Tag Archives: Neil Foster

Will Thomson v Horsley Trust

Last Over ‘Win’ for the ‘Academy’

Sunday 17th June 2018
Surrey Trust League
Stoke D’Abernon 241 for 8 (40 overs)
Horsley & Send 236 all out (39.2 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon won by 5 runs

Planning for Sunday took a strange direction this week as having previously e-mailed to say they would not be able to play a Trust League fixture on this date, (copy e-mail available on request!), when contacting the opposition to re-arrange they came back saying they had a team. As people know we play nice and rather than enforce a result we scrambled an XI together, ruining any chance of a Sunday XI friendly for some but paid-up members from that squad were offered the chance. Those who declined or were unable missed out on a tremendous game.

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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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Neil Foster

Sunday XI thrash the Richmond Nomads

Sunday 20th May 2018
Friendly
Richmond Nomads 117 all out (28 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 120 for 0 (21.3 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon won by 10 wickets

Stoke made very short work of a Richmond Nomads side who made a curious decision to choose to bat despite midweek discussions about relative strengths and the result of last year’s emergency fixture.

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Sunday XI v Battersea Eagles 2018

Sunday XI beaten by the Battersea Eagles

Sunday 6th May 2018
Friendly
Battersea Eagles 168 for 7 (40 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 125 all out (34.3 overs)
Battersea Eagles won by 43 runs

The Sunday XI opened their season with a defeat but the sensible decision to ensure everyone got overs & fielding into their legs and the batsmen time in the middle at the expense of the result was the right one.

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Reino Grobler 102 on debut v Woodmansterne - September 2017

Debut Century for Reino Grobler as Stoke win Big at Woodmansterne

Saturday 23rd September 2017
Friendly
Stoke D’Abernon 181 all out (38 overs)
Woodmansterne 49 all out (15.5 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon won by 132 runs

In, (probably), our final match of the season we travelled to Woodmansterne and played out an enjoyable, yet unusually one-sided, match on a lovely September afternoon.

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Thomsons x3 - August 2017

Nine Man Sunday side nearly beat Woodmansterne

Sunday 27th August 2017
Friendly
Woodmansterne 174 for 8 (40 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 148 all out (38.3 overs)
Woodmansterne won by 26 runs

A player drop-out the day before the match and another unable to attend on the day left the Stoke Sunday side with just nine men but the team, well led by Will Thomson who involved everyone, put up a good show against welcoming hosts.

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Paddy Wilson 5-23 v Oxshott 2017

Sunday XI win at Oxshott. Paddy Wilson 5 for 23

Sunday 20th August 2017
Friendly
Stoke D’Abernon 198 for 4 (40 overs)
Maori Oxshott 158 for 9 (40 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon won by 40 runs

Firstly a thanks to Maori Oxshott for flipping this fixture to theirs to give us the chance of an additional home Sunday fixture. Excellent hospitality as always, and a fun game where both sides played to a finish despite some pretty horrible rain for the last section of the chase.

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Stoke D’Abernon Advent Calendar 2016 (8)

Who would be a keeper? In the 2nd XI League campaign this year, EIGHT different people took the gloves at various stages:

Malcolm Dickson
Carel Ferreira
Neil Foster
Tom Frost
Deepak Malhotra
Andy Page
Jack Raimondo
Will Thomson

Between them they took a total of 17 catches, (Carel led the way with 6), 1 stumping, (Tom Frost), and 62 byes.

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League Dinner

Yesterday evening Stokers were out in force at The Oval for the 49th Surrey Championship Annual Dinner.

Sat at one table, (pictured), were Toby Tarrant, (who doubled up as our other table’s wine waiter for part of the evening – see below), Will Frost, Dan Gluckman, Charlie Hill, James Trower, James Whitmarsh, Jack Raimondo and Will Gudgeon. Will also brought along a newbie for next year in the form of his mate Kane. It was great to see Billy Newman there too who we hope to see back on the field next season.

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Ed Ashwell

Sunday XI collapse to defeat

Sunday 6th September 2015
Friendly
Worcester Park 145 all out (38.4 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 100 all out (30.3 overs)
Worcester Park won by 45 runs

The loss of six wickets in ten overs after drinks was costly for the Sunday XI as they failed to chase down a moderate total set by the Worcester Park who snapped up the fixture having lost their original one.

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