*home team SUNDAY LEAGUE: *Abberton (18pts) 219-6, Great Bromley (8pts) 216-7 Abberton won by 3 runs *Brightlingsea (20pts) 242-4, Ardleigh (5pts) 168 Brightlingsea won by 74 runs *Harwich & D. (18pts) 272-7, Mistley (6pts) 150-7 Harwich & D. won by 122 runs Wivenhoe (20pts) v Frinton (0pts) Wivenhoe won by concession LADIES T20 SECTION A: Copdock & O.I. II (1pt) 58-7, *Felixstowe & C. (18pts) 60-3 Felixstowe & C. won by 7 wickets Mistley (17pts) 145-1, *Saffron Walden (0pts) 81-4 Mistley won by 64 runs Mistley (2pts) 103-1, *Saffron Walden (15pts) 105-3 Saffron Walden won by 7 wickets LADIES T20 SECTION B: Melton St. Audrys (16pts) 125-1, *Woolpit (5pts) 120-3 Melton St. Audrys won by 5 runs LADIES T20 SECTION C: Frinton (2pts) 73-6, *Ipswich & E.S. (18pts) 75-1 Ipswich & E.S. won by 5 wickets
*home team DIVISION ONE: *Coggeshall (20pts) 256-7, Woolpit (6pts) 167 Coggeshall won by 84 runs Lakenheath (20pts) 199, *Hadleigh (8pts) 162 Lakenheath won by 37 runs *Haverhill (20pts) 204-8, Halstead (6pts) 140 Haverhill won by 64 runs Ipswich (1pt) 92, *Witham (20pts) 96-2 Witham won by 8 wickets Mistley (5pts) 182-8, *Wivenhoe (19pts) 183-3 Wivenhoe won by 7 wickets *Worlington (20pts) 223, Maldon (5pts) 74 Worlington won by 149 runs DIVISION TWO: *Copford (7pts) 241, Braintree (20pts) 244-4 Braintree won by 6 wickets Elmstead (2pts) 102, *East Bergholt (20pts) 103-3 East Bergholt won by 7 wickets *Kelvedon & F. (20pts) 212-7, Dunmow (5pts) 136 Kelvedon & F. won by 76 runs *Kesgrave (5pts) 152-9, Clacton (19pts) 156-4 Clacton won by 6 wickets Sudbury II (20pts) 127-9, *Little Bardfield V. (5pts) 101 Sudbury II won by 26 runs *Mildenhall II (20pts) 184-8, Frinton II (7pts) 173 Mildenhall II won by 11 runs DIVISION THREE: *Bury St. Edmunds II (7pts) 150-7, Abberton (18pts) 151-8 Abberton won by 2 wickets *Copdock & O.I. II (7pts) 172, Long Melford (20pts) 173-9 Long Melford won by 1 wicket Brockley (6pts) 169-9, *Ipswich & E.S. (19pts) 173-6 Ipswich & E.S. won by 4 wickets *Mistley II (20pts) 194-6, Stowmarket (6pts) 170 Mistley II won by 24 runs Felixstowe & C. (7pts) 250-4, *Walsham le Willows (17pts) 254-4 Walsham le Willows won by 6 wickets *Woolpit II (19pts) 222-7, Haverhill II (6pts) 154-8 Woolpit II won by 68 runs DIVISION FOUR: *Easton (20pts) 190-4, Nacton (3pts) 107 Easton won by 83 runs Worlington II (5pts) 195, *Eight Ash Green (20pts) 196-3 Eight Ash Green won by 7 wickets *Elmstead II (5pts) 184-8, Wivenhoe II (19pts) 186-3 Wivenhoe II won by 7 wickets [...]
In the last few days there have been a couple of issues with the "loan" system we operate for Under 18's and Over 50's. Can I take this opportunity to re-iterate that clubs who wish to avail themselves of this system MUST inform Steve Isaac, either by text message or by e-mail, BEFORE the players turns out for the club loaning him. There have been two instances when this procedure has not been adhered to. Technically, this makes the player ineligible to play for another club until the League has received approval from his/her "parent" club. We also need to be informed of the "duration" of the loan, as this is then added to the notes on their Registration history. We should certainly NOT be informed four days after the matches took place, as was the situation in one case.
Well I am rapidly running out of eulogies I’m afraid there seem to be so many needed these days….. Lloyd “Sheepdog” Rayner died at 4.30pm on Tuesday, and our thoughts, of course, go out to his family at this time. Lloydy – top club man, top batter who always played the game in the right spirit, top man socially both on and off the field, top flag master, top drinker, founder member of the renowned Piss Puddle Martyrs – I could go on …… the world is a much, much poorer place for your early departure …… Lloydy - I have already got a bottle of red out and I will drink it (and probably another) tonight in your memory. Thanks for everything you have done and the way that you did them over very many years You will not be forgotten mate - and I’m proud to be able to call you a mate. RIP…… Jonesy (Rick Jones)
The Two Counties Seniors 2019 touring party departs for Skipton on Sunday 30 June, returning on Friday 5 July. Games have been arranged against Embsay, Steeton, Sutton-in-Craven and Skipton Town CC, The touring party comprises some 38 people. Reports of the games will be put on the Veterans section of the website. Follow the link below if you would like to see the tour brochure. yt19brocc
Kelvedon & Feering III have had to concede their Division Nine South encounter with West Bergholt II, thus incurring a 10 point penalty as this is their second concession of the season. Another team to concede for a second time this season is Maldon Ladies, who have conceded their match on Sunday to Felixstowe & Corinthians.
In the last couple of weeks, when a players' club has been without a fixture, a player has gone and played in another League as a favour to a team short on numbers. In one instance this was a player with Nacton who went to play with his father in Billericay, in this case that divisions is not part of an ECB Premier League feeder system, so it was perfectly acceptable. In the second instance a player with Elveden went across the border to play for Mundford in the Norfolk Cricket Alliance. Now comes the problem both of those clubs then registered those players in Play-Cricket to be able to play in those League. However, the Two Counties Cricket Championship has agreements with both the Leagues that a player, who to us, appears to be leaving once club for another, and so their registration also transfers to the other League and leaves them unregistered for Two Counties Cricket. We accept that in neither case would the player have known this, and they were probably also blissfully ignorant of our rules regarding player in any ECB Premier League feeder system, or the East Anglian Premier League feeder system. We strong recommend that clubs remind ALL of their players of the risks they take in participating in another League, without seeking guidance from a member of the Management Sub-Committee first.
I have recently been made aware of an incident in a game which caused considerable furore and unpleasantness which cannot be ignored hence my comments as follows Any non striker leaving the crease early before the bowler has released the ball is open to themselves being run out by the bowler as defined within the Laws of our Cricket. Batsmen trying to steal a run does also carry penalties. How then can it be that the bowler when he runs out the offending batsman is considered not to be playing within the spirit of the game even though compliant with the Laws but that batsman trying to steal a run (effectively cheating) is looked upon with sympathy. The spirit of the game cannot be used as a carte blanche cop out as it is intended to relate to respect for officials, the opposition etc. Please do not expect our panel umpires to share that sympathy as they are to see game proceeds fairly and within the Laws and competition regulations. Terry Snell - Suffolk Umpires Training Officer
Can we remind all clubs of the wording now attached to Rule 14c: For matches without appointed panel umpires, the home team must speak to an official and/or the captain of the visiting team and give them the opportunity to visit the ground before calling the match off. To call a match off by text message or leaving a voicemail is NOT acceptable.
We have been informed that Worlington Ladies have withdrawn their team from the Ladies T20 Section C.