May 20th 2013
results - except two Ladies T-20 results from Copdock
year old Toby Allday hits 152 and shares a 239 run opening stand
for Mistley in their massive victory over Kelvedon & Feering.
*Brightlingsea (19pts) 215-8, Frinton (8pts) 182-9 Brightlingsea
won by 33 runs
*Mistley (20pts) 278-4, Kelvedon & Feering (2pts) 90 Mistley
won by 188 runs
Braintree (1pt) 109, *St. Osyth (20pts) 113-0 St. Osyth won by 10
Ipswich (3pts) 121, *Wivenhoe (20pts) 124-5 Wivenhoe won by 5 wickets
Copdock & O.I. v Bury St. Edmunds result not received
Copdock & O.I. v Frinton result not received
Maldon (18pts) 110-6, *Felixstowe (5pts) 99-6 Maldon won by 11 runs
of the League's partnership records was broken on Saturday, as Melton
St. Audry's tenth wicket pair, Deane Weller and Shaun Draper put
on 80 to take Melton from 112-9 to 192 all out, against Maldon III.
The previous record had stood at 67, scored by East Bergholt against
Halstead in 2004.
Wivenhoe (20pts) 166-6, *Coggeshall (4pts) 115 Wivenhoe won by 51
Haverhill (6pts) 151, *Elmstead Grasshoppers (20pts) 155-6 Elmstead
Grasshoppers won by 4 wickets
Hadleigh (5pts) 165, *Frinton (20pts) 166-5 Frinton won by 5 wickets
*Ipswich (1pt) 65, Mistley (20pts) 67-3 Mistley won by 7 wickets
*Maldon (20pts) 231-9, Witham (5pts) 122 Maldon won by 109 runs
Halstead (8pts) 188, *Mildenhall (20pts) 189-9 Mildenhall won by
*Dunmow (1pt) 117, Braintree (20pts) 118-0 Braintree won by 10 wickets
*Easton (20pts) 176-7, Copford (3pts) 98 Easton won by 78 runs
*Exning (4pts) 140-9, Worlington (19pts) 143-4 Worlington won by
Woodbridge & O.W. (20pts) 157, *Ipswich & E.S. (7pts) 137
Woodbridge & O.W. won by 20 runs
Brockley (5pts) 103, *Lakenheath (20pts) 104-9 Lakenheath won by
*Long Melford (19pts) 200-7, Mildenhall II (5pts) 141-9 Long Melford
won by 59 runs
*Halstead II (4pts) 152-9, Abberton (19pts) 154-2 Abberton won by
Coggeshall II (3pts) 137-9, *Kelvedon & Feering (19pts) 138-2
Kelvedon & Feering won by 8 wickets
*Little Bardfield Village (4pts) 145, Felixstowe (20pts) 146-4 Felixstowe
won by 6 wickets
*Needham Market (4pts) 137, Frinton II (20pts) 138-4 Frinton II
won by 6 wickets
*Sudbury II (20pts) 190-7, Bury St. Edmunds II (3pts) 75 Sudbury
II won by 115 runs
Brightlingsea (20pts) 137, *Yoxford (6pts) 102 Brightlingsea won
by 35 runs
*Clacton II (1pt) 60, East Bergholt (20pts) 63-2 East Bergholt won
by 8 wickets
*Hadleigh II (3pts) 112, Ipswich & E.S. II (20pts) 113-4 Ipswich
& E.S. II won by 6 wickets
Copdock & O.I. II (3pts) 138-8, *Mistley II (19pts) 139-3 Mistley
II won by 7 wickets
Ipswich II (18pts) 199-4, *Stowmarket (5pts) 162-7 Ipswich won by
Great Bromley (20pts) 230-5, *Witham II (6pts) 192 Great Bromley
won by 38 runs
*Wivenhoe II (3pts) 156-7, Woolpit II (18pts) 157-1 Woolpit II won
by 9 wickets
*Bury St. Edmunds III (20pts) 148-9, Earl Stonham (6pts) 128 Bury
St. Edmunds III won by 20 runs
Harwich & Dovercourt (2pts) 121, *Haverhill II (20pts) 125-3
Haverhill II won by 7 wickets
