Wanstead cricket, 17/8 August

Our man keeping in touch with the clubhouse writes: “The Herons remain in touch with the Premier League’s leaders after an incontrovertible win against Chingford. The evergreen John Chambers – who has been a 1st team player since his late teens, and is now in his 40s – scored an unbeaten 50 and some chap called Velani managed to scrape a very lucky unbeaten 100. (Lucky for someone who is an England U19 international, that is.)

Away at Chingford the 2nd XI were just as convincing, winning by 146 runs and retaining hopes of leading their league.

Karan Singh’s phone was pilfered while he was batting at Nutter Lane, but his 100* was a major contribution to the 3rd team’s narrow win against Fives & Heronians.

The 4th XI game against Hornchurch was extremely close, all results being very probable, and the team will be relieved not to have lost.

A fairly straightforward win for the Fifths was the outcome against Chingford, Sriram Pathmarajah continuing his form with 57* and continuing to evade his jug-buying duties.”