Division One Champions


Division Two Champions


Division Three Champions


Division Four Champions

Felixstowe & Corinthians

Division Five Champions

Witham II

Division Six Champions


Division Seven Champions

Frinton III

Division Eight Champions


Division Nine E Champions

Kesgrave II

Division Nine S Champions

Chappel & Wakes Colne

Division Nine W Champions

Brockley II

Sunday Champions


Ladies Challenge Champions


Ladies T20 A Champions


Ladies T20 B Champions

Felixstowe & C. II

Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Cricket Championship


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.

Play Cricket – Player details, and transfers, very important information

Last season there were a number of issues regarding players being registered for more than one club. This can be down to the players’ names being incorrectly spelled, but it can also be down to the fact that a match of players’ records was not discovered due to inaccurate player details being entered, such as address and date of birth.
Therefore, as Norman Atkins said at the AGM, we will require all club admins to spend the winter months going through their Registered Players and amending the details of any players whose details are missing, inaccurate, or just out of date, as they may have moved.
I know this may sound like something of a chore, but it will alleviate such issues as we had last season when “matches” did not show. Hence we accepted the registrations without any indication that the player/players was/were registered with another club/clubs.
As from this moment on, any new registration will be rejected if any relevant information has not been entered by the Club Admin. Also as from March 1st 2019, any player who has not been updated with this information, will have his/her registration withdrawn by the League. Play-Cricket will automatically inform the Club Admins when a player registered with them has been withdraw.
Also, a reminder that has from now on, “Change of Clubs” forms no longer need to be submitted to the League, instead the club the player has left will have 14 days to submit an objection if they are grounds for such a move to be blocked, such as unpaid membership or other debts.
Finally can clubs also change player registrations for any player who has not played for the club in both the 2017 and 2018 seasons to “inactive”. If they have played for the club in another competition covered by Play-Cricket, then they should not be changed.

Already I have received one “transfer” for a player, that turns out that player did not ask for. However, as 14 days had passed without the existing club “approving” it was approved. It has now been reversed, as confirmation from the player that he had no desire to change clubs has been received.
This just emphasises the need for Club Admins to frequently check their Play Cricket Admin page, especially now as the season draws ever closer.

By |January 9th, 2019|

Brian Robinson

It is with much sadness that I must report the news of the passing away of Brian Robinson, Kelvedon & Feering CC, and previously Braintree CC. He passed away in the small hours in the morning of Christmas Eve.
As yet there is no news of any funeral arrangements, but as soon as we have them, then we shall publish them.
We extend our thoughts and condolences to his widow, Mary, and to all his family.

By |December 28th, 2018|

2019 Fixtures

All the fixtures for the Saturday divisions have now been published, and can be viewed through the division links. The fixtures for the Sunday Division have also now been uploaded, the Ladies competitions will follow in due course.

By |December 5th, 2018|

Player behaviour

The marks from all recorded umpires’ forms concerning players’ behaviour (both for home matches and away matches) have
been averaged out over the season.   Ten clubs in the Championship have unsatisfactory average marks during last season and have all received notification and a request to improve for next season.  It is not intended to list these ten clubs this season but if the marks do not show an improvement next season, then they will be “named and shamed” at the end of next season and a possible points deduction proposal could be placed before the AGM.

However I do think it right to name those clubs who have received the top average marks last season and to thank them for making the umpires’ job easier as well as their contribution to enjoyable games of cricket.  Games of cricket that are not enjoyable to play in will only drive yet more players away from our beautiful game ……..so well done to:

Brockley, Bury St Edmunds, Dunmow, Long Melford, Walsham Le Willows and Worlington – all of whom did not drop a single mark throughout the season!

 and to Little Bardfield Village, Maldon and Woolpit who dropped only one or two points during the season.  It is worth recording that Woolpit’s mark was a combined mark for their 1st and 2nd XI so a particular well done to them…….

 This shows that it can be done and I hope to see an increased number of clubs on this list next season – well done to all these clubs once again.

By |November 30th, 2018|

Update – Overseas Information – January 2019

Changes to Two Counties criteria for Category 3 (Overseas) players.

New ECB directives governing the definition of a Professional Sportsperson were issued just before Christmas in response to a Home Office statement made on the 11th December. These have caused some changes to be made to the criteria by which the MSC will adjudicate on the acceptability of Category 3 (Overseas) players for the 2019 season.

