Writtle Cricket Club - Club Records

Writtle Cricket Club Records 1947-2017

Compiled by Peter Ely

The statistical records of the Club have been updated to the end of the 2017 Season.

I first started to try to put together some records for the Club in the late 1980s, and did produce some information for the Period 1972 to 1987 in that year.

 

I was subsequently able to go back further, but I found that it was really only the local Newspapers that were of significant help to me. That is not to discount the help given  by Ron Thrift and Len Underwood, and the few Clubs whose records are intact. However, it was the hours spent in Chelmsford Library that enabled me to produce the pre 1972 information. It is somewhat ironic that I was extracting information that was given by the Club to the Newspaper in the first place.

 

You will also see that I have commented under some of the specific headings on things that have changed since 1947 - I started playing Club cricket in 1955 so I have seen the vast majority of these changes first hand!

 

These records will be attacked at both ends as time goes by and I delve further back into the past, although I have done little early research recently.

 

How far I can go back remains to be seen. The Club is said to have been formed in 1850, and we did celebrate our 150th birthday in the year 2000, but I have always thought that 1850 seems a bit more likely to have been a guess rather than anything else. We have found reference to cricketers from Writtle in the 1770s, but despite our best efforts we have never been able to establish the source of this information.

 

I do know that Ingatestone’s inaugural match was played against Writtle at Ingatestone on the 27th July 1858 - it is recorded in the Chelmsford Chronicle (now Essex Chronicle). We lost a two Innings game by 3 runs - Ingatestone 59 and 33 - Writtle 63 and 26 - the newspaper says “the small scores being witness to excellent fielding by both parties”. The article also refers to Writtle being “formidable opponents” for the first appearance of the home club.

 

So what follows is what I have discovered since the Club was reformed after the Second World War. 

 

I will start with the main Club Records, which cover all matches played by all of the Club’s XIs on any day and then, briefly, show records for specific XIs.

 

Wherever it appears * denotes “not out” or an unfinished partnership.

 

 

 

 

December 2017

CLUB RECORDS

Highest Partnerships

First Wicket

301      J Hughes and S Irving                        v High Easter (a)                      14.8.2004

244      L Batchford and J Hughes                 v Galleywood (h)                        1.8.2009

219      S Hughes and S Harris                        v Springfield II (h)                   26.7.2008

215      S Irving and S Hughes                        v Galleywood (h)                     15.5.1999

214*    P Fenton and J Patient                       v Rayleigh III (h)                       12.8.2017

211      L Underwood and L Reeve                v Briggs Sports II (a)                 22.9.1957

211      S Hughes and J Bacon                       v South Weald (a)                     6.8.2000

208      I Bond-Webster & M Eyres                v Ekco Monarchs II (a)             15.5.1999

204*    P Blackham and L Darg                     v Springfield (h)                        12.8.1989

203*    L Underwood and Geo Brewster       v Great Waltham (h)                  26.8.1950

201*    C Henstock and B Hughes                 v Old Chelmsfordians (a)         12.5.1974

 

 

 

Second Wicket

248      J Bacon and S Pavitt                           v Mountnessing (a)                  16.7.2005

236      C Coster and D Thrift                         v Gt & Lt Leighs (a)                   26.6.1983

230      D Williamson and D Morgan             v Laindon Taverners (a)              25.6.2000

210*    D Scott and D Hicks                             v Hockley (h)                            27.6.1992

193      S Hughes and D Scott                       v Great Totham (a)                     11.7.1998

186*    L Darg and P Blackham                     v Roxwell (h)                              11.8.1990

184      P Blackham and D Thrift                    v Chignal (h)                              24.8.1985

183*     M Eyres and T Norman                    v Rayleigh Fairview (h)                22.5.2005

182      P Blackham and D Thrift                    v Bentley (h)                                7.5.1988

179      L Darg and D Thrift                           v Boreham (h)                               9.5.1987

 

                                                                       

 

Third Wicket

209      D Cockrell and P Beard                      v Terling (h)                                7.8.2004

193      L Underwood and R King                 v Terling (h)                                 13.9.1952

189      S Cole and G Williams                       v Hatfield Peverel II (h)               8.7.1995

188      Gary Brewster and D Coster              v Little Baddow II (h)                 30.7.1983

174      J Cook and R Shinde                          v Hornchurch Athletic (a)          24.6.2017

172      P Beard and P Dias                             v Rayleigh (a)                            1.7.2006

165*    T Charrington and R Thrift                 v Hale End (h)                            19.6.1966

158      D Simmonds and H Gopisetty           v Spartan (h)                              14.6.2009

157      R King and D Little                            v Terling (a)                                   6.7.1958

152      D Morgan and I McGuire                   v Sandon Sports (a)                   25.7.1999

 

 

 

 

Fourth Wicket

166      D Cockrell and D Hughes                  v Ingatestone (h)                          11.6.1994

161      P Lovegrove and M Jacobs                 v Sandon Sports (h)                   30.7.2000

150*    S Hughes and D Morgan                    v C C C (h)                                   25.7.2000

