Wanstead and Snaresbrook Cricket Club - Season Review 2020

Wanstead & Snaresbrook CC

2020 Season Review


 

Position

P

W

L

C

A

Points

1st XI

1st

9

7

0

0

2

152

2nd XI

1st

9

7

0

0

2

152

3rd XI

2nd

9

7

1

0

1

152

4th XI

5th

9

4

3

0

2

103

5th XI

1st

7

4

1

0

2

100

6th XI

6th

9

4

3

0

2

104

Ladies XI

3rd

5

2

2

1

0

44



The 2020 season will never be forgotten. The summer started with the country in lockdown due to the COVID-19 virus and it looked as though there would be no cricket all summer. However when the restrictions eased, the ECB allowed the playing of COVID regulated 40 overs cricket with teams arriving changed, no teas and sanitisation of the ball every 6 overs. The League did a fantastic job in reorganising the Leagues outside the 1st XI Premier Division into more regional leagues so as to minimise travel. Each side played each other once.

 

The club had a very successful shortened season with the 1st XI, 2nd XI and 5th XI winning their Leagues and the 3rd XI finishing runners-up by one point! Both the 1st XI and 2nd XI went through the League season undefeated.

 

The 1st XI needed to beat Brentwood CC in the final match of the season to win their league and did so by 4 wickets in a very tense game due to a fine 54 NO by Naïve Dwivedi. The leading runscorer was 18 year-old Robin Das with 466 league runs at an average of 66.57. Robin also made his Essex CCC debut towards the end of the season. The leading wicket-takers were Jahansher Khan with 13 wickets and Joe Ellis-Grewal and Eshun Kalley with 12 apiece. It was a great team effort helped by the addition of new players Tom Simmons and Eshun Kalley.

 

The 2nd XI under new captain Jay Williams won all 7 games, which they played, many against other clubs’ 1st XIs in the revised league format. Nabeel Aziz had a fine all round season scoring 321 runs and taking 10 wickets. The 3rd XI had a frustrating season, finishing runners-up by one point. They only lost one match and that was by just 14 runs despite only being 4 wickets down. The 5th XI with new captain Sam McGrath also won their league.

 

A big thank you must go to all the captains as well as to those members who scored or umpired during the season. Particular thanks must go to Dave Ramdial, who is stepping down as 6th XI captains after of number of seasons.