Boxted (17pts) 240-5, *Ipswich III (6pts) 183-5 Boxted won by 57
Nacton 172-9, *Mildenhall III (19pts) 175-8 Mildenhall III won by
Maldon II (7pts) 198-7, *St. Margarets (18pts) 202-7 St. Margarets
won by 3 wickets
*Tuddenham (20pts) 204, Elmstead Grasshoppers II (8pts) 157 Tuddenham
won by 47 runs
*Abberton II (19pts) 239-6, Long Melford II (7pts) 199-9 Abberton
II won by 40 runs
Kelvedon & Feering II (7pts) 202-7, *Braintree II (18pts) 206-4
Braintree II won by 6 wickets
*Brightlingsea II (6pts) 151-6, Kesgrave (18pts) 152-6 Kesgrave
won by 4 wickets
Melton St. Audrys (7pts) 192, *Maldon III (20pts) 196-6 Maldon III
won by 4 wickets
*Sudbury III (3pts) 123-8, Felixstowe Corinthians (19pts) 125-4
Felixstowe Corinthians won by 6 wickets
*Copford II (20pts) 196-6, Coggeshall III (7pts) 191 Copford II
won by 5 runs
*Felixstowe II (2pts) 131, Worlingworth (20pts) 132-1 Worlingworth
won by 9 wickets
*St. Osyth (17pts) 241-5, Mildenhall IV (4pts) 142-4 St. Osyth won
by 99 runs
*West Mersea (1pt) 90, Walsham le Willows (20pts) 91-2 Walsham le
Willows won by 8 wickets
*Brantham (20pts) 175, Tendring (8pts) 158 Brantham won by 17 runs
*DBSL (7pts) 199-7, St. Margarets II (18pts) 201-7 St. Margarets
II won by 3 wickets
*Eye & District (19pts) 259-2, Ipswich IV (3pts) 125-9 Eye &
District won by 134 runs
Easton II (18pts) 176-7, *Stradbroke Vikings (7pts) 166-7 Easton
II won by 10 runs
*Sudbourne Hall (20pts) 146-8, Woodbridge & O.W. II (4pts) 87
Sudbourne Hall won by 59 runs
*Coggeshall IV (17pts) 214-5, Maldon IV (6pts) 180-4 Coggeshall
IV won by 34 runs
Frinton III (20pts) 204, Great Bromley II (6pts) 108 Frinton III
won by 96 runs
West Bergholt (20pts) 181-8, *Harwich & Dovercourt II (6pts)
140 West Bergholt won by 41 runs
Eight Ash Green (20pts) 280-7, *Kelvedon & Feering III (3pts)
72 Eight Ash Green won by 208 runs
*Witham III (20pts) v West Mersea II (0pts) Witham III won by concession
*Brockley II (2pts) 104, Lakenheath II (20pts) 108-2 Lakenheath
II won by 8 wickets
*Halstead III (6pts) 190-5, Bury St. Edmunds IV (17pts) 191-5 Bury
St. Edmunds IV won by 5 wickets
*Haverhill III (20pts) 206, Stowmarket II (9pts) 191 Haverhill III
won by 15 runs
Battisford (3pts) 116, *Nowton (20pts) 119-5 Nowton won by 5 wickets
*Worlington II (19pts) 226-7, Elveden (7pts) 171-9 Worlington II
won by 55 runs
*Battisford (17pts) 129-3, Mistley (3pts) 89-4 Battisford won by
line number will be changing
has been a change to Steve Isaac's originally planned telephone
number change over, as BT are unable to install the new phone number
or internet connection until June 3rd. However, from next weekend
and up and until that date and calls to the existing 01376 502290
will diverted to his mobile. The new number will be 01245 256599,
so please make a note of this in your Handbooks, and/or contacts
lists. Unfortunately the down side will be that immediate updates
to the website will not be able to be performed until June 3rd.
