Wanstead and Snaresbrook Cricket Club


Very sad news about Paul Baily
It is with very great sadness that I have to share the news that Paul Baily died in a car crash in Cornwall last Sunday evening. No other cars were involved.
Peter Rogers Snr's Funeral
It is with great sadness that I have to report that Peter Rogers Snr has passed away. Peter was a stalwart of the 1st XI in the sixties and seventies and Ist XI captain for a number of years.

His funeral is on Friday 1st November 12.30pm at Chelmsford Crematorium and then afterwards at the Ivy Hill Hotel, Margaretting, Ingatestone, CM4 0EH.
Rearranged Adult Presentation Evening

We have rearranged the Adult Presentation Evening to Friday, 1st November at 7.15pm. During the evening you will find out who has been awarded Player of the Year, Batsman of the Year and Bowler of the Year for each team. It could be you!

The cost of the evening is £13 so please either make sure you bring this with you or transfer the money to the club account 60717955 Sort Code 60-20-36. Those of you who paid for 4th October do not have to pay again.

Food is provided by the Dars.

N.B. The Dress Code for men is jacket, shirt and tie. If you don't have a club tie, Lynn has a stock behind the bar!

Thanks to all who came to tidy up the covers, sightscreens and nets this morning ready for the winter. Parents, players, juniors and other volunteers all pitched in to get it done quickly. Especially pleasing to see John Pluck out and about after his recent stay in hospital. Thanks all!

Generous donation to Project Heron

Big thank you to Mr Asif Ali of the Sialkot Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Fayyaz’s home city in Pakistan, who made a generous donation to Project Heron.

Wanstead Lions (U11s) win James Foster Trophy

Last Sunday Wanstead Lions (U11s) beat Ilford CC in the James Foster Trophy Final to complete a great season for the team and the club. On a difficult pitch in a reduced 16 overs game, Ilford scored 89-8. The Lions then reached the target without losing a wicket. Congratulations to the Lions.

Women’s XI do the Double!

Congratulations to our Women’s XI for doing the double this season. On Sunday they won their final match to become Middlesex Cricket Women’s F40 League Champions having earlier in the season won the T20 Competition.

U15s and U11s win their finals!

Congratulations to the U15s and U11s, who won their finals on Sunday, 8th September.

The U15s beat our U14s in the final of the Cox & King’s Competition while the U11s beat Oakfield Parkonians U11s to win the Haydn Davies Trophy.

The U14s & U15s after the Cox & King's Final

The victorious U11s

Project Heron - New Nets!



In the last ten years, Wanstead & Snaresbrook CC has enjoyed unprecedented success. Our 1st XI has won the Essex League Premiership four times, as well as the ECB National Club Championship in 2017. We have six adult teams, a thriving ladies section, and juniors who regularly win the key Essex competitions at all age groups.

But, like every great club, we are always looking for ways to improve. To help us build on our recent achievements on the field, our facilities need to be upgraded urgently. We have identified what we need: new, state-of-the-art ECB-certified nets, the same kind the players use at Lord’s - and to fund their installation we need to raise £75,000. We also plan to complete the refurbishment of our clubhouse, aiming to have all this work done by the start of the 2020 season.

Yes, it’s an ambitious target. But we’re an ambitious club. We will be applying for a series of grants, and a whole range of events, initiatives and activities are being planned to help raise the money – and we’ll be launching them soon. We're calling this fundraising drive 'Project Heron'.

But, for now, we just want to get the ball rolling. So please: go to our fundraising page and give as generously as you can. You’ll be helping us to future-proof your club for generations of Herons to come.



£10,000 Grant for Project Heron!

I am delighted to announce that we have been awarded another large grant for Project Heron. This one is £10,000 and is from The National Lottery Community Fund, who commented on the club’s success in “Achieving Social Harmony in Wanstead.” I would particularly like to thank Mark Bentley for the immense amount of work he has done on our grant applications.

