Welcome to the Essex Cricket Society website - the repository for all Society-related information including latest membership details, notice of coming events and news which may be of interest to members.
New to us? Click here to find out a little about who we are and what we do......
Have you ever considered becoming a 'Friend' of the Museum?
The Museum and Library is situated adjacent to the club shop, and is run entirely by volunteers.
Our President Tony Debenham is a trustee, and he would like to tell you a little about the organisation
and how you can help support it. Click here for more.
UPDATE 2 GUEST SPEAKER DATE CORRECTION -
TUESDAY 12TH MARCH 2024 UPDATE 2
As mentioned yesterday, Arfan Akram is the final guest speaker for the 2023 - 2024 meeting season. However, the date was incorrect. This meeting WILL be on Tuesday the 12TH March, NOT the 19TH. Sorry for the confusion.
Click here for the complete programme.
ALASTAIR COOK ANNOUNCES HIS RETIREMENT
Alastair Cook announced his retirement from 1st class cricket in October. He came to the Society as our guest speaker in September 2005, after making his 1st team debut in 2003. As an old head on young shoulders, his presentation to us marked him out as a player who would go the very top of his profession. Click here for the BBC Sport article.
Author and ECS member Stephen Norris has kindly allowed us to reproduce three articles from a series published in The City Times on sport in the Chelmsford area.
They are taken from his book 'From a Borough to a City': A History of Chelmsford 1888-2014. To read on, click here.
A County Championship first - our January 2023 meeting guest speaker female umpire Sue Redfern was appointed to the final 2023 round County Championship match between Glamorgan and Derbyshire which started Tuesday 26th September.
Click here to read the BBC Sport story.
ESSEX SENIORS CRICKET WINNERS 2022
Both Essex 50+ and 60+ teams won titles last year.
※ Essex 50+ 1st XI - won the ECB 50+ COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP on the 11th September 2022 v ECB Over 50s 1st XI at Arundel Castle CC.
Visit https://essex50.play-cricket.com/website/results/5494429 for more information on the game.
※ Essex 60+ 1st XI - won the 60+/70+ COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP 60+ 1st XI Cup Final on the 18th April 2023 in a delayed fixture v Sussex 60+ 1st XI at Chipstead CC.
Visit https://essex50.play-cricket.com/website/results/5785643 for more information on the game.
Both teams paraded their trophies to enthusiastic applause from the crowd during the County Championship game v Surrey at the County Ground earlier in May, and included Andrew Gallant who was our guest speaker at the February Society meeting.
Congratulations from us all! For a list of the 2023 fixtures, click here.
BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE - CRICKET ARCHIVE
One of our contributors has sent us a website link to a BFI archive featuring free-to-view interviews with Keith Fletcher and John Lever at Leyton from 1977.
Links at the bottom of the page also showcase footage of a wider range of cricket from a bygone age and more.
Simon Hughes (The Analyst) has sent us an update with information on a new podcast featuring women's cricket.
It is open to all; click here for the latest email.
When we receive more information, we will post it here.
We have been contacted by the editor of a new magazine which was launched last year.
For more about the publication and the background behind the decision to embark on this venture, click here.
Simon Hughes (The Analyst) has sent us information about an offer for
'The Cricketer' Magazine which celebrates its centenary.
Click here for Simon's latest email with more details.
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One of our members - David Brangwyn - has a set of Wisdens from 1963 to 2014 (with the exception of 1968 and 1973) for sale.
Email him: firstname.lastname@example.org
if anyone is interested.
In the wake of the successes over the last 5 years, we celebrate Essex's first two trophies in 1979 after 103 years.
The Benson & Hedges Cup win against Surrey by 35 runs was followed by the first of eight County Championships.
We have reproduced three articles from The Cricketer from October 1979, recalling the events from that year. Click here.
We have been sent a notification of some ECCC-related radio interviews that are available and may be of interest.
To see the list of podcasts, click here.
An item of excellent news sent in by one of our regulars - the ECB has agreed a new deal with the BBC to continue local radio broadcasting of all County Cricket matches.
Click https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/56484505 for more.
Tales from the Boundary
» Do you have any cricket-related stories to tell?
» Any fond memories of great occasions?
» Perhaps anecdotes of meetings with people or players?
If you have any stories you would like to share, click here for more.
֎ A PICTURE GALLERY
We have been sent some photographs of Essex teams from the 1960s and 70s (Scroll over First Team pictures to enlarge):
Back (L to R): Lee Irvine, Keith Boyce, John Lever, Brian Ward, Stuart Turner, David Acfield.
Front (L to R): Brian Edmeades, Keith Fletcher, Brian Taylor (Captain), Gordon Barker, Robin Hobbs.
Back (L to R): C. Brown (Secretary), Ray East, Keith Boyce, Brian Ward, Eddie Presland, Stuart Turner,
John Lever, Graham Saville, David Acfield, Jack Bartlam (Scorer).
Front (L to R): Robin Hobbs, Keith Fletcher, Brian Taylor (Captain), Gordon Barker, Brian Edmeades.
Team list shown under enlarged pictures.
Do you have any Essex-related pictures that you are willing to share with us? If there is enough interest, we would like to add them as a new category to the Society Archive - an Essex pictorial history. It doesn't even have to be 'official' or formal type images. Send your photographs to email@example.com with any related background information. Thanks again!
The Society Archive
The Archive contains some of our archive material; currently:
※ GUEST SPEAKERS.
※ PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARDS.
The archive will be expanded - click here for more information.
Thanks to the Keyworth Cricket Club.
Any membership enquiries, newsletter feedback/items of interest for the next edition or just want to get in touch? - click here.