Club news

21:23 on 18 Jul 2017 by Chris
SOSEMTCC will be playing a T20 vs Southend United on Wednesday, 26th July at the park. The game will start at 5:30pm.

The Southend United team will include a number of the first team squad and will be available for photos and autographs.

The bar will be open from 4pm. There will also be food available.
09:36 on 28 May 2016 by Chris
Sadly, Dave Watkins passed away last week.

His funeral service will be at All Saints Church in Stock at 2pm on Thursday 2nd June.

Everyone at the club sends best wishes to his family.
10:18 on 02 May 2016 by Chris
Many congratulations to our winners of the club awards for their contributions to the successful 2015 season on and off the field;
Most Runs:- Phil Gray
Most wickets:- Mike Gridley
Chairmans Award:- Claire Titmuss
Clubperson Award:- Martin Robbins

Flowers were also presented to Claire Titmuss for all her efforts in organising our youth section, and to Christine Robbins, Bridie Kearney, and Belinda Enderby for the wonderful teas each week.

Well done to everyone who continues to support the club and making it officially the most welcoming club in the league.
19:50 on 11 Dec 2015 by Chris
It is with great sadness I inform you of the passing of club member Richard Wiggins. He's given his time generously every season since since the merger however his affinity with Southend on Sea CC goes back many years. While I appreciate what a club man he was, I have asked Rob Dinmore, who's known Richard far longer than I to say a few words.

Chris





It is a great honour to be asked by the chairman to write a few words about Richard Wiggins who sadly passed away recently.

Richard has been part of Southend-on-Sea & EMT C.C. (prior to the merger part of Southend-on-Sea C.C.) for 20+ years. He initially came to help document the clubs history & produce comprehensive playing statistics (past and present) which he did with great efficiency. Richard has been a regular supporter of all teams of the club frequently coming to matches and would often score for teams if the regular scorer was unavailable. He was a generous man, not only by the time but was also devoted to the club financially, this was reflected when in 2013 he won the 100 club draw and donated all the 500 pounds winning back to the club.

Richard superseded me as Club Person of the year award in 2003 and I could not think of a more deserving person of this accolade.

Richard was also affiliated with Wickford CC and a regular supporter of that club. In his spare time Richard also devoted his efforts to help those people less fortunate than himself. He was the Publicity Officer & Scorer for the Essex Disability Cricket Association (EDCA) and he also belonged to several groups involved in Human Rights and helping asylum seekers in the Southend area to start a new life free from the persecution and horrible atrocities they had encountered in their home countries.

Richard was an extremely nice, genuine, selfless, humble man and it was both a pleasure & a honour to have know him, he will be greatly missed by both myself and the club.

Rob Dinmore
16:54 on 14 Aug 2015 by Chris
What a great week. Set off for Chester on Sunday meeting all the lads at Watford Gap where the entertainment began with Enderby dropping his McDonald's all over the floor.

Arrived at our first cricket club at Sandbach and straight away realised that we were up north as the pitch was next door to a pig farm. Put my money on Sam to be top runscorer on tour (result!), and after an easy win we made our way to our hotel in Chester, donned my Hawaiian shirt, and made for the local bar. Left the lads at 1am who went on to another bar and staggered back to my room and desperately tried to stop the room from spinning for the next hour. Woke up with a heavy head and realised the buggers had stuck me in the disabled room. Whilst everyone else had nice double beds I had a midgets bed and a wet room!

Monday was a great day in Liverpool. Whilst many managed to visit 18 pubs my group found a nice spot at a pub at Albert Docks and went on to a crazy golf course where I spanked the lot of them. What a great city Liverpool is.

Tuesday saw us travel to Neston where we narrowly lost our only game on tour but think we were all in shock at how fantastic the ground was and after we had all taken advantage of the carvery next door. I couldn't handle another session out so after getting fined for getting lost on the Chester Wall walk, where apparently it's impossible to get lost I left them all at midnight to go back to enjoy another evening in my luxurious room as they all went clubbing.

Wednesday was my last day and we went to Chester Baughton Hall who are the National champions and this ground was even better than Neston. Turned out to be a comfortable win though played on another day of glorious sunshine. Spent the evening at the club watching a great Pompey victory on the telly and then set off home. Shame some had money on Derby. Very spooky driving on the M6 toll road at 1am and not seeing another car for 30 miles.

