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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.

SOCIETY PROSPECTS FOR THE 2021-22 SEASON - see below.

New to us?  Click here to find out a little about who we are and what we do......


County cricket: BBC local radio agrees new four-year ball-by-ball commentary deal

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.   As it is very likely that we won't be attending games for a while, the continuation of live broadcasts is very welcome!   Click https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/56484505 for more.


Peter Edwards Museum and Library

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.


TEST MATCH SPECIAL PODCASTS

Continuing the 40th anniversary celebration of TMS, more podcasts entitled '#40from40' from the 'View from the Boundary' series of interviews have been released, along with some interviews with well known cricket commentators in a series entitled 'Voices of the World'.

For more information and links to the recordings, click here.

COUNTY CRICKET MATTERS

We have been contacted by the editor of a new magazine which was launched last year.  

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For more about the publication and the background behind the decision to embark on this venture, click here.


'THE CRICKETER' MAGAZINE OFFER

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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WISDEN CRICKETERS' ALMANACK OFFER

One of our members - David Brangwyn - has a set of Wisdens from 1963 to 2014 (with the exception of 1968 and 1973) for sale.

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Email him: davidbrangwyn@gmail.com
if anyone is interested.


SOCIETY PROSPECTS FOR THE 2021-22 SEASON

As we approach the final round of County Championship matches, we are in discussions regarding the new Society season.   An announcement will be sent out to our membership and also published on this website soon.

THE CRICKET SOCIETY TALKS

For those of you that enjoy the Zoom-style of meetings, The Cricket Society are hosting a series of these.  It is open to Cricket Society members, but you must register first.

For more details - visit https://cricketsociety.com/, and click on 'Events'.


1979: THE FIRST TITLES

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.

BBC ESSEX SPORT INTERVIEWS

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.

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Points of View

Essex won the inaugural Bob Willis Trophy in a thrilling final at Lord's against Somerset.
The competition has been hailed a success, and it had been suggested that this format will replace the current County Championship.

Would you prefer to keep the traditional championship?

For more information and to have your say, click here.

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):

Essex 1st XI 1969
Ray East 1969

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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 info@essexcricketsociety.uk with any related background information.  Thanks again!


AUTHOR TALK SERIES

Norfolk Cricket Society's Rob Kelly confirmed the list of author talks courtesy of Pitch Publishing early last year.  

All members are invited to join - we will send an email to the membership prior to the next meeting.

Currently no further meetings have been scheduled.
To see the earlier list of meetings, click here.

RAY SMITH AND THE SECOND WORLD WAR

Dr John Broom is researching material for a new book to be published next year, and has asked us if we have anyone who can help with background on Ray Smith and Essex cricket around the time of WWII.

To read his email, click here.  
If you can help, you can contact him at johnbroom@aol.com.


The Society Archive

The Archive contains some of our archive material; currently:

※ MEETINGS.

※ GUEST SPEAKERS.

※ PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARDS.

The archive will be expanded - click here for more information.

THE KEYWORTH CRICKET CLUB QUIZZES

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.



֎ 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 a later date.  More details will be available on the website and by email as and when arrangements have been made.


UPDATES:  Author Talks - click here ,   Tales from the Boundary - click here ,   Points of View (Bob Willis Trophy) - click here ,  
A Virtual Cricket Club - click here .

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