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10 Jun 2014 : FOOD MENU FOR TEAS
If you are buying the food for tea this is a suggestion of what you might get. Feel free to change if you wish - but it must not total more than £40.00!!
  1. 4 x loaves of bread (2 x white, 2 x brown)
  2. Tub of Flora or equivalent
  3. 3 x pints of semi-skimmed milk
  4. Pack of cheese
  5. Jar of pickle
  6. Pot of Mayonnaise
  7. Pack of ham
  8. 2 x tins of tuna
  9. Tin of sweetcorn
  10. 6 x HARD-BOILED EGGS (need to be taken to ground hard-boiled)
  11. Sausage rolls
  12. 2 x pots of Coronation Chicken
  13. Cheap crisps
  14. Cress, cucumber, cherry Tomatoes
  15. Fruit - melon, grapes, strawberries
  16. 4 x blocks of cake (Madeira, fruit etc)
  17. 3 x Chocolate Swiss Rolls

23 Sep 2013 : The Sun Sets on 2013 season!
As the season drew to a close on a slightly colder and wetter day than we expected, we gathered to try and regain the Harrison Hancock trophy from Anson St George.

We lost the toss and were forced to bowl first. We started with Graham removing Lee first ball of the match and taking a second wicket in that over 0 for 2 after 1 over. We remaind on top for the next 20 odd overs. Chipping away, taking the odd wicket and Sunny bowling very tightly. Towards the end though we lost a bit of concentration and bowled too many wides and missed a few balls in the field. This changed what should have been a 125/130 chase into a 150 chase. Still manageable but it was a damp track and we know they are a strong bowling side!

Harry and Steve got us off to a decent start working hard against good bowling and a seaming ball. We lost Steve LBW and then Harry in the same fashion! Mark got the ball of the season and we were in serious trouble. Graham was sticking it out waiting for the bad ball. Eventually this came and it was hit straight down deep square legs throat. Fraser went next and the Cup was looking well out of reach. Sunny and Alan got us back into the game with a 60 partnership but their fielding was good and the run rate was climbing.

Eventually Alan had to hit out and was caught in the deep and Gus was castled first ball. A few swipes from Malcolm and Colin but the game and the cup were lost again.

The curry provided by Coopersale players and wives which followed was exceptional! We may have over-catered but it was all lovely - Sunny probably made enough to feed both teams, the spectators and half the village!

Thanks to the generosity of the players and Anson's contribution, we raised £165.00 for Help For Heroes which is a great effort.

Help for Heroes Donation.pdf

This has been the best season we have had in years. 20 games scheduled all of which were played and all of which we had 11 players for! We didn't start brilliantly but eventually won 12 games and lost 8. The new players, Harry, Mark, Steve, Sunny, Skudder, Angad and Melvyn have breathed new life into us and made playing a lot more fun again .

So we lost the cup, for once we can say for definite that there's always next year!

Thanks for playing, see you for ground duty!!!

15 Jul 2013 : August Bank Holiday Weekend
Hi Guys,

We have been invited to play in a 20/20 tournament against Mark and Steve Rynns' team and one other side on Monday 26th August.

It will be 2 games of 20/20 over he course of the day.

The venue is about 10/15 minutes west of Chelmsford.

Could you please let me know if you would be available for this so we can let Mark know - it is important we let him know asap.



08 Jul 2013 : 4 from 4!!
Coopersale Cricket Club have won 4 from 4 after their recent win against Chigwell and Hainault at Brickfield Road on the 7/7/2013.

Set 160 to win in a 35 over match by the opposition, after Neil lost the toss and was asked to field in the heat.

Superb efforts with the bat by Graham H ( 91 no ) and Steve H ( 37 no ) saw Coopersale home with 9 overs to spare and by 9 wkts. 

28 Apr 2013 : First Match
This time next week we will have played our first game! Availabilities are needed for next Sunday immediately.

Ground is nearly ready but the clubhouse is still in need of a lot of sorting out including stocking the bar!!!

Volunteers are still needed to help Gus who has been working manfully to get it into shape. There are a few who have not done anything as yet!!!

If you are able to help let me know asap.

Colin, Flash and I will have the pitch and outfield ready - we just need helpers for the inside.

Lets look forward to a really good year including a sharing of the workload!


11 Apr 2013 : AGM, Nets & Ground
The AGM shall be held in the Forest Gate Pub and we have decided next Thursday at 8.00pm is as good a time as any.

Please let me know if you can or cannot make it.

We have 3 nets sessions left and so far they have gone well. Hopefully we can maintain the enthusiasm into the season.

With the season in mind, the sooner we get up tot he ground the better.

Some of us will be up there from 10.00am this Saturday to start work on the square and clubhouse so please let me know if you can come too as many hands will make lighter work and my back is still iffy!


