Wanstead and Snaresbrook Cricket Club


Ladies Spain Tour 13-17 May 2015

The ladies won the second annual Women's Cricket Festival Trophy on May 16th 2015 held in the La Manga Resort in Murcia, Spain by beating Hampstead ladies.

Wanstead women with the trophy below

Tour report coming soon...
Wanstead Ladies Spain Tour 9-11 May 2014 Report
Pre-tour preparation

If you’ve ever been on a tour of any kind you know it takes good organisation, determination, preparation and luck to make it a success.  The tour to La Manga, Spain for the first ever Women's Cricfest was all these things and more. I was not sure what to expect because I had not met all of the ladies we were going on tour with but I had nothing to worry about as they were all brilliant. With a little pre-tour WhatsApp banter the group was already a close little unit that supported the packing decisions of denim shorts and reassuring others of the group weight check in.  Some of us needed a few more reminders about the difference between lb and kg and others needed to make a mad dash across London for some medical paperwork to take on the flight but we all made it to the airport in time, which is more than what we can say about some of the other touring teams! 

Thursday 8th May

The usual travelling in a group stresses were dealt with by Saba in a very calm and professional manner that boosted our confidence in her ability to lead us to victory.  At the airport we checked in and checked out the opposition that were also standing in the long queues that seem to be at every available opening of the airport.  The flight was on time and when we landed in Spain we were ready for the challenge.  Andy and his team met us at Murcia and the sing along to Queens,  "we are the champions", in the bus on the way to our destination was a sure sign of things to come. Our beautiful apartments, Las Lomas, were amazing and I was glad we would call it home for the next three days.  It was mentioned that Luigi's did take away pizza and after we each claimed a bed and googled at the luxuries that included an iron and hairdryers we decided to go get those pizza’s.  The fact that that night we were the only ones that got any pizza should have been an indication to the other teams who the champions were going to be.  We carried our pizzas back while the other teams who turned up too late to get anything went off with hungry and envious looks on their faces.

Friday 9th May-T20 Vs Hampstead 

We found one of Saba's hidden talents. Frying eggs with no oil or butter. All happy and fed on our special eggs we ordered the minibus to take us to the grounds. Even tough we were a little late we were still the first team to arrive. We awed at the beautiful scenery and then hit the nets. We were told we would be playing a friendly against Hampstead and to team up with the five players of Mistley and so team 'Mistead' was born. This turned out to be a great choice as we quickly formed a bond with Mistley. We lost the game but as it was only a friendly we were not so sad about the loss. Lunch was a feast and to Saba's delight consisted of chips, chips and more chips! With our tummies full and new alliances made we headed back to the apartments to change into our swimwear to go and enjoy the beach and to cool down from the soaring temperature. The team went to Mulligans for dinner and then Umaimah and Katie, the babies of the team were taken home by Saba (presumably to get drunk on J2O's) while the others met up with the Mistley gang where lots of not so sober fun was had until the early hours. We shall just say that what happens on tour stays on tour and that Hannah is brilliant at dancing on tables as well as going AWOL and that Katie, Umaimah and Saba are excellent at swapping liquids from one bottle to another!

Saturday 10th May-6-aside tournament

Some of us, a little more tired & hungover than others due to some fan recruitment processes the night before, were grateful for the cooking skills Saba showed this morning and repeated for us (this time with some butter) to set us up for the hard and hot day of cricket that lay ahead.
First to arrive at the pitch again we plastered ourselves with sunblock because it was already hitting the mid twenties.
The draw saw us go first against our rivals Hampstead. All fired up and ready we took to the field and started the day on a high, beating our rivals with some great batting from Saba & Nancy and outstanding fielding by all.
The second game was against our Mistley friends and I tried my hand at wicket keeping with a broken finger. The game ended in an exciting draw that made us all agree to split the points rather than play a super over in the heat. For the next few games we cheered on our new friends to see them also claim a victory over Hampstead and silencing the "fans" they had picked up the night before.
Lunch at Si Bar was once again enjoyed where Saba and Hannah worked out that a win in the last group game against the Spain boys would take us to the top of the group table and have a semi-final game against Hampstead. Our confidence growing with every over we went on to beat the Spain boys and prepared ourselves for the Hampstead ladies. A second sweet victory over them made our day perfect. Little did we know that high can get higher. Our Mistley friends could not beat the Spain boys to meet us in the finals. Their support however was first class and with determination on a cosmic level we knew we had to win.


