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PostHeaderIcon Withdrawal from playing activities

As probably anticipated we had to take the sad decision yesterday evening to suspend the playing activities of the club.

I appreciate everybody’s honesty in the conversations you have had with James and Jason over the past month. It was imperative that we knew the truthful position with availability before the season started, rather than attempt to start the season without adequate playing resources.

Accordingly I have spoken with the Chairman of the Two Counties league this morning and withdrawn us from the competition.

We have decided to keep the club going, the square will be maintained this summer, and all of our equipment retained. However it will be for new leadership to take the club forward, not me, but I hope that one day we will be able to play league cricket again.

I would like to thank you all for your loyalty and support over the past years. Your achievements have been truly fantastic. It cannot have been easy over the past couple of years in particular, to have to play with so many of your team mates lacking both ability and mobility. The results you have delivered in such circumstances have been truly remarkable.

I wish you all the very best for the future. You are, of course, free now to play for any other club of your choosing, once any outstanding subs/match fees have been paid.

You have all been part of a very special story, which has endured for well over 40 years. From being clearly the very worst village cricket club in the area in the mid-1970s, we went on to become one of the very best. Among many highlights were the North Essex 2nd Division championship in 1994 and the 1st Division title in 2011. We have toured Monaco, Scotland and Ireland as well as many to places in England. We have featured on television 3 times, and hosted MCC during a memorable cricket week, celebrating 250 years of cricket in St. Osyth, in 2004.

We had made good progress in the Two Counties, moving up from Division 8 to Division 5. If any consolation can be drawn from this, it is that we have gone out at our highest ever level in the cricketing pyramid, rather than suffer, as have so many clubs in our position, years of relentless relegation and remorse.

Finally, thank you all so very much once again for everything you have achieved and for having contributed to such happiness and success at St. Osyth Cricket Club.

Mark Shuttleworth.

 

PostHeaderIcon 2019 Winter nets

Every Wednesday evening during March at Clacton leisure centre

8:15pm - 9:45pm

 

Can Players please make every effort to be there.

 

PostHeaderIcon 2018 AGM

Our Annual General Meeting will take place in our pavillion at Cowley Park on Wednesday 28th February at 7:30pm

 

With our promotion into Division 5 of the Two Counties league, it's important that we are fully prepared for the challenges that are ahead of us. Therefore the more members that can attend this meeting the better.

 

Please attend if possible.

 

PostHeaderIcon 2018 Fixtures

Below is a list of the upcoming 2018 season fixtures for St. Osyth 1st XI in the 5th division of the Two Counties  

Date          Start   TCL Division 5

Sat 14 Apr  12:30   Hadleigh II (H)
Sat 21 Apr  12:30   Kelvedon & Feering II (H) 
Sat 28 Apr  12:30   Harwich (H)


Sat 05 May  13:00 Worlington II (A) 
Sat 12 May  13:00 Stowupland (H) 
Sat 19 May  13:00 Nowton (H) 
Sat 26 May  13:00 Needham Market (A) 

Sat 02 Jun  13:00 Witham (H) 
Sat 09 Jun  13:00 Brightlingsea (A) 
Sat 16 Jun  13:00 Ipswich II (H) 
Sat 23 Jun  13:00 Earl Stonham (A) 
Sat 30 Jun  13:00 Hadleigh II (A)


Sat 07 Jul  13:00 Kelvedon & Feering II (A) 
Sat 14 Jul  13:00 Harwich (A) 
Sat 21 Jul  13:00 Worlington (H) 
Sat 28 Jul  13:00 Stowupland (A)


Sat 04 Aug  13:00 Nowton (A) 
Sat 11 Aug  13:00 Needham Market (H) 
Sat 18 Aug  12:30 Witham II (A) 
Sat 25 Aug  12:30 Brightlingsea (H)

Sat 01 Sep  12:30 Ipswich II (A)

Sat 08 Sep  12:30 Earl Stonham (H)

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 16 January 2018 00:09 )

 

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