147     W Mahmood and B Jones                  v Rayleigh II (h)                            23.7.2016

135      K Fullick and R Thrift                            v Marconi II (a)                          25.8.1990

133*    P Beard and P Dias                             v Great Totham (a)                       2.8.2008

124*    D Thrift and P Blackham                    v St Lukes (h)                                6.9.1987

123      S Pavitt and H Gopisetty                    v Havering-atte-Bower II (h)        10.7.2010

122*    H Gopisetty and K Jasani                   v Ingatestone (a)                         10.6.2012 

 

 

Fifth Wicket

209*    P Dias and A Beard                            v Bentley II (a)                          30.8.2008

156      C Leondiou and J Vincent                  v Roxwell Blues (a)                  26.5.2012

143      B Freeman and R King                       v Crown and Manor (h)            25.6.1960

143      B Freeman and J Jowers                   v Pleshey (h)                              8.7.1961

134*    D Owen and G Williams                     v Belhus III (a)                          12.8.1984

132*    B Jones and J Dillon                          v Little Waltham (a)                   28.5.2016

128      D Cockrell and D Scott                      v Great Burstead (h)                 28.8.1993

128      P Beard and J Allen                          v Bentley IV (a)                          15.7.2017

126      J Buttress and P Haxell                    v Ingatestone II (a)                       2.9.2017

122      P Fenton and C Palmer                     v Nelson's Blood (a)                   5.6.2016

 

 

Sixth Wicket

 

140      C Davis and N Peckham                     v Old Chelmsfordians III (h)        5.7.2003

131*    H Gopisetty and D Simmonds           v S Woodham Ferrers (II) (h)        5.6.2010

117*    R King and P Andrews                      v No 3 Dist Met Police (a)            10.7.1955

112      P Lewington and P Fenton                 v Ingatestone (a)                        29.8.2009

106      D Wager and L Reeve                          v Stock (h)                                 6.6.1959

104      D Thrift and K Poppy                         v Wrighton (h)                              30.8.1987

103      D Cockrell and A Cook                      v Springfield (a)                           25.5.1996

102*    H Gopisetty and S Clark                    v Havering-atte-Bower II (h)        10.7.2010

 

 

Seventh Wicket

133*    D Carfoot and D Thrift                      v Danbury (h)                                  7.9.1986

129      F Crosby and D Fenton                      v South Weald (a)                       16.7.2006

125      D Williamson and S Harris                 v Canvey Island (a)                     16.8.2008

121      D Cockrell and S Preston                   v Great Totham (h)                      23.8.1997

98*      S Hughes and P Williams                   v Wickham Bishops (h)                 2.6.1996

96        S Irving and W Marsh                        v Southend (a)                             15.9.1991

95*      B Irving and L Turner                         v High Easter (a)                          27.7.1991

95*      D Williamson and T Norman              v Rayleigh (h)                                2.9.2006

95*      L Batchford and S Clark                    v Danbury II (a)                             24.6.2006

 

Eighth Wicket

103*    P Andrews and G Fenner                   v Bata Sports (a)                         1.7.1951

99        L Eve and B Goodfellow                     v Lowe & Anstee’s XI (h)           4.7.1953

86        F Crosby and N Koimuttam                v Springfield II (a)                     22.6.2015

82*      D Hicks and W Marsh                            v Great Totham (a)                 29.4.1990

80        B Wander and S Clark                        v Tillingham (a)                         31.5.2015

79        J Buttress and J Morgan                     v Willow Herbs II (h)                 31.7.1999

78*      S Hughes and R Goodman                 v Fyfield (a)                               23.4.1995

78        S Harris and S Gunewardene             v Tillingham (a)                        10.7.2010

70       J Dillon and K Zada                             v Goresbrook II (a)                     4.6.2016

68*      M Elliott and B Irving                            v Broomfield II (h)                       4.6.1994

67*      P Willis and P Matthams                    v Hoffmans (a)                           15.6.1969                                   

 

Ninth Wicket

 

87        D Hughes and A Strong                     v Woodham Mortimer (h)           15.5.1994

69*      B Irving and R Lawrence                   v Galleywood II (a)                      30.6.1984

69        W Marsh and P Dawsey                     v Snaresbrook (a)                     15.8.1993

67        J Henning and B Irving                      v Chignal (a)                                 1.5.1993

65        M Downton and W Marsh                  v Noak Hill (a)                             18.6.1989

65        W Marsh and R Goodman                  v Aythorpe Roding (a)                 7.5.1995

60        B Irving and R Allen                            v Upminster (h)                          27.6.1974

62        N Peckham and A Bullen                   v Mountnessing (a)                    18.5.1996

58        J Vincent and B Sheridan                   v Margaretting (a)                        3.7.2010

57        M and A Thorpe-Apps                        v Rettendon (a)                          27.5 2012

57        G Muthumalai and J Allen                 v Sheering (h)                             14.6.2015

57        H Gopisetty and M Darvill                 v South Weald (h)                        19.8.2017

 

