• 2nd XI 2017
    2017 Season News

    Captain’s end-of-season report

    The end of the 2017 season is somehow upon us, and we can now sit back and reflect proudly on our achievements of the year. The 1st XI experienced a miraculous relegation escape on the last day of the season, avoiding the drop from the Two Counties Division 5 by a solitary point despite failing to finish either of the last two games of the season due to poor weather. It wasn’t until 10pm after the final match of 2017 that news of other results filtered through and Stonham’s unlikely survival became apparent. Despite the last day surprise, staying in Division 5 is well deserved for the team who enjoyed…

  • 2017 Season News

    Chairman’s end-of-season notes

    Not for the first time for ESCC the season ended in nailbiting fashion with the last games deciding the relegation places in Division 5 of the Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Cricket Champiomnship. We went into that final match needing to win to ensure that we would stay in Division 5. The weather added to the tension because there was a lot of rain in the preceding week and Simon went above and beyond the call of duty to get the game on. Our opponents were Eight Ash Green who were hoping to become champions of the division with a final-day win. Thanks to all the hard work the game was…

  • ESCC Dinner Menu 2017
    2017 Season News

    Dinner/Presentation Evening – 14th October

    The annual club Dinner/Presentation Evening is scheduled for Saturday, October 14th at The Crown in Stowupland. Please can members confirm how many places they would like to reserve by contacting either club captains or club secretary as soon as possible. A special three course menu for £25 per head can be found below: With only a few remaining fixtures, Stonham’s Saturday side are fighting for survial in a relegation battle with Harwich, Great Bromley and Needham Market. Stonham’s Sunday side still have a slim chance of being promoted and hope to finish the season strongly with a win in their final match of the season away against Battisford. There is…

  • President's XI v Chairman's XI 2017
    2017 Season News

    Saturday team finally victorious

    Last weekend the Saturday side beat bottom of the table Yoxford in a extremely tense match. Yoxford scored a bumper total of 247 runs. Scott Martin was the pick of the Stonham bowling attack taking four wickets. Ollie Foster and Paul Storer also picked up a pair of wickets each. Stonham batted well and managed to stay in the game throughout their innings, although when they ended up requiring a very tricky 26 runs from 15 balls, the game seemed to be drifting away from them. However, with Luke Edgar and Ben Waters (not the boogie woogie piano player) still at the crease, any side should be concerned. In form…

  • Luke Edgar Century
    2017 Season News

    Cool hand Luke blasts Stonham to victory

    Second team Captain, Luke Edgar, hit a quick fire century to help Stonham secure a convincing victory against Stowupland. Edgar ended his innings unbeaten, scoring 111 from only 62 balls – a strike rate of 179! Sadly the first team’s results have not improved, however, the team remains in high spirits and there is still a good chance that they can overtake Great Bromley District CC to retain their spot in Division 5 of the Two Counties league for a sixth year on the trot.

  • 2017 Season News

    Chairman’s mid-season message

    We’re halfway through the season already. As ever there have been ups and downs and the Saturday Two Counties side has been struggling to take enough wickets to close out matches despite posting some very respectable totals. A run of three wins in a row seemed to suggest that we were improving but recent defeats have left us in the lower half of the league table. Is there a Jimmy Anderson or Stuart Broad out there to come to our assistance? Meanwhile the Sunday XI is engaged in a struggle at the top of Division 4 of the Hunts Cricket league where four sides are separated by fractions of points.…

  • ESCC Nets
    2017 Season News

    Thursday evening net sessions

    Practice net sessions have been up and running for a few weeks. The sessions start at around 6pm every Thursday (weather permitting). Anyone willing to play adult cricket for Stonham is very welcome to come along and take part. The first few sessions have seen a good number of ESCC members and newcomers try their hands at batting and chance their arms at bowling. Mostly importantly these sessions are great fun and provide an excellent opportunity to get your eye in before the weekend’s action. Last weekend the Saturday team lose against a strong Kelvedon side. Despite the loss, there were some positives to take from the game into this…

  • Hunts County Bats League Division 4 Table
    2017 Season News

    Two home wins

    Stonham’s rich spell of winning form continued last weekend. The first team beat bottom of the table Yoxford and the second team defeated Milden, who were unbeaten last season. The Sunday side now lie in second place after leap-frogging Milden in Division 4 of the Hunts County Bats League. Not only did both teams win, but they also both managed to chase down targets of more than 200 runs. Chasing 202, the Saturday side’s Scott Eade scored 79 not out. Eade was assisted well by Luke Edgar (45) and Steve Stowe (20 n.o). The Sunday side had to chase 212 and ended up needing to score a potentially nervy 17…

  • Nowton v ESCC
    2017 Season News

    Two away wins

    For the first cricketing weekend of this season both the Saturday and Sunday sides were successful. The first team won at Nowton (below) and the second team won at Elvedon. With back-to-back victories, the Saturday side have now lifted themselves out of the relegation zone. The Sunday side’s win means that they are edging closer to the promotion places, currently occupied by Milden and Hadleigh Academy.

  • Rain in May
    2017 Season News

    Captain’s report

    ESCC v Harwich scorecard Stonham welcomed Harwich on Saturday, looking for their first win of the season. Despite a heavy morning shower (below) that left puddles on the square, the game started in sunshine at 1.30pm after having been reduced to 80 overs. Stonham won the toss and batted, and in the 8th over found themselves at 36-2 having lost both Scott Martin (0) and Harry Wrinch (21). Stephen Lewis and Scott Eade consolidated, with Eade quickly into his stride and punishing the bad ball. When Lewis fell for 26, their partnership of 87 had potentially laid a fine foundation for the last fifteen overs whilst the innings still remained…