In the meantime, updates will occur if he can log in through his
Hot Spot connection, or by sharing his daughters' connection when
success for the veterans
122 for 9, D Bowker 43, B. Clarke 18. B. Tompkins 2-20, M. Southwell
2-21, S. Bulger 2-36.
MH Two Counties 123 for 4 J. Stuck 43, S. Marks 37, R. Ratford 19no.
L. Able 2-189.
Two Counties won by 6 wickets.
The Two Counties had an exellent win in Norfolk thanks to some very
good bowling and outcricket plus some determined batting on a wicket
that you had to graft on to succeed. All the Two Counties bowlers
shone and were well backed up in the field and were well led by
some astute captaincy from Pat Patel. D. Bowker (43) looked a very
dangerous batsman before he
was undone by a quick Steve Bulger yorker. Ian Johnson had a fine
opening spell which earned him the man of the match award and he
was well backed up by the evergreen Bruce Tompkins. The Two Counties
were well served in the batting department by 'legend' John Stuck
(43) with Stef Marks (37) in a match winning stand of 88, both showing
determination. It was left to Ricky Ratford (19no) and Tony Oram
(6no) to score the final winning runs.
Billericay 137 for 8 declared S Mahotra 39, P. Brown 24. C.Hills
3-22,M. Southwell 2-21.
MH Two Counties 138 for 2 E Dunkley 63, M Thew 42. M. Humphrey 1-24.
Two Counties won by 8 wickets.
As in the previous days match runs were hard to come by and the
batsmen always had to fight for their runs. Billericay found Chris
Hills opening burst a bit difficult to handle and the 'birthday
boy' finished with figures of 3-22. S, Mahotra batted well and he
hit a well struck 39 with help from P. Brown 24. The two Martins
Blackwell and Southwell were also difficult to get away and Billericay
declared on 137 for 8. The Two Counties had a fine opening stand
of 95 between Edgar Dunkley
(63) and Mick Thew (42). Micky Thew relishing in his new found position
in the batting order a determined innings earning him a well deserved
accolade as the man of the match. Phil Cox(16no) saw the Two Counties
home in an enjoyable and sporting match. Another mention of note
was the wicketkeeping of Steve Isaac who kept extremely well after
in the role at a late hour.
behalf of both Lucy, David’s sister & the rest of the
family & the West Mersea Cricket Club can we once again express
our sincere thanks for the very many thoughts & wishes that
have been sent following the very sad & sudden death of David.
I can now confirm that the date of David’s funeral has now
been confirmed as follows :-
Friday 31st May at Colchester Crematorium at 12.30
Lucy has indicated that it is not compulsory to wear black &
by all means wear something colourful .
Please NO FLOWERS except immediate families. Any donations can be
made direct to
May's J.K Funeral Services. 1 Barfield Rd, West Mersea. COLCHESTER
CO5 8JG. Essex or at the Crematorium on the day. Whilst not formally
confirmed any donations will ultimately go to a local charity, details
of which will be announced in due course.
record the first veterans victory
duck in the win column on the Veterans fixture list was finally
converted into a one when the Over-60's defeated the Suffolk Over-60's
by 39 runs at Clay Hall on Wednesday.
St. Edmunds IV given four extra points, and Ipswich gain one point
checking the scorecards of the Division Eight West match between
Battisford and Bury St. Edmunds IV on Saturday, Bury have been given
four extra points. At the time the result was reported it was not
pointed out that Battisford declared their innings in the 43rd over.
