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.
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 some new live events.
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: email@example.com
if anyone is interested.
UPDATE THE SOCIETY PLAN FOR THE 2022-23 SEASON UPDATE
The new Society season ran from October 2022 to March 2023 after an enforced break of 2½ years due to COVID-19, and it was a relief to be back!
We would like to thank all our guest speakers for entertaining us, and look forward to the next Society season which will run from October 2023 to March 2024.
THE 2022-2023 PROGRAMME:
- Tuesday 11th October
- Tuesday 8th November
- Tuesday 13th December
- Tuesday 10th January
- Tuesday 14th February
- Tuesday 14th March
- Graham Gooch (No introduction necessary).
- John Stephenson (ECCC Chief Executive and former player).
- Richard Clarke (Essex supporter and author). CANCELLED - WEATHER
- Sue Redfern (First female umpire to be elevated to the first-class list).
- Andrew Gallant (Essex Over-60s Cricket Manager and National Senior
- Committee Member).
- Richard Clarke (Essex supporter and author of Last Wicket Stand).
If you wish to enquire about 2023-2024 membership, or just to get in contact, click here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
● 1st QUIZ questions are available here,
the answers are available here.
● 2nd QUIZ questions are available here,
the answers are available here.
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.