Wanstead and Snaresbrook Cricket Club


Cricket Ball raises over £4,500!

A highly successful and thoroughly enjoyable fundraising evening raised over £4,500 for Project Heron. A massive thank you to all those who supported the evening and even more so to those who organised it, particularly Joe and Scott.
Junior Coaching Begins on Friday 26th April

The new season is upon us.

The first junior training session will be on Friday 26th April.

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:

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 revent 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


U10 Tigers 2018 James Foster Trophy Winners

U16s win 2018 Trevor Bailey MatchPlay Shield

Congratulations to the U16s, who on Sunday, 12th August, beat Hainault & Clayhall CC U16s in the final of the Trevor Bailey MatchPlay Shield at the County Ground, Chelmsford.

Having won the toss, the U16s batted first and scored 244-9 off their 40 overs with Navi Dwivedi scoring 108 and Shahzaib Khan 43. They then bowled out Hainault & Clayhall CC U16s for 144 to win by 100 runs.

The full scorecard can be found at https://wanstead.play-cricket.com/website/results/3700081

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


National Champions!

Top cricket club in the country!

On Sunday 17th September 2017, the 1st XI beat Ormskirk CC from Lancashire to win the Royal London National Club Championship, the premier club cricket competition.

Report: http://www.ecb.co.uk/news/475985
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hdMCiaS6zc&t=103s

A fantastic achievement by Joe Ellis-Grewal and his team.

Lots more photos on:

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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Extract from the MCC Annual Report & Accounts 2018

“The first MCC match of the summer at Lord’s saw the Club take on Wanstead & Snaresbrook CC in the inaugural Champion Club Fixture. It was a fantastic game of cricket, with 600 runs scored, and the visitors demonstrated why they were crowned National Club Champions the previous September. A second-wicket partnership of 103 between H.M.Chowdhury and 15-year-old R.J.Das (54) contributed to the Champions winning the game by five wickets.”

Sense of Humour, Sense of Justice by Fred Rumsey

Fred Rumsey has written an entertaining book about his eventful life growing up in the East End, playing for Wanstead CC, opening the bowling for England in five Tests, single-handedly advancing the idea of a Professional Cricketers’ Association, pioneering the development of public relations in cricket, and playing a leading role in the expansion of the Lord’s Taverners. He was also Auntie Jean’s brother!

If you would like to buy a copy of his book go to http://www.fairfieldbooks.org.uk/#/books/senseOfHumour


Wanstead Juniors star in ECB video
The ECB has produced a video about the new recommended Junior Formats. It was filmed at Overton Drive and stars a number of our members, both adult and junior.

Click on link below to watch the video.
Why you should adopt the Junior Formats?
Latest news

Urgent notice , please do not use either of the two practice strips for now

You may have noticed that we are changing  and I hope improving the layout of the Overton Drive practice areas. We will shortly be issuing a club .......

New Season coaching starts on Friday 26th April

Dear All, The first coaching session will take place on Friday 26th April. 5-7 year olds 4.30-5.15 U8-U11 4.30-6.15 U12-U15 6.30-8.15 It is time now t.......

Sense of Humour, Sense of Justice by Fred Rumsey

Fred Rumsey has written an entertaining book about his eventful life growing up in the East End, playing for Wanstead CC, opening the bowling for Engl.......

Cricket Ball raises £4,500!

A highly successful and thoroughly enjoyable fundraising evening raised over £4,500 for Project Heron. A massive thank you to all those who supported .......
Latest results
Date: Sun 21 Apr 2019
Date: Sat 20 Apr 2019
 1st XIBrentwood CC Lost by 53 runs
Date: Sat 13 Apr 2019
 1st XIBlackheath CC Lost by 20 runs
Date: Sat 30 Mar 2019
 A Indoor TeamBuckhurst Hill 'A' Lost by 2 wickets
Date: Sat 23 Mar 2019
 A Indoor TeamWest Essex CC Won by 59 runs
 C Indoor TeamRedbridge Lost by 149 runs
Date: Sat 09 Mar 2019
 A Indoor TeamOld Brentwoods 'A' Won by 3 wickets
 A Indoor TeamWoodford Green CC Won by 4 wickets
Date: Sat 02 Mar 2019
 C Indoor TeamHawks C Won by 4 wickets
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

Amazing article about the club!
Senior Fixtures
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Date: Sat 27 Apr 2019
 1st XILoughton CCAway 12.30pm
 2nd XILoughton CCHome (Wanstead and Snaresbrook Cricket Club Overton Drive) 12.30pm
 4th XIInter ClubHome (Fairlop Oak Playing Fields) 12.30pm
 6th XIInter ClubHome (Fairlop Oak Playing Fields) 12.30pm
Date: Sun 28 Apr 2019
 1st XINewham CCHome (Wanstead and Snaresbrook Cricket Club Overton Drive) 1pm
Date: Sat 04 May 2019 (Showing 4 of 5 items. Group continues on the next page.)
 1st XIHarlow Town CC or Southend-on-Sea CCAway 12.30pm
 2nd XIHarlow Town CC or Southend-on-Sea CCHome (Wanstead and Snaresbrook Cricket Club Overton Drive) 12.30pm
 3rd XIUpminster CCAway 12.30pm
 4th XIInter ClubHome (Fairlop Oak Playing Fields) 12.30pm
Junior Fixtures
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Date: Sun 28 Apr 2019
 BU10sWoodford WellsAway 09:30
 BU11sSouth LoughtonAway 9:30
Date: Tue 30 Apr 2019
 BU15sFives & HeroniansHome (Wanstead and Snaresbrook Cricket Club Overton Drive) 17:15
Date: Sun 05 May 2019 (Showing 5 of 7 items. Group continues on the next page.)
 BU09sBuckhurst HillAway 9:30
 BU10sOakfield ParkoniansHome (Wanstead and Snaresbrook Cricket Club Overton Drive) 09:30
 BU11sWoodford GreenAway 09:30
 BU12sGidea Park & Romford Away 9:30
 BU13sFrenfordHome (Wanstead and Snaresbrook Cricket Club Overton Drive) 9:30
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Wanstead and Snaresbrook Cricket Club 1st XI 147 for 10 lost to Brentwood CC 200 for 7 https://t.co/UWfOnboqqc

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RT @Brentwood_cc: 2’s at home against @Wansteadcc today. Lovely day for it, you know what to do. 🏏😎🍺☀️

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Urgent notice , please do not use either of the two practice strips for now https://t.co/0fNbWc80mh

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RT @UpminsterCC: The 2019 season gets underway this long bank holiday weekend! The season starts Saturday with the annual 6-a-side at @Col…

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RT @EssexCCB: Today’s @EssexCricket Eagles Squad to take on @Middlesex_CCC in the RL @OneDayCup at Fortress Chelmsford #HomeGrown #ClubToCo…

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RT @EssexCCB: Here’s the @EssexCricket Eagles Squad to take on @GlamCricket in today’s first @RL_Cricket game of the season. A squad of hom…

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