Bittersweet

Two Essex teams battled through to the ECF Finals, the same two teams which were successful in a double championships last year, U2050 and U1450. On this occasion, one title gained by default, the other lost by a margin, makes for a bittersweet experience. The U2050 FInal was conceded by Warwickshire the day before the […]

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U2050 Final is off!

Essex retain U2050 national Championship, by default Due to have been played Saturday, 1 July, against Warwickshire, at Staines, Warwicks have conceded the match as they were unable to raise a full team. So, a complete contrast to Essex’ come-from-behind victory in the 2022 Final against Surrey. Essex retain the U2020 national Championship, but to […]

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Knockout R1: Match A

Played 26 June 2023, at Chelmsford CC Board CHELSMFORD R1 R2 Loughton 1 White, Russell P 2061 (B, W) 1-0 0-1 Bowmer, Kevin 2029 (W, B) 2 Myall, Ivan J 2012 ½-½ 1-0 Stirling, William J 1931 3 Chandler, David C 1877 1-0 ½-½ Middleton, Stephen 1822 4 Smith, Ryan M 1962 1-0 1-0 Malinik, […]

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Knockout R1: Match E

Payed 27 June 2023, at Wanstead Board Wanstead B R1 R2 BASILDON 1 Whitton, Terry D 1896 (W, B) 0-1 1-0 Somogyi, Tamas 2139 (B, W) 2 Staniland, Philip 1852 1-0 1-0 Gedvilas, Arunas 1911 3 Barclay, Paul R 1726 ½-½ 0-1 Staff, Robbie 1891 4 Karacsony, Istvan 1631 1-0 0-1 Savin, Paul A 1823 […]

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Knockout R1: Match B

Played 22 June 2023 at Barking CC. Board Barking B R1 R2 WANSTEAD A 1 Clow, Ken W 1705 0-1 0-1 Spearman, David 2233 2 Berkley, Stephen W 1659 0-1 0-1 Cawdery, John 2017 3 Wickham, Michael 1924 0-1 0-1 Freeman, Ashley 1976 4 Sinha, Anup 1691 1-0 0-1 Hunnable, Ian D 1994 5 Default […]

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Knockout R1: Match C

Played 19 June 2023, at Ilford CC Board ILFORD R1 R2 Wanstead C 1 Barton, Tom A 1893 (W, B) 1-0 0-1 Diniz Afonso, Davi 1720 (B, W) 2 Ghose, Rahul 1871 0-1 1-0 Nickals, Peter A 1640 3 Twitchell, Neville H 1850 1-0 1-0 Lataille, Matthias 1635 4 Subramanian, Venkatesh 1899 1-0 1-0 Li, […]

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In memory of Syd Kalinsky

Tomorrow, 18 June 2023, we shall be holding the double event of the Essex Team Blitz and the ECA Lightning Championship, at Ilford CC’s venue at the Redbridge Social Centre. “Team Blitz and Lightning” day was sponsored by the late Syd Kalinsky since 1997. This, the first such event since his passing, is being held […]

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What a semi-final that was!

Essex U1850 having bowed out in their match against Yorkshire, on 13 May, the other three Essex teams each contested their Semi-Finals – a triple header against Yorks – in Syston on 10 June. ECF U2050 SF: Yorks 6½-9½ Essex – ESSEX TO THE FINAL!At Syston, Leics. 10 Jun 2023. From Mark Murrell. Outrated on […]

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Essex Knockout 2023

The Essex Knockout is under way with the same 10 teams as last year, save that Writtle are entering as Chelmsford (many members are common to both clubs and entering as Chelmsford allows access to a few more players). In the early years of the competition in its current Rapid format, Chelmsford entered in addition […]

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ECF County Championships

With apologies for lateness, we catch up on the ECF County Championships. ECF QF U1850: Yorks 9-7 EssexPlayed 13 May 2023 At some stage in this year’s competition all the Essex teams face Yorkshire. For the U1850 team this was at the QF stage. Yorks had a slight edge on ratings of just 29 points […]

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