The Spain boys won the toss and decided to bat first. From the offset they were going for gold with raining fours and two big sixes in the third over. Brilliant slides from Katie and lots of ground covered by Umaimah as well as some serious bowling from Natalie and Nancy into the safe hands of Hannah behind wicket even inspired Saba to run run run! The ladies had a challenge on their hands chasing 59 for victory in 5 overs.
Going in to bat, Saba and Nancy with a big score to chase down, looked determined and focused. After the first over 19 runs made everyone, even the Spain boys supporters, believe we could make this ours. Nancy showed top form with finding the boundaries more times than what the boys were happy with. And with some impressive hitting and running from Saba saw Natalie sit back and smile knowing that if she had to go in at three even she could make it. 
With 8 needed off the last over, the shouts from the boundary by all the ladies showed how determined they all were for a Wanstead win. We couldn't have Boys winning a Women's tournament, surely? In the final over a brilliantly struck four by Saba, followed by a single meant that only 3 runs were needed for victory off two balls. The class shined through with an off-side drive from Nancy for four runs. We had done it.

Medals were handed out and lots of photos were taken with our new silverware. All the teams met up one more time for a meal at a Tapas place where the food didn't seem to stop coming from the kitchen. Some went on to party again (mainly those who weren't recovering from the night before) but were home before 2am and others played silly ding-dong-bleeb-ribbit games until 5 in the morning.

What a great weekend. We won. We made new friends. We have brilliant memories to tell anyone willing to listen.

Hope to do it all again next year!

Natasha Bourke
La Manga Spain Tour May 2014

The Ladies are off on their first ever tour abroad to the La Manga Sports Club resort in Spain for a fun 6-aside cricket tournament with other women's sides from across the UK and Europe!

The squad for the tour 9-11 May is as follows:

Saba Nasim (Skip)
Hannah Newman (WK)
Nancy Malik
Natalie Wheat
Natasha Bourke
Katie Harrison
Umaimah Maqsood

Have fun girls!
Player & Duck of the Match Awards 2013!

New for 2013-Player & Duck of the Match Awards!

Introducing a brand new incentive for the ladies this year, a 'player of the match' award for the best performance of the day and a 'duck of the match' award will be given to the respective lady jee at the end of each league game.


9-Sunday 18th August v Ickenham:
Player of the match: Saba Nasim (52)
Duck of the match: retained by Kerri-Anne, Kerri, Katie, Pauline

8-Sunday 11th August v Hampstead:

Player of the match: Natalie Wheat (40)
Duck of the match: Kerri-Anne Lugg, Kerri Flanagan, Katie Harrison, Pauline Osborn

7-Sunday 4th August v Chesham:
Player of the match: Anjali Bamrah (6 wickets)
Duck of the match: Robyn Potter-Clark

6-Sunday 21st July v Old Actonians:
Player of the match: Saba Nasim (72)
Duck of the match: retained by Alicia Titre &  Atrat Shah

5-Sunday 30th June v Harrow:
Player of the match: Saba Nasim (35 & 2 wickets)
Duck of the match: Alicia Titre & Atrat Shah

4-Sunday 9th June 2013 v Harrow:
Player of the match: Saba Nasim
Duck of the match: too many!

3-Sunday 2nd June 2013 v Hampstead:
Player of the match: Rebecca Quick
Duck of the match: retained by Nancy Malik

2-Sunday 12th May 2013 v Old Actonians:
Player of the match: Melanie Leach (127)
Duck of the match: retained by Nancy Malik

1-Sunday 28th April 2013 v Chesham:
Player of the match: Sadie Lucas (18*)
Duck of the match: Nancy Malik

Tour T/20 Match Vs Groen Geel

Thurs 9th May 2013
The ladies played a friendly T/20 match against a touring side from Holland namely Groen Geel at Overton Drive.

The hosts made 127-1 in their allotted 17 overs with Saba Nasim top scoring with a quick 53* and Anjali Bamrah with 35*. They managed to restrict the guests to 110. The game was played in cold, rainy and windy conditions but a great game nonetheless, (Joe Palmer Snr even managed to get a BBQ going!)

We thank all the ladies from Groen Geel who played and for the amazing gifts bestowed upon us and look forward to a return fixture next year at their place!

Wanstead Ladies Somerset Tour-May 2013
Friday 24th-Monday 27th May 2013

Wanstead ladies are all set for their first ever tour to the most exotic & luxurious place in South-West England called...Somerset!

