Winning Draw for the 1s, 2s lose. Just 6 overs for the Sunday XI

Saturday 6th July 2024
Surrey Championship Division 2 – 1st XI
Stoke D’Abernon 172 for 6 (38 overs)
Farnham 121 for 4 (30 overs)
Match Drawn – ‘Winning Draw’ to Stoke D’Abernon

Rain reducing the overs in a timed format can often make forcing a result difficult, and this one was no exception as Stoke made it to 172 for 6 in the 38 overs afforded to them before restricting bottom-of-the-table Farnham to 120 for 4 and an inferior run rate to secure a ‘winning draw’ to maintain that all important minimum 6th place in the table. Read more

3rd XI back on top with win over leaders Sunbury

Saturday 6th July 2024
Surrey Championship Division 4 West
Stoke D’Abernon 3rd XI 182 for 9 (40 overs)
Sunbury 146 all out (36.4 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon won by won by 36 runs

Third placed Stoke took on leaders Sunbury at Parkside, and in a week where availability could only be described as a nightmare managed to pull off a highly satisfying win that was much closer than the final scores suggest. Read more

1st XI secure Winning Draw over Chipstead – record partnership for Hoppy and Robbie

Saturday 29th June 2024
Surrey Championship Division 2 – 1st XI
Stoke D’Abernon 205 all out (44.3 overs)
Chipstead Coulsdon & Walcountians 195 for 8 (55 overs)
Match Drawn – ‘Winning Draw’ to Stoke D’Abernon

In most seasons a 6th v 7th contest might not have too much appeal, but with the proposed re-structure of the leagues for 2025 this is probably where a promotion and relegation dotted line could be drawn in September. Read more

Defeats for the 2s and 3s

Saturday 22nd June 2024
Surrey Championship Division 4 – 2nd XI
Kingstonian 2nd XI 160 all out (50.5 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 2nd XI 139 all out (41.4 overs)
Kingstonian 2nd XI won by 21 runs

Lightning struck twice for the 2s as a last wicket stand again left them failing to chase a bigger total than expected. Read more

Frustrating defeats for the 1st XI and 2nd XI

Saturday 22nd June 2024
Surrey Championship Division 2 – 1st XI
Stoke D’Abernon 210 for 8 (55 overs)
Cheam 214 for 9 (44.5 overs)
Cheam won by 1 wicket

An agonising last over defeat for the 1st XI at Cheam.

Max Subba Row, (24), and James Corbishley, (36), gave Stoke a solid start after choosing to bat first. The major innings to assist a monster scored never materialised although Will Gudgeon, (23), and Declan Ritchie, (43), had Stoke nicely placed for a late charge at 142 for 4. Read more

3rd XI beat Normandy to go top

Saturday 22nd June 2024
Surrey Championship Division 4 West
Stoke D’Abernon 3rd XI 201 for 6 (40 overs)
Normandy 162 all out (33.3 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 3rd XI won by 39 runs

The spirit of cricket overwrote anything that happened on the field in this one. The night before the fixture we were informed that the ground was not available and we were under threat of having to forfeit. Read more