Wanstead and Snaresbrook Cricket Club


Last Weekend's Match Reports
Wanstead 1st XI v Peterborough 1st XI
National Club Cup - Sunday

Wanstead's 1st XI have once again reached the last 16 of the National Club Cup, beating Peterborough on Sunday.  We won the toss and asked Peterborough to bat, and they set off quickly.  We managed to pull things back, with their innings concluding on 227 for 9, with Jahansher (3 for 49) and Yuvraj (4 for 34) being the pick of the bowlers.
Our innings started slowly and we lost Tom early.  Hassan and Robin then put on a fantastic partnership of 142, with Robin out for 76.  Hassan completed a brilliant century, finishing on exactly 100 not out, as we got an 8 wicket victory with nearly 4 overs to spare.

Wanstead 1st XI v Chelmsford 1st XI

A much-changed first team managed to get a draw against Chelmsford in a rain-affected match in the league on Saturday. Wanstead won the toss and asked Chelmsford to bat. Eshun and Hamza kept things tight, with Chelmsford reaching 35 without loss after 10 overs when the rain came. When the rain finally relented, Chelmsford were able to move on to 204  for 8 from 37 overs, with Hassan and Ali each taking 2 wickets, the latter including a sharp caught and bowled. There were also 3 run outs in the Chelmsford innings as they scored quickly towards the end of the innings, pushing on for potential bonus points.

Haaris got our innings off to a fast start with a quick-fire 39. Even with a further rain interruption, Chelmsford managed to bowl enough overs to ensure the match was completed, with Wanstead finishing on 105 for 3 (Robin 26 not out and Ali 28 not out).

Harlow (207 for 7) drew with Wanstead 3rd XI (158 for 9)

With a wet start to the day and losing 35 minutes to rain, we won the toss and stuck Harlow in to bat. With a tight opening spell and the top order seemingly set on building a foundation, we went into the drinks break looking good. After the drinks break and with the foundation set, Harlow started to open up and runs started flowing but with some good bowling and quick wickets from Joel 13/3/60 and Pavan 6/3/40, Harlow ended on 207 for 7.

The Wanstead innings started off with some promise with the top 3 all getting starts but not kicking on and the wickets staring to tumble. Soham Nayak and Jon "The Terminator" Gritten put together a solid partnership but realising a draw was our only option, dug deep with the help of Pavan to steer us to a hard fought draw.

A special mention to Jon Gritten on a very smart and match aware innings of 49 not out to steer us home.

Wanstead Women v Crouch End in the VPCCL

Having lost the toss, we were put in to bat first.  Noor played an exceptional innings, scoring an impressive 52 runs off 45 balls before retiring. Safa contributed a crucial 15 runs, showing resilience and supporting the team's batting efforts. A few quick runs from Sri and Maddy helped get us past the 130 mark.

Fatima delivered an exceptional bowling performance, completing 3 overs with 2 maidens, conceding only 5 runs, and taking 2 key wickets. Seema bowled brilliantly towards the end of the innings, delivering 3 overs and conceding only 12 runs when the team needed to restrict the run rate.  The entire team displayed brilliant fielding, contributing to a tight defensive effort that kept Crouch End to 76 runs.

This match was marked by excellent teamwork, with each player contributing to a well-rounded and competitive game. The combination of strong batting, effective bowling, and sharp fielding made it a brilliant win!

Wanstead U14s v Woodford Green U14s
Alistair Cook Competition
Our first outing in the Alistair Cook Competition this year led us to Woodford Green, and barring an early rain shower, we managed to get a full game in.
Having been put in on a sluggish two-paced track, we managed to reach 176 for 5 from our 20 overs. George smashed a destructive 59, ably supported by Yuvraj, Omer and Ayan. Props to Keya who stepped up and opened the batting.
In reply, the opposition reached 79 for 6. Impressive bowling from Jacob (2 wickets) and Hamza (1 wicket) and general discipled bowling from the rest.

