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 A Champions

Mistley

Ladies T20 B Champions

Felixstowe & C. II

Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Cricket Championship

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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.

Two Counties Senior Representative sides

The Two Counties Seniors has teams at three age groups, Over 50s, Over 60s and Over 70s.  We have a full fixture list with 50 games, an annual tour, annual dinner and annual golf day.  New players are always welcome.
We have recently replenished our stocks of caps, blue polo shirts, Stuart Surridge white playing shirts and Stuart Surridge white playing fleeces.  These are available in all sizes, S, M L, XL and XXL.  They have the Two Counties Seniors logo together with the business logos of all our sponsors.  They are available for players, supporters etc.
The prices for these are very reasonable – caps £ 15, blue polo shirts £ 20, fleeces £ 25 and playing shirts £ 30.

If anyone would like to purchase these please contact me or John Gallant at johngallant5@aol.com

By |April 2nd, 2019|

Clem Tompsett MBE

It is with great sadness that Worlington Cricket Club share the news of the passing of former player, Chairman and Club Life Vice-President Clem Tompsett MBE.

Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.

By |March 23rd, 2019|

St. Osyth withdraw from the League

Only four weeks from the start of the 2019 season, it is with much regret that we have to announce that St. Osyth CC have resigned their membership of the League. They had been due to participate in Division Five, and the club have sent their apologies to all the clubs in that division for the incovenience caused to everyone.
A further statement from the League Chairman is possible within the next day or two, so that all clubs are aware of how promotions and relegations will now be changed since we have lost two teams during the close season from the higher divisions.

By |March 21st, 2019|

Update – Overseas Player information – March 2019

This is to advise all clubs that are thinking of or who are in the process of trying to apply to the MSC for permission to register an overseas player for this year that the ECB (under Home Office directives) have within the last few days indicated again that any player who has either played ANY 1st class cricket or has been a member of a 1st class club within the past 4 years or played for a 1st class club at ANY level including ALL Academy or age level cricket, are regarded as “professional” cricketers, whether they have been paid not. This also applies to any player who has represented their state or regional team at any level from the U17 group upwards within the past 2 years.

Regardless of the visa on which they enter the country, the only way that they can legally play cricket in this country is if they enter on a Tier 5 (Creative and Sporting) visa as a Player/Coach. The MSC have recently had to decline registration of 2 players regarded by the ECB as “professional” and will take the advice of and abide by the decision of our governing body in all further applications of this type.

Clubs are also reminded that an application of ANY Category 3 player, regardless of passport or visa type, will be checked by the MSC against the list in Section C of the document

TwoCountiesOverseasRegulation2019Ver2

that can be found under the More tab on the Two Counties website.

The days of a player “sneaking in under the radar” (whether intentionally or otherwise by player or club) are coming to an end in the Championship and clubs seeking to acquire the services of a proven top quality player are advised that they are recommended to apply under the Tier 5 (Creative and Sporting) visa as a player/coach.

It has been agreed, following advice from the EBC, that any cricketer using the website CricketerExchange will, despite its name, NOT be regarded as using an Agent as this site is effectively a noticeboard where no one is getting any financial reward for placement.

By |March 11th, 2019|

Kampong CC seek a fixture

I know that many clubs in the League will be playing League matches on April 20th, but if there is any club that is not and fancies playing a Dutch touring team, then can they respond to this email we have received.

My name is Robert van der Harten and I play for Kampong Cricket Club in the Netherlands (Utrecht).
We are looking for a fixture on the Saturday 20 April (Easter Weekend). We have game confirmed on the Sunday, so if it is possible to play a game on Saturday the 20th of April that would be great!
The age group will be a mens team aged 20 to 30 years. We are trying to go with our old youth team from 10 years back. But it could be that we have to gather some other players from our club, so we might end up a bit older, haha.
Could you please let me know if it would be possible to play a game on the Saturday. If it isn’t possible could you maybe recommend an other club where we might be able to play a game?
I hope to hear from you soon.
Kind regards
Robert van der Harten
robertvdharten@hotmail.com
+31627838165
By |March 10th, 2019|

Vivienne Coffey

It is with great sadness that Frinton Cricket Club announce the sudden and unexpected passing of our long time Club Secretary, Vivienne (Viv) Coffey (nee Grimwade). Funeral details will be announced in due course. Our thoughts are with her husband, Michael, at this difficult time.

By |March 3rd, 2019|

Woodbridge to play only in Division NIne East

The League Management Committee has granted a request from Woodbridge Cricket Club to withdraw their team from Division Four, and play with just one team participating in Division Nine East.
This decision was reached after consultations with Woodbridge officials, who stated that the vast majority of their first team from last season was departing for pastures new this summer. They have recruited a number of players who had played for the now withdrawn, Yoxford 2nd XI. So their strength this summer will be greatly reduced, and it was felt that Division Nine will be much more the correct level for this team, and gives the club more chance of sustaining cricket into the future.
Accordingly therefore only one team will be relegated from Division Four at the end of the season.

By |February 11th, 2019|

Play Cricket – very important updated information (March 6th 2019)

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. If club admins find themselves unable to update this information, then can they please let Steve Isaac sr.isaac@btclick.com know the players involved, as they will need to be removed and re-submitted, but he will need to know which players.
This process has now started, and I am dealing with the clubs in alphabetical order, so those down the alphabet may not see any removed registrations for a while, so can take the necessary steps themselves ahead of me getting there. There have been some remarkable results, which include one club having all their players de-registered as every one did not have the correct address. Another has been reduced to just three players, and another is down to eight.

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/or 2018 seasons to “inactive”. If they have played for the club in another competition covered by Play-Cricket, then they should not be changed.

Can I ask all clubs NOT to remove players who have left your club having played in the 2018 season, for any reason, as when the registration is posted for their new club, the Transfer Player option cannot locate them, and their previous playing record does not follow with them. I have already had to re-instate a few players for just this reason. So if you are a club admin that has “removed” a player who played in 2018, can you please go to Active Players, then use the Inactive filter, then check and player withdrawn that needs re-instating, and hit the Reinstate link on that page.

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.

Some club admins are finding it difficult to locate certain parts of the transfer player pages. They have probably changed, as have most things on Play-Cricket, some if you have any issues. The System Help Desk has pages and pages of assistance to guide you through the task.

https://play-cricket.ecb.co.uk/hc/en-us/articles/360000960189-Member-Management-Player-Transfers

 

By |February 11th, 2019|

GDPR

To comply with GDPR, league administrators will no longer be able to edit a player’s details and will also have a restricted view of the personal details.
A document has been uploaded to the Help Guides https://playcricket.ecb.co.uk/hc/en-us/articles/360000851717-The-League-RegistrationProcess-post-GDPR-

As you may have seen from previous postings, we do require Players’ correct personal details to be added to their registrations, and we also need clubs to remove the registrations of players who have not played in both of the 2017 and 2018 seasons. Players, such as overseas players, that clubs know are not returning for the 2019 season should also be removed.
We shall start removing Players who do not have accurate details shortly. Club admins will be automatically informed and will need to resubmit the registration afresh, with all the relevant details. No registrations will now be accepted if details are not completed.

By |January 31st, 2019|

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|