Division One Champions


Division Two Champions


Division Three Champions

Little Bardfield Village

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Division Eight Champions

Maldon III

Division Nine E Champions

Eye & District

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Coggeshall III

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Great Bromley

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(A) Mistley (B) Saffron Walden

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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.

Saturday’s wedding day results

*home team
Elmstead (1pt) 100, *Halstead (20pts) 103-1                                             Halstead won by 9 wickets
*Ipswich (20pts) 258-6, Hadleigh (7pts) 191                                              Ipswich won by 67 runs
*Maldon (6pts) 180-9, Coggeshall (19pts) 182-4                                      Coggeshall won by 6 wickets
*Mistley (0pts) 66, Worlington (20pts) 67-0                                               Worlington won by 10 wickets
Frinton II (7pts) 200, *Witham (20pts) 202-5                                              Witham won by 5 wickets
Wivenhoe (8pts) 176-6, *Woolpit (18pts) 178-9                                        Woolpit won by 1 wicket

*Clacton (7pts) 182, *Braintree (20pts) 183-6                                           Braintree won by 4 wickets
*East Bergholt (20pts) 289-3, Copford (6pts) 218                                    East Bergholt won by 71 runs
Kelvedon & F. (20pts) 252-6, *Ipswich & E.S. (3pts) 90                          Kelvedon & F. won by 162 runs
Sudbury II (3pts) 160-9, *Lakenheath (19pts) 164-1                                   Lakenheath won by 9 wickets
*Little Bardfield V. (19pts) 287-3, Copdock & O.I. II (6pts) 203-9         Little Bardfield V. won by 84 runs
*Mildenhall II (6pts) 187-8, Haverhill (19pts) 188-4                                 Haverhill won by 6 wickets

*Brockley (3pts) 107, Walsham le Willows (20pts) 110-4                       Walsham le Willows won by 6 wickets
Abberton (20pts) 258-6, *Dunmow (6pts) 174                                          Abberton won by 84 runs
Tuddenham (18pts) 224-5, *Easton (6pts) 175-7                                      Tuddenham won by 49 runs
Mistley II (1pt) 53, *Haverhill II (20pts) 54-2                                              Haverhill II won by 8 wickets
*Kesgrave (18pts) 274-5, Woolpit II (3pts) 120-7                                     Kesgrave won by 154 runs
*Long Melford (1pt) 104, Bury St. Edmunds II (20pts) 107-1                    Bury St. Edmunds II won by 9 wickets

*Coggeshall II (9pts) 232-6, Stowmarket (18pts) 236-9                          Stowmarket won by 1 wicket
*Eight Ash Green (20pts) 249-5, Felixstowe & C. (7pts) 248                 Eight Ash Green won by 1 run
Halstead II (3pts) 125-8, *Elmstead II (19pts) 128-3                                 Elmstead II won by 7 wickets
Maldon II (20pts) 207-6, *Mildenhall III (5pts) 129                                    Maldon II won by 78 runs
*St. Margarets (8pts) 212-9, Woodbridge (19pts) 216-7                        Woodbridge won by 3 wickets
Nacton (9pts) 218, *Wivenhoe II (20pts) 219-9                                         Wivenhoe won by 1 wicket

Earl Stonham (20pts) 203-9, *Hadleigh II (8pts) 175                                Earl Stonham won by 28 runs
*Kelvedon & F. II (5pts) 141-6, Ipswich II (18pts) 142-6                          Ipswich II won by 4 wickets
*St. Osyth (5pts) 118-9, Nowton (19pts) 119-8                                         Nowton won by 2 wickets
Stowupland (19pts) 188, *Needham Market (8pts) 171-9                      Stowupland won by 17 runs
*Worlington II (9pts) 255-8, Witham II (19pts) 257-8                               Witham II won by 2 wickets

*Battisford (18pts) 206, Worlingworth (9pts) 181-7                                Battisford won by 25 runs
*Braintree II (20pts) 219-8, Long Melford II (7pts) 173                           Braintree II won by 46 runs
Yoxford (4pts) 182-7, *Great Bromley (18pts) 183-1                               Great Bromley won by 9 wickets
*Sudbourne Hall (20pts) 265-6, Bury St. Edmunds III (5pts) 136         Sudbourne Hall won by 129 runs
Easton II (20pts) 209-7, *West Bergholt (7pts) 180                                  Easton II won by 29 runs

