East Anglian Premier Cricket League

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23 Apr 2017 : EAPL Results Week One
Saturday 22nd April 2017

Bury St Edmunds v Great Witchingham

Played at Victory Ground

Great Witchingham 254 for 8 in 50 Overs James Spellman76 J Hale 56

Bury St Edmunds 202 for 8 in 50 overs (M Comber 63)

Great Witchingham (25 points) beat Bury St Edmunds (7 Points) by 52 Runs  

Copdock & Old Ipswichian v Cambridge Granta

Played at Old London Roald

Copdock & Old Ipswichian 271 for 3 in 50 overs (M Cull 100, J Mickleburgh 88, J Beaumont 59)

Cambridge Granta 272 for 9 in 50 overs (M Pepper 65 J Atkinson 94)

Cambridge Granta (25 points) beat Copdock and Old Ipswichian (9 points) by 1 wicket

Frinton-On-Sea v Norwich

Played at Ashlyns Road

110 all out in 32.3 overs)

Frinton-On-Sea 114 for 7 in 32.2 overs  

Frinton-On-Sea (25 points) beat Norwich (3 points) by 3 wickets

Mildenhall v Vauxhall Mallards

Played at Wamill Way

Vauxhall Mallards 230 all out   in 49.1 overs)

Mildenhall 235 for 6 in 45.5 overs

Mildenhall (25 points) beat Vauxhall Mallards (7 points) by four wickets  

Sudbury v Burwell

Played at Friars Street

Burwell 174 for 8 in 50 overs 

Sudbury 178 for 4 in 41.2 overs (T Huggins 61)

Sudbury (25 points) beat Burwell (3 points) by 6 wickets             

Swardeston v Horsford 

Played at The Common 

Horsford 162 all out in 44.4 overs (L Findlay 56)

Swardeston 164 for 6 in 32overs (P Lambert 62)

Swardeston (25 points) beat Horsford (4 points) by 4 wickets

03 Apr 2017 : Lashings at Copdock & Old Ipswichian CC
Lashings at Copdock & Old Ipswichian CC

Copdock & Old Ipswichian Cricket Club are hosting a Lashings fixture on Wednesday 5th July.

More info - Click HERE

27 Mar 2017 : EAPL Umpire Appoinments (April/May 2017)

The EAPL Umpire appointments for the first 2 months of the 2017 have been released.

View them here today by using the link below.


01 Mar 2017 : EAPL Playing Regulations 2017

The playing rules/regulations ahead of the 2017 season have been released.

Please use the link below to view them today.


21 Feb 2017 : Is The Forty Club For You?
Is The Forty Club For You?The historic aim of the Club since foundation in 1936 has been ‘to take cricket to the schools’ by offering fixtures against experienced cricketers who would encourage the young cricketers to play the game to the highest standards of performance and behaviour, and in the best spirit of the game. Nowadays, most of the 130 or so schools, colleges and youth XIs that we play are able to enjoy the services of professional coaching so we leave the performance side of the game to them. Meanwhile the Forty Club will continue to encourage the qualities of the Spirit of Cricket, to encourage the young men and women to play cricket, stay in the game, enjoy it, develop their skills and to recognise and applaud good performance.

We play midweek and Sunday cricket all over UK at some of the finest grounds, playing some 130 fixtures a season against Colleges, Schools and Youth XIs, plus another 80 against clubs. We usually organise 2 overseas tours a year and hold an annual dinner at a prestigious venue in London.

Here in The Eastern Counties District [Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambs, Beds.] we have 26 fixtures planned for 2017.

Please click on the link below for full information including membership fees, how to sign up and key contact details.

Is The Forty Club For You.pdf

25 Nov 2016 : RIP Steve Read

It is with the greatest sadness and regret that we have to announce the passing of Horsford Cricket Club Chairman Steve Read after a long battle against illness .

The deepest sympathy of the Officers and all at the East Anglian Premier League is extended to his wife Isobel and all of Steve's family and friends. He will be sorely missed.

20 Oct 2016 : ECB National T20 & 45 Over Competition Dates 2017

The dates for next seasons ECB Club Competitions have been released. View them here today.