Wanstead U13G v Billericay U13G

On Sunday morning, Wanstead's U13G team travelled to Billericay for the 3rd round of the ECB T20.
Wanstead won the toss and chose to bat first.  We wanted to apply the same target, which was to try and bat the full 20.  Again the openers, Kiah and Saanvi saw off the first string bowlers and had put on 29 for the first wicket, but trying to grab a second run resulted in a run out.  With some interruption for rain, wickets continue to fall at short intervals.  Wanstead managed to get to 77 all out in 17.2 overs, Saanvi top scoring with 22.
 Knowing that the total was below par, the girls needed to be exceptional in the field, and this aspect they did very well.  Fielding was really good and the bowlers made Billericay work for all their runs.  There was a mini collapse for Billericay, but they still managed to knock off the runs for the loss of 4 wickets.  There were 2 wickets for Kiah and a run out, and the other wicket was picked up by Saanvi, but all the bowlers bowled very tight lines with few extras.
A good effort by the girls but it was not to be.  Thanks to Romit for scoring and all the parents in supporting the girls.  A disappointed group, but plenty to be positive about.

Wanstead U13G v Woodford Wells U13G
Monday 10th June

A bit of “should we, shouldn’t we” all day with rain and dark clouds through the day.  Girls making their way from all parts. But the final decision made right at the last moment was to play on.  The Wanstead U13G team travelled to Woodford Wells in the ECB T20 Cup.  Given how tight the friendly was a few weeks back, it was fair to expect a close match.

Wanstead won the toss and chose to bat first.  The plan was again to ensure the girls batted the full 20 overs, and this time they did exactly that.  Kiah (41) and Lucinda (43) opened the batting and were just 6 runs short of a hundred wicket opening partnership.  Both batted very intelligently, dispatching the bad balls and watchful on the good ones. Having a platform set, the next two, Elsie (13 not out) and Saanvi (21 not out) pushed on, taking the total to 144 for 2 off the twenty overs.  A pretty respectable total.

Over to the bowlers.  A great couple of overs from Sienna really set the tone with two quick wickets.  With Wells feeling the scoreboard pressure, they increased the risk taking but some great fielding and work behind the stumps led to 3 run outs, including a particularly strong contribution from Lucinda who was involved in all 3 of the runouts and also took a high catch off Sienna's bowling.  Emily and Agatha rounded up the last two wickets.  The spin twins didn’t get a look in, and Wells were bowled out for 36.  Onto Billericay next.  

Great to see another all round team performance from the girls.  Well done to all the girls and thanks to Romit for scoring and all the parents in supporting the girls, and extra thanks to Justina for bringing the forest girls from another fixture.

Wanstead U13G v Frenford U13G
uesday 11th June

Two matches in two days.  Girls starting to look a bit tired. Parents out with blankets again.  But we keep going.  On Tuesday, we travelled down the road to Ilford to play Frenford in the U13 league.  Wanstead won the toss and chose to bat first again.  Why change?   16 overs today but the goal was to bat it out again.  Again the openers, Kiah and Saanvi saw off the first string bowlers.  And the girls made it through the 16 with a couple of wickets in hand.  A strong partnership at the top with Kiah (36) and Elsie (12) again set a platform to push on from. And that’s exactly what happened with strong contributions down the order from Sienna (12) and Emily (22), taking the Wanstead total to 147 for 6 off 16 overs.  

As the clouds gathered, on came the bowlers.  Frenford got off to a lightening start, putting on 30 runs in a couple of overs, but that pace was going to be hard to sustain.  The girls knew they just needed to break the partnership.  A great over from Sienna saw two quick wickets and then the gates opened.  Wickets then fell very quickly with Kiah (1) , Arya (2) and Elsie (1) picking up the remaining batters. Frenford were all out for 52.

Great volume in the field which was great.  Even some appealing from the crowd.  Well done to all the girls and thanks to Romit for scoring and all the parents in supporting the girls.  

Bradley & Co May Awards
After a delayed start to the season due to the awful weather, we managed to get some cricket in May where thankfully waders were not required. A mixed bag of results, but notably our 1st X1 progressing well in Cup Games especially in the National Cup with wins over North Middlesex and Crouch End, and they will now travel to Peterborough Town in the next round on Sunday 16th June. I must mention our 2nd X1, affectionately known as the Super 2s, having played 4 matches winning all 4 and sit top of the Essex 2nd X1 Premier League.
But for all of us at Bradley & Co. the highlight of the Month was presenting our Awards for individual performances. A mention to our Senior Men’s winner, which went to Rajesh Rajesh for regularly scoring runs and achieving his maiden century for the 5th X1. Also a special note for Dave Ramdial who won our Non Playing Award for services to the Club.  Having spent years as a player, he now spends hours along with others coaching our juniors, ultimately reflecting on the high standards set for our promising future senior players.
Best wishes All
Tony Richardson - Bradley & Co

Adult Nets

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2024 annual membership subscriptions for playing, junior and social memberships are now due. If you have not already re-registered, Adult members (both Playing and Social) can do so by going to  https://membermojo.co.uk/wccar and for Juniors  (U18 on 1st September 2023)  go to https://membermojo.co.uk/wccjm .