*Abberton II (19pts) 205-8, Mildenhall IV (5pts) 114-9                            Abberton II won by 95 runs
*Frinton III (20pts) 283-4, Tendring (4pts) 134                                          Frinton II won by 149 runs
Felixstowe & C. II (19pts) 198-8, *Maldon III (8pts) 188-8                      Felixstowe & C. II won by 10 runs
*Melton St. Audrys (8pts) 225-8, East Bergholt II (19pts) 226-6           East Bergholt II won by 4 wickets
West Mersea (16pts) 253-4, *Woolpit III (7pts) 226-3                              West Mersea won by 27 runs

*Bardwell (20pts) 206-5, Dunmow II (6pts) 194                                        Bardwell won by 12 runs
Copdock & O.I. II (-10pts) v Halstead III (20pts)                                       Halstead III won by concession
*Copford II (20pts) 214-5, Colchester Cavaliers (6pts) 199                   Copford II won by 15 runs
*Eye & District (2pts) 72, *Ipswich & E.S. III (20pts) 73-5                       Ipswich & E.S. III won by 5 wickets
*Sudbury III (20pts) 296-4, Coggeshall III (5pts) 166                              Sudbury III won by 130 runs

Nacton II (18pts) 206-8, *Felixstowe & C. III (8pts) 172-7                       Nacton II won by 34 runs
Ipswich III (20pts) 247-1, *Woodbridge (2pts) 125                                   Ipswich III won by 122 runs
Yoxford II (0pts) v Mistley III (20pts)                                                           Mistley III won by concession

Eight Ash Green II (8pts) 176, *Earls Colne (20pts) 179-9                     Earls Colne won by 1 wicket
Kelvedon & F. III (0pts) v West Bergholt II (20pts)                                   West Bergholt II won by concession
*West Mersea II (0pts) 45, Chappel & Wakes Colne (20pts) 47-0            Chappel & W.C. won by 10 wickets
*Witham III (6pts) 189-7, Harwich & D. II (18pts) 190-4                           Harwich& D. II won by 6 wickets

Bury St. Edmunds IV (0pts) v Haverhill III (20pts)                                    Haverhill III won by concession
Woolpit IV (5pts) 141, *Elveden (20pts) 142-5                                          Elveden won by 5 wickets
Stradbroke Vikings (5pts) 116-8, *Nowton II (19pts) 120-7                   Nowton II won by 3 wickets
Brockley II (20pts) 215-5, *Stowmarket (2pts) 89                                    Brockley II won by 126 runs

By | May 19th, 2018|

Every season of the Championship

The Two Counties Cricket Championship started life in 1971, and two players that we know of, has played, at least one match, in every single season of the League. Those players are Halstead’s Simon Rippingale, and Rick Jones  for Copdock & Old Ipswichians or for Ipswich, and we would like to know if there are any other players who can match that record.  If so can they please contact Steve Isaac via the Results line number to let him know.

By | May 18th, 2018|

Maybe clubs should read the rules of the competition

It would appear that some clubs are oblivious as the the rules of eligibility of our League. All players have to be registered with the club they play for to be eligible to play. No one should take it for granted that playing a new member of your club is within the rules.
One club has played a player in the competition this season in full knowledge that he played for another club last season. The new club did attempt to register his, but for reasons of having debts with his previous club the registration was rejected. It would also have been rejected if they had actually submitted a change of clubs form.
Can I suggest that all club representatives read the full player eligibility rules, especially Rule 13d. Players wishing to change clubs during the close season must complete the “Change of Clubs” form which also has to be counter-signed by his current Club. This form is to be lodged with the Secretary. Players are not allowed to play for a new club until permission has been granted by the Management Sub-Committee.

There is a Management Sub-Committee meeting on Monday evening, a few teams could well be in for a nasty shock as they have fielded “ineligible players”.

I really do not understand why clubs play players in full knowledge that clearance has not been received.

