Division One Champions

Mildenhall

Division Two Champions

Maldon

Division Three Champions

Copdock & O.I. II

Division Four Champions

Wivenhoe II

Division Five Champions

Kesgrave

Division Six Champions

Stowmarket

Division Seven Champions

Tendring

Division Eight Champions

Battisford

Division Nine E Champions

Copdock & O.I. III

Division Nine S Champions

Dunmow II

Division Nine W Champions

Lakenheath II

Division C Champions

Wivenhoe

Ladies Challenge Champions

Easton

Ladies T-20 Champions

Copdock & O.I.

Welcome to the Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Cricket Championship

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

Sunday’s results

*home team

SUNDAY LEAGUE:
*Frinton (20pts) 278-8, Copford (4pts) 84                                                          Frinton won by 194 runs
Brightlingsea (2pts) 111, *Great Bromley (20pts) 115-1                                  Gt. Bromley won by 9 wickets, 70 overs
Wivenhoe (7pts) 239-7, *Mistley (18pts) 240-5                                                  Mistley won by 5 wickets

LADIES CHALLENGE:
*Mildenhall (19pts) 250-3, Thriplow (3pts) 126-8                                              Mildenhall won by 124 runs
Easton (2pts) 120, *Woolpit (20pts) 121-0                                                         Woolpit won by 10 wickets

LADIES T20 SECTION A:
Copdock & O.I. (20pts) v Bury St. Edmunds (-5pts)                                        Copdock & O.I. won by concession

LADIES T20 SECTION B:
Saffron Walden (20pts) 166-2, *Battisford (1pt) 59                                           Saffron Walden won by 107 runs
Bardwell (3pts) 73, *Copdock & O.I. II (20pts) 74-2                                          Copdock & O.I. II won by 8 wickets
*Hadleigh (18pts) 121-6, Frinton (7pts) 97-7                                                     Hadleigh won by 24 runs

 

 

By |August 20th, 2017|

Saturday’s results

*home team

SUNDAY LEAGUE:
*Frinton (20pts) 278-8, Copford (4pts) 84                                                          Frinton won by 194 runs
Brightlingsea (2pts) 111, *Great Bromley (20pts) 115-1                                  Gt. Bromley won by 9 wickets, 70 overs
Wivenhoe (7pts) 239-7, *Mistley (18pts) 240-5                                                  Mistley won by 5 wickets

LADIES CHALLENGE:
*Mildenhall (19pts) 250-3, Thriplow (3pts) 126-8                                              Mildenhall won by 124 runs
Easton (2pts) 120, *Woolpit (20pts) 121-0                                                         Woolpit won by 10 wickets

LADIES T20 SECTION A:
Copdock & O.I. (20pts) v Bury St. Edmunds (-5pts)                                        Copdock & O.I. won by concession

LADIES T20 SECTION B:
Saffron Walden (20pts) 166-2, *Battisford (1pt) 59                                           Saffron Walden won by 107 runs
Bardwell (3pts) 73, *Copdock & O.I. II (20pts) 74-2                                          Copdock & O.I. II won by 8 wickets
Hadleigh v Frinton                                                                                              result not received

 

By |August 19th, 2017|

Veterans teams upcoming

Over 50s v Ipswich & East Suffolk Past & Present
Ground:  Chantry Park, Ipswich
Date: Tuesday 22nd August at 1.00pm
Umpires: Steve Dack. Scorer: Alan Rogers

Pat Patel (capt); Mark Paget (wkt); Peter Boughton; Gerry Artindale; Stuart Stobbs; Kevin Ross; Nick Meakin; Martin Southwell; Tony Oram; Alex Parsons; Lance Cruse; Tan Shahid.

Over 50s v Witham XI (Ernie Nicholls Memoral Match)
Ground: Witham CC
Date: Friday 25th August at 1.00pm
Umpires: Steve Dack & Charles Revell, Scorers: Alan Rogers & Mel Mildenhall

Pat Patel (capt); Mark Paget (wkt); Chris Hills; Gerry Artindale; Dave Hinchcliffe; Kevin Ross; Nick Meakin; John Stuck; Roger Goodwin; Alex Parsons; Steve Smith; Martin Southwell.