26 Feb 2013 : Nets

Reminder Guys that we are starting nets tomorrow at 8.00pm.

The address is:

HECCSport Centre for Cricket,
Tharbies Farm,
Rook End,
High Wych,
CM21 0LL

I would suggest that we meet at the Harlow Mill in the carpark at about 7.40 and we can all follow Gus from there.

I will be driving so can pick a few people up too on a first to ask basis.

Let me know if you are coming.


17 Jan 2013 : Saturdays Dinner
Hi Troops,

If you have any Trophies please bring them on Saturday. If you won the Toilet award last year, don't forget you need to dish it out on Saturday night. I can't remember who was awarded it so please let me know if you can.......

Clocktower restaurant 7.30 for 8.00

Choose on the night from this menu

Clocktower menu.pdf

Cost is £26.00 per head + drinks and tips.

If you have to cancel or are delayed for any reason please let me know on 07816 880489.

Sadly our leader will not be with us as he is still suffering with Viral Meningitis!  We wish you well Nelly!!!!

Those confirmed as coming are:

Anne & Dave
Graham & Katie
Mick & Elinor
Colin & Lucy
John & Carey
Rod & Janet
Jason & Sarah
Fraser & Terry
Alan & Angela
Gus & Partner (Sorry but I have a terrible memory for names)
Sam S
Paul B
Mark H
Jack S
Mark R
Peter K

I believe a few people may be meeting in the Duke of Wellington beforehand but please make sure you arrive at the restaurant on time.

Looking forward to seeing you all and having a splendid night.

13 Aug 2012 : Cracking win!
Old Sectonians a re a nice bunch of blokes and whe they won the toss and asked us to bat I was pretty made up as I did not fancy us fielding in that heat.

So started a cricket match with more ups and downs than Victoria Pendleton at the Olympic games!
Ball 1 - Sam hits a single
Ball 2 - Jack hits a four
Ball 3 - Jack nicks off and is out
Ball 4 - Mark Rynn nicks of and is out
Ball 5 - Hat trick ball and I play it safely to backward square leg only to look up and see Sam charging like a mad rhino calling run. It was suicidal and so 3 wickets in 3 balls.
Ball 6 - Safely played by Alan in his best defensive pose!
So 1 over in and we are 5 for 3!!! Did we panic? were we worried? did we expect to be home in time for the 4.00pm news headliines? Yes to all three but I went into "they shall not pass mode" while the dancing cavalier Hodgson at least got the inning goings with a brusque 36 at which point he was bowled by a slow full bunger with the score on 59.
Flash game and went for 7, undone by a good slower ball and Laurie game in defending stoutly in a 28 run partnership till he misjudged the length and line was LBW sweeping for 9.
I was beginning to see the ball by now but they brought on their secret weapon. A genuine quick who was happy to bang it and I have the brusies to prove it! So with a good spinner on at one end and a genuine fast bowler on at the other and us still not on 100 it was a challenge. Gus was undone by a good off break but Malcolm dug in and we put on another 27 before he was also cleaned up for 7 runs. Score now 126.
Don't care how quick this geezer is, it's time to tee off thinks I! In his last 3 over he was smote for 33 runs including one of the biggest 6's I can ever remember hitting down the ground. Colin and I put on 33 before he was cleaned up and then I nicked one behind and was out for 86 to leave Paul high and dry with us all out for 159. A good recovery from 5 for 3 but we still reckoned it was 30 runs short of a decent score.

Flash was carted for 4 first ball of his spell and which woke him up a bit and my first ball was so wide there was not a keeper on the planet who could have stopped it but then we both found a bit of rhythm and eventually made some breakthroughs getting rid of both openers with the score on 22. The game then went flat, they were accumulating but we did look like taking wickets without it quite happening.
I decided it was time for Alan's introduction and this turned out to be a very good move, wickets in overs 1, 2 4 and 5 and with Sam replacing Tony and bowling his own brand of swingy medium pacers he picked up a wicket in each of his first 2 overs also. They had lost 6 wickets for just 32 runs in 8 overs.

With one wicket needed as they only 10 men we were frustrated for a while till Alan produced a slow straight one and the guy was plum LBW and the game was ours. Alan took 5 for 30 and Sam 2 for 18. The fielding was mostly good, a few blemishes but who cares we won!

The cock hat was awarded to Colin for losing a straight foot race in the field to Gus (yes really and it happened twice)!

Well done all for sticking at it and it goes down as a serious get out of jail match and just goes to show what can happen if you don't just give it away even when you start as badly as we did! 

14 Jul 2012 : Summer at Coopersale!
Summer at Coopersale!We might need to think of a new sport to play at Coopersale.

Any suggestions please post!