By | May 17th, 2018|

Four Concessions. a wedding and a Cup Final

Four concessions has already been reported for this Saturday’s matches three in Division Nine, with Kelvedon & Feering III conceding their home match against West  Bergholt II in Division Nine South, while in the West section Bury St. Edmunds IV have conceded to Haverhill III, and now to complete the set there has been one in Division Nine East, with Yoxford II conceding to Mistley III. Now there is also one in Division Eight, with Copdock & O.I. III conceding their fixture against Halstead III. Very weird that all the concessions have been made by the home team.

By | May 17th, 2018|

Incomplete scorecards from the weekend, and other matters

Disappointed to report that there are still a large number of scorecards from the weekend’s matches that have yet to be completed in Play-Cricket, including one that has not even been started. Without doubt Alan Rogers will have already started to hand out fines.

The one match where no seems too bothered about entering the details thereof is in Division Eight, Copdock & O.I. III v Dunmow 2nd XI. There are nine other matches, where details are still required from one club or the other, or players need registering. Clubs can check if they are one of those by checking their lists of fixtures and if the scorecard is still unlocked, then it needs amending.

We only allow a couple of days grace for players that played on a weekend, to be registered, or they will be deemed as ineligible players, and club could be facing points deductions, even this early into the season. See Rule 13b.

Can I also draw everyone’s attention to Page 21 on the League Handbook, and the ECB Guidelines for Young Cricketers, and more than a couple of clubs have been submitting registrations for 11 year olds. Well, there is nothing preventing you from registering them within your clubs, but they cannot be registered to play in the Two Counties Cricket Championship.

Finally, it seems we must have a whole clutch of new club admins, as some of the points being awarded in matches have been bordering on the ridiculous. Stowmarket being given a record 35 points by Woodbridge for their win at the weekend. For some unknown reason they were granted 10 batting bonus points, and 10 bowling bonus points. Can I remind all admins that the points for the result of the match, a win, abandonment and cancellation are automatically programmed in, and ONLY the bonus points being awarded require manual addition.

By | May 9th, 2018|

Fraudulent e-mails

Please be alert to fraudulent emails that have been unfortunately targeting clubs. The emails appear to be sent to the Treasurer from the Chairman or another senior member asking for bank payments. Correct email addresses are being used and in some cases even nicknames. Reminder emails are also being sent making the emails look even more convincing.
Please be on HIGH alert for these emails and circulate this information to your committee asap.  
If you receive any email that you are not sure of the authenticity of we would advise you make phone contact to verify the sender. Please could you notify me if you have received one of these emails.
Best Regards
Sarah Kent

Business Administrator | Suffolk Cricket
By | May 4th, 2018|

Brightlingsea pull out of Saturday cricket

Because of dwindling numbers of players available for Saturday cricket  we have come to the unfortunate decision to pull our Saturday (Division 5) team out of the league forthwith.

Our sincere apologies to the league and the present clubs affected.

However, we still wish to compete in the Sunday league, with the view to rebuilding for the future.

Brian French (Brightlingsea C.C.)

By | May 1st, 2018|

Tour matches sought

I have been asked by Karachi Gymkana to try and organise three fixtures for them between Sunday 8th July and Thursday 12th July 2018 whilst they are touring down at this end of Essex. Frinton entertained them two years ago and we have agreed to host them on Wednesday 11th July, so they require two other games between these dates. They are of a decent standard cricket-wise and very sociable. Please could you send a circular round on their behalf – as they are in Pakistan at the moment, if a Club is interested, please contact myself on 07432689935.
Many thanks
Russ Everson (Frinton C.C)
By | May 1st, 2018|

Veterans own page

As a consequence of some complaints received last season that Veterans reports were choking the News Page of the site, I have no created a Veterans News Page, a link for which now appears in the links above.

By | April 24th, 2018|

Old phone number no longer to be used

Last season I dropped the 07990 763859 phone number from the list of numbers that could still be used for submitting results. Despite this, I still received many results and texts on that number. That number SHOULD NOT be used anymore, and if any calls or texts are made to it, they simply will not be answered, and scores put through to it, will be treated as “not received on time”.

By | April 20th, 2018|

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

TG Poster

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|