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.
Friday, 18th November 2016
Following the Annual General Meeting the captains for next season will be:
We wish them both a successful season.
Pre-season net sessions will take place at Ipswich School on the following dates:
Sunday, 30th October 2016
Although there remains the Annual General Meeting to come on November 14th (details below) this year's action concluded on Saturday with the Annual Dinner and Presentation which was held at The Stowupland Crown.
It was a very enjoyable occasion, and, after an excellent meal - thanks Chris and staff - the presentations for the season's achievements were made. Among those presentations Stephen Lewis was named 1st XI Player of the year, Luke Edgar won the Sunday side's equivalent award, Scott Eade took the Magic Moment Award and Alex Crane was named Young Player of the Year. Scott's magic 'moment' in fact lasted for two days as he achieved a remarkable 'double' with centuries on both days that weekend. Not many players can say that they have done that!
This has been a significant year for the club with the 'Dream' - our own pavilion - finally being realised. The new facility has transformed the experience of playing cricket at Earl Stonham, not only for our teams, but for visitors, too. We are grateful for the continuing support of our vice-presidents, for the terrific construction job done by David and his team at Porch Builders and for the help received from Mid-Suffolk District Council, Councillor Matthew Hicks, The Earl Stonham Trust and Earl Stonham Parish Council.
The ground has continued to improve under Simon's meticulous stewardship and, as well as looking great on match days, has become a joy to bat on (and harder work and a test of skill for the bowlers!).
The Annual General Meeting will conclude the programme for the year and will take place on Monday, November 14th at the pavilion starting at 7.30 pm. New members would be more than welcome to join us for that meeting. For any further details about the club, talk to any member or look at our excellent website.
Trevor Spall, Hon. Chairman, ESCC
Monday, 5th September 2016
Stonham's Sunday team beat Worlington II to make it five wins in six games and are now sitting in third place in Division 4 of the the Hunts County Bats League. With only one wicket remaining and chasing a low total of 140 runs, Paul Storer and Simon Edgar saw Stonham safely home to victory. A win against fourth place Woolpit Academy next weekend should give Stonham a great chance to secure promotion.
Last weekend's opening ceremony for Stonham's new pavilion was extremely successful. It was great to see many familar faces come along to celebrate the result of a lot of hard work from various members, vice presidents, friends of the club, local councils and trusts. The official opening was carried out by the Porch family whose building company designed and built Stonham's beautiful new home.
On Saturday the first team's game was also against Worlington. The match was closely poised with Worlington scoring 94 runs for 4 wickets, chasing a target of 168 to win. However, steady rainfall resulted in the match being abandoned. Stonham were awarded 12 league points for the wickets and runs they accumulated, which should be enough to secure Division 5 status for next season.
Friday, 19th August 2016
The annual President's XI v. Chairman's XI game will be played on Sunday, August 28th but this year that day is more significant than usual because at 12.30 pm, before the game begins, the official Opening Ceremony for the new pavilion will take place.
The ribbon will be cut by the club's President Tony Porch and his wife, Jane.
After the ceremony there will be a barbecue and then the game will commence at 2 pm.
Friends of the club, Vice-Presidents, ex-players, young players and those who have played a part in helping the club to build the new facility have been invited to join us for the Opening.
There are some ex-players for whom we have no contact details. If any of you see this message we would love to see you on the 28th.
Monday, 25th July 2016
Last weekend's home matches against Bury St Edmunds CC III and Elvedon CC saw the opening of Earl Stonham's new cricket pavilion and a record breaking number of runs at the ground. Stonham won both matches convincingly on a magnificent batting wicket.
Scott Eade and Luke Edgar were the (super)star performers together accumulating an enormous 368 runs over both matches and forming a 171 run partnership on Sunday! Eade (sometimes known as Seade on the field) became the second Stonham player to score back-to-back centuries (118 followed by 100 n.o.) over a weekend. Edgar was equally as impressive finishing the weekend with two unbeaten innings; a very handy 40 n.o on Saturday followed by an A B De Villiers style maiden century on Sunday (100 n.o.) in just 16 overs! Scott Hornsby was the pick of the bowlers over both matches, helping Stonham to victory on Saturday by notching up 4 wickets. Even the opposition seemed to enjoy the specticle; Elvedon CC tweeted: "Great game at @EarlStonhamCC some great batting performances by both teams. A pleasure to watch and score.".
