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.
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
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.
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
PRESS RELEASE, 30th January, 2007
WANSTEAD HERONETTES TO ENTER WOMENS LEAGUE
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or Len Enoch on 020 8530 5292, mail to email@example.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!!!