Monday, 24th April 2017
The season is underway and the Stonham wicket has already seen almost 900 runs over two matches.
On Saturday, Stonham narrowly lost another close match against Ipswich II. At tea time things looked good for the first team having scored 229. After losing the early wicket of Stephen Lewis, Scott Martin (right) and Harry Wrinch steadied the ship. Harry scored a devestatingly fast fifty, which included only one single. Harry was eventually caught at deep mid-wicket, but Scott continued his and Stonham's season with a bang by scoring a classy maiden century, racking up 121 runs in total. Ipswich lost an early wicket when opening bowler Kirsty Macrow accurately dismissed one of their experienced opening batsmen leg before wicket. After that dismissal, like Stohnam, Ipswich performed well and despite a brave effort in the field and a super three-fer from fourteen year old debutant, Steve Stowe, Ipswich ended up only requiring one run to win from the final over with two wickets remaining, which they managed fairly comfortably in the end, despite a brilliant catch at deep mid-off by Alex Crane.
The Sunday side made amends for Saturday's defeat by scoring an enormous 279 for only 1 wicket, and then bowling Battisford out for 150. Jake Dye, almost called off in the morning due to an injury concern, but luckily for Stonham and himself, he played scoring his maiden fifty and century, completing the innings unbeaten on 116 not out. Stephen Lewis also came very close to his second century, scoring a brilliant 93 runs, before making way to Sam Fenning, who efficiently notched up a quick fourty-plus. Jake's brother Jordan bowled very economically, rarely offering the Battisford batsmen a bad ball to attack. It was soon evident that Battisford were not going to be able to reach Stonham's huge total, which allowed captain, Luke Edgar, to mix things up at the end of the match by trying out a few new and old faces with the ball, including another debutant Chris Pope, who kept things nice and tight until the end, with Battisford ending up on 155-8.
Friday, 21st April 2017
The first matches are upon us and, for once in April, the ground at Earl Stonham is not soaking wet and unplayable.
A lot of hard work has been put into preparing the wicket and it is all looking good.
With the new pavilion up and in use for its first full season the ground looks like a proper village cricket ground and we are hoping for some further good weather to see it at its best as the season progresses.
New members are always welcome. If you are looking for a club to join, call in on a match day and meet us.
Trevor Spall, Hon. Chairman, ESCC
Sunday, 12th March 2017
The Earl Stonham CC flag is making its way across the globe. This time it has been spotted at the Kensington Oval in Barbabos.
With just over a month until the start of the 2017 season, Stonham begin the pre-season warm up from 4pm this afternoon with a two hour net session at Ipswich School.
Tuesday, 28th February 2017
Saturday, 7th January 2017
This year is special since it will be the first cricket season where Stonham is able to make full use of their wonderful new Pavillion. With a very busy season ahead Stonham welcomes new members to join the club and participate in in the pre-season net sessions.
The 2017 fixture lists for Earl Stonham's Saturday and Sunday teams are now available. The Two Counties League Division 5 consists of 12 teams, including Stonham, from the counties of Suffolk and Essex. If the weather is good throughout the course of the season, Stonham's first team will play a total of 22 matches. Stonham's Sunday side is part of a smaller league consisting of 9 teams, all from Suffolk. The annual President's vs Chairman's friendly match is scheduled once again on the Sunday of the bank holiday weekend in August.
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