Division One Champions


Division Two Champions


Division Three Champions

Copdock & O.I. II

Division Four Champions

Wivenhoe II

Division Five Champions


Division Six Champions


Division Seven Champions


Division Eight Champions


Division Nine E Champions

Copdock & O.I. III

Division Nine S Champions

Dunmow II

Division Nine W Champions

Lakenheath II

Division C Champions


Ladies Challenge Champions


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.

Over 60’s first match squad

Opposition Suffolk Over 60s
Ground Copford CC, Aldercar Road, Copford
Date Tuesday, 2 May 2017
Start 1.30
Umpire(s) Ray Digweed Scorer(s) Yvonne Cooper

Cp Bruce Tompkins – Woodbridge & O.W.; Wk John Stuck – Hadleigh; Don Curtis – Copford; B J Ball – Abberton; Glyn Webster – Maldon; Stuart Carpenter – Long Melford; Alan Sims – Maldon; Steve Isaac – Braintree; Stuart Stobbs – Kelvedon & F.; Brian Turley – Brightlingsea; Chris Martin – Coldplay….. errrr no, make that, Eight Ash Green

By |April 27th, 2017|

Weather forces cancellation

Wednesday’s opening Over-50s match at Mistley, against Suffolk Over-50s, was, not unsurprisingly, cancelled.

By |April 27th, 2017|

Bonus points

Yes me again, with another moan.
A look at the results section on Play Cricket, and judging from a few of the scorecards I have been checking today, clubs are NOT claiming bonus points, and results are appearing with the winners getting 15 and the losers 0. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make sure that you complete EVERYTHING on the scorecard before submitting it for approval.

By |April 23rd, 2017|

Play Cricket inquiries

For most of today, I have been fielding inquiries about matters regarding Play Cricket, and what clubs should be doing. I am not an expert on Play Cricket, I am solely dealing with the admin and player registration.
We arranged a meeting in March at which all clubs were invited to send their club admins to learn all the things they will be required to do. Less than half of the membership of the League sent someone.
I have made many postings on this website requesting clubs to do this, and to do that, to assist in getting this functioning smoothly and with few hiccups. I guess I was dreaming if I thought everyone would oblige.
The site has a whole heap of Help Guides that can be downloaded, or simply read, this is your first course of action, not phoning or emailing me. I do not have to enter squads or scorecards and, therefore, I have no idea what you all see on your screens, I see only that which I am required to see.
If the Help Guides are of no help, then contact the System Helpdesk, which the ECB run, DO NOT bother call or email me, as I won’t be able to give you any other other advise than that which I have just imparted.
Steve Isaac

By |April 23rd, 2017|

Sunday’s results

*home team

West Bergholt (4pts) 158, *Easton II (20pts) 160-3                                           Easton II won by 7 wickets 

*Copford (6pts) 205, Wivenhoe (20pts) 206-2                                                   Wivenhoe won by 8 wickets
*Mistley (2pts) 143-9, Abberton (19ts) 144-1                                                     Abberton won by 9 wickets

Maldon (9pts) 102-6, *Copdock & O.I. (18pts) 106-9                                        Copdock & O.I. won by 1 wicket

By |April 23rd, 2017|

Saturday’s results, and a concession already!!!!

*home team

*Braintree (19pts) 227, Wivenhoe (10pts) 224-8                                               Braintree won by 3 runs
Haverhill (8pts) 250-3, *Hadleigh (16pts) 254-7                                                Hadleigh won by 3 wickets
*Halstead (8pts) 234-8, Elmstead (19pts) 235-7                                                Elmstead won by 3 wickets
*Maldon (20pts) 247-8, Mistley (9pts) 205                                                         Maldon won by 42 runs
*Woolpit (19pts) 225-9, Witham (9pts) 201-8                                                    Woolpit won by 24 runs
*Worlington (17pts) 245-8, Frinton II (9pts) 226-5                                            Worlington won by 19 runs

