Our man on the boundary writes:
“The Bank HolidayÂ WeekendÂ at Wanstead Cricket ClubÂ brought lots of high drama with the U16Â Matchplay team losing by 2 runs in a closely fought game against Goresbrook with the stand-out performance from Mohammed Shahriyar (67).
On Saturday the 1st team were defeated by 60 runs against Buckhurst Hill in the League Cup while the 2nd team won the reverse fixture by 10 runsÂ thanks to 61 fromÂ 25 balls from David Richardson featuring sixÂ 6s.
Sunday saw friendly action at Overton Drive with visitiors Kingfisher CC providing a strong challenge.Â Kingfisher CC fell 15 runs short chasing 267 in 40 overs.Â Adam Lord provided teh backbone to the batting with an unbeaten 90 but the shock performance was from wicketkeeperÂ Jonathan DasÂ (in leg-spinner guise)Â who took 6 wickets.
On Thursday 9 May DutchÂ ladies teamÂ Groen Geel visit Overton Drive to take on the Wanstead Ladies Team in a Twenty20 match as part of their tour of England.Â Kicking-off at 6pm, Wanstead CC are rolling out the orange carpet for our international visitors with a BBQ!Â The bar will of course be open andÂ the ladies would like as much support as possible to show how hospitable Wanstead is.