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Over 60’s first match squad

Opposition Suffolk Over 60s Ground Copford CC, Aldercar Road, Copford Date Tuesday, 2 May 2017 Start 1.30 Umpire(s) Ray Digweed Scorer(s) Yvonne Cooper Cp Bruce Tompkins - Woodbridge & O.W.; Wk John Stuck - Hadleigh; Don Curtis - Copford; B J Ball - Abberton; Glyn Webster - Maldon; Stuart Carpenter - Long Melford; Alan Sims - Maldon; Steve Isaac - Braintree; Stuart Stobbs - Kelvedon & F.; Brian Turley - Brightlingsea; Chris Martin - Coldplay..... errrr no, make that, Eight Ash Green

April 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Weather forces cancellation

Wednesday's opening Over-50s match at Mistley, against Suffolk Over-50s, was, not unsurprisingly, cancelled.

April 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Bonus points

Yes me again, with another moan. A look at the results section on Play Cricket, and judging from a few of the scorecards I have been checking today, clubs are NOT claiming bonus points, and results are appearing with the winners getting 15 and the losers 0. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make sure that you complete EVERYTHING on the scorecard before submitting it for approval.

April 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Play Cricket inquiries

For most of today, I have been fielding inquiries about matters regarding Play Cricket, and what clubs should be doing. I am not an expert on Play Cricket, I am solely dealing with the admin and player registration. We arranged a meeting in March at which all clubs were invited to send their club admins to learn all the things they will be required to do. Less than half of the membership of the League sent someone. I have made many postings on this website requesting clubs to do this, and to do that, to assist in getting this functioning smoothly and with few hiccups. I guess I was dreaming if I thought everyone would oblige. The site has a whole heap of Help Guides that can be downloaded, or simply read, this is your first course of action, not phoning or emailing me. I do not have to enter squads or scorecards and, therefore, I have no idea what you all see on your screens, I see only that which I am required to see. If the Help Guides are of no help, then contact the System Helpdesk, which the ECB run, DO NOT bother call or email me, as I won't be able to give you any other other advise than that which I have just imparted. Steve Isaac

April 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Sunday’s results

*home team DIVISION SIX: West Bergholt (4pts) 158, *Easton II (20pts) 160-3                                           Easton II won by 7 wickets  SUNDAY LEAGUE: *Copford (6pts) 205, Wivenhoe (20pts) 206-2                                                   Wivenhoe won by 8 wickets *Mistley (2pts) 143-9, Abberton (19ts) 144-1                                                     Abberton won by 9 wickets LADIES T20 SECTION B: Maldon (9pts) 102-6, *Copdock & O.I. (18pts) 106-9                                        Copdock & O.I. won by 1 wicket

April 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Saturday’s results, and a concession already!!!!

