WITHAM Cricket Club enjoyed a weekend to remember with their first and second teams being crowned champions of their respective leagues.

The club's first XI clinched the Two Counties Championship division one title, while their second XI team won division four.

Witham club captain Jake Wakelin said: "The weekend was a great advert for how strong the club currently is and both sides have played some really good cricket all season.

"Next year the second team will be in division three of the Two Counties which is the highest level of cricket they will have ever played.

"They deserve a lot of credit and I’m sure they be able to complete in the high division next season.

"In respect of our season in the first Xl, we have played some really good cricket with everybody stepping up to the plate at different points of the season.

"We have had five different batsmen score a hundred and we feel like as a team we are in a really good place."

Wakelin’s team travel to Downham Stow in Norfolk on Sunday to take on the Norfolk Champions in the Semi Final Play-offs of the East Anglian Premier League.

It is the second consecutive time in the play-offs for Witham, which Wakelin hopes will be a positive factor.

"Most of the side have had the experience of playing in a play-off game albeit being on the wrong side of the result that time," he said.

"I think having that experience of knowing what it is like will help us on the day in terms of some nerves.

"Whether it is a friendly or a play-off game, we are just a group of friends enjoying playing cricket together, so we aren’t putting too much pressure on ourselves.

"If we go out there and play the cricket we are capable of we will give ourselves a good chance.

"It is just a very exciting moment for the club and the players are buzzing to go out there the weekend."