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Local Games to Start the 2020 Surrey Championship Season

The 2020 Surrey Championship fixtures have been released.

The 1st XI’s first ever match in Division 1 will be at home to Leatherhead; the 2nd XI start life back in Division 5 with the shortest of trips to Oxshott.

The full fixtures can be viewed here:
1st XI : http://www.stokecc.co.uk/2014-1st-xi-fixtures/
2nd XI : http://www.stokecc.co.uk/2014-2nd-xi-fixtures/ Read more

2019 Surrey Championship Fixtures

The 2019 Surrey Championship fixtures have been released.

The 1st XI start their first season in Division 2 with a trip to Worcester Park, leaving the 2s a home match against Old Hamptonians.

Note the League starts and finishes a week later in 2019; Week 1 is the 11th May and Week 18 the 7th September.

As we go up the divisions we visit more grounds for League matches for the first time; the 1s will play their first ever Saturday League games at Dulwich, Bank of England and Farnham.

The 2s will re-acquaint themselves with a number of familiar faces and grounds, but there will be matches at 2nd XI level against Addiscombe and Purley for the first time.

Stoke’s fixtures can be found on this site.

Full league fixtures for all divisions can be accessed via the Surrey Championship Play Cricket site : http://surreychampionship.play-cricket.com/website/web_pages/169718

Letter from the League

Drew has received the following letter from the Surrey Championship:

Promotion Letter
You may need to click on this image to enlarge it depending on what device you are reading this on.

Celebrations will continue at tonight’s League Dinner!

There are still some spaces available on our tables. You know who to contact for details if you can make it.

Cheer Boys, Cheer!

Surrey Championship Yearbook 2018

Ahead of tomorrow’s first round of League games the Surrey Championship Yearbook is now on line and can be viewed here: Surrey Championship Yearbook 2018

Pictures of our 1s & 2s appear along with reports on each XI’s season, points tables and leading averages/individual performances.

Players and umpires are also reminded to familiarise themselves with the updates to the laws. A short video is in this link: http://www.stokecc.co.uk/2018/03/12/new-laws-and-player-behaviour-explained/

Surrey Championship AGM – Player Views Needed, Please!

A reminder of the upcoming Surrey Championship AGM on the 22nd January 2018, at Wimbledon Cricket Club. All clubs are expected to be represented. The proposed rule changes are in this link: http://www.stokecc.co.uk/2017/12/24/surrey-championship-agm-proposed-rule-changes-affecting-the-1s-and-2s/

One topic to be added to the agenda is that

the League are proposing to debate the introduction of the Duckworth-Lewis, (DL), system for rain-affected limited overs matches, throughout the entire league. Read more

2018 Surrey Championship Fixtures

The 2018 Surrey Championship fixtures were released this week.

The 1st XI start their first season in Division 3 with back to back home games against Addiscombe and Purley, leaving the 2s away games at Ashford and Trinity Midwhitgiftian after promotion to the same level.

As we go up the divisions we visit more grounds for the first time; the 1s will play their first ever Saturday League games at Cheam, Epsom, Old Ruts, Old Wimbledonians, Purley and Streatham & Marlborough.

The 2s will play league games against Egham, Sanderstead, (and Trinity), for the first time.

Stoke’s fixtures can be found on this site. Full league fixtures for all divisions can be accessed via the Surrey Championship Play Cricket site : https://surreychampionship.play-cricket.com/website/web_pages/169718

Our League Reps are still waiting your comments on the proposed changes to the Playing Conditions – see here : http://www.stokecc.co.uk/2017/12/24/surrey-championship-agm-proposed-rule-changes-affecting-the-1s-and-2s/

Surrey Championship AGM – Proposed Rule Changes affecting the 1s and 2s

The Surrey Championship AGM is on the 22nd January 2018 and our League Reps need your input. Below are some proposed rule changes for the 2018 season that directly affect anyone who is going to plat League Cricket for Stoke in 2018…

Proposed Rule Changes for Surrey Championship in 2018

As in 2017, our 1st XI will be covered by the Tier 2 Rules, Regulations and Playing Conditions. Our 2nd XI will be covered by Tier 3. Note there are plans to introduce Duckworth/Lewis/Stern into all our limited overs cricket next year so, bone up on how it works, lads!

Please send your comments to stokecc@hotmail.com and we will collate them and send them to our League Reps ahead of the meeting.

Surrey Championship Year Book Available for Download

2017 is a landmark year for the Surrey Championship Year Book.

After 44 years of producing a printed publication, a high class document that was the envy of many other leagues in the country, the Championship has decided to move into the 21st century…the 2017 Year Book is going on-line.

Click Here : http://files.pitchero.com/leagues/6184_1494926503.pdf

“Why is this happening?” you might ask, when many players and ex-players enjoy reading the written material and, indeed, may find the technology difficult moving on-line?

The stark facts are that there are now an ever growing number of players and officials who rely on their mobile devices for all their cricket and personal administration; they want things at their fingertips. In addition, the cost of producing the printed Year Book which last year was approximately £4,000, is a cost the League can ill-afford and the Executive Committee felt this money would be better re-invested in cricket rather than on a much under-read publication.

For the 2017 Year Book a pdf version is being created which is similar in format to the printed document from last year and which will still be easily readable on a PC or a tablet.

However, for hand-held devices, fixed format pdfs are not ideal, so the Executive Committee has been exploring an alternative solution. As a result they have implemented a version of the 2017 Year Book via the TeamApp application which runs on any iPhone or Android device. TeamApp was not created to act as a handbook solution, but it is a free-to-use off-the-shelf product that has been adopted for this season as a trial so feedback can be gathered to see if there is mileage in this sort of approach for the future. The League will share details on how to access the app as soon as they can.

Meanwhile, click here – http://files.pitchero.com/leagues/6184_1491835128.pdf – for the .pdf version of the Year Book, the Club Reports and the Honours Board. These documents are available now.

The League would be most interested in feedback on the Year Book, positive or negative, plus any ideas for the future. If any reader has any thoughts about how they can continue to develop this in 2018 onwards, they would be most interested in hearing from you. E-mail : chris@cjse.co.uk

Letter from the League

Yesterday Drew came home to find a letter on the doormat from the Surrey Championship Secretary sent on behalf of the Grounds and Facilities Sub-Committee. The important bits, which include tremendous feedback for Pagie, are as follows:

We are aware that your club’s 1st XI were Runners Up in our Division Five, (1st XI), this season and refer to our visit on 11th September 2016 prior to a match on that day.

We were impressed with your new extension which more than augments your existing pavilion. We were also content with the general surroundings. Read more