Thursday I spent back in my own grown up bed recovering. The lads I left behind had one more game, in Wales, and another comfortable win.

Can honestly say it's been brilliant. Spearsy organised it all superbly, got to know a great set of lads who did Southend proud, visited some fantastic cricket grounds, and pubs, and had such a laugh. There are of course loads of stories but what goes on on tour, stays on tour. Green army.
09:28 on 07 Jul 2015 by Chris
As you're probably aware, some significant drainage has work been undertaken at Southchurch Park by the council. It has involved digging trenches at regular intervals across the whole field. It has left the state of the outfield, in many areas, in a substandard condition for playing cricket.

Our committee, along with the committee at Old Southendians, are working very hard with the council to improve and rectify the situation as soon as possible. The council have committed continuously fill the trenches where the soil sinks. They have already seeded all of the trenches with quick growing grass seed and promised to irrigate the trenches regularly in order to return the outfield to a suitable state in the minimum time. While we will be monitoring their progress and pushing where required, there is a limited amount we can actually do at this time.

The work was undertaken by the council with minimum notice and no consultation with either Southend on Sea & EMT or Old Southendians. It leaves us in a position where getting the park back up to scratch is our main priority after which, we'll follow up with the council how we can proceed to work with them in the future.

I will report back with any further developments.

If you have any questions, please use the contact form on this website.
19:51 on 06 May 2015 by Chris
So... it was a dark and stormy night!!!

On a extremely windy night at Chalkwell park the u15A team played a 1st round Peters Cup match against Westcliff.

Captain Shane Bottrill managed to lose the toss and we were inserted. After a brisk start from Tom Robinson (19) 3 wickets fell quickly. There then followed an excellent partnership between

Shane Bottrill (35) and Euan Sykes (38 n.o) together with a cameo roll from Lucas Marriott (4 n.o.) which steered the team to a competitive 111/4 off their 20 overs.

Westcliff went  into bat but the opening bowling combination of Cameron Butcher and Shane Bottrill had them well behind the asking rate.

However, Westcliff had planned for this and had held back their bigger hitters. Excellent support bowling from Lucas Wiggins, ( 2 wickets),  Finlay Cunningham, Shameer Ejaz & Sam Stains (all 1 a piece) saw us steadily taking wickets and had us still ahead going into the final 2 overs. The team fielded well with good catches from Shameer, Euan and Shane.

 Conditions were now very dark and freezing cold...on came Ben Saggers and Shameer Ejaz to bowl the last 2 overs. They both held their nerve  very well and the victory was ours. A special mention for Buster Townley who kept very well taking a sharp catch behind the stumps and only conceded 1 bye.

Bowling Figures

S. Bottrill     4 overs 1 mdn 1 wck for 5 runs

C. Butcher    4 overs  0 mdns  0 wck for 15 runs

L. Wiggins     4 overs  0 mdns  2 wckt  for 21 runs

F. Cunningham 4 overs 0 mdns  1 wck for 27 runs

S. Ejaz         2 overs 0 mdns 1 wck for 16 runs

S Staines     1over 0 mdns 1 wckt for 11 runs

B. Saggers    1 over 0 Mdns 0 wckt  for 7 runs

A big thank you to our Frozen coach Kevin Grant & the scorers Tom Bottrill and Daniel Ingham.

A special thank you to all the parents and supporters who came along tonight to see this great win!!

On to round 2 next week which will be Rankins at home (Ekco)  date to be confirmed.
10:22 on 04 Apr 2015 by Chris

As you're all aware, with our fantastic new backing from Paul Robinson solicitors, it has resulted in a new shirt and kit for the 2015 season and into the next few years.

Due to the nature of the sponsorship, the club is in a fortunate position to be able to subsidise part of the playing shirts.

The cost of your new shirt is just £16.

It is vital that we get as many club members in the new shirts as possible. The new shirts look fantastic.

We are also privileged that we continue our partnership with our other major sponsors, Inchcape Volkswagen, RTH Stairs and Safe Fire Protection.

We will be placing an order on April 16th, so if you would like one of the new fantastic new playing shirts, can you please contact Joe Robbins (pompeyfanjoe@hotmail.co.uk) with your size and for further details.

Failure to order your shirt before this date, will mean that the shirts will be back at full price and able to be ordered via our new kit suppliers, Fenton Sports.

