In aid of the Courtney Walsh Foundation, Wanstead Cricket Club hosted a very successful curry and quiz evening on Thursday 5 April. We were supported, in turn, by Kingfisher Beer, Lahore Kebab House and Matchroom Sport as well as, of course, all guests and members who attended.
Quiz host Arfan Akram started the evening with a brief background of “where the money raised will go”, and showed a video of the amazing work that is being done by the Courtney Walsh Foundation. The club hopes to contribute to the community based, grassroots cricket activity by aiding a tour to Jamaica by EBB qualified coaches in 2013.
Kingfisher Beer, the new sponsors of the ECB Clubs Championship; Lahore Kebab House, who donated the tremendous food; and Matchroom Sport, with their donation of a snooker cue signed by Steve Davies, were the generous backers of the enjoyable evening.
The quiz was most definitely tough, with 8 rounds of questions being posed by famous cricketers via video. After a tense tie-break, Keith Lloyd and his team from Snaresbrook Football Club went home with the prize of a case of Kingfisher Beer.
Mahesh Velani weighed in to win the snooker cue.
As well as raising awareness of the Courtney Walsh Foundation, the evening raised the huge sum of £986 which Foundation will use to enable less privileged people to receive access to the game we love.
Members will remember, of course, the dinner we held in 2010 which was graced by those legendary sports stars Michael Holding, Jahangir Khan and Courtney Walsh himself. Later this summer we shall host a similar stellar event.
Wanstead Cricket Club appreciates greatly all thge contributions made by sponsors, guests and members.