First XI collect the League trophy at the HECL Dinner from ex England and Middlesex start Angus Fraser.
Note 'Rocky' pictured holding the trophy!

First team celebrate at our End of Season Dinner in the company of Essex CCC star David Masters

 Yes! We did it!!!!!

Thank you for all the Good Luck/Congratulation messages: 

G'day, Eamesy & I wish you boys all the best for tomorrow! We'd love to be there to support the crew! Here's hoping you can have a celebratory brew or two!
Carn Matching!
Cheers, Ash & Eamesy, Victoria, Australia

Great great news for all of the Matching Green Cricket Club. You have all just made history this year in so many fantastic ways which will set up the club well into the future.
Congratulations to all the management.
Kevin Butchart

Well done! Congratulations - how things have changed since the 60's!!

Mike Hands

Well done guys
Paul Smith, High Beech CC

Congratulations to my local cricket club on winning the coveted league trophy yesterday.
Jeff Brazier

Top stuff lads!
Ben Franks

Congratulations :)
Stuart Alderson, Harlow Town CC

Div1 congrats to Matching Green CC on confirming the title, pushed all the way by Nazeing CC.
Little Hallingbury CC

Congrats on winning Div 1. Enjoy the celebrations tonight!
North Weald CC

Great news about the league win, congratulations to everyone.
Paul Hill  BVSc CertSAM MRCVS
Forest Veterinary Centre

Our new pavilion is now OFFICIALLY open!

from left to right, EFDC Chairman, Cllr Mary Sartin, Robert Halfon MP and John Lever MBE (England and Essex CCC)

GREAT NEWS – £50,000 grant towards new pavilion!! 

We are absolutely delighted to announce today, Tuesday 17th July 2012, the amazing award presented to us today by Sport England of a £50,000 grant towards the building of our new pavilion. Only 60 awards were made from over 1,000 applications nationwide so we are understandably thrilled.The Inspired Facilities fund is part of the £135 million Places People Play legacy programme that is bringing the magic of a home Olympic and Paralympic Games into communities across the country. Every sports facility that receives funding will carry the London 2012 Inspire mark – celebrating the link to the Games.

Robert Halfon MP said "I was delighted to hear that Matching have finally secured this Olympic investment, for their cricket club. It is a tribute to the work the local community has put in over the years. Hopefully many young people from Harlow and the nearby villages will be inspired by this to take up the sport." Sir Alan Haslehurst MP is also thrilled at our news saying "It is good news for Matching Green Cricket Club and a real boost to cricket in the area"


Club Chairman, David Brown, said: “This award will enable Matching Green Cricket Club to realise our ambition of rebuilding our pavilion. The club has already raised significant funds and the £50,000 from the Places People Play fund leaves us just £15,000 short. With one last push for donations and on our fundraising we will have the funds required to complete the build before the start of next season.”
Receiving the cheque from Sport England Chief Operating Officer Rona Chester and Gail Emms (Olympic Silver Medalist),l/r Martin Figg, Paul Dawson, David Brown, Graham Pryke (West Essex Cricket Development Officer, Essex CCC) and Dennis Udall.See part of the presentation at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-18872406

Forest Vets
– MGCC shirt sponsor

Forest Veterinary Centre is a small animal veterinary practice in Essex with branches in Epping,Woodford Bridge and Harlow. We provide a comprehensive first opinion service for local people and accept referrals from other veterinary surgeons across the south east of England. We also act as Centre veterinary surgeons for the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association training centre in Redbridge and oversee the care of all Guide Dogs in the South and East of England. We provide excellent clinical care to our patients and a friendly, reliable service to our clients. 
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 We thanks Forest Vets for their valuable support.

Upcoming fixtures

Date: Sat 19 Apr 2014

 Matching Friendly XIAbridgeAway 1.00pm

Date: Sat 26 Apr 2014

 Matching Friendly XIWillingaleHome 1.00pm

Date: Sun 27 Apr 2014

 Matching Friendly XIHatfield HeathHome 1.30pm
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DSC00714.JPG Matching Green team before the Essex Indoor Final 2011. Back Row, l/r Tom Figg (capt), Jason Green, Rob Jones, Sam Franks (w/k in final). Front row, l/r Simon Hartnell, Graeme Bowerman, Jed Scanlon (w/k in semi)
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