Wanstead and Snaresbrook Cricket Club


The 2020 Ball

Project Heron rolls on to 2020. Be great to see you there!
For tickets click on 2020 Ball Tickets
Club AGM - Fri 13th March

Please come along to the club AGM on Friday 13th March 8pm.
Click here for the AGM Agenda 2020.pdf
Junior Indoor Training Begins at Caterham High School in January
Our preparations for the 2020 season have begun with indoor junior training.

The sessions are on Sunday mornings and will continue every Sunday until 5th April which will be the last session.


The sessions will take place in the gym and sportshall at Caterham High School, Caterham Avenue, Clayhall, Ilford IG5 0QW.

The timetable is:

9.30-10.15 5-7 year old softball in the gymnasium
10.00- 11.15 10-11 year olds hardball in the sportshall
10.15-11.15 8-10 year olds softball in the gymnasium
11.30-1.00 12-16 year olds in the sportshall.

All are welcome. There will be a charge of £5 pr person to defray expense of hiring the school facilities
Adult Indoor Winter Nets

We have booked 4 indoor nets at the new Leyton Cricket Hub, Leyton County Cricket Ground, Crawley Rd, Leyton, London E10 6RJ from 9pm to 10pm every Wednesday evening from 15th January 2020. If you are interested in attending please contact one of the captains. The cost will be £5 per person per session.

2020 Captains and Vice Captains

Next season’s captains and vice captains:



Vice Captain

1st XI

Joe Ellis-Grewal

Kishen Velani

2nd XI

Jay Williams

Jack Lord

3rd XI

Nofal Raja

David Sacree

4th XI

Faris Bhatti

Tom Wright

5th XI

Sam McGrath

Anish Patel

6th XI

Dave Ramdial

Chris Ley

Ladies XI

Saba Nasim

Nehal Dave


New Boundary Board Sponsors
We would like to thank Forest School and T-Space Architects for their sponsorship of boundary boards at Overton Drive. It is great to have more local businesses supporting us.
T-Space are excellent local architects with all sorts of high class domestic remodelling and new build credentials.

Jack Petchey Achievement Awards

Congratulations to the following junior members for being selected to receive Jack Petchey Awards for the period September to November 2019. 

Hassan-Ali Iqbal               Age 15

Krishan Arawwawala         Age 16

Anjali Mistry                     Age 12

We are grateful for the generous support the Jack Petchey Foundation provides to us and the local community. 

The new nets are coming!

I am absolutely delighted to announce that following the recent confirmation of a further grant from the London Marathon Charitable Trust, we can now go ahead with the new nets! This project will be completed over the winter, and will be ready for the start of the 2020 season. I'm sure you will agree this is fantastic news!

It goes without saying that this could not have been achieved without a tremendous amount of work from the Project Heron team, for which we all owe enormous thanks. I would also like to thank all those who put on and supported events over the 2019 season, and those members who have donated so generously over the last 12 months. All who donated over £100 will have their names on a Donors’ Board. There is still time to get your name on the board if you make a donation before 31st December 2019 at https://www.gofundme.com/f/project-heron

Following a competitive tendering process, the nets will be supplied by total-play. They started work this week ripping up the old nets and laying the initial base – see photos below. They will return in the New Year to construct the new nets.

Looking forward, Project Heron was never solely about replacing the nets. The new nets were only ever Stage 1. We also have other important development work to do. Stage 2 will be to complete the refurbishment of the pavilion, notably the changing rooms and the male toilet facilities.

The fundraising will continue into 2020! Please continue to support Project Heron. We are determined to keep on renewing the facilities of the club to make sure that we are providing facilities of which we are proud and that are the best we can achieve.

Discount at The Lane for members

Members can pick up their membership cards any Sunday afternoon from Lynn.
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 WCC 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

Membership Cards and Bar Prices

With effect from 1st November we will be charging different prices at the bar to members and non-members. To benefit from member prices you will need to pick up a membership card from Lynn behind the bar. The club is open every Sunday afternoon during the winter. Come up any Sunday, pick up your card and have a drink. If you lose your card, which is personal to you, there will be charge of £5 for a replacement.