Tenth Wicket

80        C Lovitt and C Canning                     v Benfleet (a)                              3.9.2006

69        D Williamson and R Batchford          v Little Waltham (a)                  11.7.2009

68        S Clark and G Woodham                  v Old Chelmsfordians (a)         21.5.2016

65        R Lawrence and M Lewis                  v Margaretting (a)                   10.7.1983

64        B Wander and J Wood                      v Tillingham (a)                         31.5.2015

62        R Allen and C Fitch                            v Coopersale (h)                      25.8.1951

57        S Adams and M Thorpe-Apps         v Rainham (a)                              8.8.2015

54        M Lakin and K Gooday                     v Broomfield (h)                           5.7.1975

54        S Carr and J Morgan                           v Canvey Island (h)                  1.6.2002

54        S Clark and L Norman                        v Bentley III (a)                         11.6.2011

52*      R Lawrence and C Copsey                 v Sandon Sports (a)              20.8.1983

50*      M Percival and P Corbett                   v South Loughton II (a)           10.9.1983

50        P Fenton and K Anderson                  v Little Waltham (h)                18.8.2012

 

 

 

 

 

Highest Team Scores

Writtle

418 - 7                        v Herongate (h)                                   13.8.2016

383 - 6                        v Herongate (a)                                   30.7.2011

371 - 3                         v High Easter (a)                                 14.8.2004

350 - 5                         v Terling (h)                                            7.8.2004

342 - 4                         v Bentley II (a)                                     30.8.2008

336 - 5                         v Springfield II (h)                               26.7.2008

328 - 3                         v Chignal (h)                                       18.7.1992

322 - 4                        v Eastwood IV (a)                                 8.7.2016

316 - 6                        v Stock (a)                                             21.9.2013

312 - 4                         v Navestock (a)                                   15.7.2006

312 - 4                         v South Weald (h)                               18.8.2007

309 - 7                        v Springfield IV (h)                              22.8.2009

301 - 6                         v Mountnessing (a)                             16.7.2005

301 - 8                        v Aythorpe Roding II (a)                      8.8.2009

300 - 3                         v Rayleigh II (a)                                  24.7.1999

 

Opponents

 

405 - 4                         by Stock (a)                                             6.7.2002

353 - 6                         by Herongate (a)                                 16.7.2003

350 - 6                         by Great Totham (a)                              9.8.2003

338 - 8                        by Herongate (a)                                  30.7.2011

330 - 4                         by Ingatestone (a)                                 5.7.2003

324 - 4                         by Herongate (a)                                 14.9.1996

324 - 5                        by Great Totham (a)                             21.5.2011

321 - 4                        by Springfield (a)                                    7.6.2015

318 - 5                         by Canvey Island (h)                             1.6.2002

317 - 5                         by Ekco Monarchs Trojans (a)             10.5.2003

 

Lowest Team Scores

Writtle

14                                v Chignal (h)                                           5.7.1958                   

14                                v Tye Green (a)                                    12.6.1977

16                                v Leaden Roding (a)                           18.8.1956

18                                v Silver End (a)                                       8.5.1982

 

Opponents

7                                  by Great Baddow (a)                          23.6.1951

11                                by Margaretting (a)                               5.7.1947

14                                by ECC Staff (h)                                    7.8.1965

15                                by Chignal (a)                                     11.6.1949

17                                by Terling (a)                                       10.9.1956

17                                by Havering (a)                                   26.8.1961

18 (11 wickets)           by No 3 Dist Met Police (a)                7.7.1957

19                                by Christys Sports (a)                         20.6.1953

 

 

 

Big Wins

What is the biggest win, 10 wickets, say 200 runs or by an Innings? I have traced 20 x 10 wickets Writtle victories, 6 x 200 and over runs, and 9 by an innings.

The following is a list of such victories over the last 12 years.

 10 wickets                   v Boreham II (a)                                  14.6.2008

10 wickets                   v Rayne II (h)                                      12.7.2008

10 wickets                   v Rayleigh III (h)                                    2.8.2008

10 wickets                   v Boreham II (h)                                   16.8.2008

10 wickets                   v Broomfield II (h)                                29.8.2009

10 wickets                   v Rettendon II (h)                                 30.7.2011

10 wickets                   v Margaretting (h)                                  2.6.2012

10 wickets                   v Little Waltham (a)                              11.7.2015

10 wickets                   v Great Waltham (h)                             19.7.2015

10 wickets                   v Rayleigh IV (h)                                  27.5.2017

321 runs                      v Herongate (h)                                   13.8.2016

217 runs                      v Woodham Mortimer II (h)                  19.5.2007

 

Big Defeats

Same considerations apply of course.