This means that Project Heron has now raised over £45,000 towards its target of £75,000 for the new nets. We are confident of achieving our target but we still need your help. Remember a £100 donation gets you on our honours board, which will be in the club house! All donations are welcome! Every little bit helps! Please see the link below.


Martin Pluck

Kenya Tour 2020

I am delighted to announce that the Management Committee has approved a tour of Kenya by the club in October 2020. The tour is for those aged 18 (as of 1st October 2020) and over only. Like previous tours, we encourage male and female playing members, social members and families to join us. Like all our tours, there will be a mixture of competitive games of cricket as well as sightseeing including a personalised safari from the Masai Warriors.

The club takes enormous pride in the community work we do locally as well as internationally.

In the past 7 years our members, as part of respective club tours have volunteered to help raise awareness and fund for some incredible charitable organisations:

  • 2013 and 2016 – Tour to Jamaica to Support the Courtney Walsh Foundation
  • 2017 – Tour to South Africa to Support the Khayletisha Township
  • 2018 -  Tour to Sri Lanka to Support the Foundation of Goodness

On the tour to Kenya we will be supporting the East Africa Character Development Trust (EACDT). Click here for more details EACDT

As part of the Clubs Oversees Tour Charter, the objective remains to ensure the tours fulfil three key criteria:

To be EducationalCultural and Inspirational involving opportunities for our members, supporters and their families to visit overseas countries that have strong cricket traditions or to assist in developing the game at potentially less playing countries. A high priority is to provide some overseas community support during these tours.  For many of our members these tours introduce them for the first time to the third world, to communities less well off than our own.

Click on   Kenya Tour 2020 Schedule.pdf  for the schedule:

    • Cost and breakdown of payments
    • Fixtures
    • Locations/Accommodation
    • Safaris
    • Volunteering

If you are interested, then please ever so kindly drop Arfan Akram (Club Captain and Tour Organiser) an email stating your interest.

E:            Arfan.akram@eastlondoncricket.co.uk

Dukes Essex T20 Champions!
The Mighty Herons were crowned Dukes Essex T20 Champions, today, Sunday 7th July, beating Harold Wood CC in the Final by 7 wickets. The Herons restricted Harold Wood to 107-7 in their 20 overs. In reply the Herons subsided to 14-3 before an unbroken 97 run partnership between Adnan Akram (62 NO) and Tom Cummins (39 NO) saw the Herons home with nearly 6 overs to spare. Adnan was named Man of the Match.

In the semi-final easily beat Chelmsford CC by 9 wickets. Having bowled Chelmsford out for 92 with Joe Ellis-Grewal taking 3-12 and Jahansher Akbar 3-20, the Herons knocked off the runs for the loss of only one wicket with over 5 overs to spare.

Management Committee Minutes

Minutes from the 23rd January 2019 management committee meeting here and the March 2019 AGM here.

Keatons renew their sponsorship for another 4 years!

We are delighted to announce that Keatons, the local estate agents, have agreed to be lead sponsors of the club for another 4 years. We are immensely grateful for their generous support of the club.

If you are thinking of buying, selling or renting a property then make sure you contact their Wanstead office (020 3728 7788) and tell them that you are member of the club.

Sri Lanka Tour 2018 Photos
A selection of photos of the amazing tour to Sri Lanka.
Club receives ECB Clubmark accreditation for another 3 years

Fantastic news, the club has received ECB Clubmark accreditation for another 3 years.

ECB Clubmark is an accreditation scheme for cricket clubs and shows that a club is sustainable, well run and provides the right environment for its members. Clubmark accreditation also means your club is recognised as a safe, rewarding and fulfilling place for participants of all ages, as well as assuring parents and carers that they are choosing the right option for their young people.

To obtain accreditation, clubs are asked to provide evidence that they meet a series of criteria. This is done by loading evidence onto an online portal and by demonstrating good practice at a site visit conducted by an allocated Club Support Officer. Special thanks must go to Trevor Hebden who put in over 200 hours of work on this!

2018-22 Development Plan

A committee under the chairmanship of Matloob Piracha and Len Enoch has prepared a report following a comprehensive members’ survey.  I would like to thank them for all their hard work. Click on the link below to read the report.

