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OUR SUCCESSES

1981

1982

1983

1984

1985

1986

1987

1990

1991

2000

2021

U17's - NEECA CUP

U17's - NEECA CUP

U13's - Pope & Smith Cup

U15's - Ilford Cricket School Cup

U17's - NEECA CUP

U17's - NEECA CUP

U17's - NEECA CUP

U17's - NEECA CUP

U16's - TSB Trophy

U16's - TSB Trophy

U15's - Ilford Cricket School Cup

U15's - Ilford Cricket School Cup

U16's - TSB Trophy

U15's - Ilford Cricket School Cup

U17's - NEECA CUP

U17's - NEECA CUP

U14's - NEECA CUP

U14's - North Essex Eagles Zone 1

U11's - North Essex Eagles Zone 1

The most successful graduate from the Braintree Colts sections is without doubt Darren Robinson. Darren was involved at Essex from a young age and having toured Pakistan with the England U19's progressed to make his First Class Debut in 1993 at the age of 20. He spent 11 years at Essex having had the unenviable task of filling the opening birth at the retirement of England great Graham Gooch. Following his time at Essex he spent 3 years at Leicestershire where he skippered them to 4th in the County Championship. He accumulated 10489 First class runs scoring 22 centuries with a hight score of 200 v the touring New Zealanders in 1999 and 4488 One Day runs with a high of 137*

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Darren Robinson

Geoff Smith

Although there is not quite as much information about Geoff Smith we know he was a part of the U18's Side formed in 1948. He was offered terms with Essex in 1951 and became the first Braintree CC member to join the County on a full time basis. He gained his County Cap in 1955 and went on to play 243 first class matches scoring 8796 runs and taking 33 wickets. Like Robinson he remained at the club for 11 seasons before retiring and returning to Braintree where he captained the club for the next 3 seasons

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Essex (including Schools & District)

1980

Kieth Merrell - U15 Sch

1981

Kieth Merrell - U16 Sch

Paul Keaney - U15 Sch

Mark Raven - U12 Sch

Shaun Gould - U13 Sch

1982

Richard Stephens - U16 Sch

Shaun Gould - U14 Sch

Mark Raven U13 Sch

Paul Keaney U15 Sch

1983

Mark Gardener U13 Sch

Michael Joyce U13 Sch

Brett Patmore U13 Sch

Graham Gooday U13 Sch

Shaun Gould - U15 Sch

Paul Francesconi - U15 Sch

Mark Raven U14 Sch

1984

Paul Keaney Essex 2nd XI

Michael Joyce U14 Sch

Paul Bushnell U15 Sch

Brett Patmore U14 Sch

Mark Raven U15 Sch

Graham Gooday U14 Sch

Mark Gardener U14 Sch

1985

Paul Bushnell Essex U19

Paul Bushnell U16 Sch

1986

Paul Bushnell Essex U19

Paul Bushnell Essex 2nd XI

Darren Robinson Essex U13

Graham Gooday Essex U19

1987

Paul Bushnell Essex U19

Paul Bushnell Essex 2nd XI

Darren Robinson Essex U14

Graham Gooday Essex U19

1988

Paul Bushnell Essex 2nd XI

Darren Robinson Essex U15

Graham Gooday Essex U19

1989

Darren Robinson Essex U16

1990

Darren Robinson Essex U19

1991

Steve Hale Essex 2nd XI

Darren Robinson Essex U19

Steve Hale Essex U19

Dave Hale Essex U16

1992

Darren Robinson England U19

Darren Robinson Essex U19

Dave Hale Essex U19

1993

Dave Hale Essex U19

1994

Dave Hale Essex U19

1998

Barry Stephens Essex U12

1999

Barry Stephens Essex U13

2000

Barry Stephens Essex U14

2001

Barry Stephens U15 Dist North

Ruan Holt Essex U14

2002

Barry Stephens Essex U16

2012

Calley Foyster Essex U11

Grace Poole Essex U11

2013

Calley Foyster Essex U12

Grace Poole Essex U12

2014

Calley Foyster Essex U13

Grace Poole Essex U13

2015

Calley Foyster Essex U14

Grace Poole Essex U14

2016

Calley Foyster Essex U15

Grace Poole Essex U15

2017

Calley Foyster Essex U16

Grace Poole Essex U16

2018

Calley Foyster Essex U17

Grace Poole Essex U17

William Hale (U11 Dist North)

Adam Westall (U11 Dist Central)

Tommy Calendar (U11 Dist North)

2021

Toby Adcock (U11 Central)

Juniors Honours List

The colts section, we think, was first formalised in 1978 under the stewardship fo Len Woolmer and club heartbeat Tommy Gould (although there are mentions of an Under 18 side in the 1940's). Over the years it has been responsible for the majority of the senior players that have graced the clubs 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Sunday XI's with the club's very strong youth progression policy in place for many years. We have also had many of our Junior Dolphins go on to collect District, County and even International honors

Below are listed the trophies we have collected over the years and those who have achieved the next level representation

COUNTY / DISTRICT HONOURS