*home team DIVISION ONE: *Braintree (19pts) 227, Wivenhoe (10pts) 224-8                                               Braintree won by 3 runs Haverhill (8pts) 250-3, *Hadleigh (16pts) 254-7                                                Hadleigh won by 3 wickets *Halstead (8pts) 234-8, Elmstead (19pts) 235-7                                                Elmstead won by 3 wickets *Maldon (20pts) 247-8, Mistley (9pts) 205                                                         Maldon won by 42 runs *Woolpit (19pts) 225-9, Witham (9pts) 201-8                                                    Woolpit won by 24 runs *Worlington (17pts) 245-8, Frinton II (9pts) 226-5                                            Worlington won by 19 runs DIVISION TWO: Copdock & O.I. II (20pts) 214, *Clacton (8pts) 155                                           Copdock & O.I. won by 59 runs *Coggeshall (20pts) 190-7, East Bergholt (7pts) 184                                       Coggeshall won by 6 runs *Dunmow (8pts) 207, Kelvedon & Feering (20pts) 210-7                                 Kelvedon & F. won by 3 wickets Copford (5pts) 177, *Easton (20pts) 178-3                                                        Easton won by 7 wickets *Ipswich (20pts) 274-4, Ipswich & East Suffolk (4pts) 138                               Ipswich won by 136 runs *Lakenheath (20pts) 231-6, Mildenhall II (7pts) 186                                          Lakenheath won by 45 runs   DIVISION THREE: Halstead II (4pts) 126, *Brockley (20pts) 129-4                                                 Brockley won by 6 wickets *Exning (7pts) 230-7, Woolpit II (18pts) 231-5                                                   Woolpit II won by 5 wickets Sudbury II (7pts) 231-7, *Haverhill II (18pts) 237-5                                           Haverhill II won by 5 wickets *Little Bardfield Village (20pts) 218-8, Tuddenham (6pts) 142                        Little Bardfield V. won by 76 runs *Mistley II (3pts) 148, Long Melford (20pts) 152-3                                            Long Melford won by 7 wickets *Wivenhoe II (5pts) 136-8, Bury St. Edmunds II (19pts) 139-6                         Bury St. Edmunds II won by 4 wickets   DIVISION FOUR: *Brightlingsea (17pts) 209-8, Mildenhall III (7pts) 161-5                                  Brightlingsea won by 48 runs *Elmstead II (8pts) 217-8, Walsham le Willows (19pts) 218-7                          Walsham le Willows won by 3 wickets *Felixstowe & Corinthians (20pts) 169, Coggeshall II (6pts) 111                    Felixstowe & C. [...]

April 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Opening Over-50s game of the season

Over 50s v Suffolk Over 50s Ground Mistley CC, New Road, Mistley Date Wednesday, 26 April 2017 Start 1.30 Umpire(s) Barrie Phillpotts Charles Revell Scorer(s) Geoff Cullum (Cp) Pat Patel Frinton-on-Sea; Wk Mark Paget Abberton; Eric Davy Worlingworth; Nick Meakin Copdock & OI; Simon Everett Mistley; Trevor Mills Mistley; Kevin Ross Ipswich; Adrian Stockton Mistley; Chris Hills Witham; Mark Comber St Osyth; Martin Southwell Maldon; Andy Mills Mistley.

April 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Players need to be in squads

Each club will need to make their players eligible for their teams' squads for them to be visible to those teams in Play-Cricket. Without that happening it will be impossible to complete a scorecard.

April 20th, 2017|0 Comments

ECB Play-Cricket site

If any clubs are wondering why they are not getting notifications of registrations from me via Play-Cricket it is because, in their infinite wisdom on the eve of a new season, they have decided to make some changes to the log-ins of people with more than one log-in function, e.g, most League admins. This change was made on Monday, and after reporting my lack of access to the Help Desk, I am still awaiting the issue to be resolved. I get this as a greeting on the site: ECB login is changing We are implementing a single login to our online applications. New Users: Sign in with your existing Username and Password. You will be asked to confirm your registered email address on the next page which will replace your username. If you don’t know your previous Username please click on the Forgotten your password? link below. Please note, Play-Cricket users who signed up in 2016 or later do not have a Username and should enter their registered email address instead. Now this would be great if it did accept my existing Username and Password!!!!

April 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Registration progress

I would like to be in a position to say that Player Registration is going well, and with the 2,000th player being added last evening, many might say that it is. The truth is somewhat different. Eleven clubs have yet to register a single player, while another five have not registered enough to even field a team. The eleven teams who are being tardy beyond any reasonable levels are: Bardwell; Brockley; DBSL; Eight Ash Green; Eye & District; Saffron Walden Ladies; Shotley Peninsula Ladies; Sudbourne Hall; Thriplow Ladies; Walsham le Willows; and Wivenhoe Town. The five who have not registered enough for one team are: Stradbroke (9 registered); Tuddenham (5 registered); East Bergholt (3 registered), and St. Osyth and Stowupland (each with 1 registered). This is also not helping where players are changing clubs from or to these clubs as their new clubs cannot or have not registered them, and it could mean that when the season starts in two weeks time many players will be ineligible to play due to their registrations being incomplete. Frankly there is no logical or acceptable reason why clubs are late getting on with it. Also teams are now free to register any new players they have joining them for this season.

April 8th, 2017|0 Comments