If you are a parent of a Junior but are not a Social, Playing or Occasional Playing Member you must join as a Social/Honorary Member to benefit from member prices. You can do this either via  https://membermojo.co.uk/wccar or by picking up a Subscription Form from Lynn.  
2019 Award Winners

Congratulations to all those that received awards at the Adult Presentation Evening

1st XI
Batsman of the Year     Tom Cummins                
Bowler of the Year         Navi Dwivedi                   
Player of the Year          Robin Das                        
2nd XI
Batsman of the Year      Bilal Patel                         
Bowler of the Year         Haaris Raza       
Player of the Year          Jack Lord                          
3rd XI
Batsman of the Year      David Sacree     
Bowler of the Year         Joel Morris-Ley
Player of the Year          Robert Sebastian 
4th XI
Batsman of the Year       Pavan Patel                     
Bowler of the Year          Callum Fleming               
Player of the Year           Nofal Raja         
5th XI
Batsman of the Year       Alan Lord           
Bowler of the Year          Jonathan Mudhoo
Player of the Year           Harith Wajid     
6th XI
Batsman of the Year       William Davies 
Bowler of the Year          Yash Shah
Player of the Year           Isaac Roe
Ladies XI
Batsman of the Year      Mariam Hassan
Bowler of the Year          Madiha Sattar
Player of the Year          Zainab Khan   

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.



Management Committee Minutes

Minutes from the 7th October 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


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 15 Feb 2020
 C Indoor TeamWoodford Green B Won by 1 wkt
Date: Sat 01 Feb 2020
 A Indoor TeamBuckhurst Hill 'A' Lost by 14 runs
 C Indoor TeamFrenford B Lost by 6 wkts
Date: Sat 18 Jan 2020
 A Indoor TeamIlford 'A' Lost by 23 runs
Date: Fri 10 Jan 2020
 Over 40's Indoor TeamEast Anglia Vet Ladies Won by 82 runs
Date: Sat 04 Jan 2020
 A Indoor TeamWaltham CC Lost by 5 wkts
Date: Sat 21 Dec 2019
 C Indoor TeamOakfield Parkonians C' CANCELLED
Date: Sat 14 Dec 2019
 C Indoor TeamWoodford Green B Won by 83 runs
Date: Sat 07 Dec 2019
 A Indoor TeamOld Brentwoods 'A' Lost by 2 wkts
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: Sat 22 Feb 2020
 A Indoor TeamOakfield Parkonians 'A'Away (Peter May) 11am
Date: Fri 28 Feb 2020
 U16-24 Indoor ATBAAway (The Drive) 19:30
Date: Sat 29 Feb 2020
 C Indoor TeamHawks LionsAway (Pastures Youth Centre) 11am
Junior Fixtures
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Date: Fri 21 Feb 2020
 BU10A IndoorNewhamAway (Peter May) 18:15
 BU11A IndoorBuckhurst HillAway (Peter May) 20:15
 BU12A IndoorNewhamAway (Peter May) 21:15
Date: Fri 28 Feb 2020
 BU14 IndoorRobert Clack Away (Woodbridge) 18:00
 U16-24 Indoor ATBAAway (The Drive) 19:30
Date: Fri 06 Mar 2020 (Showing 3 of 4 items. Group continues on the next page.)
 BU12A IndoorIlfordAway (Peter May) 21:15
 Bu13A IndoorIlfordAway (Woodbridge) 20:00
 BU15 A IndoorsTBAAway (The Drive) 19:30
Latest results
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Date: Fri 29 Nov 2019
 U16-24 Indoor ALoughton CANCELLED
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
What's On at Wanstead
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Wanstead and Snaresbrook Cricket Club C Indoor Team 113 for 5 beat Woodford Green B 110 for 6 https://t.co/UGDpiT7Akq

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RT @Bazmccullum: Delighted to have Fozzie on board! 💪🏻

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We are delighted to announce the first Project Heron event of 2020! Purchase tickets from https://t.co/XMipC7AX74 pic.twitter.com/bTE4riZG72

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Wanstead and Snaresbrook Cricket Club C Indoor Team 72 for 6 lost to Frenford B 76 for 0 https://t.co/kiJrUIKTPI

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Wanstead and Snaresbrook Cricket Club A Indoor Team 137 for 6 lost to Buckhurst Hill 'A' 151 for 4 https://t.co/MvBFuUo0x0

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