Premier League Challenge Match 2023


The Cloud County Ground hosts the region’s best men and women players on Friday 28 July. First up as an Essex Premier League XI take on the East Anglian Premier League XI as part of the annual Premier League Challenge fixture.

The Thurlow Nunn East Anglian Premier League (EAPL) is the top level of competition for recreational club cricket in East Anglia, covering Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire, Norfolk, Suffolk and North Essex, and currently has 32 full members.

They will take on the Hamro Foundation Essex League (HEFL), which is the ECB Premier League for clubs in Essex and East London and currently has 40 full member and 6 associate member clubs.

The day will begin at 2pm for the Women’s Challenge match, followed by the men’s game that is set to start at 7pm. Entry for both games is free of charge with all teams playing in their respective club T20 kit.

Thurlow Nunn EAPL Men’s Team:
Alex Cruickshank (Bury St. Edmunds CC), Jacob Marston (Copdock and Old Ipswichians CC), Josh Frame (Frinton-On-Sea CC), Hudson De Lucchi (Gt Witchingham CC), Jack Loveday (Mildenhall CC), Ashleigh Cox (Saffron Walden CC), Ben Claydon (Sawston & Babraham CC), Ben Parker (Sudbury CC), Alfie Cooper (Swardeston CC), Josh Porter (Wisbech Town CC) and Michael Goodwin (Witham CC).

HFEL Men’s Team:
Joe McGregor (Colchester and East Essex CC), Eddie Ballard (Brentwood CC), George Hankins (Hornchurch CC), Guy Haines (Colchester and East Essex CC), Ali Zeb (Wanstead and Snaresbrook), Omar Akram (Loughton CC), Cameron Tredgett (Hutton CC), Sam Hanley (Hadleigh and Thundersley CC), Bilal Kamal (Chingford CC), Gavin Griffiths (Hornchurch CC) and Haseeb Gul (Loughton CC).

Thurlow Nunn EAPL Women’s Team:
Amelia Clarke, CJ Oastler, Tamsin Holmes, Emily Cunningham, Sophie Singer, Sophie Hughes, Alice Nickell, Isabella Routledge, Petra Tweedy, Isabella James, Evie Booker and Jade Hoyte.

HFEL Women’s Team:
Cara Castleman (Billericay CC), Grace Poole (Billericay CC), Julia Hoal (Colchester and East Essex CC), Megan Kelland (Colchester and East Essex CC), Jessica Bird (Harold Wood CC), Beth Wright (Harold Wood CC), Erica Hobson (Hutton CC), Grace Manek (Hutton CC), Yashi Purohit (Hutton CC), Saba Nasim (Wanstead and Snaresbrook CC) and Dipti Puthawala (Wanstead and Snaresbrook CC).

The Doug Insole Pavilion will be open for all spectators from 1pm before play gets underway in the Women’s Challenge match.

Entry to The Cloud County Ground will be available through the Main Entrance on New Writtle Street with parking being limited but available on a first-come, first-served basis.