Annual General Meeting
The 2019 BDICL AGM will take place at Braintree Cricket Club on Friday 17th May starting at 20:00 sharp. Please remember all clubs must be represented You have until Friday 10th May to notify Stuart Careless of any of the following: Applications to join the league Proposed rule changes Propose agenda items.
as we know it, is changing to an on-line website. For those who used to
know the Two Counties Championship SportsStatz site, then you will be
very familiar with it's appearance and content. Now the two programmes
have been merged into one site, except now the costs are dependent on
the number of matches uploaded in one year.
Career Records now updated
The individual players Career Records have now been updated to include the 2017-18 season.
Coggeshall return in place of Boreham Reserves
Coggeshall have made a late re-entry into the League. Boreham Reserves withdrew a few weeks ago, and a five team Division Four, with each team playing the others three times was brought into play. However, Coggeshall's return has meant a return to a six team division playing each other team twice. The revised fixture lists have now been published. The Umpiring Rota has also been amended, but this only affects Division Four teams, with one exception. As one Junior Cup tie was put back into the schedule, it means that the Univeristy of Essex do now have an extra match to officiate.
Fixtures and Umpiring Rota
The fixtures for the 2018-19 season, and the Umpiring Rota for the same, can now be viewed via the links above in the menu bar.
These will be updated over the next week or so, but the Leading Performers page in that section has now been updated to include the 2017-18 season..
Contact details of the League Officials
there has been a major shake-up in the personnel running the League, it
is prudent that we publish them on the website, so that everyone is aware
of whom to contact now.
this link to a previous Registration form works. I appreciate that it
is an old form, but it can still be used for the coming 2018-19 season,
and even though I have stood down from my role, the form can still be
sent to me.
Annual General Meeting
This will be staged at Braintree Cricket Club, St. Peters Close, Braintree, on Friday April 20th 2018 at 8pm. May I remind everyone that, at least, one representative from every club wishing to participate in the 2018-19 MUST be in at attendance. If any teams are withdrawing then can Steve Isaac please be informed at least 24 hours prior to the Meeting,
A second new application
Following the recent application from Colchester Cavaliers to join the League, now another North Essex Cricket Board area club, is submitting an application. This time it is coming from Boxted CC.
Can Matthew Hart be dismissed
Matthew Hart is way out in front as the League's all-time leading run scorer, and so far this season, he has added another 484 runs to his total, which leaves him on 11,991, so needing just nine more runs to reach 12,000. Assuming he plays, then he will get this opportunity against Braintree College. However, what should also be recorded, is the fact that he has played 14 matches this season, and he has yet to be dismissed, so for the season he is actually 484 not out!!
Earls Colne is going to change
Now that a new Earls Colne Cricket Club has emerged into existence a few seasons after the original club ceased playing outdoors, the indoor team, which was based upon the old club, have informed us that they are going to change to West Bergholt, and reinstate that club in the League as from October. The change makes sense as almost all the players now play for West Bergholt outside. The new Earls Colne club is also returning to the Two Counties Cricket Championship this season.
Braintree retain the Championship
After their minor wobble against Gosfield in their previous match, Braintree made no such mistakes against Woodham Mortimer on Sunday, to retain the Division One Championship trophy.
Treasurer's role .... an overview
of you are now aware, at the Annual General Meeting at Braintree CC, on
Friday April 20th, the current Chairman, Secretary, and Treasurer, as
well as Steve Isaac, are all standing down from their current roles.
Check the number of league and cup games played by each team each month to deterine amount due.
· Check that each team makes the correct monthly payments against the weekly statement received from the bank.
· Record payments made in the League Accounts Ledger.
· Remind clubs where payments are overdue or incorrect.
· Raise and send invoice to the University of Essex.
· Raise cheques each month to pay the Leisure Centre's hire charges, new balls, Website Licence, trophy engraving, insurance and any other costs. The League does not do on-line banking as cheques require two signatories - the Treasurer and the Secretary, to prevent fraud.
· Pay cheques in to the Leagues bank account as necessary.
· Produce accounts to present at the annual AGM.
For any further information, the please call Jeremy Jennings, his number is further down this column.
Braintree slip up, twice!! Sampfords claim Div Four
of the League Championship trophy was thrown open as Braintree slipped
up against Gosfield. However, they will still need only defeat Woodham
Mortimer in their final League match of the season to retain the title.
If they slip up again, then the door will be left open for Witham to slide
through and steal the crown. Three Fields and Little Bardfield Village
also registered victories.
Braintree stretched by their Reserves
Bardfield Village may have comfortably breezed through to the second BDICL
Cup Final in three seasons with a 60 run victory over Witham Reserves,
but the holders, Braintree's defence was put under great pressure from
Braintree Reserves. Chasing 122 to win, Braintree 97-2 with only two overs
remaining, but then they hit three consecutive sixes to ease the pressure,
and even they did lose two more wickets in five balls, they got home with
three balls to spare.
