just eight. Two balls later H.Barnes was bowled and Stoke now had a foothold in the game at 67 for 3.

With the fast start creating little run-rate issues, O.Barnes and Khan batted time and pushed the total towards the hundred mark. Barnes had complied a career best 40 before Qayyum pinned him leg-before with one that kept a bit low. 95 for 4.

Thomson and McMillan bowled good overs either side of drinks to keep things interesting; but Stoke were starting to run out of runs to play with as Khan and Gavin Harper moved the total to 129.

Ralph Coleman brought himself on and his first ball that lifted off a length saw Harper, who did well to get anywhere near it, glove to Malhotra who made a terrific diving one-handed catch low down in front of slip. Malhotra did well behind the timbers given the variety of levels of bounce from similar length.

Next man Wood was nearly cleaned up first ball but eventually found his rhythm, and with Khan having the day of his life at the other end; the pair moved their team to the brink of victory.

In one final throw of the dice Naeem returned to the attack and sent Wood’s bails flying over the slip cordon, (he would finish with 8-1-45-2), but youngster Burns hit two boundaries, a first to tie the scores, then the other to complete the win with 5.1 overs to spare.

Khan walked off unbeaten on 40, (previous career highest score 20), and the players shook hands after a contest played in a great spirit.

We’re hopeful of numbers for a fixture next Sunday. To make this happen please get your availability in so we can assess our strength and find a matching opposition.

Scorecard : http://sdacc.play-cricket.com/website/results/4050117