Division One Champions

Witham

Division Two Champions

Braintree

Division Three Champions

Copdock & OI II

Division Four Champions

Easton

Division Five Champions

Nowton

Division Six Champions

East Bergholt II

Division Seven Champions

Abberton II

Division Eight Champions

Chappel & W.C.

Division Nine E Champions

Woodbridge

Division Nine S Champions

Eight Ash Green II

Division Nine W Champions

Lakenheath II

Sunday Champions

Great Bromley

Ladies Challenge Champions

MIldenhall

Ladies T20 A Champions

Mistley

Ladies T20 B Champions

Woolpit II

Ladies T20 C Champions

Battisford

Home2018-05-12T11:27:16+00:00

Welcome to the Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Cricket Championship

The Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Cricket Championship is an amateur league, and is a feeder league into the East Anglian Premier League. Membership is open to clubs based in Suffolk and Essex.

Geoff Newman, League President, passes away. RIP

Geoff Newman passed away in Broomfield Hospital at 10.45 am this morning. Geoff was instrumental in most of us playing cricket past our 50th birthday.
I will let you all know when I hear of the funeral arrangements.
Some words from one of the players and League Sponsor, Mike Thew:
‘That is incredibly sad news. This marks the passing of an era as Geoff has affected and enormously enriched so many lives with his incredible efforts to foster the Two Counties Seniors.
We are all so lucky to have known him and to have benefited from his selfless hard work over the years. I believe that what he has achieved is unique as I don’t know of such a widespread  platform for the continued playing of cricket by people of our disparate ages anywhere else in the country. We all owe him a huge debt of gratitude.
A number of people have worked very hard to support and further develop what Geoff started and we owe our thanks to them too Somehow things will never be quite the same again without Geoff. I hope we  can all do our best to honour him however by building further on what he started whether that be by helping within the organisation or just making ourselves available to play as often as possible and encouraging others to do likewise.
God bless you Geoff. A true legend. I will be raising a toast to you tonight in your favourite tipple, a large brandy.’
By |September 18th, 2019|

New Umpires wanted

I am sure that it has not gone unnoticed that, despite the new people this last year, we are still in need of others to meet our objectives of covering fully divisions 1 to 3 for the League. I know there are people out there who would make excellent umpires and would be very welcome. Please think about it as away of remaining involved with local cricket. It does not have to be every week but obviously a regular commitment would be beneficial. Please give it some serious thought.

Details of the course will be logged on Suffolk Cricket Website in the near future with a link to ECB for more information or you contact me direct if you wish.

Terry Snell

(H) 01449 760574 (M) 07766543522 email : terence.snell@btinternet.com

By |September 16th, 2019|

Witham miss out

Unfortunately Witham Cricket Club will not be participating in the East Anglian Premier League next season after failing to defeat Sawston and Babraham CC yesterday in Cambridgeshire. I do not have any details of the score as yet. I am very hopeful that our new Champions represented the League with honour and distinction.

By |September 16th, 2019|

Norman Atkins – Good news

The League Chairman had his heart by-pass operation at Papworth Hospital last week is now back in the ward and out of intensive care.  He will be staying with his daughter Sandra in Norfolk to convalesce when he leaves hospital.  We will keep you posted ……

By |September 15th, 2019|

Final day results – three reported now, waiting for the other two, floodlit??

*home team
SUNDAY LEAGUE:
Ardleigh (19pts) 275-6, *Harwich & D. (8pts) 268-9   Ardleigh won by 7 runs
*Wivenhoe (20pts) 291-8, Abberton (7pts) 153          Wivenhoe won by 138 runs

LADIES CHALLENGE:
*Mildenhall (19pts) 190-4, Melton St. Audrys (5pts) 152-8      Mildenhall won by 38 runs

LADIES T20 SECTION A:
Mistley v Felixstowe & C. result not received

LADIES T20 SECTION B:
Felixstowe & C. II v Maldon              result not received

 

By |September 15th, 2019|

Final Saturday results – Braintree win Division Two

*home team
DIVISION ONE:

*Coggeshall (20pts) 289-6, Ipswich (6pts) 151                                         Coggeshall won by 138 runs
Mistley (3pts) 126, *Hadleigh (20pts) 130-3                                               Hadleigh won by 7 wickets
*Haverhill (20pts) 269-5, Woolpit (4pts) 139                                             Haverhill won by 130 runs
Witham (20pts) v Lakenheath (0pts)                                                            Witham won by concession
*Wivenhoe (19pts) 256-6, Maldon (8pts) 247-8                                         Wivenhoe won by 9 runs
*Worlington (8pts) 276-4, Halstead (17pts) 278-6                                    Halstead won by 4 wickets

