Braintree (20pts) v Brightlingsea (-10pts) Braintree won by concession
*Frinton (17pts) 275-6, Copford (8pts) 256-5 Frinton won by 19 runs
Ipswich (-10pts) v Wivenhoe (20pts) Wivenhoe won by concession
*Mildenhall (18pts) 191-3, Ipswich (6pts) 146-7 Mildenhall won by 45 runs
Saffron Walden (0pts) v Woolpit (20pts) Woolpit won by concession
Thriplow NCI (0pts) v Easton (20pts) Easton won by concession
Mistley (17pts) 169-4, *Battisford (5pts) 104-4 Mistley won by 65 runs
Copdock & O.I. (18pts) 113-2, *Felixstowe & C. (6pts) 107-7 Copdock & O.I. won by 6 runs
Frinton (17pts) 165-1, *Ipswich & E.S. (5pts) 119-4 Frinton won by 46 runs
*Ipswich & E.S. (20pts) v Maldon (0pts) Ipswich & E.S. won by concession
*Braintree (7pts) 253-6, Halstead (18pts) 254-5 Halstead won by 5 wickets
Haverhill (20pts) 237-5, *Coggeshall (7pts) 227 Haverhill won by 10 runs
Mistley (5pts) 187, *Copford (20pts) 192-3 Copford won by 7 wickets
*Mildenhall (18pts) 255-7, Frinton II (8pts) 220-7 Mildenhall won by 35 runs
*Wivenhoe (3pts) 123, Witham (20pts) 124-4 Witham won by 6 wickets
*Worlington (7pts) 314-4, Hadleigh (17pts) 317-5 Hadleigh won by 5 wickets
*Elmstead (20pts) 218, Ipswich (6pts) 114 Elmstead won by 104 runs
*Exning (3pts) 129, Mildenhall II (20pts) 130-2 Mildenhall won by 8 wickets
Clacton (20pts) 311-7, *Ipswich & E.S. (3pts) 79 Clacton won by 232 runs
*Lakenheath (20pts) 256-9, Easton (7pts) 151 Lakenheath won by 105 runs
Dunmow (18pts) 309-5, *Long Melford (7pts) 223-6 Dunmow won by 86 runs
*Maldon (19pts) 237-7, East Bergholt (8pts) 191-9 Maldon won by 46 runs, 80 overs
*Brightlingsea (1pt) 67, Little Bardfield V. (20pts) 69-2 Little Bardfield V. won by 8 wickets, 60 overs
*Brockley (20pts) 216-7, Woolpit II (6pts) 150 Brockley won by 66 runs
*Copdock & O.I. II (20pts) 220, Sudbury II (7pts) 127 Copdock & O.I. II won by 93 runs
Coggeshall II (17pts) 306-4, *Halstead II (7pts) 210-5 Coggeshall II won by 96 runs
*Haverhill II (0pts) 99, Kelvedon & Feering (20pts) 101-0 Kelvedon & F. won by 10 wickets
*Mistley II (20pts) 255-5, Tuddenham (5pts) 150 Mistley II won by 105 runs
Needham Market (4pts) 163-8, *Abberton (19pts) 164-3 Abberton won by 7 wickets
*Bury St. Edmunds II (3pts) 149, Wivenhoe II (20pts) 153-2 Wivenhoe II won by 8 wickets
Felixstowe & C. (19pts) 267-8, *Hadleigh II (9pts) 248-9 Felixstowe & C. won by 19 runs
Elmstead II (8pts) 200-6, *Mildenhall III (18pts) 201-6 Mildenhall III won by 4 wickets
St. Margarets (14pts) 204-7, *Walsham le Willows (13pts) 204-8 match tied
*Woodbridge & O.W. (20pts) 258-7, Yoxford (4pts) 117 Woodbridge & O.W. won by 141 runs
Nacton (18pts) 233, *Bury St. Edmunds III (10pts) 203-6 Nacton won by 30 runs
Great Bromley (1pt) 117, *Earl Stonham (20pts) 121-0 Earl Stonham won by 10 wickets
Eight Ash Green (19pts) 245-4, *Harwich & D. (7pts) 242-8 Eight Ash Green won by 3 runs, 70 overs
Maldon II (20pts) 189-7, *Ipswich II (4pts) 117 Maldon II won by 72 runs
*Nowton (4pts) 172, Kesgrave (20pts) 177-2 Kesgrave won by 8 wickets
Worlington II (4pts) 191-8, *Witham II (19pts) 192-1 Witham II won by 9 wickets
West Bergholt (20pts) 236-7, *Easton II (7pts) 198 West Bergholt won by 38 runs
Stowmarket (20pts) 241-5, *Kelvedon & F. II (3pts) 108 Stowmarket won by 133 runs
*Melton St. Audrys (7pts) 191-9, Long Melford II (19pts) 195-5 Long Melford II won by 5 wickets
Felixstowe & C. II (1pt) 88, St. Osyth (20pts) 92-0 St. Osyth won by 10 wickets, 70 overs
Ipswich III (2pts) 125, *Brantham (20pts) 129-1 Brantham won by 9 wickets
