• 2018 Season News

    1st XI Captain’s end of season report

    Earl Stonham’s 1st XI finished the season strongly, securing two victories in the closing two weeks of the year – successfully and confidently chasing 164 (for the loss of two wickets) at St Osyth and 206 (for the loss of three wickets) at Needham Market. These two results saw Stonham finish in 8th place of Division Five of the Two Counties – a commendable result for everyone involved in the team this season. My personal thanks go to all of the players who made themselves available this season. Across the twenty games only twenty players were needed, with eleven players playing over half the games. Having a strong core of…

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    2018 Season News

    Club history update

    The ESCC chairman, Trevor Spall, has written down his memories of the club’s achievements over recent years in an article that can be found on the Club History page of this website. Scroll down the page to find the ‘Competitive Cricket Era’ section to read what Trevor has to say about Stonham’s decision to enter league cricket, club captains, the new pavilion, statistics, tour matches and other cricket nostalgia.

  • 2018 Season News

    Captain’s Update

    As the season hurries into its final month, Stonham’s 1st XI find ourselves in the bottom third of Division 5 despite consistent team availability and some quality individual performances. With the current promotion and relegation format of the East Anglian Premier League we likely won’t know until after our final game whether one or two teams will be relegated from Division 5, but securing the points necessary to remain only in our current league position would see us safe no matter what happens in the top tier. Recent victories against Ipswich II and Kelvedon II have been well deserved, and the side will now look forward with fresh confidence to…

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    2018 Season News

    Sunday side secure promotion

    Stonham’s Sunday side, captained by Luke Edgar, achieved promotion to Division 2 of the Hunts County Bats League, despite losing their final game of the year. Last Sunday Stonham faced a Videc Vidcom side, who weren’t having such a good season. The away side batted very well, especially considering their gloomy league position, and ended up scoring a grand total of 250 runs. None of Stonham’s batsmen really got going, and eventually reality set in that victory was practically impossible. However, one of the reasons for Stonham’s recent successes is their willingness to never give up and fight right until the end of each match. This was typified by a…

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    2018 Season News

    Seade is on fire!

    Scott Eade (also known as Seade on the pitch) has been out for the majority of the season due to work commitments, but this month he’s managed to fit in four games on the trot for both the Saturday and Sunday sides, and he’s scoring very handsomely: 74 on Saturday 4th against Hadleigh. 27 on Sunday 5th against Milden. 84 n.o. on Saturday 11th against Kelvedon. 80 on Saturday 18th August against Harwich. Also, last weekend Stephen Lewis managed to equal Paul Storer’s six-fer against Harwich, leaving him in 4th place on the weekly Suffolk honours board. This weekend the 1st team’s fixture is on the bank holiday Monday rather…

  • 2018 Season News

    ESCC Dinner Date

    This year’s ESCC Dinner will be held on November 17th at The Crown in Stowupland. For just £25 per head, members and guests are treated to a three course meal whilst the club officials talk through the season’s highlights and hand out a series of awards for the best performances.

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    2018 Season News

    Storer six-fer

    Last weekend the second team won in destructive fashion away against Thurston, bowling the home side out for just 55 runs. Paul Storer (pictured) took six wickets conceding only 30 runs, incredibly just 1 run short of his all time best figures of 6-29. Stonham’s fielding was equally as impressive as the bowling. Tom Edgar (keeping wicket) and Stephen Lewis are now possible contenders for this season’s Magic Moment Award, after taking some remarkable reaction catches. Jake Dye and Scott Martin wrapped-up victory, knocking off the runs by three o’clock in the afternoon! The Saturday side lost at home against St Oysth. The away side won the toss and elected…

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    2018 Season News

    Sunday team off the mark

    The Sunday side are off the mark with an away win against Hadleigh. A half century from Stephen Lewis steadied the ship. Colin Macrow, despite picking up a leg injury, managed to increase the strike rate with some heavy hitting. Then Steve Stowe continued the fluency with some big scoring sixes. The final few overs saw Jordan Dye blitz a series of fours and sixes leaving Stonham on 217. Hadliegh got off to an ok start to their innings, but some very tight bowling from Ant Stowe, Ravi Giryappa, Jordan Dye and later on from Chris Pope with some steady swing, made sure that the game was virtually won with…

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    2018 Season News

    Fantastic Mr Fenners!

    Last Saturday Sam Fenning (pictured batting at Worlington) hit a remarkable 156 not out, leaving him currently in 5th position on the list of all time ESCC high scores for batting and at the top of last week’s batting leaderboard. Stonham scored a massive 282 which helped them secure a solid victory over Kelvedon & Feering. Unfortunately Stonham didn’t manage to seal back-to-back victories in their Bank Holiday Monday fixture against Worlington. A series of dropped catches was the main cause; the old saying ‘catches win matches’ was certainly true that day. Despite not having any chances of winning the game, Martin Stevens and Ant Stowe batted bravely at the…