The recent AGM – overseen by new President Stephen Finch – was very much a case of ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ following our excellent 2017 season, most of the roles and responsibilities for 2018 remaining unchanged. James Trower continues as Club Captain, likewise Jase Earl retains his role skippering the 2nd XI. Read more
This week’s “Ask Steven” feature on CricInfo saw one follower ask:
Which bowler has the best record of hitting the stumps, given a large amount of wickets?
The answer was:
Of the 181 bowlers who have so far taken 100 or more Test wickets, the two with the highest percentage of bowled dismissals are the 19th-century England pair of George Lohmann, with 51 out of 112, or 45.53% bowled, and Johnny Briggs, with 52 out of 118, (44.06%) Read more
Whilst the Sunday XI were taking care of business in Thames Ditton, the Colts’ awards were being handed out at HQ.
A good event considering the weather. Approximately 100 turned up, including some brave hungover seniors; Ian Hopton, Shawn Dyson, Dan Gluckman, Tom Frost, Will Frost, James Trower, Max Subba Row, Andy Berry, Jack Raimondo and Charlie Hill. Read more
I hope you have enjoyed a good summer break with your family. A short note with some important news about our Club.
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Philip Jansen has decided to step down as President of our Club, having held the post for three years. He’s been a great help to me and has been a generous donor when we were raising funds to extend our clubhouse.
Sunday 20th August 2017
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. Read more
Sunday 7th August 2017
Thebertons 279 for 8 (40 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 198 for 9 (40 overs)
Thebertons won by 81 runs
No matter what else happens this year the “village” moment of the season will be awarded to the start of this game. With the field set, the bowler at the end of his run and 2 batsmen strolling out to take guard the question was asked “Who’s keeping today?” Read more
Sunday 28th May 2017
Hampton Hill 155 for 9 (39.3 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 128 for 6 (28.3 overs) – revised target
Stoke D’Abernon won by 4 wickets
Firstly a massive thank you to our friends from Hampton Hill for choosing us from the list of clubs who would have responded to their advert. Read more
Sunday 21st May 2017
Wisley Southside 139 for 6 (40 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 140 for 7 (36.1 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon won by 3 wickets
Stoke’s Sunday XI completed a clean sweep of senior cricket victories at the weekend with a successful run chase at The Rec. Lots of familiar faces in the visitors’ line-up when they arrived, but they advertised themselves as “stronger than usual” and hustled Rod Thomson into giving them first use of the strip. Read more
Sunday 7th May 2017
Stoke D’Abernon 164 for 6 (40 overs)
Battersea Eagles 168 for 8 (37.2 overs)
Battersea Eagles won by 2 wickets
Numbers, (just), were available for a Sunday fixture this weekend and the Battersea Eagles were the successful club selected from those who replied to our advert, and they also kindly supplied us with an 11th player. (More on him later.) Read more
Yesterday evening saw Logie complete his 29th catch-up mission, (of 70 in his calendar so far), for his 70th birthday.
For those who don’t know Logie, he was Stoke’s 1s skipper in 1997 and 1998, (he also captained the 2s for part of 1995, all of 1996 and all of 2000), and assembled a squad of Stokers to help celebrate his birthday, (not until April!), at The Plough over the road from the Club yesterday evening. Read more