*East Bergholt II (5pts) 142, Woolpit III (20pts) 143-7 Woolpit III won by 3 wickets
Mildenhall IV (3pts) 134, *Halstead III (20pts) 135-2 Halstead III won by 8 wickets
*Stowupland (7pts) 227-9, Tendring (19pts) 229-5 Tendring won by 5 wickets
Frinton III (5pts) 172, *Battisford (20pts) 173-5 Battisford won by 5 wickets
Abberton II (19pts) 185-4, *Elveden (6pts) 177-9 Abberton II won by 8 runs
Maldon III (20pts) v Copford II (0pts) Maldon III won by concession
Coggeshall III (5pts) 134-7, *Sudbourne Hall (18pts) 135-7 Sudbourne Hall won by 3 wickets
DIVISION NINE EAST:
Copdock & O.I. III (20pts) v Harwich & D. II (-10pts) Copdock & O.I. III won by concession
DBSL (5pts) 156, *Kesgrave II (20pts) 159-4 Kesgrave II won by 6 wickets
*St. Margarets II (3pts) 136, Ipswich & E.S. II (20pts) 137-3 Ipswich & E.S. II won by 7 wickets
Yoxford II (-10pts) v Mistley III (20pts) Mistley III won by concession
DIVISION NINE SOUTH:
West Mersea II (6pts) 261-5, *Boxted (17pts) 262-3 Boxted won by 7 wickets
Eight Ash Green II (20pts) v Maldon IV (-20pts) Eight Ash Green II won by concession
*Kelvedon & F. III (7pts) 178-5, Cavaliers (17pts) 179-6 Cavaliers won by 4 wickets
*West Bergholt II (1pt) 120, Witham III (20pts) 121-1 Witham III won by 9 wickets
DIVISION NINE WEST:
*Eye & District (20pts) 251-3, Bury St. Edmunds IV (6pts) 197 Eye & D. won by 54 runs, 80 overs
Stradbroke Vikings (20pts) 287-4, *Stowmarket II (4pts) 131 Stradbroke V. won by 156 runs
Over-50s v Suffolk Phoenix, Mildenhall CC, Tuesday 23rd August, 1pm.
Pat Patel (capt), Mark Paget (wkt), John Stuck, Kevin Ross, Alex Parsons, John Gallant, Terry Charrington, Tony Oram, Martin Southwell, Dave Hinchcliffe, Nick Meakin, Gerard Artindale.
scorer: Alan Rogers.
Over-50s v Witham XI, Witham CC, Friday 26th August, 1pm.
Pat Patel (capt), Mark Paget (wkt), John Stuck, Edgar Dunkley, Alex Parsons, Dave Hinchcliffe, Terry Charrington, Mark Comber, Martin Southwell, Steve Isaac, Nick Meakin, Gerard Artindale.
scorers: Mel Mildenhall, Alan Rogers.
Over-70s v Hertfordshire O-70s, Copford CC, Tuesday 30th August, 1pm.
Richard Kemp (capt), Graham Howell (wkt), Graham Penny, Ricky Ratford, BJ Ball, Richard Powell, Russ Abbott, Brian Robinson, Rick Waters, Brian Turley, Alan Cooke, Bruce Tompkins.
scorer: Steve Dack.
Further to the previous news item, we can now inform everyone that John Pettifer’s funeral will take place on Monday September 5th, at the Three Counties Crematorium, High Garrett, Braintree at 2pm.
However there is one proviso: DO NOT WEAR BLACK, any other colour is fine… just no black.
Witham Beer festival from 25th-27th Aug (concurrent with Witham CC’s Cricket Week) and hosted at the WCC ground might be of interest to Two Counties players, officials and members.
We open at 5pm on Thu 25th and at 12pm on Fri 26th; Sat 27th, closing at 11pm each day. Entry is £3 + £1 glass deposit and we have over 100 barrels of beer, cider and some wines while you can watch the cricket and our live entertainment each evening. The Two Counties Over-50s team are in action there on the Friday.
For more details see www.withambeerfestival.com
It is with great sadness that we have to report the passing of John Pettifer following a long illness. John played in leading role in the establishment of the Over 50’s teams, and in the organisation of the Two Counties Cricket Championship.
Our condolences go to his widow, Sue, and all of his family at this sad time.