DIVISION TWO:
*Copford (20pts) 227-9, Frinton II (6pts) 147                                            Copford won by 80 runs
East Bergholt (20pts) 341-7, *Dunmow (8pts) 246                                   East Bergholt won by 95 runs
*Kelvedon & F. (8pts) 191-9, Braintree (19pts) 195-8                             Braintree won by 2 wickets
*Kesgrave (20pts) 289-3, Elmstead (4pts) 161                                          Kesgrave won by 128 runs
*Little Bardfield V. (3pts) 91, Clacton (20pts) 92-6                                  Clacton won by 4 wickets
Sudbury II (5pts) 178-5, *Mildenhall II (17pts) 182-3                               Mildenhall II won by 7 wickets

DIVISION THREE:
*Bury St. Edmunds II (5pts) 171, Long Melford (20pts) 172-5               Long Melford won by 5 wickets
Haverhill II (4pts) 128, *Copdock & O.I. II (20pts) 131-4                         Copdock & O.I. II won by 6 wickets
Stowmarket (20pts) 115, *Ipswich & E.S. (5pts) 72                                  Stowmarket won by 43 runs
*Mistley II (9pts) 201-5, Felixstowe & C. (17pts) 205-9                           Felixstowe & C. won by 1 wicket
*Walsham le Willows (20pts) 212, Abberton (6pts) 100                          Walsham le Willows won by 112 runs
Brockley (5pts) 128, *Woolpit II (20pts) 172-5                                          Woolpit II won by 5 wickets

DIVISION FOUR:
Wivenhoe II (6pts) 194-9. *Easton (19pts) 195-5                                      Easton won by 5 wickets
*Eight Ash Green (7pts) 228-6, Tuddenham (18pts) 230-5                    Tuddenham won by 5 wickets
*Elmstead II (20pts) 249-3, Worlington II (6pts) 225                                Elmstead II won by 24 runs
Nacton (19pts) 247-8, *Halstead II (8pts) 190-9                                        Nacton won by 57 runs
*Mildenhall III (0pts) 93, Coggeshall II (20pts) 94-1                                 Coggeshall II won by 9 wickets

DIVISION FIVE:
Hadleigh II (18pts) 328-5, *Earl Stonham (7pts) 206-6                            Hadleigh II won by 122 runs
Stowupland (20pts) 200-7, *Harwich & D. (5pts) 147                              Stowupland won by 53 runs
*Maldon II (20pts) 226-7, Easton II (8pts) 220                                           Maldon II won by 6 runs
*Needham Market (8pts) 203-6, St. Margarets (18pts) 206-7                St. Margarets won by 3 wickets
*Nowton (20pts) 253-9, Battisford (9pts) 252                                            Nowton won by 1 run

DIVISION SIX:
Worlingworth (20pts) v Braintree II (0pts)                                                 Worlingworth won by concession

DIVISION SEVEN:
*Felixstowe & C. II (20pts) 330-7, Bury St. Edmunds III (6pts) 170      Felixstowe & C. II won by 160 runs
*Halstead III (0pts) 83, Abberton II (20pts) 84-0                                       Abberton II won by 10 wickets

DIVISION EIGHT:
Colchester Cavaliers (20pts) 261-8, *Brockley II (5pts) 109                 Colchester Cav. Won by 152 runs

DIVISION NINE EAST:
*Nacton II (18pts) 262-3, Felixstowe & C. III (4pts) 159-6                       Nacton II won by 103 runs

DIVISION NINE SOUTH:
West Mersea II (4pts) 152-9, *West Bergholt II (19pts) 154-3               West Bergholt II won by 7 wickets  

DIVISION NINE WEST:
Stradbroke V. (20pts) 154-8, *Worlington III (7pts) 148                         Stradbroke V. won by 6 runs

