North Essex Cricket League

Weekly Round-Up

Week 2 (April 29th) - Poor weather wins the day !

The poor weather returned for the second week of the season, with all games called off. However, for Colchester & E.E. they did glean their first twenty point haul of the season, as after the excellent win the previous weekend, Elmstead were unable to raise eleven players and conceded on the eve of the game !
The other Division One match between Clacton and Copdock was cancelled, with both clubs taking up the league’s offer of looking for an alternative date later in the season. Similarly, the T20 West clash between Braintree and Galleywood is also to be re-arranged.

 

Next Week
The first week of May sees the start of the action in the two lower divisions, and with the weather looking better for the bank holiday weekend, it is hoped that the seven fixtures scheduled go ahead.
In Division One, early season leaders Colchester & E.E welcome newcomers Galleywood to Castle Park, while the other new boys Copdock & OI entertain Mistley.
In Division Two, the game between Abberton and Witham is postponed due to Abberton’s participation in the National Village Cup. The clubs are looking to re-arrange the fixture for later in the season. Elsewhere, Halstead open their season with a home game against Great Totham, while there is an intriguing game scheduled at Coronotation Park, as Springfield host Braintree.
In Division Three, two of the predicted protagonists for the title go head to head at Harefield, as Coggeshall welcome Real Oddies, while Stebbing begin their campaign with a home game against Cavaliers.
Finally, on Bank Holiday Monday, there is T20 action at 2pm as Little Bardfield Village welcome Coggeshall to their T20 fortress, in the West Division.