This weekend Ipswich CC's 2nd XI travel to Stonham's . The Sunday side travel to Bardwell, aiming for a third win on the trot.
Friday, 24th June 2016
Things are really moving on with the new pavilion which is already looking great and we hope to have the keys shortly.
We have received the grant from Mid-Suffolk District Council towards the costs and we are grateful for their support. Earl Stonham Parish Council and The Earl Stonham Trust have also supported the project and we thank them, too.
We are planning to open the pavilion officially on the day of the Presidentís Game on Sunday, August 28th. We hope to have a lot of people at the ground for this event. Please join us if you can. Further details to follow.
On the field results have been mixed with some good wins and a few defeats for both Saturday and Sunday sides. Both teams currently sit in mid-table.
Harry Wrinch leads the honours list for the season with our first-ever Two Counties century and Charlie Tunstall has been among the wickets, although currently he is out of action following a back operation.
Trevor Spall, Hon. Chairman
Wednesday, 8th June 2016
Practice sessions at the ground are underway. Every Thursday evening from 5:30pm until 8pm the senior players meet up to prepare and get their eyes in for the weekend of cricket. These sessions seem to be paying off since the Saturday side has just won back-to-back games against Eight Ash Green and Great Bromley. More information about senior net sessions and junior practice sessions (on Mondays) can be found on the Practice page.
Also, Stonham has just set up a new Twitter account: @EarlStonhamCC for pre, post and live match updates, club announcements and general cricket banter.
This weekend the Saturday side play away at Nacton and the Sunday side travel to Hadleigh to play against their junior academy.
Tuesday, 31st May 2016
The new pavilion has been erected and the completion date is estimated to be sometime in July.
Last weekend Stonham's Saturday side beat Eight Ash Green who travelled up from North Essex. Scott Martin, Harry Wrinch and Scott Eade got Stonham off to a good start after Eight Ash Green posted a decent total of 205 (all out), however, the star performer was the captain. Following a seven wicket haul against Harwich and Dovercourt the week before, Captain Charlie Tunstall continued his rich vein of form by taking 4 wickets and notching-up 65 runs, helping Stonham to victory.
There was no game for the Sunday side who continue their campaign in two weekend's time.
Wednesday, 18th May 2016
The season is underway and both Stonham teams have started slowly but positively. After narrowly losing their first game of the season the Saturday side has conjured up one victory so far, defeating Bury St Edmunds III by a whopping amount of runs. Harry Wrinch and Sam Fenning (shown smashing a ball to leg side in the inset below) were the star performers scoring 127 (Wrinch) and 79 (Fenning) respectively.
The second team have played with good spirit and last Sunday they won handsomely against newly promoted Bardwell II. Sixteen year old Alex Crane, who recently stepped up to the senior cricket after coming through the Stonham junior acadamy, took an incredible six wickets! Stephen Lewis hit an unbeaten 52 to help Stonham finish the game off.
This weekend the Saturday side have an away trip to Harwich & Dovercourt and the Sunday side are away at Battisford & District CC.
Tuesday, 1st March 2016
The 1st and 2nd team fixtures are now available. The Saturday side will face new opposition in division 5 of the Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Cricket Championship in Eight Ash Green CC, located on the edge Colchester. The Sunday side will also face a new side in division 4 of the Hunts Country Bats League in Bardwell CC who are based close to Bury St Edmunds. The first game for the Saturday side is scheduled for Saturday 23rd April away to Maldon II and the second team begin proceedings away at Tuddenham CC.
Friday, 26th February 2016
At last we are going to be able to improve the facilities at the playing field at Earl Stonham.
We have the green light for building new changing rooms and so this long-awaited project can go ahead in the next few weeks.
We are particularly grateful to Mid-Suffolk District Council for their support for this project.
Watch this space for further news as the project takes shape.
Monday, 11th January 2016
Five two hour practice sessions for the senior team commence on Sunday 6th March at 4pm at Ipswich School.
New members are welcome to join!
Tuesday, 5th January 2016
Earl Stonham Cricket Club is backing England against South Africa in the record breaking test match at Newlands Cricket Ground where the famous landmarks of Table Mountain and Lion's Head overlook the cricket pitch.
Hopefully 2016 will see some records being broken at the Earl Stonham Playing Field this summer, although perhaps not quite as impressive as Pranav Dhanawade's latest achievement! Details on net sessions for the forthcoming season will be available soon.
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