 

215 runs                      by Lindsell (a)                                       4.8.2012

10 wickets                   by Rankins II (h)                                 29.6.2013

10 wickets                   by Rainham II (h)                                27.8.2016

10 wickets                   by Great Wakering (a)                        19.8.2017 

 

 

Narrow Wins

 

Here the problem is that Writtle 175 Opponents 174 - 8 is a 1 run victory in a League game, but becomes a draw in a Friendly! I have decided to take the result as understood by the teams at the time that the match was played.

The list of wins by 1 wicket or by less than 10 runs is extensive with eleven wins by 1 run alone - below is a list of wins by 1 wicket and 5 runs or less over the last 12 years.

 

1 wicket                      v Mountnessing (a)                              24.5.2008

5 runs                          v Ekco Mon Trojans IV (a)                  28.6.2008

5 runs                          v Rayleigh Fairview (a)                       27.7.2008

1 wicket                      v Margaretting (h)                                  1.5.2010

2 runs                          v Cokenach (a)                                    17.9.2011

1 wicket                      v Rayleigh III (a)                                   23.7.2011

2 runs                          v Stock (a)                                           17.5.2012

5 runs                          v Bentley II (a)                                     11.8.2012

1 run                            v Maldon IV (a)                                   16.6.2012

4 runs                          v Maylands Green (h)                         23.8.2015

1 wicket                       v Bentley II (h)                                    20.8.2016

                       

 

Narrow Defeats

Similar considerations apply.

 

5 runs                          by Havering-atte-Bower II (a)                 8.5.2010

4 runs                          by Rayleigh VI (h)                                23.6.2012

4 runs                          by Hornchurch Athletic (a)                   21.6.2014

1 run                            by Brookweald (a)                                 2.8.2014

1 wicket                      by Rayleigh III (h)                                   7.6.2014

1 run                           by Rainham (h)                                       6.6.2015

1 wicket                      by Maylands Green (a)                         28.6.2015

1 wicket                      by Hornchurch Athletic II (a)                   7.5.2016

1 wicket                      by Ingatestone II (a)                              21.5.2016

1 wicket                      by Great Totham (a)                              15.7.2017

1 wicket                      by Hornchurch Athletic (a)                    26.8.2017

1 run                           by St. John's Billericay (a)                      5.8.2017

 

 

Ties

Another area where the definition differs between League and friendly cricket. For a tie it is merely sufficient in a League game for the scores to be level at the end of the game, but in other cricket the side batting second must be all out.

I have been able to find twenty cases where the scores are level, but in only eleven were the side batting second all out. Those eleven games are as follows -

 

            v Great Baddow (a)                                        21.6.1947

            v Great Baddow (h)                                        16.8.1969

            v Chadwell Thors Oak (h)                               11.8.1979

            v Rettendon (h)                                               10.7.1993

            v Springfield II (a)                                           10.7.2004

            v Rettendon II (h)                                            15.8.2009

            v Rayleigh (h)                                                  21.8.2010

            v Old Chelmsfordians (h)                                  5.6.2011

            v Hockerill (a)                                                  26.6.2011

            v Roxwell Blues (h)                                        28.7.2012

            v Hornchurch Athletic (h)                                 4.7.2015

 

and the technical Ties are as follows -

 

            v Basildon II (a)                                               28.6.1975

            v Hockley (h)                                                   11.8.1984

            v South Woodham Ferrers (h)                        27.7.1985

            v Rettendon (a)                                               21.5.1988

            v Little Baddow (h)                                          30.6.1990

            v Sandon Sports II (a)                                     13.5.2006

            v Great Baddow (h)                                         19.7.2008

            v Little Waltham (a)                                           2.7.2011

            v Rayleigh (a)                                                  25.4.2015

 

 

 

 

 

Highest Individual Scores

243*    S Irving                       v High Easter (a)                       14.8.2004

198*    P Dias                          v Bentley II (h)                          30.8.2008

181*    H Gopisetty                v Havering-atte-Bower II (h)       10.7.2010

158      M Westwood              v Thaxted (a)                             13.9.2003

157      D Cockrell                   v Terling (h)                                 7.8.2004

154      A Sansom                    v Mountnessing (a)                  15.9.1996

151*    S Hughes                     v South Weald (a)                      6.8.2000

149*    S Farooq                    v Tillingham (a)                           27.8.2016

149      D Thrift                       v Roxwell (h)                              24.5.1987

147      D Thrift                       v Great and Little Leighs (a)      26.6.1983

146*    R King                        v Terling (a)                                  6.7.1958

144     W Mahmood               v Rayleigh II (a)                          23.7.2016

141*    L Reeve                       v Hatfield Peverel (h)                26.9.1964

141      S Hughes                     v Galleywood (h)                      15.5.1999

140*    H Gopisetty                v Great Baddow (h)                    23.8.2009

139*    Gary Brewster             v Little Baddow II (h)                 30.7.1983

139      D Morgan                    v Ingatestone II (a)                   29.5.1999

138*    D Hassey                     v Willow Herbs II (h)                  5.6.2004

