Earls Colne Cricket Club,

Crest for a cricket club

An amalgam of the club’s ‘green bunny’ emblem and the village arms, intended to reinforce the club’s roots in the village whose residents have played for and supported it for 180 years.

The new crest

The new crest is a compsite of the village sign and the cricket club’s bunny emblem.

Wooden herldic sign in the village of Earls Colne.
Components of the crest: Earls Colne’s village sign.
A sketched image of a bunny.
and the cricket club’s long-standing bunny emblem.

I pulled a new colour scheme from the village sign (also inspired by Nicholas Rougeux’s recreation of Byrne’s Euclid), and used RAL Classic colours for better consistency when it’s used on physical objects. On screen, the colours are tweaked a little from the ‘official’ RGB values.

Signal Yellow
RAL 1003
Pure Red
RAL 3028
Azure Blue
RAL 5009
Pearl Green
RAL 6035

In full colour, the effect is rather nice.

The cheery full-colour version.

In order of dwindling relevance, the elements are:

  • Top ECCC’s famous bunny
  • Left the county of Essex’s coat of arms
  • Bottom a representation of the River Colne, which runs 500m-ish from the ground
  • Right the saltire, because the parish church is dedicated to St Andrew
  • Centre the Earls of Oxford’s arms (because they owned the village)

For browser icons and social meedja profiles, there’s a simplified text-free version.

And a there’s a simplified version for screen use.