By |September 14th, 2019|

Lakenheath concede, and hand the title to Witham

The Two Counties Championship crown has been handed on a silver platter to Witham, with Lakenheath conceding their final match of the season. I cannot recall a Division One match being conceded in recent years, let alone one which decides the Championship.
Witham will now meet Sawston and Babraham CC in the Semi-Final of the East Anglian Premier League play-off on Sunday. The winners will be at home to North Runcton in the Final the following Saturday.
Winning the Championship for the first time is the culmination of a determined effort over the last two or three years to elevate the club to a higher plane, but I wonder if they have a small touch of regret at the manner of their coronation, as there is nothing quite like all being able to celebrate the exact moment when the bonus point, that achieves the title, is attained. We should all congratulate them, and hope they can go a step further tomorrow.
It could be a good day in that part of the world, if Braintree defeat Kelvedon & Feering, and win the Division Two Championship. East Bergholt will be hoping that Braintree slip up, so they have a chance to steal top spot away. Both clubs are already assured of promotion though.
Just two points are separating Bury St. Edmunds II and Copdock and O.I.’s II at the top of Division Three, and just four points divide the two teams at the top of Division Five, Nacton and Harwich & Dovercourt. Easton lead Division Four by twelve points, and their promotion is assured. The two teams in second and third places, Eight Ash Green and Tuddenham, play each other is something of a shoot-out for promotion. In Division Seven, Abberton II need just six points from their match against Halstead III to overtake Dunmow II and steal that title. Five points would not be enough, as it would draw them level on points, but Dunmow II have the vastly superior net run rate.
Obviously, and as per every season, we cannot predict the relegation situations with any certainty. Factors such as the possible promotion of Witham to the East Anglian Premier League; the replacement in Divisions Four and Five of the two teams that withdrew as the season started; and finally any withdrawals and forced re-elections due to excessive concessions, and of course, new applications.
So, enjoy the final Saturday of the season.

By |September 13th, 2019|

Disciplinary Reports 2019

 

Date

Player

Club & Division

Level

Comments

28/04/19     Robert Cross    Coggeshall (1)     1        1 match ban suspended for 3 months from 27/04

02/06/19     Mark Phillips      Ipswich (1)         1        1 match ban suspended for remainder of season

02/06/19     Harry Parkes       Mistley (1)        1         Warned of his future conduct

15/06/19     Dominic Manthorpe   Hadleigh (1)   1      Warned as to his future conduct

21/07/19     Kemsley Robb    East Bergholt (2)   1       Warned as to his future conduct

03/08/19     Anthony Phillips  Haverhill (1)       1        1 match ban suspended for 8 months. Warned of his future conduct.

03/08/19     Adam Kizis        Bury St Edmunds (3)   1     2 match ban suspended for remainder of 2019 and first two months of 2020.

10/08/19     Ziaf Kulasi      Worlington (1)       1        One match ban served.

17/08/19     Damian Smith   Ipswich (1)         2         3 week ban (ie to end of 2019 season) plus a further 4 week ban suspended for 2020.

By |September 7th, 2019|

Re-activating players

Since August 1st, and the registration deadline, I have had numerous “new registration requests” which are not actually new at all, and need not be submitted. I am referring to players who are listed now as “Inactive”, which can be for one of many reasons, but they remain players registered to your club. They only need to be re-activated. This is easily done by the club admins. What they need to do is, (1) go to their list of Members (2) change the filter to Inactive, and those players appear. Then check the box and hit Reactivate. Simples, job done, no further action required, the player will now re-appear in the All Players list for your club.

By |August 23rd, 2019|

Starting times

Can we just remind everyone, that the starting times for matches moves forward as from Saturday. Division One matches now start at 12 noon, while all 90 and 80 over matches will start at 12.30pm.

By |August 15th, 2019|

Geoff Newman, President and Over-50s manager

You may, or may not, have noticed that the Veterans News Page, and the Veterans Results page have not been updated for two weeks now. This is due to the fact that Geoff Newman is currently in Broomfield Hospital, and he has been unable to dispatch emails with teams and reports.
We are hoping that his son, and John Gallant will be able to rectify this lack of reports next week. In the meantime we must all wish Geoff a speedy recovery.

Latest update on Geoff is not encouraging, as he has been moved to Intensive Care, and cannot have visitors at the moment.

By |August 9th, 2019|

Registration Deadline passed – Please be aware.

Just to remind all clubs that the Deadline for new Registrations passed on August 1st. After that date, new player registrations can still be submitted, but the player MUST NOT play until the Registration has been approved, and no player who has played, this season, for another club will have a registration accepted. See Rule 13a.

(We are aware that new registrations that required parental permission can now suffer a delay in getting ECB approval, and subsequently a delay in getting Two Counties Championship approval. However, we are aware of the date and time of the original Registration request, so players may still not be showing in Players list when the scorecards are posted in Play-Cricket, so please remember to add the names of the missing players in the Comments field, so I know whom I am awaiting approval from.)

By |August 2nd, 2019|