The 12 woman squad comprises of the following talented ladies:

Hannah Newman (Skip)
Saba Nasim
Nancy Malik
Kerri Flanagan
Melanie Leach
Lisa Schmack
Katie Harrison
Rosie Enoch
Shereen Nasim
Pauline Osborn
Sheri Patterson
Rebecca Quick
Len Enoch (umpire)
Tony Osborn (photographer)
Kulwant Nagra (scorer)
Cute & cuddly Jack jee (lucky mascot)

Itinerary is as follows:

Friday 24th May:
Evening: Travel down in the evening, see the wonderful sights along the motorway, arrive at the hotel, have dinner and sleep well ready for the morning match!

Saturday 25th May:
Morning: Twenty/20 fixture vs Minehead
Afternoon: Relaxing beach day at the seafront
Evening: Dinner

Sunday 26th May:
Afternoon: 35 over game vs Weston-Super-Mare Ladies
Evening: Post match dinner/socialising/drinking

Monday 27th May
Morning: A possible fixture  vs Nailsea or Wembdon (tbc)
Afternoon/Evening: head home

We look forward to our first ever ladies tour and hope to arrange many more in the future.
Latest Ladies News

Thursday 7th March 2013

Two of the ladies, Saba Nasim & Hannah Newman attended a cricket session hosted by UEL at their brand new Sportsdock as part of International Women's Day. The session was coached by none other than three England players, Lydia Greenway, Susie Rowe & Beth Morgan. It was a great session so many thanks to them for coming and supporting the 'Women In Sport' Campaign.

Saturday 23rd February 2013

Congratulations to wanstead ladies, Saba Nasim & Hannah Newman who are now both qualified Level 2 ECB cricket coaches!

Friday 15th February 2013

You can now follow us on facebook: Wanstead CC Ladies
Follow us on twitter: @wansteadccwomen



Schedule for 2016 onwards

Every Thursday from 14th April 2016

Ladies and girls aged over 13, every Thursday from 6.30-8pm at Overton Drive, E11 2LW.

Hope to see you all there!

For any information regarding women's cricket please contact the ladies captain Saba Nasim
via email at sabanasim@hotmail.com

Season Review

Season review 2012

Wanstead ladies team had yet another successful year, winning both the Essex indoor winter league in Jan 2012 and the North London Women's Cricket league. Winning the latter two years in a row without losing a game is a fantastic achievement. Special mention must go to Hannah Newman and Mel Leach, who batted superbly throughout the year. Congratulations must also go to Saba Nasim and Nancy Malik for outstanding performances both with the bat and ball and representing the Club Cricket Conference (CCC) this year in a match against the MCC, a first for Wanstead ladies. Special thanks must also go to Pauline Osborn for all of her hard work behind the scenes.

Season Review 2011

The Women’s team went one place better than last year when they won the North London Women’s League title for a second time in three years without losing a game! A fantastic achievement by all of the ladies. Great batting performances by Mel Leach who averaged a superb 72.67 and Hannah Newman who scored her highest score to date of 61no. Tremendous bowling figures for both Saba Nasim and Alicia Titre who took an amazing 38 wickets between them for the season.

The close community atmosphere at the club enabled the management committee to organise a very successful Benefit Event for club members and Essex county captain James Foster, which was the icing on the cake for a frustrating but generally successful 2011 for the club.

Season Review 2010

Wanstead’s women’s section continues to grow, and the “Heronettes” enjoyed another strong season on the pitch. A slow start to the season saw the ladies unable to retain their North London Women’s League title and they finished in a credible second place. Melanie Leach led the way with the bat while captain Anjali Bamrah was the bowler of the year. The lladies entered the Essex Indoor Cricket League for the first time and managed to get to the semi-finals, which is great for their first ever season at indoor cricket.

The clubs girls had another tremendous year though, with the Under 13s and Under 15s winning their respective Essex Lady Taverners competitions. Both were knocked out of the National Championships at the Regional Final stages. The section continues to progress but, as always, suffers by being unable to get sufficient fixtures.

Season Review 2009

The Wanstead girls also had another tremendous year. Our Under 13s started the year by finishing third in the National Final of the 2008 competition which had been held over from the previous season. The 2009 squad won the Essex Lady Taverners competition but were unable to compete in the Regional final. The section continues to progress but, as always, suffers by not being able to get sufficient fixtures. There is now a path for our girls into adult cricket with our women’s team, which this year won the North London League with a 100% unbeaten record.