All our other brand new kit is available on the Fentons website, see the link below. There is some really great stuff on there at very reasonable prices.


SEA SEA SEA SIDERS
18:23 on 30 Mar 2015 by Chris
It is with great pleasure we announce our new main club sponsor - Paul Robinson Solicitors.

The sponsorship will aid the club and its facilities in order to deliver the best possible cricket for the members.

Part of the sponsorship will allow club members to purchase the new club shirts at a reduced rate. Details of how to purchase will be sent to members in due course.

In the meantime, we'd like to thank the guys at Paul Robinson for their support and we look forward to seeing them down the club through the summer.

16:34 on 31 Jan 2015 by Jeff
1st XI Division 1
Date Opponents H/A
09-May Upminster A
16-May Orsett H
23-May Harlow A
30-May Hainault & Clayhall H
06-Jun Hutton A
13-Jun Hadleigh & Thundersley A
20-Jun Shenfield H
27-Jun Woodford Wells A
04-Jul Hornchurch H
11-Jul Upminster H
18-Jul Orsett A
25-Jul Harlow H
01-Aug Hainault & Clayhall A
08-Aug Hutton H
15-Aug Hadleigh & Thundersley H
22-Aug Shenfield A
29-Aug Woodford Wells H
05-Sep Hornchurch A
2nd XI Premier Division
Date Opponents H/A
09-May Upminster H
16-May Wanstead & Snaresbrook A
23-May Chelmsford H
30-May South Woodford H
06-Jun Colchester & East Essex H
13-Jun Shenfield H
20-Jun Woodford Wells A
27-Jun Brentwood H
04-Jul Chingford A
11-Jul Upminster A
18-Jul Wanstead & Snaresbrook H
25-Jul Chelmsford A
01-Aug South Woodford H
08-Aug Colchester & East Essex A
15-Aug Shenfield A
22-Aug Woodford Wells H
29-Aug Brentwood A
05-Sep Chingford H
3rd XI Division 1
Date Opponents H/A
09-May Loughton 3rd XI A
16-May Upminster 4th XI H
23-May Chingford 3rd XI A
30-May South Woodford 3rd XI H
06-Jun Colchester & East Essex 3rd XI A
13-Jun Hornchurch 3rd XI H
20-Jun Wanstead & Snaresbrook 4th XI A
27-Jun Ilford 3rd XI A
04-Jul Chelmsford 4th XI H
11-Jul Loughton 3rd XI H
18-Jul Upminster 4th XI A
25-Jul Chingford 3rd XI H
01-Aug South Woodford 3rd XI A
08-Aug Colchester & East Essex 3rd XI H
15-Aug Hornchurch 3rd XI A
22-Aug Wanstead & Snaresbrook 4th XI H
29-Aug Ilford 3rd XI H
05-Sep Chelmsford 4th XI A
6th XI Division 2
Date Opponents H/A
09-May Belhus 4th XI H
16-May Ilford 4th XI A
23-May Stanford Le Hope 4th XI H
30-May Old Southendians 4th XI A
06-Jun Basildon & Pitsea 4th XI H
13-Jun Harlow Town 4th XI A
20-Jun Hornchurch 5th XI H
27-Jun Hadleigh & Thundersley 4th XI H
04-Jul Hainault & Clayhall 5th XI A
11-Jul Belhus 4th XI A
18-Jul Ilford 4th XI H
25-Jul Stanford Le Hope 4th XI A
01-Aug Old Southendians 4th XI H
08-Aug Basildon & Pitsea 4th XI A
15-Aug Harlow Town 4th XI H
22-Aug Hornchurch 5th XI A
29-Aug Hadleigh & Thundersley 4th XI A
05-Sep Hainault & Clayhall 5th XI H
15:07 on 24 Dec 2014 by Jeff
T Rippon 1st XI, Division 5

Date Opponents H/A
02-May Rayleigh 3 H
09-May Great Waltham 2 A
16-May Sandon Sports 1 H
23-May St Johns Billericay 1   A
30-May Sth Woodham Ferr 1  A
06-Jun Brookweald 2 H
13-Jun Havering-A-Bower 2   A
20-Jun Rayne 1 H
27-Jun Galleywood 1 A
04-Jul Rayleigh 3 A
11-Jul Great Waltham 2 H
18-Jul Sandon Sports 1 A
25-Jul St Johns Billericay 1 H
01-Aug Sth Woodham Ferr 1 H
08-Aug Brookweald 2 A
15-Aug Havering-A-Bower 2 H
22-Aug Rayne 1 A
29-Aug Galleywood 1 H

