Division One Champions


Division Two Champions


Division Three Champions

Copdock & OI II

Division Four Champions


Division Five Champions


Division Six Champions

East Bergholt II

Division Seven Champions

Abberton II

Division Eight Champions

Chappel & W.C.

Division Nine E Champions


Division Nine S Champions

Eight Ash Green II

Division Nine W Champions

Lakenheath II

Sunday Champions

Great Bromley

Ladies Challenge Champions


Ladies T20 A Champions

Felixstowe & C.

Ladies T20 B Champions

Woolpit II

Ladies T20 C Champions



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.

AGM – a brief account

Just to quickly run through the main points from the AGM of the League held on Wednesday 10th October. An update on the health of the Chairman, Norman Atkins, was given by Acting Chairman, Rick Jones. There was also a period of reflection in memory of our President, Geoff Newman, who passed away in September, and whose funeral was on the day following the AGM.
A further plea was made for someone to come forward to take on the role of League Secretary, with Alan Rogers reverting to his role as Assistant Secretary. The new Secretary, as and when we have one, will have Alan guiding him or her along the way for about a year. A new role is also being created on the Management Sub-Committee for a Ladies Representative, whom shall be elected at the Ladies AGM.
Various reports followed from Committee members, and the straw polls about some of the suggestions put forward was also taken, and those will be considered at the next Committee meeting, along with a few other rule changes brought about by the changes to Play-Cricket, and to the use of Loan Players.
The constitution of the League for next season, will also be finalised. Two of the three clubs that requested re-admission after numerous concessions deemed it necessary, were re-elected. Those being Halstead III, and Ipswich & East Suffolk II. Kelvedon & Feering II did not re-apply. Four additional teams will join Division NIne; Melton St. Audrys II; Mildenhall V; Stowupland II; and, Woodbridge II. BT Waldringfield were elected to the League, but will probably have to play some of their home matches on other grounds, as their facilities are not up to the standard felt adequate.
The Committee will also have now to regionalise Divisions Eight and NIne, both into two sections. In addition to the three teams promoted from Division Nine by right; Woodbridge, Eight Ash Green II, and Lakenheath II, the ten clubs that finished the Division Nine seasons with the most points will be added to Division Eight.
The remaining 19 teams will then form the two Division Nines.
It was also reported that the Ladies 35 over Championship will now fall under the auspicies of the East Anglian Premier League, but the T20s will remain in the Two Counties Championship.

By |October 18th, 2019|

Situations Vacant – Important position

• To send out notices of committee meetings
• To attend and minute approx. 6 committee meetings during
the year
• To send out AGM agenda & minutes
• To attend and minute the AGM
• To send and receive correspondence from member clubs
• To deal with other correspondence and to liaise with other
committee members
• To assist with other matters as required to assist the
Expenses paid

For further details please contact Alan Rogers rogers9bh@btinternet.com or 07751 572064

By |September 26th, 2019|

Geoff Newman, funeral details

Geoff’s funeral will be on Thursday 10 October at Chelmsford Crematorium, Writtle Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 3BL at 3.30pm; and then afterwards at Maldon Cricket Club, Drapers Farm Close, Heybridge, Essex CM9 4QT. Everyone is welcome to attend.  There will be family flowers only with donations to Essex Air Ambulance and MacMillan Cancer Support.

By |September 25th, 2019|

Annual General Meeting

Just to remind everyone that the 2019 Annual General Meeting will take place at Colchester Rugby Club on Wednesday October 9th.

By |September 25th, 2019|

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

*home team
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

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

Mistley (6pts) v Felixstowe & C. (6pts)               match cancelled

Felixstowe & C. II (6pts) v Maldon (6pts)            match cancelled


By |September 15th, 2019|

Final Saturday results – Braintree win Division Two

*home team

*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

*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

*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) 168, *Woolpit II (20pts) 172-5                                          Woolpit II won by 5 wickets

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

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

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

*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

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

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

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

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|