One minutes silence will be observed prior to the Over 50’s and Over 60’s matches at Mistley on Wednesday.
Funeral details will follow in due course.
Five concessions have now been reported, with Harwich & Dovercourt II conceding to Ipswich & East Suffolk II, and Yoxford II conceding to DBSL, both their first concession. Coggeshall III have conceded for the third time, they should have played Woodbridge & O.W. II, Maldon IV’s have conceded for a second time, but more significantly Brantham have conceded their match against Mildenhall IV, this is their fourth concession of the season, and now, if they wish to continue in the League for next season they will have to apply for re-election at the AGM in October, and if successful they would re-enter at the lowest level, as per Rule 17c.
So there will be a requirement to adjust the promotion and relegation issues from Division Eight downwards.
M H Two Counties O 50s v The Presidents XI at Elmstead C C on 10/8/16 (45 over game)
Two Counties O 50s 254 for 1 T Mills 109no, G Artindale 81no, P Patel 45. S Carpenter 1-24.
Presidents XI 256 for 2 J Stuck 104no, N Meakin 89, G Penny 37no. K Patei 1-35, T Oram 1-37.
Presidents XI won by 8 wickets.
The Annual fixture between The M H Two Counties O 50s and The Presidents XI was played as is usual at the delightful Elmstead C C on a nice summers day. It was runs galore as the two sides battled it out on a bowlers graveyard with only 3 wickets falling throughout the whole 45 overs a side match. The Two Counties team were inserted but found runs easy to come by, skipper Pat Patel with a quick fire 45 got them off to a flyer before he was clean bowled by Stuart Carpenter who was by far the outstanding bowler of the game. Stuarts 1-24 from his allotted 9 overs being first class on a batsmans paradise. An Unbroken stand between Trevor Mills 109no and Gerard Artindale 81no ensured that the Two Counties finished with an imposing total of 254 for 1.
Undaunted the Presidents team set about their task with determination, John Stuck 104no was the solidarity figure and his opening stand with John Gallant had put on 32 steadily when John was adjudged LBW. Enter Nick Meakin who blitzed the Two Counties for a well struck 89 that put the Presidents XI well on track to gain an unlikely win. It was left to John Stuck and another hard hitting innings of 37no from Graham Penny to see the Presidents XI home to an excellent eight wicket with overs to spare. It is not often that the Two Counties lose to the Presidents team but this season Geoff Newman enjoyed the after match celebrations with a good deal of enjoyment.
As ever the Elmstead Club staged this game superbly and the efforts of Mick and Carol Orman and friends were well appreciated by everyone.
M H Two Counties O 50s v Copford C C at Copford on 11/8/16 ( timed Game)
Two Counties 276 for 6 dec. A Stockton 100, S Isaac 54, P Patel 25, T Charrington 23no. I Catley2-31, J Kelly 2-32
Copford 99all out. A Godley 28, I Catley 22. K Dobson 3-3, M Southwell 3-27, T Charrington 2-11
M H Two Counties won by 177 runs.
In Copfords cricket week The M H Two Counties over 50s enjoyed the hospitality of the home Club in their annual all day game. Batting first The Two Counties amassed a good total of 276 for 6 before declaring. They were well served by debutante Adrian Stockton who struck a chanceless century in a 127 stand with Steve Isaac 54. Pat Patel, Rick Ratford and Terry Charrington all got into their 20’s to help the score along. Ian Catley 2-31 and J Kelly 2-32 were the pick of the home bowlers and they tried very hard to stem the flow prior to the declaration.
Copford were held in check early on by the steadiness of Tony Oram and another debutant Dave Booker who impressed with the new ball. Copford lost wickets when they tried to up the pace Ian Catley 28 and Alan Godley 22 both crashing out when appearing to be set for a good score. Martin Southwell claiming 3 good wickets at this juncture for only 27 runs. After this wickets fell at regular intervals and Terry Charrington 2-11 and Kevin Dobson 3-3 cleaned up the Copford lower order who collapsed for 91 for 4 to 99 all out to give the Two Counties a comprehensive 177 victory. As ever an enjoyable day with the Two Counties being indebted to Ian Catley and his posse of friends who worked well to make things go with a swing.
M H Two Counties O 70s v Billericay Vets at Halstead C C on 3/8/16 ( 40 over match)
Billericay Vets 135 for 5 C Bellamy 75no, B Tompkins 4-20
Two Counties 137 for 6 R Kemp 24no, A Cooke 23. T Woodgate 2-28, S Sood 2-58
M H Two Counties O 70s won by 4 wickets
At Halstead the M H Two Counties entertained Billericay Vets and in an interesting tussle the Two Counties got home to a four wicket victory. Billericay batted first and totaled 136 for 5 in their 40 overs. Chris Bellamy was their mainstay with an undefeated 75 only Sagaev Sood and Colin Cork of the other batsmen reached double figures.