By |August 19th, 2017|

Incomplete scorecards (18/8/17)

The following is a list of all the matches where the scorecard has not been fully completed in Play-Cricket. Players missing from the scorecards/squads who have not been registered by their club, should have been completed by the Monday evening following the match. I am sure that Alan Rogers will have his eyes on this, and the offending clubs are now facing penalties if not attended to almost immediately, with one club already having been deducted points. Missing players could be deemed as “ineligible players” and the penalties that go with that could be applied. So I would highly recommend that the clubs listed as having missing information attend to it with due haste.

30th July: Hadleigh v Shotley Peninsula – Ladies T20 Section B – three Shotley players missing
5th August: Bardwell v Frinton – Ladies T20 Section B – three Frinton players missing
6th August: Shotley Peninsula v Melton St. Audrys – Ladies T20 Section B – No scorecard details.
12th August: St. Margarets v Coggeshall II – Div Four – T.Austin still to be registered by Coggeshall
12th August: Halstead III v Melton St. Audrys – Div Seven – one Halstead player missing
12th August: Bardwell v Bury St. Edmunds IV – Div Nine West – one Bury St. Edmunds player missing

By |August 18th, 2017|

Vets at Mistley

M H Two Counties O 50s v Mistley Seniors at Mistley C C on 16/8/2017 (timed game )

Two Counties 240 for 8 dec M Southwell 71no, J Stuck 29, M Paget 28no. S Everett 2-42,  J Orriss 2-26, A Uren 2-32

Mistley 240 for 9, R Mills 100no, C O’Connell 50,  C Hills 3-56, A Parsons 3-54

Match Drawn

At Mistley in their cricket week the M H Two Counties just managed to snatch a draw when Mistley looked to have the game won. Batting first the Two Counties struggled against some very good early bowling and fielding  M Johnson 1-39 and  J Orriss 2-26 putting the brakes on Two Counties efforts. The Two Counties lost wickets at regular intervals, both John Stuck 29 and John Gallant 27 got started but couldn’t go on. It was left to a stand of 79 between Martin Southwell, 71no, and, Mark Paget, 28 no, against some ‘interesting’ bowling that allowed The Two Counties to declare on 240 for 8.

Mistley set about their task with gusto and from the offset made their intentions clear with Colin O’Oconnell  shining with a well struck half century and aided by Trevor Mills the Home side looked on course to get the required runs.  Richard Mills shone with an aggressive 100 with excellent shots all round the wicket. Chris Hills 3-56 and Alex Parsons 3-54 tried hard to stem the flow but Richard looked to have  shepherded the Mistley side to a good win. With 9 runs required in the last over Mistley lost Simon Everett in that over and with one ball remaining they needed 2 off the final delivery but only managed to get a single to leave them on 240 for 9 to leave the match drawn although the home side had much the better of things. Mark Paget was outstanding behind the stumps for the Two Counties with two stumpings and a fine catch to boot. An exciting finale to the game that kept the many watchers on tenterhooks.

M H Two Counties O 60s v Mistley XI at Mistley on 16/8/2017 ( 40 over game )

Two Counties  144 for 8 A Sims 31, B Ball 31, S Isaac 21.  G Hutton 3-28, J Young 2-31, Ali Day  2-30

Mistley XI 138 for 9 R Mills 54, A Mills 30. G Webster 3-19, S Carpenter 3-32

M H Two Counties won by 6 runs.

In another close encounter the  M H Two Counties O 60s just got the better of their more youthful opponents by 6 runs. Batting first Two Counties were indebted to a steady opening partnership of 65 between ‘Badger’ Ball 31 and Alan Sims 31. Jasper Young 2-31, Ali Day 2-30 and George Hutton 3-28 all bowled very well and kept the Two Counties in check. Steve Isaac 21 and Chris Martin 12  were the only two of the remaining batsmen to get into double figures with The Counties finishing  with 144 for 8 from their allotted  40 overs

The Mistley team also found runs hard to come by with Stuart Carpenter 3-23, Bruce Tompkins and Mark Comber keeping things well in check with some tight bowling. It was left to the Mills Boys to hold the innings together Robin notching 51 and Andy 30 and they looked as if they might sneak a win at one time. Glyn Webster 3-19 however had other ideas and he clean bowled both and Jasper Young to give the Two Counties a close  win with the home side finishing on 138 for 9.

As ever this annual event was a great success with Mistley as ever being superb hosts and long may it continue,

Geoff Newman

By |August 18th, 2017|

Conceded already

The following teams have already conceded their matches this weekend: East Bergholt II; Halstead III; Maldon IV; Stradbroke Vikings; Lakenheath II; and Bury St. Edmunds Ladies.