137      S Irving                       v Rayne (h)                               11.6.2005                   

136      T Charrington              v Chelmsford II (h)                   29.6.1961

136      S Harris                       v Springfield II (h)                     26.7.2008

135      P Blackham                 v Bentley II (a)                          18.8.1985

 

 

So far I have traced 208 centuries. The players with the highest number are –

 

15                    S Hughes

14                    P Blackham

11                    D Cockrell

10                    H Gopisetty

9                      D Thrift

8                      S Irving

7                      R King

7                      D Scott

7                      P Fenton

6                      D Salmon

6                      D Williamson

6                      M Eyres

5                      D Hughes

5                      D Morgan

 

Most Sixes in an Innings

18        P Dias                          v Bentley II (a)                         30.8.2008

14        S Irving                       v High Easter (a)                      14.8.2004

12        P Dias                          v Great Totham (a)                    2.8.2008

11        R King                        v Terling (a)                                 6.7.1958

10        P Blackham                 v Bentley II (a)                        18.8.1985

10        P Dias                          v Navestock (a)                       15.7.2006

A Batsman Carrying His Bat Through a Completed Innings

W Gosling                   v Good Easter (a)                                26.5.1947

A Gooday                   v Stock II (h)                                        16.8.1952

A Eve                          v Highwood (a)                                   12.7.1958

R Thorogood               v Westley (a)                                       22.8.1959

P Anstee                      v Havering (h)                                       5.6.1976

P Ely                           v Hullbridge II (a)                                 29.7.1995

M Faulconbridge         v Fyfield (h)                                         20.7.2002

D Fenton                     v Ilford Catholics (h)                            20.7.2013

 

Unusual Dismissals

B Irving           Obstructing the Field              v Broomfield (h)         23.7.1977

 

 

100 Runs and 5 Wickets in a Match

R King                         146* and 7-40         v Terling (a)                            6.7.1958

                                     119 and 7-20          v Terling (a)                          22.7.1956

D Salmon                    114 and 8-13          v Q M’MorlandsXI (h)            23.6.1957

D Williamson              102 and 5-15           v Great Wakering (h)            30.7.1994

D Hughes                    120 and 5-14           v Herongate II (h)                   7.8.1994

P Fenton                     101* and 5-14          v Rayleigh Fairview (a)        16.5.2015


50 Runs and 5 Wickets in a Match

I have found 35 such instances (including the sixabove). Players who have performed the feat more than once are as follows -

 

6 times             R King

4 times             P Anstee

2 times             B Hughes, Gary Brewster, D Hughes, D Williamson, L Reeve,

                         M Percival and B Goodfellow

 

Best Bowling

10 - 13             D Salmon                    v Little Baddow (a)                       3.8.1957

10 - 28             N Gardiner                  v Pleshey (a)                                3.7.1954

 9  - 15             D Little                         v Brookweald (a)                        14.5.1955

 9  - 20             G Fenner                     v Galleywood II (a)                     25.6.1949

 9  - 24             C Fitch                         v St Pauls & Bamborough (a)      2.6.1952

 9  - 24             D Hughes                   v Ilford Catholics (h)                      5.8.1978

 9  - 44             R King                        v Crompton Parkinson (a)             3.6.1956

 9  - 45             B Goodfellow             v Great Waltham II (a)                 27.8.1955

 9  - 48             R King                        v Crown & Manor (h)                    1.7.1961

 9  - 51             Gary Brewster           v Rainham II (a)                             9.7.1977

 

C Fitch had 8 wickets in an Innings twelve times.

When D Williamson took 7-22 v Great Waltham (h) 20.8.2011 it was the first time a bowler had taken 7 wickets in an Innings for 17 years.

 

Four Wickets in Four Balls

D Little                       v Stock II (h)                            17.5.1958

K Tape                        v Galleywood II (h)                 15.6.1985

 

 

Hat Tricks

I have traced 37 occasions on which a player has taken a hat trick. The following have performed the feat more than once -

 

3                      R Allen

3                      C Fitch

2                      H Brewster

 

The only occasions in the last ten years are as follows -

 

R Saxton                     v Hockley III (h)                      19.5.2001

L Norman                    v Bluehouse II (a)                   25.5.2004

S Farooq                     v Hornchurch Athletic (h)          3.9.2016

 

Four Wickets in Five Balls

 

P Ely                           v Chignal (h)                             6.5.1972        inc hat trick

D Hughes                    v Broomfield II (h)                  26.7.1997        inc hat trick

 

 

Most Catches in an Innings

6          M Orley           v Stock (h)                  25.6.2011       

6          A Nair             v Great Wakering (h)   17.6.2017

5          A Cook           v Estric (h)                   12.6.1993        (also made a stumping)

 

I have a note of 20 occasions when 4 catches in an innings have been held.