Copdock & O.I. II (20pts) 214, *Clacton (8pts) 155                                           Copdock & O.I. won by 59 runs
*Coggeshall (20pts) 190-7, East Bergholt (7pts) 184                                       Coggeshall won by 6 runs
*Dunmow (8pts) 207, Kelvedon & Feering (20pts) 210-7                                 Kelvedon & F. won by 3 wickets
Copford (5pts) 177, *Easton (20pts) 178-3                                                        Easton won by 7 wickets
*Ipswich (20pts) 274-4, Ipswich & East Suffolk (4pts) 138                               Ipswich won by 136 runs
*Lakenheath (20pts) 231-6, Mildenhall II (7pts) 186                                          Lakenheath won by 45 runs


Halstead II (4pts) 126, *Brockley (20pts) 129-4                                                 Brockley won by 6 wickets
*Exning (7pts) 230-7, Woolpit II (18pts) 231-5                                                   Woolpit II won by 5 wickets
Sudbury II (7pts) 231-7, *Haverhill II (18pts) 237-5                                           Haverhill II won by 5 wickets
*Little Bardfield Village (20pts) 218-8, Tuddenham (6pts) 142                        Little Bardfield V. won by 76 runs
*Mistley II (3pts) 148, Long Melford (20pts) 152-3                                            Long Melford won by 7 wickets
*Wivenhoe II (5pts) 136-8, Bury St. Edmunds II (19pts) 139-6                         Bury St. Edmunds II won by 4 wickets


*Brightlingsea (17pts) 209-8, Mildenhall III (7pts) 161-5                                  Brightlingsea won by 48 runs
*Elmstead II (8pts) 217-8, Walsham le Willows (19pts) 218-7                          Walsham le Willows won by 3 wickets
*Felixstowe & Corinthians (20pts) 169, Coggeshall II (6pts) 111                    Felixstowe & C. won by 58 runs
*Kesgrave (6pts) 230-6, Maldon II (18pts) 231-3                                               Maldon II won by 7 wickets
*St. Margarets (2pts) 114, Abberton (20pts) 116-3                                           Abberton won by 7 wickets
*Woodbridge & O.W. (20pts) 258-7, Hadleigh II (5pts) 135                              Woodbridge & O.W. won by 123 runs


*Earl Stonham (9pts) 229-5, Ipswich II (17pts) 233-8                                       Ipswich II won by 2 wickets
*Kelvedon & F. II (9pts) 212-9, Harwich & Dovercourt (19pts) 216-9              Harwich & D. won by 1 wicket
Stowmarket (20pts) 219-9, *Nacton (7pts) 155                                                 Stowmarket won by 64 runs
Eight Ash Green (20pts) 182, *Nowton (8pts) 155                                            Eight Ash Green won by 27 runs
Great Bromley (3pts) 151, *Witham II (20pts) 152-1                                         Witham II won by 9 wickets
*Yoxford (1pt) 110, Needham Market (20pts) 114-1                                          Needham Market won by 9 wickets

Bury St. Edmunds III (20pts) v West Mersea (0pts)                                          Bury St. Edmunds III won by concession


*Ipswich & E.S. II (6pts) 177, Colchester Cavaliers (20pts) 179-5                   Cavaliers won by 5 wickets

Bardwell (20pts) 245-7, *Stowmarket II (7pts) 165                                            Bardwell won by 80 runs
*Woolpit IV (20pts) 209-4, Exning II (6pts) 188                                                  Woolpit IV won by 21 runs

Thanks to all those clubs who used the new ECB scoring app as I was able to gain those results from the Play-Cricket site. Can I also remind clubs, home and away, that both need to go into the site to confirm the match details.

By |April 22nd, 2017|

Opening Over-50s game of the season

Over 50s v Suffolk Over 50s
Ground Mistley CC, New Road, Mistley
Date Wednesday, 26 April 2017 Start 1.30
Umpire(s) Barrie Phillpotts Charles Revell Scorer(s) Geoff Cullum

(Cp) Pat Patel Frinton-on-Sea; Wk Mark Paget Abberton; Eric Davy Worlingworth; Nick Meakin Copdock & OI; Simon Everett Mistley; Trevor Mills Mistley; Kevin Ross Ipswich; Adrian Stockton Mistley; Chris Hills Witham; Mark Comber St Osyth; Martin Southwell Maldon; Andy Mills Mistley.

