Copdock & Old Ipswichian were both helped and thwarted by the weather, as they missed a chance to challenge for top spot in the East Anglian Premier League with a draw at Vauxhall Mallards last Saturday.
Essex were denied the chance to push for a third win in the County Championship this season as the weather only allowed six overs to be bowled on the final day against Northamptonshire at Wantage Road.
Worcestershire batsman Tom Kohler-Cadmore gave another demonstration of his potential with a superb unbeaten century in the drawn Specsavers County Championship clash with Division Two leaders Essex at New Road.
Brett D’Oliveira scored his maiden hundred in the Specsavers County Championship - the third generation of his family to achieve the feat - on day three of the Division Two clash leaders Essex at New Road.
Alastair Cook made a patient half-century as Essex reached 335 for three to continue their fine start to the Specsavers County Championship Division Two summer by dominating the opening day against Northamptonshire at Chelmsford.
Sudbury’s promotion last season means that five clubs from the Two Counties Championship will be plying their trade in the region’s top league, the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League, this summer.
It couldn’t have been a better start to the 2016 season for Essex: a comprehensive win in the Championship, a successful pre-season trip to UAE, good runs for their batsmen at Cambridge and a full complement of bowlers to choose from.