Under League rules a declaration, for the purpose of bonus points,
is treated as being all out. Therefore Bury St. Edmunds IV should
have been given five bowling points and not the one they were originally
creditted with. The result and the league tables have now been amended
David Sargeant has also been in contact to say that his team did
lose their final wicket to a run, against Ipswich on Saturday, thus
giving Ipswich one additional bonus point.
miss out again
Over-50s were left still seeking their first win of the season after
going down to the recently formed Suffolk Pheonix team by eight
runs, at Long Melford on Tuesday.
fail to take a wicket
O-50s got off to a blistering start to their season when they broke
a few records in their demolition of The Two Counties. Suffolk
batted first and amassed a record breaking score of 313 without
loss. Debutant James Bradwell from Woolpit notched a superb undefeated
150 in partnership with Andy Gallant who also made an undefeated
139. Of the Two Counties bowlers only Ian Johnson looked likely
to make a breakthrough, most of the bowlers suffered some rough
treatment. When the Two Counties set about their virtual impossible
task only Skipper Pat Patel looked likely to cause Suffolk any major
problems and his 43 out of an opening stand of 53 took the eye.
The Two Counties finished with a dismal 163 for 9 from their 45
overs giving Suffolk a resounding 150 run victory. Another Suffolk
debutant Graham Underwood finishing with figures of 4-44 to round
off an excellent all round Suffolk display that augers well for
this seasons County O-50 Championship.
veterans season began at Long Melford on Tuesday, but a bright but
chilly day ended with the visitors from Norfolk winning by seven
wickets, and with about five overs to spare. Ray Black, 95, Martin
Southwell, 51 not out, and 25 from Steve Isaac helped the Two Counties
team close in 216-8. The visitors did lose an early wicket, but
then took control to win with ease.
the Over-50's are in action at Mistley against Suffolk Over-50's.
-missing and incomplete scorecards
I just remind everyone that abandoned match scorecards still need
to be entered into Sportstatz. There are also a couple matches that
have not yet been "approved" because there are missing
players from the away teams players lists. Can these matters please
be attended to, if you see your game not yet approved.
message from the Chairman about St. Margarets CC
a founder member of the Two Counties Cricket Championship we are
disappointed, and indeed very embarrassed, to have to inform you
that in the immediate future we are unable to meet the Schedule
of Standards required of Clubs both on and off the field.
As you have probably read or heard, our home ground at Sidegate
Avenue is owned by Ipswich Borough Council. Ransomes Sports and
Social Club are the tenants and in July, 2012 were given six months
notice to quit by Ipswich Borough Council. This period was extended
to the 31st March, 2013 in order for there to be an amicable handover.
Unfortunately, for whatever reason, this has not happened and the
result is the square and outfield have been under prepared and the
dressing rooms and showers are in an unsatisfactory condition.
We have to rely on the facilities provided by Ransomes Sports and
Social Club and indeed are not allowed to touch any machinery at
Sidegate Avenue has been our home ground for twenty-five years and
until recently was used by Suffolk County Cricket Club for three
day Minor Counties Championship Cricket with off field facilities
Ipswich Borough Council has promised our Club that when they take
possession of the ground they will do everything possible to assist
in restoring the standards required for cricket,
We would like to apologise to Clubs visiting in the near future
and ask them to bear with us while we pursue a satisfactory outcome.
In particular the lack of showers is a real concern as they should
not be used in their present condition.
The future of St. Margaret’s Cricket Club is in jeopardy unless
the situation is resolved in the very near future.
Atkins MBE, Secretary of St. Margarets CC, and Chairman of the Two
Counties Cricket Championship
players and Sportstatz
clubs have players who are and have transfered from a club that
played in the League last season to another that is playing in it
this season, there is no reason to Create A New Player. If clubs
notify Steve Isaac in email which players are switching clubs for
this season he can simply amend their details in Sportstatz, so
that their recorded date is retained. A link to Steve's email is
at the foot of this column. After the opening day fixtures we have
noticed a few more instances of players who have moved from one
club to another being added as a New Player by their new club. This
should not happen, so please follow the instructions above. There
is a second method by which a "transfer" can be completed,
and that is to get the Club Admin of the club they have left to
alter the Primary Club of that player to their new club. Following
these instructions the player will retain their ID code, and not
create another player to clog up the system.