Season Review 2008

Our girls had a tremendous year. Our Under 13’s won the Essex Lady Taverners competition and qualified for the National Finals which were to be held in Ashby de la Zouche, to which we all drove only to discover that the ECB had failed to tell us that the Finals had been postponed! The section continues to progress but, as always, suffers by being unable to get fixtures. However, there is now a path for our girls into adult Ladies Cricket as we now have an established team in the North London Women’s Cricket League, which came an admirable 4th this year.


PRESS RELEASE, 30th January, 2007



The Wanstead & Snaresbrook Cricket Club is pleased to announce that their older girls and women will be playing league cricket in 2007, having recently entered a team in the newly established North London Women’s Cricket League. This is an exciting development and completes a four year programme initiated by the late John Smith. The club’s girls section now has more than 30 members from the boroughs of Redbridge, Newham, Waltham Forest and Hackney. Other clubs involved in the league are Underhill Ladies, Alexander Park Ladies, Totteridge Ladies, Hampstead Ladies, Radlett Ladies, Hemel Hempstead Ladies and Headstone Manor Ladies.

Commenting on the North London Women’s League, Head Coach Pauline Osborn said “This is an exciting development which has the enthusiastic support of everyone at Wanstead. It will give our older girls and women the opportunity to further develop their skills and also enable a number of local girls who have been associated with Wanstead & Snaresbrook in recent years to have the chance to play league cricket while remaining members of their existing clubs. Our girls have improved immensely over the past few years and this will give them the chance to test their skills against some excellent ladies teams. Getting friendly fixtures for our girls has been a problem for the past few years since there are so few local ladies teams, but this will ensure that we get regular competitive cricket. We will not only have 14 league games for the older girls, but we will be able to arrange games for our younger squads as several other teams in the league are also promoting girls cricket. We can’t wait for the season to start. I know the girls will do their best at all times and will play every match in the true spirit of Wanstead, demonstrating friendliness, good behaviour and sportsmanship. The girls and ladies could not have achieved what they have without the full support of the Management Committee, the coaches and the parents, and I would like to thank every one of them. We are pleased of our achievements and know that without John Smith we would probably not be where we are today. He would have been delighted with the success of the girls, and I would like to thank him for all he did for us.”


Note: coaching sessions are currently being held for the Heronettes at the club’s winter school on Sunday mornings at 11.15-1pm. Outdoor coaching & training will be on Thursday evenings from 3rd May at 6.30-8pm. For details please visit the club’s website on www.wanstead.hitscricket.com.

Further information contact:

Pauline Osborn at paul@osborn1947.freeserve.co.uk, or Len Enoch on 020 8530 5292, mail to lgenoch@aol.com



WELCOME TO THE NEW SEASON AND A NEW NAME FOR US!!!!!!!!!!! (heronettes) I hope you are all having fun and trainin hard so we can win something this season! we have a league thingy on sunday which i think John Smith help set up due to his interest in girls cricket! i hope we all do well but we are missing becky and alex! i will put the results on here sunday night! xxx (we also now have our own kit!!!!!!!!!)

people! Welcome to the Wanstead Heronesses page, quite possibly the best page on this whole website as it is totally devoted to us girlies! (and run by me (Kerry) and Rosie!)  I have been put in charge of this page coz i suggested that we have it, so if any of u other gals have any suggestions about this page as i am not a computer wizz (hence Rosie lol) you can tell me! the other great thing about this page is that the writing is PINK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(Arfan put this pic up by the way! kill him not me hehe!)

I also just wanted 2 say well done 2 all the girls who got an award or a JACK PETCHY and a apeacial thank you to Pam and Pauline we really appreciate your help and couldnt ask for more dedicated coaches!

p.s pics will soon be up of the award winners coz im mean! haha!



hehe there is bex getting her jack petchy award looking very happy

 theres anuja getting her award for champagne moment (getting 3 wickets with a broken arm!!)

 me (rosie) the award was very unexpected and by the looks of it so was the picture

Hehe i knew she was getting it!! but i didnt tell her coz im so mean and i remembered that when i got my award

i found out before hand and it wasnt very special so i kept it as a surprise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (dis is kerry bdw!)


me (rosie) getting a jack petchy what a horrible picture but kerry insisted i kept it on here

 aww little helena getting her award she looks so cute!!

raisa getting her award for player of the year

 Here is our main ladies player!!!