 

 

Most Stumpings in an Innings

4          M Bullen         v Roxwell II (a)            6.8.1994        (also held one catch)

 

I have found 11 instances of 3 stumpings in an innings including one where 3 catches were also held.

 

D Scott                        v Rettendon (a)             8.5.1993

 

 

 

Most Runs in a Season

A little difficult this one as I have no details for the early years, but I do not think there were any instances of 1000 runs in a Season before 1983, although D Salmon had 600+ runs by 22.7.1967.

The highest Seasons totals are as follows -

 

1554    (ave. 53.59)                 P Blackham                             1986

1409    (ave. 82.88)                 D Thrift                                     1987

1281    (ave. 55.70)                 P Blackham                             1987

1206    (ave. 46.39)                 D Thrift                                     1986

 

 

 

A thousand runs in a Season appears to have been achieved 16 times by the

following -

 

P Blackham                  5 times

D Thrift                         3 times

H Gopisetty                  3 times

D Cockrell                      twice

G Williams                      once

S Hughes                       once

P Fenton                        once

 

 

 

Most Wickets in a Season

This one still needs far more research although it appears that C Fitch took 150 wickets in 1952, and 100 on four other occasions. These figures almost certainly included Evening League games, but then little or no Sunday cricket was played in those years.

In recent times the highest totals are as follows -

 

66        (ave. 13.88)                 D Thrift                                   1982

64        (ave. 9.86)                   D Thrift                                    1984

64        (ave. 18.56)                 K Poppy                                 1990

 

 

1000 Runs and 50 Wickets in a Season

D Thrift                        1983                1008 (ave. 45.82)        and      55 (ave. 10.05)

                                    1986                1206 (ave. 46.39)        and      53 (ave. 12.81)

                                    1987                1409 (ave. 82.88)        and      57 (ave. 11.68)

P Fenton                      2014                1122 (ave. 37.40)        and      57 (ave. 13.18)

                                                           

First XI Matches only

Highest Partnerships

 

First Wicket

301                  J Hughes and S Irving            v High Easter (a)                     14.8.2004

Second Wicket

236                  C Coster and D Thrift             v Gt & Lt Leighs (a)                 26.6.1983

Third Wicket

209                  D Cockrell and P Beard          v Terling (h)                            17.8.2004

Fourth Wicket

166                  D Cockrell and D Hughes      v Ingatestone (h)                     11.6.1994

Fifth Wicket

209*                P Dias and A Beard                v Bentley II (a)                        30.8.2008

Sixth Wicket

117*                R King and P Andrews          v No 3 Dist Met Police (a)       10.7.1955

Seventh Wicket

133*                D Carfoot and D Thrift          v Danbury (h)                             7.9.1986

Eighth Wicket

103*                P Andrews and G Fenner       v Bata Sports (a)                      1.7.1951

Ninth Wicket

69*                  B Irving and R Lawrence       v Galleywood II (a)                   30.6.1984

69                    W Marsh and P Dawsey         v Snaresbrook (a)                   15.8.1983

Tenth Wicket

80                    C Lovitt and C Canning         v Benfleet (a)                            3.9.2006

 

 

Highest Team Scores

Writtle             383 – 6            v Herongate (a)                                     30.7.2011

 

Opponents       405 - 4             by Stock (a)                                           6.7.2002

 

 

Lowest Team Scores

Writtle             14                    v Tye Green (a)                                   12.6.1977

 

Opponents       7                     by Great Baddow (a)                          23.6.1951

 

 

Highest Individual Score

243*                S Irving                       v High Easter (a)                     14.8.2004

 

Best Bowling

10 - 13             D Salmon                    v Little Baddow (a)                  3.8.1957

 

Second XI Matches only

Highest Partnerships

First Wicket

214*                 P Fenton and J Patient           v Rayleigh III (h)                     13.8.2017

Second Wicket

248                  J Bacon and S Pavitt               v Mountnessing (a)                 16.7.2005

Third Wicket

189                  S Cole and G Williams             v Hatfield Peverel II (h)            8.7.1995

Fourth Wicket

135                  K Fullick and R Thrift                v Marconi II (a)                       25.8.1990

Fifth Wicket

156                  C Leondiou and J Vincent        v Roxwell Blues (a)                26.5.2012

Sixth Wicket

140                  C Davis and N Peckham          v Old Chelmsfordians III (h)     5.7.2003

Seventh Wicket

95*                  B Irving and L Turner                v High Easter (a)                    27.7.1991

Eighth Wicket

68*                  M Elliott and B Irving                 v Broomfield II (h)                    4.6.1994

Ninth Wicket

87                    D Hughes and A Strong           v Woodham Mortimer (h)       15.5.1994

Tenth Wicket

54                    S Carr and J Morgan               v Canvey Island (h)                  1.6.2002

54                    S Clark and L Norman            v Bentley III (a)                         11.6.2011

 

 

Highest Team Scores

Writtle               418-7             v Herongate (h)                                      13.8.2016

 

Opponents       318 - 5             by Canvey Island (h)                              1.6.2002