There is nothing drastic – most involve very welcome stated lengths of time for various criteria which were conspicuous with their absence previously – for example they have tightened up the airfare, accommodation and living expenses criteria to include the previous four years, dropped the age to 17 (previously it was 19) but there is now a time limit of two years before this runs out and they have reduced the criteria regarding the use of an Agent to one year.

A revised TwoCountiesOverseasRegulation file (version 2) has been put in the Overseas Player Information under the More tab above for your information.

Just to clarify, the bullet points in Section C will be applied to ALL proposed Category 3 players to determine whether they are regarded as a Professional Sportsperson. If they are so regarded, then the MSC feels that they have no place in our amateur Championship. The only exception to this is for those entering the country on a Tier 5 (Creative and Sporting) visa for which different criteria apply.

The details of Category 3 (Overseas) players you wish to be considered should be forwarded as soon as possible to either:


Full name, date of birth, nationality, the name of their current club and any club that they have played for in the UK (please ensure these details are accurate) would be the minimum to enable us to start enquiries – but ultimately all the bullet points in Section C will need to be answered.

By |November 30th, 2018|

Keith Cracknell RIP

Copdock & Old Ipswichian CC have reported, via their Facebook page.
All the the club heartbroken by the news of the sad and sudden passing of our Chairman, Keith Cracknell. Thoughts with Hazel and the family. RIP lovely man, we will miss you more than you will ever know.

The Management Sub-Committee of the League also extends it’s condolences to his family and to the club.

By |November 30th, 2018|

Dinner pictures wanted

Wivenhoe pick up the Sunday Division Trophy from our guest, David Fulton.

Frinton 3rd XI collect the Division Seven trophy.

If anyone has more pictures from the League Dinner that we can publish on the website, then can they please e-mail them to me on sr.isaac@btclick.com

Many thanks,


By |November 23rd, 2018|

Annual General Meeting – main points

The Annual General Meeting of the Two Counties Cricket Championship was held on Wednesday, Octobwer 10th at Colchester Rugby Club.
The main points emanating from the meeting were as follows:
The meeting vote in favour of the Management Sub Committee’s acceptability of and registration of Overseas Category 3 players, as was circulated to all clubs prior to the meeting.
Alan Rogers has stood down from his role as League Secretary, but will remain as Assistant Secretary with the brief of managing the Ladies and the Handbook production. Steve Isaac will take over the role of Assistant Secretary in charge of results, as well as remaining in his current position with regard to Play-Cricket and the Web site.
The League, is therefore, still seeking someone to fill the role as League Secretary, but without those previously mentioned roles being added to their work load.
Scott Button (Yoxford) is replacing Ross Stannard as one of the Suffolk clubs’ Representative. Everyone else will remain in their current seats on the Management Sub-Committee.
All five teams that sought continued participation in the League after exceeding the maximum number of concessions were all re-elected to the League.
The application from The Real Oddies CC to join the Sunday division was withdrawn on the morning of the meeting.
The Management Sub-Committee’s proposal to regionalise all the divisions with the exception of Divisions 1 through to 5, was discussed and rejected, with clubs no longer concerned about the distances they will travel. So the League pyramid will remain as it is. Chappel & Wakes Colne II and Worlington III have entered the League, so following the withdrawals of Brightlingsea and Eye & District during the 2018 season, numbers will remain as they were in 2019.
Three clubs, Hadleigh, Melton St. Audrys, and Woodbridge were all absent from the meeting, though Hadleigh did notify the League in advance of their absence.
All subscriptions and appeal deposits remain unchanged.

By |October 11th, 2018|


The Association of Suffolk Cricket Umpires and Scorers, which has members in Suffolk and Essex, is on the
lookout for new recruits. Full training will be given at an ECB-approved course early in 2019 and successful
candidates can then stand in league, county youth or festival matches for which you receive a fixed expense
rate. If you feel like putting something back into the game, as well as having the best seat in the house, details of the umpiring course can be obtained in the first instance from Terry Snell on 01449 760574 or by e-mailing terence.snell@btinternet.com

If you would like to get involved in scoring, then please contact Andy Broome at andy.broome2@virgin.net

By |October 8th, 2018|

Over-50s Tournament

The Suffolk Invitation Over-50s Tournament, that was due to be played today at Ipswich CC, has been cancelled due to the rather nasty weather.

By |September 23rd, 2018|

The end of the season, and it rains

Saturday September 22nd 2018

Clacton (6pts) v Copford (6pts)      match cancelled

Haverhill III (17pts) 273-5dec, *Stowmarket II (8pts) 159-5     Haverhill III won by 114 runs

By |September 22nd, 2018|