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If you're an existing member and you haven't yet renewed your membership for this season, we'd encourage you to do so as soon as possible by following the 'Registration 2024' link in the left hand menu.

If you are not currently a member but are interested in playing for one of our men's teams this year, please contact Martin Pluck (pluckmartin@gmail.com). We currently have 6 teams that play on weekends during the summer, and we train on Wednesdays at Overton Drive.

We are proactively encouraging women to play cricket and currently have two women's teams, so if you are interested in joining them, please contact Helen Quinlan (helencquinlan@gmail.com) or Nehal Dave (Nehaldave8@hotmail.com). Training takes place on Thursday evenings each week during the summer, and matches are normally played on a Sunday.

Our girls teams train on a Thursday evening and the boys on a Friday evening at Overton Drive, although Year 1 and 2 children train together on Fridays. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Jon Gritten (jongritten@gmail.com) regarding the boys teams and Helen Quinlan (helencquinlan@gmail.com) for more information on the girls teams. Matches are normally played on Sundays and some mid-week evenings. If you are a parent of a junior, you are welcome to join us at the matches and the training sessions, and we'd encourage you to take out a Social Membership too.

The bar is open from 4.30pm on Friday evenings, and anyone can take out a Social Membership (follow the 'Registration 2024' link in the left hand menu), which then gives you a discounted rate on drinks!

Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge

Congratulations to the hardy herons who completed the notorious Yorkshire 3 Peaks challenge - walking 24 miles in 12 hours and climbing the three highest peaks in Yorkshire – on Saturday 16th March. Big Shout-out to Jeggsy for organising the event.

So now you can do your bit by donating at https://www.gofundme.com/f/herons3peaks

The club is raising funds for our long-term charitable partner, “The Wanstead Charity”, a local charity providing for the homeless and those in need in the local community, as well as for club funds so we can continue our capital investment into our facilities.

Any support would be much appreciated.

Many thanks!

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New Principal Club Sponsor

I am delighted to announce that the club has entered into an agreement with Bradley & Co ( https://www.bradleyandco.uk/ ), whereby with effect from 1st January 2023, the West End and City based Human Resources strategy and Management Consultancy firm will take over from Keatons as the club’s principal sponsor.

Said Bradley & Co founder Paul Bradley; “For my professional life I have taken immense pride in nurturing, cultivating, and developing relationships and talent. My career technically began at Wanstead CC where I completed my school work experience in the early nineties. With lifelong roots in Wanstead, and a long-standing personal connection to the club, I am proud to be investing in grass roots cricket, and the Wanstead community”.

Many of you will remember Paul’s late mother, Linda, who provided wonderful catering at the club for many years.

I would like to thank Keatons for the amazing support, which they have given the club over the past 8 years.

Senior Fixtures
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 Women's 1st XIUpminsterHome (Nutter Lane) 1pm
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 1st XIHadleigh & Thundersleigh CCAway 11am
 2nd XIHarold Wood CCHome (Wanstead and Snaresbrook Cricket Club Overton Drive) 12.30pm
 3rd XIHarold Wood CCHome (Nutter Lane) 12.30pm
Free Fundraising for The Herons!

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Junior Fixtures
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Date: Sun 23 Jun 2024
 BU12sFrenfordAway 9.30
 BU14sWalthamstowHome (Wanstead and Snaresbrook Cricket Club Overton Drive) 9:30
 BU14sWalthamstowHome (Wanstead and Snaresbrook Cricket Club Overton Drive) 9.30
 BU16sBelhus CCHome (Wanstead and Snaresbrook Cricket Club Overton Drive) 12:30pm
Latest results
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Date: Sat 22 Jun 2024
 2nd XIBillericay CC Lost by 8 wickets
Date: Sun 16 Jun 2024
 1st XIPeterborough Town CC Won by 2
Date: Sat 15 Jun 2024
 1st XIChelmsford CC Drawn Draw
 2nd XIIlford CC Abandoned
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