Walking for Jake
of 12 of us, including fellow Rayne CC players Mark Sainsbury and David
Bull, are undertaking a continuous 65 mile (106KM) walk around the coast
of the Isle of Wight, raising money for CLIC Sargent in memory of Jake
Whiteside. Jake was a 16 year old member of Rayne CC who sadly lost his
battle with cancer in April 2017. We hope to complete the walk in 24 hours
but it may take a little longer as it’s an extremely long way to
walk and we’re hoping our bodies and feet hold up to the test. Our
team name is JAWS, Jake’s Army of Walkers and so far we have raised
£8,000 which is fantastic, but we’re pushing on towards £10,000,
hence my sharing of this link - Richard Whiteside
Witham close the gap, but Braintree still hold the ace
lead at the top of the League Championship may have been cut from eight
points to five points after Sunday's matches. However, Braintree, importantly,
still have one game in hand over Witham and that keeps them firmly in
the driving seat. Witham defeated Woodham Mortimer by 79 runs, while Braintree
defeated Three Fields by three wickets.
Replacement Officers required at the Annual General Meeting
two months time, Jeremy Jennings, Gill Saggers, and Peter Perkin, as well
as Steve Isaac, will all be standing down from their current roles as
Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary respectively.
Martin Cutmore has allocated Rayne III, Woodham Mortimer Reserves, Little Bardfield Village, and Braintree, the tasks of Umpiring the four Cup Semi-Finals
Hollingsworth made the two Semi-Final draws, and the balls came out of
the bag to produce the following line-ups. The ties to be played on March
Two Reserves into the Semi-Finals
Round ties of the two Cup competitions did throw up some surprising results.
In the BDICL Cup, it was probably not too much of a surprise that Witham
Reserves and Braintree Reserves both won to progress to the Semi-Finals.
Witham Reserves are one place higher than Earls Colne in the Division
Two table, and Braintree Reserves, who are walking away at the top of
Division Two defeated Rayne, who are currently rooted to the foot of Division
One. However, it could probably be described as being against form that
Little Bardfield Village defeated Witham.
Code of Conduct
In recent weeks there are been breaches of the Code of Conduct that applies throughout cricket. Audible bad language reported by spectators, abusive comments made to officials. This has to be curtailed or we may have to take punitive action against the offenders.
An application for membership is coming
Colchester Cavaliers are submitting an application for membership of the League, and being members of the North Essex Cricket Board, we are duty bound to accept their application. It will also mean that, if necessary, then one of the teams currently in Division Four, may have to drop out of the League.
Essex Indoor Cricket Championships, close but no cigar, but......
of the Essex Indoor Cricket Championships were played on Saturday morning,
with Braintree representing ourselves and the North Essex Board. The first
Semi-Final saw Old Brentwoods comfortably defeat Rayleigh, so they would
meet the winners of Braintree against Hutton in the Final.
A new version of CricketStatz has been created and it has added some more statistics that were not previously there. The whole database has been run, and all the files have been uploaded.
Career Records 1981-2017
These have now been completely updated to include last season..
Apologies from the University of Essex
This email comes from a position of embarrassment on the club's part in light of our forfeiture for last Sunday's Braintree fixture. Our designated Braintree captain at the University misread the list of online fixtures and did not realise we had a fixture until he checked the website this morning and saw the post about us not showing up.
Therefore I take this opportunity to sincerely apologise for his serious error and ensure you it will not happen again. I understand how difficult it must be at times to organise the league and us not showing up definitely adds to that.
I hope we did not cause too much hassle by not showing up and I can ensure you we will be present at our next game and umpiring duties on 3rd December.
Braintree College and Terling each with drew one of their teams, and their requests for divisional positions were granted. After much debate the structure for next season will see the Division One have seven teams, each playing each other twice, and the remaining three divisions all having five teams playing each other three times. So every team will have twelve League fixtures next season.
There was also a closing of an unexpected loophole in the player eligibility rules affecting Cup matches. We had omitted to add a rule to restrict players to only playing for one team in Cup competitons, where more than one team from a club is participating in the same Cup competition.
Registration fees were kept at zero, but Steve Isaac still requires teams to submit Registration forms so we have up-to-date contact information.
Teams who make payments by cheque please send them, with the payment form, to Gill Saggers, Primrose Cottage, Upper Beakley Farm, Oak Road, Halstead, CO9 1LX.
who make payments via Internet Banking, please email Gill on email@example.com
when payment is made telling him how much has been paid and which team.
Social media and the Code of Conduct
No player shall use any social networking site to make any offensive comments about any player or any club, another reason is that this would also render the "tweeter" liable to prosecution. Such comments soon spread around the world, and can be seen by more people than those who make such comments realise. I would like to think that our League is like a big friendly club, and that friendly banter is kept to the levels one would normally expect.
Can I also take this opportunity to remind clubs with three teams, that no player who has played in more than two first team matches can then play in a third team match.
Players can, if they so desire, have their pictures on the individual pages. I have already added one to my own Stats pages, and so has one other player. If you would like this then simply email me a jpeg (80 pixels x 80 pixels) and I shall add it. firstname.lastname@example.org
The most common being the following:
1 Leg side wides – Any delivery that will have passed down the leg side of the batsman, in his normal stance, should be called a "wide", if any more deliveries are subsequent in the same over, then they shall be called "no ball". Also can I remind Umpires that any ball pitching off the mat in front of the wicket, shall be called "No ball". This would allow a batsman to move off the mat to strike the ball knowing that it will be called such.
This seasons' statistics
won by the team batting first: 56
These have now been updated.
The 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17, League & Cup Averages are now able to be viewed through the CricketStatz pages.
2009-10 COMBINED AVERAGES
2009-10 LEAGUE AVERAGES
2008-09 COMBINED AVERAGES
2008-09 LEAGUE AVERAGES
2007-08 COMBINED AVERAGES
2006-07 COMBINED AVERAGES
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