By |August 18th, 2017|

Starting times

Just a reminder to all clubs that the starting times for matches moves forward this weekend. Division One matches should be not later than 12 noon, with all the other League matches being not later than 12.30pm. Ladies Challenge matches must be no later than 1.30pm.

By |August 17th, 2017|

Post-deadline Registration conditions

There has been some confusion about the part of Rule 13a which deals with the registration of players after August 1st. To clarify, for all registration after that date permission must be obtained from the MSC via Alan Rogers in the first instance and the following guidelines should help to clarify whether or not this is likely to be granted.
• Unless there are exceptional circumstances, applications for registrations will only be granted in Divisions 7, 8 and 9. We simply will not allow promotion and relegation issues to be skewed in the higher divisions at the end of the
season. If an application is granted in the lower divisions then the player’s record will be looked at closely once he starts to play.
• The player’s previous record for the season will be taken into account before a decision is made so it would be advantageous to include stats and clubs played for at the time of the request.
• It is requested that clubs in Divisions 7, 8 and 9 keep registration requests to a minimum.
• An application, once agreed, is for the team for which it was requested.
• Permission will be granted to players under the age of 16. If such a player has played for another club in the TC Championship, then the youth transfer form must be completed.
• Permission will be granted to all lady cricketers providing that the club they are leaving agrees.
Transfers both within the TC Championship and from other Premier Leagues or feeder leagues are pretty well certain to be declined after August 1st unless there are really exceptional circumstances. To be honest it’s probably not even worth asking.

Rick Jones

 

By |August 16th, 2017|

New record opening partnership

Alex Price and Joe Fowler after breaking the Division One first wicket partnership record against Mistley.  The previous record of 281, had been set by Halstead against Braintree in 1995.

Also yesterday, in Division Five, Great Bromley’s Ed Fairley took new division best bowling figures of 9-15 against Kelvedon & Feering II, removing Maldon’s Tim Bache from the record book, after he took 8-24 in 2013.

By |August 13th, 2017|

Appeal Tribunal result

APPEAL TRIBUNAL

Before: Mr David Lamming (barrister), Chairman

Mr Philip George (solicitor)

Mr Toby Pound (solicitor)

The Appeal Tribunal met on 4th August to considered Frinton on Sea CC’s appeal against the MSC decision taken at the Committee Meeting on 3rd July (under Rule 13a) to deduct 36 points from Frinton on Sea CC for playing an ineligible player in the Division 1 match against Maldon CC on 1st July and to award 20 points and the match to Maldon CC.

Their findings are attached and can be accessed by clicking this link. However the main issue is covered in para 72 which we show below.

72. We have already noted that we have been given no information as to the nature of Mr Reed’s current employment (outside cricket) in Frinton-on-Sea (or elsewhere in Essex). We note, too, that although Mr Reed states (witness statement para 16, A69) that he does not, and has not, earned a living from cricket and plays as an amateur in Perth, he gives no information as to his employment or means of living in Australia. We consider that we cannot ignore Mr Reed’s own statement on the cricket mentoring website in which he not only describes himself as “an aspiring young cricketer” but also “a top order player.” We note, too that the webpage (R53) is headed “World’s leading online cricket coaching service.” It seems to us inconceivable that Mr Reed would not expect to be paid for the services he is effectively advertising. Accordingly, we conclude, on the balance of probabilities, that despite his assertion to the contrary, Mr Reed is not engaging in cricket solely for personal enjoyment and that he is, whether directly or indirectly, seeking to derive a living from cricket. Accordingly, he was an ineligible player and in breach of his visa when he played for Frinton against Maldon CC on 1 July 2017.

The Division 1 table has today been adjusted accordingly in accordance with the MSC decision on 3rd July and the decision of the Appeal Tribunal on 4th August.

The full document can be viewed via the link below.

TCC Appeal Tribunal Judgment 8.8.2017 (final)

 

By |August 8th, 2017|

Another player suspension

Suspension Notification
Player . Michael Comber   Frinton on Sea  CC- Level 1  
2 games – To serve one  . Saturday 5th August  2017
The remaining one game suspended for two years
Andy Abbott
Hon Secretary
East Anglian Premier League
By |August 5th, 2017|

Appeal Tribunal

The result of Frinton-on-Sea’s appeal against the points deduction was heard today, but the Appeal Tribunal is not going to deliver it’s decision until Monday.
In the meantime, the Special General Meeting that had been called for Wednesday, August 16th, has now been cancelled.

By |August 4th, 2017|