ECB National Club Championship 2017
Provisional Dates
Round Scheduled Date: Wet Weather Reserve Date
First 23rd April 2017 (Play by 29 April) 30th April 2017 (Can be earlier if agreed)
Second 14th May 2017 21st May 2017
Third 4th June 2017 11th June 2017
Fourth (Group Final) 25th June 2017 2nd July 2017
Fifth 16th July 2017 23rd July 2017
Quarter-Final 6th August 2017 13th August 2017
Semi-Final 27th August 2017 3rd September 2017
Final 17th September 2017 24th September 2017
ECB National Club T20 2017
Provisional Dates
Round Scheduled Date: Wet Weather Reserve Date
Area Finals Sunday 30th July 2017 N/A
Quarter-Finals Sunday 13th August 2017 N/A
Finals TBC TBC

10 Oct 2016 : Change Of Playing Format For EAPL - Starting In 2017!
The League Annual General Meeting of the East Anglian Premier League took place at Mildenhall CC on Monday 10th October .

The Officers and Management Committee remain unchanged .

There was however one fundamental change to the playing format for 2017 .

A proposal from Norwich CC that half the games be played in under 50 win lose rules and half the games be played under the current 120 over format was passed by 10 votes to 2.

Therefore in 2017 the first five games and the last six will be played under the 50 over format and the middle 11 under the current format .

The Management Committee to review and decide the points structure

18 Sep 2016 : Swardeston beaten by South Northumberland in Royal London Club Championship
Swardeston beaten by South Northumberland in Royal London Club Championship

The south Norfolk villagers were pitched into action in a national final for the second time this season and made a fantastic start to their Royal London Club Championship final.

South Northumberland wicketkeeper Rob Peyton was dismissed for just one from Michael Eccles’ third ball of the day, wafting at a speedy delivery and edging to Joe Gatting.

The North East Premier League side lost their second wicket two balls later, Jonny Craigs being bowled by Eccles for a duck to leave his side at one for two and in big trouble.

However, the Bulls had captain Marcus North in next, a former Australia Test player who had played in the heat of Ashes matches. The 37-year-old joined Adam Heather in the middle and the pair put on 72 for the third wicket to steady the innings.

Eccles had dropped Heather off the bowling of skipper Mark Thomas in the 20th over but was let off the hook two overs later when Jordan Taylor caught North off the bowling of Thomas.

Soon after, in-form 19-year-old Matt Taylor began his nine-over spell – and what a spell it was, with the Northamptonshire second XI player in familiar surroundings at the County Ground.

He started with South Northumberland at 82-3 and finished with figures of four for 28, with the Bulls on 135 for eight, with Jordan Taylor also taking an excellent run-out from his bowling.

Eccles returned to dismiss their opponents for 159, wicketkeeper Stephen Gray running out Jonny Wightman off the penultimate ball.

It looked a very realistic target but from the moment opener Peter Lambert skied Stephen Humble’s opening delivery to be caught, it was all downhill.

Swardeston slumped to eight for three, with star batsman Gatting being dismissed second ball to a swinging delivery from Wightman. Lewis Denmark provided the only real fight with a 48-ball 34 but Thomas’s side were bowled out for 84.

It was a painful 75-run defeat but finished a superb campaign which saw a fifth consecutive EAPL title won, as well as the Carter Cup and the Natwest Club T20.

12 Sep 2016 : EAPL Results - Week Twenty Two

Burwell v Bury St Edmunds

Played at Mingay Park

Match abandoned without a ball being bowled, 7 points each.

Copdock & Old Ipswichian v Cambridge Granta

Played at Old London Road

Copdock & Old Ipswichian 304 for 5 in 64 overs (D.Botha 103, C.Warn 91no)

Cambridge Granta 165 for 5 (M.Pepper 77)

Copdock & Old Ipswichian (15 points) drew with Cambridge Granta (6 points)

Frinton on Sea v Swardeston

Played at Ashlyns Road

Swardeston 293 for 7 declared in 44 overs (J.Gatting 79, M.Taylor 59, P.Lambert 50no)

Frinton on Sea 294 for 8 in 57 overs (T.Benn 82no, J.Holmes 65no, M.Taylor 4 for 32)

Frinton on Sea (25 points) beat Swardeston (14 points) by 2 wickets

Great Witchingham v Vauxhall Mallards

Played at Walcis Park

Match abandoned without a ball being bowled, 7 points each.

Horsford v Woolpit

Played at Manor Park

Match abandoned without a ball being bowled, 7 points each.

Norwich v Sudbury

Played at Postwick

Norwich 221 all out in 50.1 overs (S.Mishra 67, D.Melton 5 for 44, T.Huggins 4 for 50)

Sudbury 90 all out in 25.3 overs (AM.Watson 4 for 19, AA.Watson 4 for 33)

Norwick (30 points) beat Sudbury (5 points) by 131 runs