T Rippon 2ndXI, Division 9

Date Opponents H/A
02-May Hornchurch Ath 3 A
09-May Old Chelmsfordians 3 H
16-May East Hann & Gt Bur 2  A
23-May Thurrock 3 H
30-May Broomfield 2 H
06-Jun Goresbrook 3 A
13-Jun Eastwood 3 H
20-Jun Tillingham 2 A
27-Jun Burnham Sports 2 H
04-Jul Hornchurch Ath 3 H
11-Jul Old Chelmsfordians 3  A
18-Jul East Hann & Gt Bur 2 H
25-Jul Thurrock 3 A
01-Aug Broomfield 2 A
08-Aug Goresbrook 3 H
15-Aug Eastwood 3 A
22-Aug Tillingham 2 H
29-Aug Burnham Sports 2 A









11:39 on 02 Dec 2014 by stuart
Thanks to everyone who attended the dinner dance on Saturday night. It was a fantastic night with some great food supplied by Genting Club Westcliff and even better entertainment provided by the sensational Kat Price. I hope you all had a brilliant time and those of you who missed it will be kicking yourselves. Well done to Pat Kearney for some great 1 Direction vocals and well done to Conor Enderby. Alex Gillespie and Chris Gore for some not quite as great vocals. Look forward to seeing you all next year.
11:36 on 02 Dec 2014 by stuart
THW WINNING NUMBER IN OUR NOVEMBER SUPERDRAW WAS NUMBER 100 AND HELD BY MARK IRVINE WHO WINS £ 1000.00 . THE SECOND PRIZE WAAS WON BY NUMBER 64 HELD BY STUART LESLIE WHO WINS £ 300.00 AND THE THIRD PRIZE WAS WON BY NUMBER 44 HELD BY KEVIN GRANT WHO WON £ 200.00. MANY THANKS TO ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT OF OUR CLUB.
15:57 on 02 Nov 2014 by stuart
THE WINNING NUMBER IN THE DRAW FOR OCTOBER IS NUMBER 71 WHICH IS HELD BY GILL SAGGERS AND SHE WINS 500 POUNDS. THE SECOND PRIZE WAS NUMBER 56 WHICH IS HELD BY HAZEL CROUCH SND SHE WINS 50 POUNDS. WELL DONE TO BOTH OF YOU AND THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR SUPPORTING OUR CLUB.
10:20 on 07 Aug 2014 by stuart
THE WINNING NUMBER IN THE JULY DRAW WAS NUMBER 64  WHICH IS HELD BY STUART LESLIE WHO WINS HIMSELF 500 POUNDS. CONGRATULATIONS STUART AND THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING OUR CLUB. DONT FORGET IF YOU ARE NOT IN IT THEN YOU CANT WIN IT! ITS ONLY TEN POUNDS A MONTH TO JOIN. IF YOU OR ANYONE YOU KNOW IS INTERESTED THEN PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH ANDY WALLACE , JEFF WOOD OR STUART LESLIE
12:38 on 20 Jul 2014 by stuart
THE WINNING NUMBER IN THE JUNE DRAW IS NUMBER 33 AND IS WON BY SHAUN GRANT, WHO WINS £500.00 . CONGRATULATIONS SHAUN AND THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE CLUB. SPRRY FOR THE DELAY IN POSTING THIS , I THOUGHT INHAD ALREADY DONE IT
10:07 on 20 Jul 2014 by Chris
£135 to the winner
£18 each to joint second
£9 to third

