Division One Champions

Elmstead

Division Two Champions

Coggeshall

Division Three Champions

Little Bardfield Village

Division Four Champions

Kesgrave

Division Five Champions

Stowmarket

Division Six Champions

Stowupland

Division Seven Champions

Battisford

Division Eight Champions

Maldon III

Division Nine E Champions

Eye & District

Division Nine S Champions

Coggeshall III

Division Nine W Champions

Bardwell

Sunday Champions

Great Bromley

Ladies Challenge Champions

Woolpit

Ladies T20 Champions

(A) Mistley (B) Saffron Walden

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.

Police search

I have received a request from Adrian Garnham to ask if there is a cricket club in Essex that could host a match on their ground next Wednesday, April 24th. The Police are willing to pay £100 for the ground rent. The match is a Police Sport UK National Knock-out 1st Round tie, Essex Police v Devon & Cornwall. It would have an 11.30am start, 45 overs a side. The Essex Police will provide teas and umpires, so it is just a ground they require.
Adrian Garnham can be contacted on 07860 617918.

By |April 17th, 2018|

Tom Gould Charity Day

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On May 7th Braintree Cricket Club will be holding a Tom Gould charity day in memory of their former Captain, Chairman and President.  Tom was involved in Braintree Cricket club for over 50 years and is part of the club’s DNA. To commemorate Tom and to raise money for charity the Club are holding a 15 over competition in the afternoon between players past and present.  There will a South African themed hog roast and BBQ as well as outside bars to keep everyone fed and watered.  Memorabilia and photos going right throughout the club’s history will also be on show from Tom’s personal collection.  The recently extended and refurbished pavilion will also be on show, and will be officially renamed as the Tom Gould pavilion as part of the proceedings.  Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the day, meet up with old friends and share the many memories of one of the true gents of cricket.  The cricket starts at midday with the pavilion renaming ceremony at 4:30pm.  For further information please contact Barry Stephens on 07967 344101, follow Braintree Cricket Club on Twitter @braintreecc or find the Tom Gould Memorial Day 2018 on Facebook.

By |April 15th, 2018|

April 14th has been postponed

Following the lead taken by the East Anglian Premier League, the Two Counties Cricket Championship Managament Sub-Committee have also taken the decision to postpone ALL the matches that had been scheduled for Saturday April 14th and re-schedule them for Saturday September 15th. Any possible play-off matches would then be staged the following weekend.
There is already one Division Two match, Clacton v Copford, set for that date, but this can be re-arranged, or the two matches involving those clubs can be re-arranged to another date. Also, if any of the clubs that were due to play their matches on April 14th are now unable to play at home on the new date, can also re-arrange the fixtures for alternative dates. Matches can be re-arranged to a Sunday or Bank Holiday Monday.
If matches are moved to alternative dates, then can they please inform, Norman Atkins, Alan Rogers, and Steve Isaac of the new date.

By |April 4th, 2018|

Any club without a fixture on these dates?

My team, the Harpenden Cavaliers, are basing our 2018 tour in Colchester, from 15-17 June 2018. We’re looking for a T20 on Friday 15, and 40ov/timed games on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 June. This will be our 20th tour, having previously been all over the UK, and we invariably get invited back, which must be a good sign! We play competitive cricket but in a great spirit, and always put plenty of cash behind our hosts’ bars. If you would like a game, I’d love to hear from you.
 
Fraser Tant
Club Captain, Harpenden Cavaliers CC
 Mobile: 07974 203649
By |April 1st, 2018|

Overseas Players update

Category 3/Overseas Players and Tier 5 (S&C) 2018

With the season only a couple of weeks away (assuming that the weather god looks down on us more favourably than he/she is at the moment) here is an update on the current position with overseas players for this season.

Successful applicants for Player/Coach status

Woolpit CC

Corey Polyak accepted as a Player/Coach – UK passport holder.

Successful applicants for Category 3 status

Coggeshall CC

Sam Carruthers, UK passport holder

Mistley CC

Dylan Day, Dutch passport holder played for Mistley 2nds last year.

Successful applicants for Category 3 (Exempt)

Mildenhall CC

Steve Graham. Ordinary Resident status agreed

Maldon CC

Matt Anderson. Ordinary Resident status agreed

Successful applicant for Category 1

Elmstead Market CC

Sol Budinger born in the UK and UK passport holder but resident in Australia. (This one of course is not strictly an overseas player as he is a Category 1.)

In addition there are 3 Player/Coach applications pending, 1 Category 3 application and 1 Category 3 (Exempt) application pending.

By |April 1st, 2018|

BardFest 2018

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By |March 26th, 2018|

Peter Rawlings

Recently, our club VP Peter Rawlings passed away. He was involved with our club for roughly 40 years, and played cricket for Halstead before that, starting in their colts.

“Peter’s family will be holding a memorial service to celebrate his life at 16.00 on Tuesday 27th March at Lion Walk church (opposite Boots Colchester town centre). This will be followed by a cider and cricket tea in the church hall.
Please try to include something blue within you outfit, as this was Peter’s favourite colour. If you wish to make any donations there will be a collection for the Rob George Foundation. A charity close to Peter’s heart.
Dan Young
Club Secretary, Colchester Cavaliers CC
By |March 17th, 2018|

New Laws meetings

The first of the meetings with regard to the new Laws of Cricket was staged at Copford CC on Thursday March 8th, and a number of clubs who had indicated that they intended to be represented at this meeting, the first of three being staged, failed to arrive.
Those clubs were: Earls Colne; Eight Ash Green; Harwich & Dovercourt; Chappel & Wakes Colne; West Bergholt; Brightlingsea; Wivenhoe; Tendring; and Maldon. These clubs will now need to contact Alan Rogers to confirm which of the two remaining meetings they will now be attending. Those meetings are being staged at Copdock & Old Ipswichians CC, and Bury St. Edmunds CC.

By |March 9th, 2018|

Overseas player deadline has passed

The deadline for the application of Category 3 (Overseas) players with the League has now passed. There is now no guarantee that any application submitted from this date will be approved by the start of this season.

By |March 9th, 2018|

Play-Cricket player registration: Action required.

The start of the new season is now only a few weeks away, but we have yet to receive any notifications for registration of players from three of the four clubs who are new to the League this season, Ardleigh are the exception, but as yet no player registrations have been received from Chappel & Wakes Colne; Earls Colne, or Saxmundham Sports. Those clubs may have players registered in Play-Cricket but they need to have the Two Counties Cricket Championship registration added to their eligible competitions,

By |March 9th, 2018|

Fixtures complete in Play-Cricket

All the fixtures for the new season, apart from a couple in the Ladies’ competitions which have yet to be confirmed, have now been input into Play-Cricket. All divisions do have the correct starting times, again with the exception of the Ladies, who can arrange their own starting times.

By |March 9th, 2018|

David Brooks

Yoxford CC are sad to report that former first XI captain, coach and local teacher David Brooks has sadly passed away after a long standing fight against cancer. Our thoughts and prayers go to Davids family and friends

By |February 14th, 2018|