• 2015 Season News

    Chairman’s end of season message

    Another season has come and gone and we can look back with some satisfaction at the way things have gone for both our sides. The Saturday XI finished with a win over Nacton which meant that they had 9 wins and 12 defeats during the season with only one game lost to the weather – quite surprising given the sort of summer we’ve had. A respectable 8th place in Division 5 of the Marshall Hatchick two Counties Cricker Championship means that we keep our place in that Division for 2016. Well done Charlie, Luke and the players who have represented us in this competition, particularly those who have made themselves…

  • 2015 Season News

    The season’s drawing to a close

    After a cracking win against top of the table side Walsham Le Willows, when Taylor Thorpe took seven wickets, the Saturday side (below) couldn’t manage the same performance against Bury St Edmunds III. A win away against Nacton on Saturday 12th will seal Division 5 cricket again for the 1st XI next season. Meanwhile after a fun President’s XI v Chairman’s XI friendly match, the second eleven (below) resumed action against bottom of the table Tendring Park. Another well-spirited game saw Stonham cruise to victory chasing 153, losing only two wickets. A win at the weekend in their last game of the season could even give the Sunday side a…

  • 2015 Season News

    Solid batting sees off Braintree

    The top order all chipped in with runs to help the Saturday side beat Braintree at the weekend. On Sunday the second eleven travelled to Long Melford. The gloomy weather forecast predicted rain for most of the afternoon, but fortunately it only fell during tea. However, despite fielding well with 10 players and Scott Eade scoring a gritty 82 runs, Stonham’s bowling attack couldn’t quite break through all of Long Melford’s top batting order on a sticky wicket. Long Melford fielded two over 70s, one of whom is due to play for England over 70s this winter in Australia! Well done to Taylor Thorpe (above) for dispatching his first England…

  • 2015 Season News

    Chairman’s mid-August message

    Pride of place in recent results goes to the Sunday XI who were the first side to beat Stowupland 2nd XI in about two years, led by an unbeaten half century from skipper Luke Edgar. A great result much enjoyed by all involved. Colin Macrow (below) also put in a terrific performance the previous Sunday with the club’s second century of the season at Woolpit. Maturing nicely, Colin! The Saturday side are in need of a win after a difficult few weeks but it is in their own hands and we are confident that they will gain the points to keep their place in Division 5. The President’s Game will…

  • 2015 Season News

    Macrow smashes 120

    After last Sunday’s defeat against Worlington, the second team bounced back with flying colours scoring a very large total of 224 and beating Woolpit Academy. Colin Macrow continued his rich vein of form by backing up his 63 against Worlington with a century. He is the second player to make a century this season after Scott Eade made his maiden century against East Bergholt back in May. The Saturday side struggled with only eight players against Maldon, but made a valiant effort to compete. Unfortunately, the batsmen couldn’t muster-up enough runs to defend and Maldon efficiently chased down a total of 127.

  • 2015 Season News

    ESCC teams lie in mid-table

    This weekend the Saturday side travel to Maldon, where England captain, Alastair Cook, learnt his trade. The Sunday side visit Woolpit to play against their academy side. Last weekend the Saturday side defeated Stowmarket for the second time this season, and the Sunday side lost narrowly against Worlington. The second eleven fought with a die hard attitude. Paul Storer lead the way by taking his first 5 wicket haul of the season and Colin Macrow top-scored with 63, however with only ten players it was too difficult to chase down a total of 217. League tables: Two Counties Division 5 Hunts County Bats Division 4

  • 2015 Season News

    Close encounters 2

    Last weekend Stonham’s Saturday side lost another close match, this time against Great Bromley. At one point when the players were arriving to the ground a stretched limousine unexpectely pulled into the Earl Stonham village hall car park carrying just one Great Bromley player, even though there was probably just about enough room for their entire team! Captain Tunstall won the toss and elected to bat first. Despite a good start to the innings, the runs dried up and Stonham only managed to post 160 on a wicket and sunny day where 200 would have been a par score. Scott Martin scored a classy half century, but nobody else could…

  • 2015 Season News

    Close encounters

    Both Stonham teams were part of two superb matches that went right down to the wire last weekend. The Saturday game saw Stonham trying to defend 188 against Nacton, losing out by just a single run on the final ball of the game! Once again Stonham opened solidly, but perhaps faltered a little in the middle order, before making a recovery at the tail-end. The bowling attack almost finished the job, but grittiness in Nacton’s tail paid off in the end, winning the away team the match. The Sunday side chased down 169 against Battisford II with just one ball remaining! Two wins on the trot mean that Stonham now…

  • 2015 Season News

    Two high-scoring victories

    The Saturday side beat Bury St Edmunds III convincingly by 173 runs! The opening batsmen, Stephen Lewis and Charlie Tunstall, got Stonham off to a solid start, and the batting continued to produce runs throughout the innings. A partnership between Simon and Luke Edgar ended the innings nicely leaving Stonham on 223 for eight wickets. Taylor Thorpe and Scott Hornsby bowled extremely economically helping Charlie strike again, dispatching seven of Bury’s batsmen. Also, after recently losing badly to local rivals Stowupland, the Sunday side bounced back by winning against Tendring Park by more than 100 runs.