• ESCC Ground Pre-Season 2021
    2021 Season News

    Preliminary 2021 Fixtures

    The fixtures for 2021 have been published on the Fixtures page of the website. Further updates will follow regarding the exact plans regarding when it is deemed safe to play live cricket. Whilst we’re still waiting for patiently for some positive news from the local cricket leagues and ECB, a lot of hard work and preparation has already been put into getting the ground into a super condition for cricket this coming season, as can clearly be seen from the recent photo above. Earl Stonham CC is particularly grateful for the efforts of their ‘player-groundsman-secretary’, Simon Edgar, for continually nurturing the ground, square, and wicket, into a better shape, year…

  • Lucy Charity Run
    2020 Season News

    Lucy close to completing fundraising challenge

    To show her support for ESCC during the unprecedented 2020 season, friend of the club Lucy Wilcox is close to completing a challenge to run 93.09 miles in June. Why this number, you ask? A distance of 93.09 miles is equivalent to 22 yards (the length of a cricket pitch) for every run scored by Earl Stonham in 2019 (4887 runs) plus a mile for every year since the club reformed in 1988. More information about the challenge and Lucy’s story can be found on the JustGiving website: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/escc The club would like to congratulate and thank Lucy, who’s done an outstanding job raising awareness of Crohn’s disease and supporting…

  • ESCC Ground April 2020
    2020 Season News

    Cricket gradually up-and-running

    Since the Coronavirus worldwide pandemic, most competitive sport, including cricket, has had to pause for a while. Despite the 2020 cricket season being delayed, members of Earl Stonham CC have been keeping in touch via various social communication channels, taking part in quizzes, playing virtual cricket online against other local teams, and keeping the ground trim and proper. This Friday, club members are planning to take part in the first net session of the season, following Government safety guidelines. Below is an official message from Club Captain, Luke Edgar: —————————8<————————— Following the Government’s announcement and allowance from the ECB we can begin Net Practice on Friday evenings. The sessions will…

  • Trevor Spall
    2020 Season News

    Trevor’s final chairman’s report

    Happy New Year from Earl Stonham Cricket Club! Below is Trevor Spall’s final message as club chairman: —————————8<————————— I think that it is fair to say that the 2019 season has been something of a mixed bag. Other people will comment further about the playing season just past. The strength of any club is in the commitment of many people. A club is the sum of its members. We have been well-served by many over the years and I am glad to say that this remains the case. I would like to thank the captains for all the time, effort and commitment they have given again this season. I know…

  • 2019 Season News

    End of season captains’ reports

    1st XI 2019 was a disappointing year for the 1st XI, with only 3 wins achieved en route to finishing bottom of Division 5. The side’s bowling proved itself to be the bright spot of the season. The attack was admirably led throughout the season by the ever-improving Ant Stowe and Martin Stevens, and the additions during the season of Taylor Thorpe and Ollie Foster offered variety, youth and pace. Unfortunately, the batting lineup struggled throughout the campaign. With inconsistent availability and seemingly constant poor form, runs were often hard to come by. As well as making games more difficult to win, low-scoring losses only achieve the lowest of point…

  • President's XI v Chairman's XI 2019 1
    2019 Season News

    President’s Game

    On Sunday August 25th the annual President’s Game, dedicated to the memory of Gary Small, was played at Earl Stonham Cricket Club. The weather was glorious, in stark contrast to last year’s wet event, and two sides played a good-humoured ‘Double 15-over’ game which was enjoyed more by some than others. The latter group includes some whose playing days are mostly behind them but who played their part willingly in the afternoon’s entertainment. This event is sponsored by the Porch family who were represented at different times of the day by Jane, Sharon, David and Daniella, and on the field by Ollie, though, sadly, our President, Tony, was unable to…

  • Steve Stowe
    2019 Season News

    Steve Stowe half century

    Last weekend Steve Stowe (right) scored his maiden half century for Stonham, ending up unbeaten on 62 not out against Hadleigh II. Stonham’s top four batsmen each scored over 30 runs helping Stonham total 228 for just four wickets. Hadleigh fought hard with the bat, but were always slightly behind the run rate. Part of the reason for this was because Stonham kept taking wickets. Another great performance and rare feat was achieved by Luke Edgar, who managed to rack-up five catches – perhaps a Stonham record for a non-wicket keeper? The season is now in full flow with lots of cricket to play in ideal weather conditions. The 1st…

  • Ipswich v ESCC
    2019 Season News

    Captain’s early season report

    Earl Stonham’s Saturday XI have registered their first win of the season, beating Ipswich 2s by 14 runs at Clay Hall. Full scorecard. Ipswich’s decision to bowl looked sound when Martin Stevens was caught behind in the third over for no score, and a tight opening spell from J Howe and skipper I Knight left Stonham at 12-1 from 10 overs. With a minimum target of 200 being sought the batsmen fought back, reaching 60-1 at drinks (22 overs) and then 91-2 when Colin Macrow was narrowly run out by a direct hit for 32 in the 28th over. Scott Eade then joined Stephen Lewis at the crease, and the…