 

 

Lowest Team Scores

Writtle             14                    v Chignal (h)                                         5.7.1958

 

Opponents       19                    by Christys Sports (a)                         20.6.1953

 

 

Highest Individual Score

181*                H Gopisetty                v Havering-atte-Bower II (h)     10.7.2010

 

Best Bowling

10 - 28             N Gardiner                  v Pleshey (a)                              3.7.1954                               

 

 

Third XI Matches only

Highest Partnerships

First Wicket

208      I Bond-Webster and M Eyres v Ekco Monarchs II (a)           15.5.1999

Second Wicket

151      M Bullen and S Preston          v Ekco Monarchs II (a)           20.8.1994

Third Wicket

141      M Eyres and D Eyres              v Chignal II (a)                       26.5.2001

Fourth Wicket

111       J Wood and J Darvill              v Chelmsford VI (a)                 4.6.2016

Fifth Wicket

128      P Beard and J Allen               v Bentley IV (a)                      15.7.2017

Sixth Wicket

65        L Turner and I McGuire         v North Shoebury (h)              18.7.1992

Seventh Wicket

93        P Williams and S Bacon         v ECC Staff (a)                       29.8.1992

Eighth Wicket

79        J Buttress and J Morgan         v Willow Herbs II (h)             31.7.1999

Ninth Wicket

62        N Peckham and A Bullen       v Mountnessing (a)                 18.5.1996

Tenth Wicket

68        S Clark and G Woodham       v Old Chelmsfordians (a)         21.5.2016

 

 

Highest Team Scores

Writtle             322-4             v Eastwood IV (a)                                9.7.2016

 

Opponents       314 - 4             by Bentley III (a)                                18.8.2001

 

Lowest Team Scores

Writtle             54                    v Hullbridge II (a)                               28.5.1994

 

Opponents       49                    by Rayleigh Fairview II (h)                  6.7.1996

 

 

Highest Individual Score

130*                M Eyres                       v Ekco Monarchs II (h)           17.7.1999

 

Best Bowling

6 - 11               J Morgan                     v Roxwell II (h)                      25.5.1996       

                       

 

 

 

Saturday Matches only

Highest Partnerships

First Wicket

301      J Hughes and S Irving            v High Easter (a)                     14.8.2004

Second Wicket

248      J Bacon and S Pavitt               v Mountnessing (a)                 16.7.2005

Third Wicket

209      D Cockrell and P Beard          v Terling (h)                              7.8.2004       

Fourth Wicket

166      D Cockrell and D Hughes      v Ingatestone (h)                     11.6.1994

Fifth Wicket

209*    P Dias and A Beard                v Bentley II (a)                       30.8.2008

Sixth Wicket

140      C Davis and N Peckham         v Old Chelmsfordians III (h)    5.7.2003       

Seventh Wicket

125      D Williamson and S Harris     v Canvey Island (a)                 16.8.2008

Eighth Wicket

99        L Eve and B Goodfellow       v Lowe and Anstee’s XI (h)     4.7.1953

Ninth Wicket

67        J Henning and B Irving          v Chignal (a)                             1.5.1993

Tenth Wicket

69        D Williamson and                   v Little Waltham (a)                11.7.2009

            R Batchford

 

 

Highest Team Scores

Writtle             418 - 7                         v Herongate (h)                       13.8.2016

 

Opponents       405 - 4                         by Stock (a)                               6.7.2002

 

Lowest Team Scores

Writtle             14                                v Chignal (h)                             5.7.1958

 

Opponents       7                                 by Great Baddow (a)              23.6.1951

 

 

Highest Individual Score

243*                S Irving                       v High Easter (a)                     14.8.2004

 

Best Bowling

10 - 13             D Salmon                    v Little Baddow (a)                  3.8.1957

 

 

 

Sunday Matches only

Highest Partnerships

 

First Wicket

211      L Underwood and L Reeve     v Briggs Sports II (a)                22.9.1957

211      S Hughes and J Bacon           v South Weald (a)                      6.8.2000

Second Wicket

236      C Coster and D Thrift             v Great & Little Leighs (a)        26.6.1983

Third Wicket

165*    T Charrington and R Thrift     v Hale End (h)                          19.6.1966

Fourth Wicket

161      P Lovegrove and M Jacobs     v Sandon Sports (h)               30.7.2000

Fifth Wicket

134*    D Owen and G Williams        v Belhus III (a)                           12.8.1984

Sixth Wicket

117*    R King and P Andrews          v No 3 Dist Met Police (a)         10.7.1955

Seventh Wicket

133*    D Carfoot and D Thrift          v Danbury (h)                              7.9.1986

Eighth Wicket

103*    P Andrews and G Fenner       v Bata Sports (a)                       1.7.1951

Ninth Wicket

87        D Hughes and A Strong         v Woodham Mortimer (h)        15.5.1994

Tenth Wicket

80        C Lovitt and C Canning         v Benfleet (a)                             3.9.2006

 

