Senior sides celebrating 25th anniversary

THE Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Seniors will celebrate their 25th anniversary in 2012.

It is a quarter-of-a-century since the Over-50s played their first match - and the fixture list has grown beyond all recognition in the intervening years, with Over-60s matches now in abundance and the first Over-70s match, held at New Road, home of Mistley CC last year, set to be repeated this summer.

To celebrate the landmark anniversary two Over-50s matches have been arranged, against Suffolk and Essex Police Veterans, for Wednesday, August 22, at Ipswich Cricket Club’s Clay Hall ground.

Match manager Geoff Newman, who has been involved in some way in every game played by the veterans’ sides, will lead a return trip to Yorkshire this year, when four games will be played from their base in Skipton.

Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Over-50s and Over-60s Representative Games in 2012

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Tue, May 1 - O60s v Norfolk O60s (Mundford CC) 2pm.

Wed, May 2 - O50s v Suffolk Seniors (Mistley CC) 2pm.

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Tue, May 8 - O50s v Suffolk Phoenix (Long Melford CC) 2pm.

Wed, May 9 - O60s v Suffolk O60s (Ipswich CC) 2pm.

Wed, May 16 - O50s v Norfolk O50s (Old Buckenham CC) 2pm.

Thur, May 17 - O60s v Billericay Vets (Billericay CC) 2pm.

Wed, May 23 - O70s v Norfolk/Suffolk O70s (Mistley CC) 2pm.

Thu, May 24 - O50s v Essex Police Vets (Halstead CC) 2pm.

Thu, May 24 - O60s v M Couch’s Surrey XI (Halstead CC) 2pm.

Tue, May 29 - O70s v Hertfordshire O70s (Abberton CC) 1.30pm.

Wed, May 30 - O50s v Worcestershire O60s (Old Fossils Touring Team) (Frinton CC) 2pm.

Wed, June 6 - O50s v O60s (Long Melford CC) 2pm.

Thu, June 7 - O50s v MSC Suffolk Alliance O50s (Elmstead Grasshoppers CC) 2pm.

Wed, June 13 - O50s v Ipswich Seniors (Clayhall) 2pm.

Wed, June 13 - O60s v M Couch’s Surrey XI (Clayhall) 2pm.

Tue, June 19 - O50s v Norfolk O50s (Frinton CC) 2pm.

Wed, June 20 - O50s v Halstead Seniors (Halstead CC) 2pm.

Wed, June 20 - O60s v Hertfordshire O60s (Halstead CC) 2pm.

Tue, June 26 - O60s v MSC Suffolk Alliance O60s (Long Melford CC) 2pm.

Wed, June 27 - O50s v Gents of Essex CID (Frinton CC) 11.30am.

Tour to Yorkshire, based in Skipton

Mon, July 2 - v Embasy CC (Embasy) 2pm.

Tue, July 3 - v Steeton CC (Summerhill Lane, Steeton) 2pm.

Wed, July 4 - v Olicanians CC (Denton Road, Ilkley) 2pm.

Thur, July 5 - v Yorkshire O60s (Venue tba) 1.30pm.

Tue, July 10 - O60s v Richard Kemp’s XI (Long Melford CC) 2pm.

Wed, July 11 - O50s v Harwich & Dovercourt (Dovercourt CC) 2pm.

Wed, July 18 - O50s v MSC Suffolk Alliance O50s (Worlingworth CC) 2pm.

Thu, July 10 - O50s v Eight Ash Green XI (Eight Ash Green CC) 2pm.

Tue, July 24 - O50s v Long Melford Seniors (Long Melford CC) 2pm.

Fri, July 27 - O50s v Maldon Seniors (John Ellis Memorial Trophy) (Maldon CC) 11.30am.

Fri, July 27 - O60s v Maldon Seniors (Maldon) 11.30am.

Wed, Aug 1 - O50s v President’s XI (Elmstead Grasshoppers CC) 2pm.

Thur, Aug 2 - O60s v MSC Suffolk Alliance O60s (Easton CC) 2pm.

Wed, Aug 8 - O50s v Piri Piri League O50s (Abberton CC) 2pm.

Thur, Aug 9 - O50s v Brantham XI (Brantham CC) 2pm.

Wed, Aug 15 - O50s v Mistley Seniors (Mistley CC) 1.30pm.

Wed, Aug 15 - O60s v Mistley XI (Mistley CC) 1.30pm.

Thur, Aug 16 - O50s v Copford (Copford CC) 11am.

25th Anniversary Matches

Wed, Aug 22 - O50s v Suffolk (Ipswich CC) 12.30pm.

Wed, Aug 22 - O50s v Essex Police Vets (Ipswich CC) 12.30pm.

Thu, Aug 23 - O50s v Braintree XI (Braintree CC) 1pm.

Wed, Aug 29 - O50s v Witham XI (Ernie Nicholls Memorial Match) (Witham CC) 1pm.

Thu, Aug 30 - O50s v Ipswich & East Suffolk Past & Present (Jack Curtis Memorial Match) (Ipswich & ES CC) 1pm.

Wed, Sept 5 - O50s v Edmonton Veterans (Halstead CC) 1pm.

Wed, Sept 5 - O60s v Norfolk O60s (Halstead CC) 1pm.

Tue, Sept 11 - O50s v Methlick (Scotland) (Frinton CC) 1pm.

Thu, Sept 13 - O60s v Billericay Veterans (Elmstead Grasshoppers CC) 1pm.

Sun, Sept 16 - O50s v Federation of Suffolk Cricket League’s Tournament (Ipswich CC) 10.30am.

Sat, Sept 22 - O60s v Gemini O60s Tournament (Ipswich CC) 10.30am.

Sun, Sept 23 - O50s v Ipswich Seniors A (Ipswich CC) 11.30am.

Sun, Sept 23 - O50s v Ipswich Seniors B (Ipswich CC) 11.30am.

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