Bruce Tompkins 4-20 and Russ Abbott 1-42 were the main Two Counties bowlers and both bowled very well with Bruce taking the honours with 4 wickets all clean bowled.
Two Counties set about their task steadily Ricky Ratford 21 and Alan Cooke 23 put the Two Counties into a good position despite some spirited bowling from Sagaev Sood 2-58 from 18 overs ant Ted Woodgate 2-28. Bob Richards 18 carried on the good work, but it was left to an unbroken stand between skipper Richard Kemp 24 no and Bruce Tompkins 14 no, (now wants to be known as an all rounder) that saw the Two Counties home to a comfortable victory with 4 overs to spare.
M H Two Counties O 60s v Surrey Touring O 60s at Halstead C C on 3/8/16 ( 45 over match)
Two Counties 231 for 6 C Walters 68, Ray Black 58no, A Sims 30. C Jeavons 3-23, N Sunderland 2-43.
Surrey 133 for 8 J Parlins 41, S Wells 26. K Patel 3-31, M Southwell 2-20.
M H Two Counties winning by 98 runs
The M H Two Counties O 60s had the Surrey Touring O 60s as their guests at the usual superb setting at Halstead C C, and on winning the toss decided to bat. Colin Walters made an instant impact with a swashbuckling 68 he was aided by Gerard Artindale and Stuart Stobbs and at 116 for 3, the Two Counties were well placed for a good total. Ray Black 58no, Alan Sims 30 and Edgar Dunkley carried on the good work at a more sedate pace but the total of 231 was reached in their 45 overs quite a formidable score. C Jeavons 3-23 and N Sunderland 2-43 were the pick of the Surrey Bowlers who stuck to their task well despite the early onslaught.
Surrey found the Two Counties bowlers were on their mettle and little was given away. The spin bowlers Kiran Patel 3-31 and Martin Southwell 2-20 were the main wicket takers in the final Surrey total of 133 for 8 in their 45 overs. Andy Fowles, Ian Robinson and Stuart Stobbs never gave much away in fact Stuart only conceded 13 runs in his 9 over spell.
J Parkins 41 and S Wells 26 battled hard before both became Martin Southwell victims. Surrey never recovered from the Two Counties excellent start it was an enjoyable game nevertheless played in a good spirit, The Two Counties winning by 98 runs.
The Halstead Club as usual were brilliant hosts and the Two Counties are delighted to be able use this superb facility
M H Two Counties O 50s v A Caribbean Mix XI at Long Melford C C on 4/8/16 ( 45 over match )
Two Counties 217 for 8 N Meakin 70, E Davy 31 S Stobbs 28, Kevin Ross 26. A Arora 3-39, B Sanders 2-38
Caribbean Mix XI 126 for 8 N Shaw 26, G Hadcock 21 M Comber 5-37, K Ross 2-29
M H Two Counties winning by 91 runs
The M H Two Counties O-50s recorded one of their best wins of the season against a strong Caribbean Mix XI at Long Melford on Thursday. The Two Counties batted first and found runs hard to come by especially against E Clemming who clean bowled John Stuck in the early period. Nick Meakin however battled hard and a typical hard hitting innings from him earned him 70 valuable runs. He was well supported by Eric Davy who struck 31 and Kevin Ross 26 and a belligerent 28 from Stuart Stobbs. A Arora a spin bowler from Bombay turned the ball prodigously and in his 9 overs he had all the batsmen in trouble and ended with 3-39, he was backed up well by B Sanders 2-38.. The Two Counties fought their way to 217 for 8 in the allotted 45 overs and did well to reach this total.
The Caribbean team found runs equally hard to come by and opening spells from Tony Oram who bowled his 9 overs for only 6 runs with 5 maiden overs and Dave Hinchcliffe 0-19 made sure the Caribbeans didn’t get off to a flyer. N Shaw 26 and E Clemming 19 did their best to force the pace but Mark Comber had a golden spell that saw him net 5 wickets for 37 runs that put the Two Counties in the driving seat. A Arora and M Kanhai did their best to break the shackles but Kevin Ross 2-29, Stuart Stobbs and Martin Southwell held firm to ensure a brilliant 91 run win for The Two Counties O 50s. Mark Paget captained the side well with plenty of support from a good all round team performance. The Long Melford Club deserve a lot of plaudits for staging this game at such short notice and Richard and Blanche Kemp did them proud with lots of support from all. The Caribbeans were delighted with Long Melford plus their efforts to get a good class team together themselves at short notice deserves a mention. Another excellent afternoons cricket at one of The Two Counties supportive Clubs.