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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 continues, the situation now is that we will not be seeing any cricket until the beginning of July at the earliest, with the new Hundred tournament postponed until next year.   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?

If you have any stories you would like to share with us, please send them to, but please check the Terms and Conditions first - they are nothing arduous I promise 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.

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

UPDATE - One more new article - click here.   Keep them coming!

UPDATE - Norfolk Cricket Society's Rob Kelly has now confirmed the list of author talks which start this Friday 29th May, along with joining instructions and login details.  All members are invited to join - this week the guest author is Ian Gould.  
Click here for full details.

The Society Archive

The Society Archive contains collections of currently available archive material:

※ MEETINGS - The complete list of meetings and speakers from the Society beginnings.

※ GUEST SPEAKERS* - A photo gallery of past speakers.

※ PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARDS* - A photo gallery of player of the year awards.

The archive will be expanded and more categories will be added, but for now - click here.

*These sections are incomplete so if anyone has something we can add, please get in touch -

RECENT - The answers to the 2nd CRICKET QUIZ - courtesy of Keyworth Cricket Club - are available here.  
How did you do in this one?  The questions are available here.  
The 1st quiz is still available for you to have a go at, if you haven't seen it yet.  
The questions are available here, and the answers are available here.
TIP: Don't look at the answers until you have had a go at the quiz!   Thanks to 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 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.

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

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Picture courtesy of Brian Scroggs

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:  Author Talks - click here ,  1st Cricket Quiz - click here ,   2nd Cricket Quiz - click here ,  
Tales from the Boundary - click here ,  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.