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Record Partnership at the Weekend

With all the celebrations at Stoke and in Coventry at the weekend, there was a slight delay in catching up with the admin, press reporting, records maintenance, etc. Time to catch up…

The match-winning unbroken partnership of 80 between James Corbishley and Matt Gottschalk against Godalming was a club record in the Surrey Championship, beating the one set in 2009 when Andy Page and Will Frost put on 77 against Wallington in May of that year. (http://sdacc.play-cricket.com/view_results_details?id=10815997) Read more

Sunday XI draw with Hampton Hill

Sunday 27th July 2014 – Friendly
Stoke D’Abernon 220 for 7 declared (36 overs)
Hampton Hill 128 for 7 (45 overs)
Match Drawn

Hampton Hill made a welcome return to the Stoke Rec after a number of years of being off the card, we speculated that it was the lengthening of the League programme in the mid-1990s that meant something had to give. (One of the opposition remembered the old changing rooms being behind the bowler’s arm at the Blundell Lane end the last time he played here, and was unaware of the current clubhouse being where it is today!) Read more

Sunday XI complete the double over the Old Ashfordians

Sunday 6th July 2014
Old Ashfordians 170 for 7 declared (44 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 172 for 7 (32.2 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon won 3 wickets

Stoke’s Sunday XI continued their winning run with a successful run chase at the Rec. Firstly some massive votes of thanks : to Jo Patrick for sorting a tea a late notice after some late selection changes across the two Sunday sides; to Andy Page for running the game, and to Will Thomson for sourcing two last minute call-ups to complete the side and save Chris Finch, (who forgot it was his birthday when he gave his availability), a long trip to Stoke. Read more

Movie Stars!

This Sunday we take on Concorde CC who we had an enojoyable match against last year, sadly unable to knock over their tail as we had the better of a drawn match.


Concorde also supplied their own match report – http://www.concordecc.co.uk/2013/matchreports/2013108.html – in addition to our own – http://www.stokecc.co.uk/2013/06/17/sunday-xi-have-better-of-draw-with-concorde/ Read more

Jase steers Sunday XI home

Sunday Friendly
The Vultures 193 for 9 (40 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 194 for 6 (38.3 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon won by 4 wickets

Stoke’s Sunday XI scored a welcome and hard fought win at the Rec after another lost toss and another stint in the heat.

Jase Earl made early inroads when an angry ball immediately after news of England’s win came from the clubhouse accounted for Bashir; then Home skied to Rod Thomson who held a good catch on his return to action after injury. Earl was well supported by Moumer Khara who bowled his eight over allocation in one spell for the concession of just 26 runs. Read more

Maiden half-century for Adam Cooke as Sunday XI defeat Giltec


Stoke D’Abernon Sunday XI 254 all out (39 overs)

Giltec 221 all out (35.4 overs)

Stoke D’Abernon won by 33 runs

Robbie Parrett reports…

Stoke’s Sunday XI travelled to the Old Walcountians ground to take on Giltec, losing the toss and surprisingly being put in on what appeared a decent track. Read more

Sunday XI win at Ewhurst

Friendly Match

Ewhurst 156 all out (38.1 overs)

Stoke D’Abernon 159 for 7 (26 overs)

Stoke D’Abernon won by 3 wickets

With no Saturday fixture this week, Stoke’s Sunday XI took centre stage and recorded a second successive victory on a sunny afternoon at Ewhurst who kindly stepped in with the offer of a 40-over match after Stoke’s original opponents, Dorking, were unable to fulfil the fixture. Read more