Among the objects of the League are: To promote, encourage and foster the playing of cricket, interest in cricket generally and in particular in the County of East Sussex, and to organise cricket on a competitive basis within the spirit of the game.
We have currently 57 clubs in membership with some 120 teams in 12 divisions.
If you are considering affiliating your own club to our league please contact the Hon. Secretary.
If you want to learn more about the individual clubs and teams in our league you may wish to go to our own website which is to be found at www.escl.org.uk.
This is where you can access important messages, read the minutes, consult the fixtures, check your club’s details in the database (which because it is updated every week is always more up-to-date than the printed version), refer to the rules and appendices and much more. Please acquire the habit of visiting www.escl.org.uk regularly and often to ensure that your club has not missed some important announcement. This applies out of season as well as during the summer months.
Time of Start of Play
Captains, umpires and players please note that on 31st August 2014 the start of play begins at 1.00pm, and then for the last Saturday (6th September) at 12.30pm.
Wednesday 3rd September 2014 at Buxted Park CC at 7.30pm - Exploratory Meeting
At a meeting of the league's committee on 18th August there was a proposal made to invite all ESCL clubs (especially those with 3rd, 4th and 5th XIs, but not exclusively them) to attend an informal meeting to discuss possible changes of format in the lower divisions.
This would most probably affect, say, divisions 9-12, and encourage the continued participation of younger players in particular and address a potential decline in the number of teams playing cricket.
Among suggestions so far made were: 1. reducing the length of a match 2. using the 'lowest' team in a club as a "development team" to include youngsters and more experienced players. 3. forty overs each team - win or lose
This will be a voluntary meeting but a wide representation would assist a healthier discussion and indicate what support there would be for such an initiative.
If the 3rd September exploratory meeting favours any change of format, then specific proposals would be put the next AGM in time for implementation in 2015, if approved by that general meeting.