False start

This weekend had meant to be the start of the cricket season, but it turned into a bit of a non-starter. Sanjay Batra, of Wanstead and Snaresbrook Cricket Club, writes: “The season started less with the sound of leather on willow and more with the sound of the club treasurer’s head smashing against the clubhouse bar, as the weather put paid to all Wanstead cricket this weekend: two home games, two away games and the women’s 6-a-side tourney.” Details of the season’s fixtures are at the club website.