Wanstead and Snaresbrook Cricket Club


£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.

Project Heron Cricket Week Raffle
Junior Coaching

Junior training sessions are every Friday.

5-7 year olds 4.30-5.15
U8-U11s 4.30-6.15
U12-U15s 6.30-815


To take part in these sessions you have to register as a club member and pay your subscription by using the link below:
(NB U14-16 only)

Junior Membership Registration click here: https://membermojo.co.uk/wccjm

Also we are in the process of introducing a smart till behind the bar. This will allow us, like a lot of other clubs, to charge different prices to members and non-members. Parents are able to join as honorary members to take advantage of the lower prices, but will need to register using the link below.  

Adult (Playing and Honorary) Membership Registration click here:  https://membermojo.co.uk/wccar


Big News - New Nets Coming Soon



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.



Management Committee Minutes

Minutes from the 27th November 2018 management committee meeting 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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Cricket Week 2019

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U15s win Essex U15 Peters Cup Final
On 5th July, our U15s beat Hutton U15s in the Essex U15 Peters Cup Final by 17 runs. We scored 123 for 6 in our 20 overs then restricted Hutton CC to 106 for 6.

The U15s now progress to the National Stages of the ECB U15 T20 Competition where they will play away to Mildenhall U15s on Sunday 21st July in the 1st Round.

Well done boys!

Latest news

U15s in National U15 T20 this Sunday

This Sunday, 21st July, the U15s play away to Mildenhall U15s in the 1st Round the ECB National U15 T20 Competition. Good luck boys.....

£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 Commu.......

***Summer 2019 Junior Coaching Camps***

Dear Junior Members,   We will be again holding two Junior Coaching Camps this Summer for boys & girls aged 7-14 (with some flexibility) on the follo.......

Cricket Week - Mon 5th to Fri 9th Aug

Latest results
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Date: Sat 20 Jul 2019
 1st XIBelhus CC (50/50) Won by 36 runs
Date: Sun 14 Jul 2019
 1st XIHadleigh & Thundersleigh CC Lost by 18 runs
Date: Sat 13 Jul 2019
 1st XIBrentwood CC (50/50) Lost by 5 wkts
Date: Sun 07 Jul 2019
 1st XIChelmsford CC Won by 9 wkts
 1st XIHarold Wood CC Won by 7 wkts
 Women's XIActonians CC Won by 5 wickets
Date: Sat 06 Jul 2019
 1st XIHornchurch CC (50/50) Won by 6 wkts
Date: Sun 30 Jun 2019
 Women's XIFinchley CC 2nd XI Won by 29 runs
Date: Sat 29 Jun 2019
 1st XIIlford CC (50/50) Won by 14 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
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Date: Sat 20 Jul 2019
 1st XIBelhus CC (50/50)Away 12.30pm
 2nd XIWoodford Wells CC (45/45)Home (Wanstead and Snaresbrook Cricket Club Overton Drive) 12.30pm
 3rd XILoughton CC (45/45)Home (Nutter Lane) 12.30pm
 4th XIOrsett CC 3rd XI (45/45)Away 12.30pm
 5th XILoughton CC 4th XI (45/45)Away 12.30pm
 6th XIEpping CC 3rd XI (40/40)Home (Fairlop Oak Playing Fields) 12.30pm
Date: Sun 21 Jul 2019
 Women's XIHarrowHome (Wanstead and Snaresbrook Cricket Club Overton Drive) 1pm
Date: Sat 27 Jul 2019 (Showing 2 of 6 items. Group continues on the next page.)
 1st XIChingford CC (50/50)Home (Wanstead and Snaresbrook Cricket Club Overton Drive) 12.30pm
 2nd XIUpminster CC (45/45)Away 12.30pm
Junior Fixtures
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Date: Sun 21 Jul 2019
 Boys MatchplayColchesterAway 13.00
 BU09sLoughtonAway 9:30
 BU11sHornchurchAway 09:30
 BU12sBarkingAway 09:30
 BU12sStoke NewingtonHome (Wanstead and Snaresbrook Cricket Club Overton Drive) 9;30
 BU15sMildenhall CCAway 10.00
Date: Sun 28 Jul 2019 (Showing 2 of 3 items. Group continues on the next page.)
 Boys MatchplayLoughtonAway 12.00
 BU12sTBAHome (Wanstead and Snaresbrook Cricket Club Overton Drive) 9:00
Latest results
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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
Date: Sun 26 May 2019
 BU12sBancroft Lions Won by 217 runs. Ayaan & Marley both scored 100
Date: Sun 19 May 2019 (Showing 1 of 3 items. Group continues on the next page.)
 BU12sNewham Won by 10 wickets
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Wanstead and Snaresbrook Cricket Club 1st XI 176 for 6 beat Belhus CC (50/50) 140 for 9 https://t.co/xbJpRnAylF

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Wanstead and Snaresbrook Cricket Club 1st XI 190 for 10 lost to Hadleigh & Thundersleigh CC 208 for 9 https://t.co/Zvwf6GZ8mn

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@BelhusCC Thanks guys. Go well rest of the season also...

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U15s in National U15 T20 this Sunday https://t.co/hOzrlP6jsZ

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Wanstead and Snaresbrook Cricket Club Women's XI 153 for 5 beat Actonians CC 149 for 7 https://t.co/dhb9Ld0e2j

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Wanstead and Snaresbrook Cricket Club Women's XI 141 for 7 beat Finchley CC 2nd XI 112 for 5 https://t.co/ADQczZtQ1K

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