A quick update ahead of the weekend.
Well done to Hornchurch who have managed to qualify the Regional Finals of the Vitality T20 cup after some fantastic wins against Potters Bar and Horsford last Sunday. The next round of the cup is on Bank Holiday Sunday.
They are not the only team with big games approaching, Brentwood has made it to the semi final of the Bertie Joel Cup, taking on Spencer from Surrey this Sunday.
Good luck to these teams for the remainder of the competitions.
HFEL Premier League Team beat EAPL at Chelmsford
Thanks to all the players and supporters who turned out at Chelmsford on Monday evening. After the EAPL beat the Women’s Essex League team in the first match the HFEL men’s team had a dramatic last-ball victory over the EAPL in the 2nd match. Chasing 193 to win, Benjamin Parry from Hutton swept the final ball of the match for 4. This followed some great performances notably from Omar Akram of Loughton who took 5 wickets and scored a 50.
Thanks to all involved for organising and we hope to have more opportunities like this again in the future.
Overs Matches Start This Saturday
We are back to Overs games from this Saturday and for the remainder of the season.
As mentioned earlier in the week there is different start times for 1st and 2nd XI games for the last four games due to potential light issues.
1st XI Divisions - 11.30am start
2nd XI Divisions - 12noon start
All Other Divisions - 12.30pm start
All times are correct on Play Cricket.
1st and 2nd XIs should also make sure to have the correct Duckworth Lewis software and hardware required for the matches.
Full rules and regs can be found here https://www.essexcricket.com/pages/page_34628/Rules-and-Regulations.aspx
Everyone will be aware of the continued hot weather and warnings that have been issued. Please make sure to have regular drinks breaks during matches this weekend.
As ever if there are any questions please get in touch.