The new Disciplinary Report can be downloaded through the following
link. Discipline form
new Umpires Report form can be downloaded through the following
link. Umpires Form
on points scenario
When two or more teams who finish level on points in either promotion
or relegation positions, the tie-break will be the points acrued
in the matches played between them during the season. Should that
still be equal, then the net run rate, as shown in Sportstatz tables,
will be the deciding factor.
Management Committee of the League wishes to emphasise that clubs
and individuals should not make disparaging comments about other
clubs, other clubs' players or officials upon their websites.
a feeling this link may
be useful for all players and groundsmen.
matches in Sportstatz
adding the results of cancelled matches into Sportstatz, please
can you all put the result as No Result, then it will record correctly
in the League tables. If you put Washed Out, the points are not
displayed on the Results list for each division.
can download this from this link Sportstatz
sheets and Umpire Report forms
copies of these forms can be downloaded from these links Umpires
Report Forms; ResultsSheets.
Wiseman, President of Wivenhoe Town CC, has completed a 240 page
hardback book on the history of Wivenhoe cricket from 1765 to the
modern day. The book covers the characters and stories that make
up almost 250 years of Wivenhoe cricket history. The book is limited
edition and priced at £20 with all proceeds going to the cricket
club (and not to Jon Wiseman!). To order a copy see the details
on the poster below or simply phone Jon Wiseman on 07771-613329
sure your "selected" teams are in place before the matches
everyone gets fully acquainted with Sportstatz, can I please remind
all clubs and/or captains especially in the away teams, to make
sure they have added new players and made sure that their selected
teams are in place so that the scorecards can be quickly input,
without clubs asking me to copy players over for them as they cannot
access them. A number of clubs playing for the first time on Saturday
failed to do this.
and fielding stats
by fielders an wicketkeepers should be added in the section for
the bowling statistics, I have noticed that a few scorecards added
catches to the bowlers, as if the catches had been taken off their
bowling. In fact you should add the fielder, and then give credit
for the catches to them in the correct columns.
seems to be some confusion abounding about how the points are split
in the event of a tied match. Rule 16 is quite clear, 5 points for
each team plus the batting and bowling points accrued by
each team in the match. So a maximum of 15 is possible.
and the telephones
can I remind all Captains that there are three phone numbers that
can be used for phoning the results through, I would request that
more of you use one of the two mobile numbers as neither has any time
limits and too many through to my home number and the recording space
fills up and all you get is a message saying that this is an answering
machine, but you are unable to leave the result. Can all Club Secretaries
remind any new captains that they must get someone to phone the results
through as usually the start of each season not all are aware of their
would like to be able to publish more photos on the web-site during
the course of the season, whether they be team groups or actions
shots. I did not have any pics sent to me of last seasons' various
champions and so have been unable to update the opening page to
the site. So please send them in via e-mail, the link for which
is further down the page, and also add a caption as to what the
shot is, and the players names thereupon. Thanks very much.
the news, results and tables on your mobile
with a wap enabled mobile phone can now access these pages there
upon. Just go to www.twocounties.com/news and you will get this
page, and all the links will lead you to the other pages.
have updated the clubs links page as much as I can, if any other
the links need updating then could someone from the club contact
me with the revised details email@example.com
how well this web site functions
is also very much down to the individual clubs as I would like to
receive news of the matches and the clubs from individuals within
the clubs. So please nominate someone in your club to act as your
representative to forward such to me via e-mail. I would like to
know about outstanding performances, strange events during matches,
well you know the sort of thing we can put on the web site.
Your input is extremely important, whether it comes from a club,
an individual, or the General Committee itself. So please just mail
me via the link below.
Steve Isaac via this link firstname.lastname@example.org