NameTotal
D.Enderby84
J.Seaden83
B.Saggers83
R.Saggers82
J.Sibbons79
C.Druce77
A.Gillespie76
D.Saggers76
M.Solanki74
T.Kearney74
S.Whiter74
S.Elliott74
K.Meyer73
S.Johnson72
Chris Hunt70
Colin Hunt70
A.Butcher69
C.enderby69
D.Hughes69
M.Doherty69
J.Horne68
S.Bottrill68
M.Elmer68
T.Kenton67
D.Colwill66
W.Spear66
P.Kearney64
G.Norfolk63
J.Elliott62
P.Gray60
S.Hunt60
J.Robbins57
C.Gore55
A.Callaway52
L.Oliver51
S.Leslie43
23:59 on 05 Jun 2014 by stuart
THE WINNING NUMBER IN THE 100 CLUB DRAW FOR MAY IS NUMBER 42 AND IS WON BY GLEN NORFOLK WHO WINS 500 POUNDS. CONGRATULATIONS GLEN AND THANKS FOR SUPPORTING OUR CLUB.
12:52 on 30 May 2014 by Joe Robbins
24th May Ardleigh Green CC Match Report.

After a fantastic victory the week before, we turned up to Ardleigh Green in extremely high spirits. With heavy rain over night and further due, the game was half an hour late in starting, but Robbins won the toss and stuck Ardleigh Green in to have a bat.

With conditions extremely damp, with all bowlers struggling to stand up when bowling, it was always ...going to be a tough afternoon. Some somewhat edgy batting lead to numerous balls falling agonisingly in gaps, and a couple of drop catches being put down in the slippery conditions. One in particular being printed in the Local press provided some humour for all local cricket fans. Robbins took the only wicket to fall, a somewhat questionable leave from the left handed opener resulted in his off stump being cartwheeled!! Shortly after this breakthrough, the heavens opened and the covers were on. With an early tea taken (not the best) the rain carried on, and both captains and umpires agreed that staring at the rainfall for another 2 hours would be silly so hands were shaken and it was off back to south church park to watch the 2s. 6 points, so a disappointing afternoon.

The 2s put in a very spirited performance against Hornchurch who they had 9 down at the end of play but couldn't quite get a cross the line.

The only positive to come out of the trip to Ardleigh was that Numan Khan finally got his pair of shorts he'd been moaning about, only to then moan that the mediums he had ordered were too small. Who was he kidding thinking he could squeeze into a medium.

Wickford away next week for the first local derby of the season.
12:43 on 30 May 2014 by Joe Robbins
17th May Hainult & Clayhall Match Report - 20 Big ones!!!

With a somewhat surprising bright thing in the sky, we turned up after the previous weeks defeat is high spirits. On what was a beautiful day, the Hainult Skipper won the toss and decided to have a bat.

An early wicket for Robbins was the only success before drinks, but Hainult were by no means getting away from us. With 105-1 on the boar...d at drinks, they had set themselves a good platform to go on and set a big score, but thanks to some excellent bowling and even better catching and ground fielding, we pulled of a great effort to bowl them out for 218. Gridley led the attack with 4-82 off 22, with good support from Robbins 14-48-4 and wagstaff 2 wkts and bells. Aaron also bowled a very tight spell in the middle overs showing he has the character to come back after a disappointing week the week before to bowl a crucial spell against 2 very decent batsmen.

A similar story was to follow from the previous week, with early wickets falling, and at 53-3 219 looked a tall order. Rowe was joined by Robbins who had the task of firstly steadying the ship, before thinking about trying to chase down the total. As they got together at drinks, needing 145 off the last 20, it looked a long way away. Having spoken about playing sensibly for the next 10 overs, excellent strokeplay by Rowe especially along with some powerful hitting from the somewhat lucky Robbins having survived an early caught behind scare and being dropped by a catch you wouldn't expect to see put down in the 6th team, meant SOSEMT had taken 60 off the next 4 overs. With 71 needed off the last 10, both Batsmen had moved past 50, and with needing 41 to win, Robbins miscued a full toss back to the bowler for 63. Rowe was still going well, bludgeoning the ball towards the lake. Phil Gray was looking good until a smart catch removed him, before the big wicket of Rowe for a fantastic 88 left us in a spot of bother. Connor was then runout, and Aarons run a ball 5 was ended. With 7 needed off 5 balls, bells scampered a quick single and it was left to Dale who beautifully smashed the leggie straight down the ground for a big 6 to win the game in style.

A fantastic win against a side who finished 3rd in this league last year, and the whole club was buzzing after both the 2s and 3s won, as well as the 6s. Certain members of the side were then seen causing havoc in the local nightlife establishments and several young females were seen flocking around their local heroes.

3 - Sam
2 - Robbins
1 - Gridley