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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......

As the COVID-19 crisis deepens, the current situation is that we will not be seeing any cricket until the end of May at the earliest when the T20 Blast is scheduled to start.   Whatever happens, the ECS committee wish you well - keep safe and we look forward to seeing you again once conditions allow.

Tales from the Boundary


» Do you have any cricket-related stories to tell - perhaps from your dim and distant past?

» Any fond memories of great occasions - any 'I Was There' moments that captured your imagination?

» Perhaps anecdotes of meetings with people or players that have stayed with you and have left a lasting impression?

We are looking to add a new section to the website, provisionally entitled "Tales from the Boundary", where we can share stories that are personal to you.

We are going through very challenging times, and this could provide a little light diversion to all of us who are faced with the prospect of little or no cricket in the coming months.   However it is not intended as a temporary addition, but something that will grow with the support of you, our members.

To get some idea on the level of interest, please email us at to let us know that you wish to participate.  PLEASE DO NOT SEND ANYTHING YET!

Updates will appear on this website, which will include some Terms and Conditions for you to look at - nothing arduous I promise you!  We will email those who register their interest when we are ready to receive their articles.

It is said that everyone has a book in them - well this could be your opportunity to let it out!

NEW - THE PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARDS section of the SOCIETY ARCHIVE has been created with all the photographs we have of the player awards.   However, it is incomplete so if anyone has pictures they want to share with us, please get in touch -   See the awards here.

RECENT - THE GUEST SPEAKER photo gallery section of the SOCIETY ARCHIVE has been updated with all of our collection of photographs taken during the meetings.   Unfortunately, we have no photographs of the early years before 2003, and there are gaps in what we do have so if anyone has pictures they want to share with us, please get in touch -   See the photo gallery here.

RECENT - THE SOCIETY ARCHIVE now has a page with details on how it is arranged, and a list of currently available archive material - click here.

֎ The ESSEX BOUNDARY CLUB DINNER that was due to be held on Thursday 16th April has now been cancelled due to the COVID-19 situation.

֎ The Quiz Nights we were hoping to arrange in conjunction with The Essex Boundary Club (the official ECCC supporters club) during the Society meetings season are tentatively being put back to sometime nearer the start of the new ECS season next October.  More details will be available on the website and by email as and when arrangements have been made.

UPDATE - The RIVER GATE ENTRANCE remains closed.   No official notice as yet, but one of my hobbits has reported recently that work is still in progress.   Further updates will be posted on this website when more information becomes available - click here.

LOOKING FORWARD: We hope to resume again next October, however due to the uncertain times our return can, for now, only be a matter for speculation.  Updates will be posted on this website and by email when the way forward becomes clear.   The next issue of WILLOW TALK is due in August which hopefully will contain some good news for us all.

LATEST UPDATES:  The Society Archive - click here ,  Guest speaker photo gallery - click here .
Player of the Year Awards - click here .

For information about 2020/21 Membership, click here.
Any membership enquiries, newsletter feedback/items of interest for the next edition or just want to get in touch? - click here.