By most measures your club has achieved a high level of success over many years. Its progress in adult, women and junior cricket and its exciting community initiatives are widely admired; Wanstead is widely regarded as one of the best cricket clubs in the country.

So what areas can be improved, what steps are necessary to meet the changing environment for recreational cricket. Where do we go from here?

I hope you enjoy reading the report. Matloob, Len or I will do our best to answer any queries you have,

Martin Pluck, Chairman 

Wanstead CC 2018-22 Development Plan.pdf


GDPR Policy

New data protection legislation came into force on 25th May 2018, which regulates the use of personal data stored. The personal information that members provide to the club will be held electronically and used solely for club activities. This may be shared with team managers, team captains in adult sides and Club Officers to manage members’ registration and participation in games as well as notifying you of club events. A member’s name may appear on the club website as part of managing fixtures and reporting results. Members’ data may be disclosed to other cricket authorities, as necessary, for cricket purposes only. Members have the right to see what data the club has recorded about them, can ask for any incorrect or incomplete data to be corrected or can request that personal data be removed. They can also opt out of receiving information from the club by email, telephone or SMS.


Message from Essex CC Welfare Officer

Dear Sir / Madam

In recent months we have been made aware of and seen a number of emails, texts, what's app messages and other social media messages which have been sent to numerous people involved in cricket in the county and are potentially detrimental to individuals and the game.   

We would like to remind you that if you receive any communication that you think may be inappropriate, please do not respond to it but instead forward it or report it to the county welfare officer Phil Knappett at safeguarding@essexcricket.org.uk.

If you feel threatened by any of the communications or in any other way or situation, then please contact the Police on 101 or if the threat feels immediate then ring 999. Please then follow this up to safeguarding@essexcricket.org.uk too.

If you have any further comments or concerns again please contact safeguarding in the first instance.


Phil Knappett,

Essex Cricket County Welfare Officer


Discounted legal services from local solicitor, Edwards Duthie

I am delighted to announce that local solicitors, Edwards Duthie, who have recently opened an office in the High Street in Wanstead, have agreed to place an advert on the club website and have a boundary board at Overton Drive. We are grateful for their support of the club.

They are offering discounted services to all members of Wanstead & Snaresbrook CC by way of a 15% discount on will drafting services and 10% discount on any residential property sales or purchases.

For more details phone 020 8514 9000


Club Welfare Policy and Practice

You are likely to be aware of recent adverse press coverage on child abuse in sport. At our recent Management Committee meeting I was instructed to reassure you that we have always and will always follow 'best practice' by adopting or exceeding  recommended guidelines. These requirements cover all aspects of the club including the football section.

Full details of policy and practice are contained in the club's Conduct and Child Protestation Policy which is available on our website, www.wanstead.hitscricket.com (follow left hand links via 'Junior Information').

The following summary may help to explain how we address this responsibility:
   - Welfare is the responsibility of the Management Committee which is required to approve policy and to appoint a Welfare Officer, who is a full committee member, with authority to manage all welfare issues and report to Committee members
    - Policy reflects the requirements of the relevant sporting bodies and practical issues such as safety, use of dressing room facilities, cameras and social media. Policy is continually reviewed and regularly updated on the advice of the Welfare Officer.
   - As well as approving policy updates the Management Committee is required to approve membership of a Panel of members recommended by the Welfare Officer to support the welfare process. These Panel members are the 'eyes and ears' of the Welfare Officer  through high availability presence (for example Lynn Rising who serves in the club house during busy junior events and Adnan Akram and Martin Pluck, who provide an important link in the introduction of juniors to adult cricket, are panel members). Some panel members have specific responsibilities, for example in ensuring compliance of volunteer police checks and attending safeguarding and first aid courses and monitoring policy and best practice developments.

Our current Welfare Officer is Trevor Hebden who is highly approachable. Trevor can be contacted in confidence on O7957 620075. As your club Chairman I am also available. Should you feel the need to contact me, my number is O7747 118790.

