Further to our recent article, (http://www.stokecc.co.uk/2017/10/24/support-nick-and-ruth-lo/), if you haven’t done so already, please take a couple of minutes out to vote for Nick and Ruth. Details in the above link, or in full below…
They have now received some favourable press coverage, but need to add to their 778 votes so far. Read more
Please take two minutes of your time to help out Nick and Ruth Lo who are looking for votes to get funding from the Aviva Community Scheme. Here is what you need to do and more details are below:
(1) Click Here : https://www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk/voting/user/login Read more
(2) Click “Register Here” and enter your e-mail, name and click “Finish”
(3) You will be sent an e-mail. Click on the link in it to “Confirm Your E-mail Address” and you’re taken back to the Aviva Community Fund web-site
(4) Tick “None of the Above” – unless any of the choices apply! – say that you’re over 18, accept the terms and click “Complete My Details”
(5) If you’re not already logged in click “Vote Now”
(6) In the search below enter Post Code NR34 8DX or type “Early Intervention Groups” in the description and Nick & Ruth’s page will appear.
(7) Click on it to vote…you have TEN votes so can click on the + sign and “Submit Votes”
On occasion the site turns over a bit slowly. This is due to the number of people registering to vote. Please be patient! After the confirmation you have the option to enter a free prize draw as well.
Sunday 10th September 2017
Stoke D’Abernon 145 all out (33 overs)
Old Wimbledonians 83 all out (30.4 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon won by 62 runs
With decent availability for a Sunday fixture Old Wimbledonians were quick to snap us up when we placed our advert and the sides played out a fun game on a cold-ish day, Stoke emerging victorious just as the rains came. Well done to the home captain for getting the forecast just right! Read more
Avid followers of CricInfo will have seen the book review of “Masterly Batting : 100 Great Test Centuries” by Patrick Ferriday and Dave Wilson: http://www.espncricinfo.com/magazine/content/story/689777.html
This got us thinking and in the first of a five part series Ralphie has kindly taken time out to review and rank the centuries he has seen scored by Stokers in his time at the Club. Here is a brief background to set the scene, then on to part one: Read more
11 is for “My Greatest XI”
Listening to an old audio-book of Richie Benaud’s, in it he devotes a couple of chapters to what he calls “My Greatest XI.” By his definition they had to:
* Be brilliant cricketers, characters and good mixers on & off the pitch as they would be representing him. Read more
* Have a beneficial effect on the game, be champions and have left an influence on cricket.
* Play on good pitches with pace, good for shots and fast bowlers, with spin to come into the game later on.
Two familiar faces appeared out of the blue at The Rec yesterday just before the Sunday XI match against Maori Oxshott started.
Back in the area for the weekend for his brother’s wedding Nick Lo – and Paddington – popped in to say “Hello” and it was nice that the selection meant that he got the chance to catch up with a number of his former team-mates who were in the Sunday XI. Read more
During their recent visit to Suffolk, Drew & Jo caught up with Nick & Ruth Lo, (and a camera-shy Paddington!), at their new farm.
Drew was particularly impressed with Nick’s man cave…Sky Sports permanently on!
Nick made a massive contribution during his four seasons at Stoke before leaving the county…head says the game he played at Hampton Wick Royal in August – see bottom picture – won’t be his last for us, (he popped back to Surrey at the end of September to do one or two bits and whilst in the area he was on to us to see if there was a game on he could play!) Read more
Part of the League Rep’s job is to make sure we’re entered for the Surrey Championship T20 competition. Surrey are one of the participating counties in this national tournament that, if the county winners are successful, they go into the regional rounds leading to a possible finals day at a First Class County Ground televised on Sky Sports. Last year our friends and neighbours from Ashtead made it to the final; John Vaughan-Davies, (Stoke groundsman who has also played the odd game for us to show us how well our square plays!), scooped the man-of-the-match award in the semi-final. Read more
Saturday 29th August 2015
Surrey Championship Division 4 – 2nd XI Competition
Hampton Wick Royal 2nd XI 175 all out (48.5 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 2nd XI 160 all out (48.1 overs)
Hampton Wick Royal 2nd XI won by 15 runs
Whilst officially there was nothing to play for Stoke’s 2nd XI and their hosts from Hampton Wick played out a competitive but good spirited encounter that could have been spoiled by rain but ended in a close finish as both sides played to a finish despite the weather. Read more