By |April 21st, 2017|

Players need to be in squads

Each club will need to make their players eligible for their teams’ squads for them to be visible to those teams in Play-Cricket. Without that happening it will be impossible to complete a scorecard.

By |April 20th, 2017|

ECB Play-Cricket site

If any clubs are wondering why they are not getting notifications of registrations from me via Play-Cricket it is because, in their infinite wisdom on the eve of a new season, they have decided to make some changes to the log-ins of people with more than one log-in function, e.g, most League admins. This change was made on Monday, and after reporting my lack of access to the Help Desk, I am still awaiting the issue to be resolved.

I get this as a greeting on the site:

ECB login is changing

We are implementing a single login to our online applications.

New Users:
Sign in with your existing Username and Password. You will be asked to confirm your registered email address on the next page which will replace your username. If you don’t know your previous Username please click on the Forgotten your password? link below.

Please note, Play-Cricket users who signed up in 2016 or later do not have a Username and should enter their registered email address instead.

Now this would be great if it did accept my existing Username and Password!!!!
By |April 12th, 2017|

Registration progress

I would like to be in a position to say that Player Registration is going well, and with the 2,000th player being added last evening, many might say that it is. The truth is somewhat different. Eleven clubs have yet to register a single player, while another five have not registered enough to even field a team.
The eleven teams who are being tardy beyond any reasonable levels are: Bardwell; Brockley; DBSL; Eight Ash Green; Eye & District; Saffron Walden Ladies; Shotley Peninsula Ladies; Sudbourne Hall; Thriplow Ladies; Walsham le Willows; and Wivenhoe Town.
The five who have not registered enough for one team are: Stradbroke (9 registered); Tuddenham (5 registered); East Bergholt (3 registered), and St. Osyth and Stowupland (each with 1 registered).

This is also not helping where players are changing clubs from or to these clubs as their new clubs cannot or have not registered them, and it could mean that when the season starts in two weeks time many players will be ineligible to play due to their registrations being incomplete. Frankly there is no logical or acceptable reason why clubs are late getting on with it.

Also teams are now free to register any new players they have joining them for this season.

By |April 8th, 2017|

Rule change recap


Player registration on Play-Cricket

All players must now be registered on Play-Cricket. Please register all those players that played for you in the Two Counties in 2016. A list of those names can easily be extracted from the statistics section on sportstatz. If you have a player(s) joining from another club(s) then the league will let you know when you can submit their registration(s)

It sometimes happens that you may find yourselves short one weekend and that you find a willing volunteer to make up the 11 at the last moment. You can field that player but you then must register him in time so as not to delay the full scorecard getting loaded onto Play-Cricket. In such circumstances please let Steve Isaac and your opposition know on match day.

Start Times

For fixtures in April the start time of 100, 90, and 80 over matches is 12.30pm

From 1st May until 15th August the start time is 1.00pm

From 16th August onwards the start time is 12.30pm except for Division 1 which will be 12.00pm

Fielding Circle

The requirement for a 30 yard fielding circle is now extended to encompass all matches in Divisions 1 to 5. The rule is 4 fielders plus bowler and wicket-keeper inside the circle at the point of delivery.

Result Administration

Fines will continued to be levied for the late reporting of results and of marking panel umpires. The difference this year is that the rule has been changed from persistent offenders MAY be deducted points to WILL be deducted points.

Players on Disciplinary Reports

The need for players to be aware that Level One reports will be carried to successive seasons. The slate will not be cleaned at the end of the season.

Sunday League (formerly Division C)

The default format is still 90 overs. However both sides can only bat a maximum of 45 overs. There is no carry over.

Bowlers are restricted to one fifth of the available overs, that is a maximum of 9.

By |March 28th, 2017|

Russ Abbotts’ funeral

The funeral of Russ Abbott, we have been informed, will take place on Monday April 10th, at 11.15 a.m. at the Seven Hills Crematorium, Ipswich.

By |March 17th, 2017|