Wanstead Cricket, 22/3 June

anjaliOur man with Wisden under his bed reports the very jolly news that Anjali Bamrah, who was captain of the Wanstead women’s team until last year and is the club physio, has been appointed to tend to the touring Pakistan women’s team later in the summer. Congratulations to her.

Meanwhile, he writes:

The performance of the week came from the 3rd XI at Chelmsford, in particular Mehad Khan, who overcame the weather and dilatory opposition tactics to score the winning runs in double (nearly) quick time.

At home against that club, Wanstead’s 4th team forced victory in a low scoring game.

Youngsters Finlay Chesney-Brown and Naail Dar, with ball and bat respectively, put in winning performances for the 5s against Pegasus, but the 6s drew at Shenfield because their bowling was not as strong as their batting, Victor Mestre continuing his run of form.

Shenfield drew their game against the Herons’ 2nd XI but must have given them quite a fright by nearly winning despite good batting by the cousins Velani.

Joe Ellis-Grewal’s fine bowling was nowhere near enough to prevent the 1st XI receiving a thumping from Shenfield on Saturday. The team can barely have licked those wounds before receiving further injury when being knocked out of the National Cup by Waltham CC.