We want to maintain a safe environment for all members to enjoy their sport. We were one of the first clubs to obtain Clubmark, the sport accreditation scheme for community sports clubs, and we continue to recognize the importance of safe welfare practice.

Best wishes,

Martin Pluck, Chairman,  on behalf of the Management Committee, 1st December 2016

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Latest results
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Date: Sat 19 Oct 2019
 C Indoor TeamHawks Lions CANCELLED
Date: Sat 05 Oct 2019
 C Indoor TeamSouth Loughton B Lost
Date: Sat 28 Sep 2019
 A Indoor TeamOld Brentwoods 'A' Lost by 4 wkts
Date: Thu 26 Sep 2019
 Over 40's Indoor TeamHORNCHURCH Won
Date: Sun 15 Sep 2019
 Women's XIActonians CC Won By 69 runs
Date: Thu 12 Sep 2019
 Over 40's Indoor TeamBorham Won
Date: Sun 08 Sep 2019
 Women's XIHampstead 2nd XI Won by 213 runs
Date: Sat 07 Sep 2019
 1st XIHornchurch CC (120 overs) Lost by 1 wkt
Date: Sun 01 Sep 2019
 Women's XINorth London CC Won by 65 runs
Free Fundraising for The Herons!

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online - from your weekly shop to your annual holiday - you could be collecting free donations for the club?

So go to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/wandscc/ and join for free.

For more details click on Easy Fundraising.pdf

Senior Fixtures
Date: Fri 25 Oct 2019
 Over 40's Indoor TeamBasildonAway 8pm
Date: Sat 26 Oct 2019
 A Indoor TeamIlford 'A'Away (Peter May) 9.55am
Date: Fri 01 Nov 2019
 Over 40's Indoor TeamHigh RodingAway 8pm
Date: Sat 02 Nov 2019
 C Indoor TeamFrenford BAway (Pastures Youth Centre) 10am
Junior Fixtures
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Date: Fri 25 Oct 2019
 BU10A IndoorBuckhurst HillAway (Peter May) 18:15
 BU15 A IndoorsFrenfordAway (Frenford, The Drive) 20:30
Date: Fri 01 Nov 2019
 GU13 IndoorAztecsAway (Woodbridge) 21:00
Date: Fri 08 Nov 2019
 BU12A IndoorBancroft LionsAway (Peter May) 21:15
 BU14 IndoorWoodford WellsAway (Woodbridge) 19:00
 U16-24 Indoor AFrenford BAway (The Drive) 19:30
Date: Fri 15 Nov 2019 (Showing 2 of 3 items. Group continues on the next page.)
 BU11A IndoorLoughtonAway (Peter May) 20:15
 Bu13A IndoorFrenford AAway (Woodbridge) 21:00
Latest results
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Date: Fri 30 Aug 2019
 BU15sWinchmore Hill CC CANCELLED
Date: Sun 28 Jul 2019
 Boys MatchplayLoughton CANCELLED
Date: Sun 07 Jul 2019
 Boys MatchplayBancroft Lions Won by 10 wkts
Date: Sun 30 Jun 2019
 Boys MatchplayBrentwood Lost by 79 runs
Date: Sun 09 Jun 2019
 BU12sUpminster Won by 58 runs
 BU15sRainham Won by 115 runs
Date: Sun 02 Jun 2019
 BU12sFrenford Won by 29 runs
 BU14sLoughton Won by 34 runs
 BU15sOakfield Parkonians Won by 28 runs
Date: Thu 30 May 2019
 BU15sSouth Woodford Won by 145 runs
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Nail biting finish to the first match on tour with the team winning by 10 runs. Lots of great performances all arou… https://t.co/lkJwPbofQ7

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Wanstead and Snaresbrook Cricket Club C Indoor Team v Hawks Lions match cancelled https://t.co/zzgaxLPpKO

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RT @ForestSchSport: This week we welcome back our cricket professional @JamesFoster07 from the @CPL . Individual and small group sessions a…

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