Wanstead cricket, 27/8 July

Our man who walks without question writes: “Wanstead 1st XI took full advantage of their visit to Buckhurst Hill who have been having an uncomfortable season, recorded a convincing win, and retained hopes of retaining the the league title. Skipper Arfan Akram UEL MCC TDND* led from the front with 62 unbeaten runs.

Mahesh Velani
Mahesh Velani
Mahesh Velani weighed up the opposition total, displayed the ample breadth of his bat, and biffed 94 copious runs in the 2nd XI win over Hornchurch.

Mehad Khan’s 8 for 11 off 11 overs tells the complete story of the 3rd team overwhelming Hainault & Clayhall. This side must entertain hopes of winning the league.

In contrast, the 4th team who also may have fancied themselves for the league, were forced to cling on for a draw against a strong Upminster challenge.

Hainault & Clayhall could not mount much of a challenge to Wanstead’s 5th team, whose former opening bowler Michael Griesel is proving a most successful opening batsman.

The 6th team subsided against a superior Wickford XI, 50 runs from Aman Ali notwithstanding.

*Top-Drawer Name-Dropper