 

Highest Team Scores

Writtle             284 - 7                         v Woodford Green (h)                 29.7.2012

 

Opponents       321 - 4                       by Springfield (a)                         7.6.2015
Warsop League game with 32 wides

 

Lowest Team Scores

Writtle             14                                v Tye Green (a)                       12.6.1977

 

Opponents       18 (11 wickets)           by No 3 Dist Met Police (a)      7.7.1957

 

 

Highest Individual Score

154                  A Sansom                    v Mountnessing (a)                 15.9.1996

 

Best Bowling

9 - 44               R King                        v Crompton Parkinson (a)         3.6.1956

 

 

. . . . . . and for those that think cricket did not exist prior to there being Leagues, the following are the records for the 1st and 2nd XIs in League cricket – before 2011 all bar one match for the 3rd XI had been played in the League.

 

Saturday 1st XI League

 

Highest Partnerships

First Wicket

301      J Hughes and S Irving            v High Easter (a)                     14.8.2004

Second Wicket

230      D Williamson and D Morgan  v Laindon  Taverners (a)         24.6.2000

Third Wicket

209      D Cockrell and P Beard          v Terling (h)                              7.8.2004

Fourth Wicket

166      D Cockrell  and D Hughes     v Ingatestone (h)                     11.6.1994

Fifth Wicket

209*    P Dias and A Beard                v Bentley II (a)                          30.8.2008

Sixth Wicket

112      P Lewington and P Fenton     v Ingatestone (a)                     29.8.2009

Seventh Wicket

125      D Williamson and S Harris     v Canvey Island (a)                 16.8.2008

Eighth Wicket

86        F Crosby and N Koimuttam   v Springfield (a)                       22.6.2015

Ninth Wicket

69*      B Irving and R Lawrence       v Galleywood II (a)                  30.6.1984

Tenth Wicket

69        D Will’son and R Batchford  v Little Waltham (a)                  11.7.2009

           

Highest Team Scores

Writtle             383 - 6                         v Herongate (a)                       30.7.2011

 

Opponents       405 - 4                         by Stock (a)                               6.7.2002

 

Lowest Team Scores

Writtle             38                                v Eton Manor (h)                    29.9.1973

 

Opponents       29 (10 men)                 by Little Baddow II (h)          30.7.1983

                        32                                by Great Totham (h)               12.5.1984

 

Highest Individual Score

243*                S Irving                       v High Easter (a)                     14.8.2004

 

Best Bowling

9 - 24               D Hughes                    v Ilford Catholics (h)                5.8.1978

 

Saturday 2nd XI League

Highest Partnerships

First Wicket

214*     P Fenton and J Patient            v Rayleigh III (h)                      12.8.2017

Second Wicket

248      J Bacon and S Pavitt               v Mountnessing (a)                 16.7.2005

Third Wicket

189      S Cole and G Williams           v Hatfield Peverel II (h)              8.7.1995

Fourth Wicket

135      K Fullick and R Thrift               v Marconi II (a)                       25.8.1990

Fifth Wicket

156      C Leondiou and J Vincent      v Roxwell Blues (a)                  26.5.2012

Sixth Wicket

140      C Davis and N Peckham         v Old Chelmsfordians III (h)     5.7.2003

Seventh Wicket

95*      B Irving and L Turner             v High Easter (a)                      27.7.1991

95*      L Batchford and S Clark        v Danbury II (a)                         24.6.2006

Eighth Wicket

68*      M Elliott and B Irving              v Broomfield II (h)                      4.6.1994

Ninth Wicket

67        J Henning and B Irving          v Chignal (a)                             1.5.1993

Tenth Wicket

54        S Carr and J Morgan               v Canvey Island (h)                  1.6.2002

54        S Clark and L Norman            v Bentley III (a)                          1.6.2011

 

 

Highest Team Scores

Writtle             418 - 7                         v Herongate (h)                         13.8.2016

 

Opponents       318 - 5                         by Canvey Island (h)                1.6.2002

 

Lowest Team Scores

Writtle             26                                v Ongar II (a)                          29.7.1978

                        26                                v Danbury II (h)                      28.5.1983

 

Opponents       38                                by Marconi II (h)                    23.6.1990

 

 

Highest Individual Score

181*                H Gopisetty                v Havering-atte-Bower II (h)     10.7.2010

Best Bowling

9 - 51               Gary Brewster             v Rainham II (a)                        9.7.1977

Saturday 3rd XI League

All of the records for the Third XI shown earlier were in League matches except the Highest Team Score and Fourth and Tenth Wicket Highest Partnerships.

 

The League records are –

 

268 – 2                                              v Hullbridge II (a)                   4.7.1998

Fourth Wicket

91      B Smith and G Ling                 v North Shoebury (a)           16.5.1992

Tenth Wicket

35      S Canning and J Marsh Snr    v Hullbridge II (a)                   2.5.1998