Division One Champions

Worlington

Division Two Champions

Lakenheath

Division Three Champions

Kesgrave

Division Four Champions

Felixstowe & Corinthians

Division Five Champions

Witham II

Division Six Champions

Battisford

Division Seven Champions

Frinton III

Division Eight Champions

Bardwell

Division Nine E Champions

Kesgrave II

Division Nine S Champions

Chappel & Wakes Colne

Division Nine W Champions

Brockley II

Sunday Champions

Wivenhoe

Ladies Challenge Champions

Woolpit

Ladies T20 Champions

(A) Mistley (B) Felixstowe & C. II

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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.

Player details in Play-Cricket

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through their Registered Players and amending the details of any players whose details are missing, inaccurate, or just out of date, as they may have moved.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Also as from March 1st 2019, any player who has not been updated with this information, will have his/her registration withdrawn by the League.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.

By |October 24th, 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|

GET THE BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE BY BEING AN UMPIRE

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

DIVISION TWO:
Clacton (6pts) v Copford (6pts)      match cancelled

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

By |September 22nd, 2018|

Bury St. Edmunds remain in the EAPL

Bury St. Edmunds defeated Frinton by 10 wickets, which coupled with Norwich’s 123 run defeat against Sudbury, has moved Bury St. Edmunds out of the relegation berth at the foot of the table. Therefore, should Worlington come out on top in the play-offs then it is possible that a number of third placed clubs in the Two Counties Cricket Championship could find themselves promoted. They will certainly be hoping that Worlington do them a massive favour.
Worlington make the relatively short trip to play Saffron Walden tomorrow, starting at 11am, while Norwich entertain Fakenham in the other Semi-Final. You can follow the progess of both matches via the East Anglian Premier League results page, or via Total Cricket Scorer.

By |September 15th, 2018|

Missing Umpire Reports

With just two Saturdays left in the season it would be good to tie up all the loose ends. In this respect, I would much appreciate if all the missing umpire reports could be sumitted to me this week. I would not rather be chasing these reports after the season has finished.

MISSING UMPIRE REPORTS

SAT 14th JULY
Division 2
Mildenhall II away at Ipswich & East Sfk

SAT 21st JULY
Division 2
Mildenhall II away at Braintree

SAT 28th JULY
Division 2
Mildenhall II at home to Clacton on Sea

SAT 4th AUGUST

Division 2
Mildenhall II away at Haverhill

SAT 18th AUGUST
Division 2
Mildenhall II away at Copdock & OI II

SAT 25th AUGUST
Division 1
Halstead at home to Wivenhoe

Division 2
Sudbury II away at Ipswich & E Suffolk
Mildenhall II at home to Copford

Division 3
Bury St Edmunds II away at Abberton

SAT 1st SEPTEMBER
Division 1
Elmstead at home to Hadleigh
Mistley away at Frinton on Sea
Halstead away at Witham
Woolpit at home to Ipswich
Worlington at home to Coggeshall

Division 2
Braintree at home to Kelvedon & Feering
Copford at home to Clacton on Sea
Little Bardfield Village at home to East Bergholt
Sudbury at home to Mildenhall
Mildenhall away at Sudbury

By |September 8th, 2018|

Eye & District withdraw from the League

The Management Sub-Committee has been stunned by the revelation that Eye & District have reached the decision to withdraw from the Two Counties Cricket Championship with immediate effect. Their Division Eight match results will now be declared as void.

By |July 9th, 2018|

Captains’ Umpires report

Please note that the on-line umpire report is not working properly. Although it may accept your entry and say that the report has been sent, I’m sorry but the reports are not reaching my inbox. The problem will hopefully be sorted soon.
In the meantime can you please complete the old style form that I sent to your championship reps yesterday morning. Also, there were a number of reports that were sent over the last two weekends but were not received by me. Again, please can you check the list that I distributed and resubmit using the old style form.
Many thanks.
Alan Rogers
By |July 8th, 2018|

Revised St. Margarets contact details

Div 4 Captain – Felix Parsons – 07788 988179
Div 4 Contact – Nigel Howlett – 07809 143340
Those clubs who also play in this division are advise to amend their Handbooks, as both phone numbers are different to those published, even if Nigel Howlett remains as the contact.
By |June 29th, 2018|