Wanstead cricket, 29/30 June

Our man looking forward to a week on Thursday writes that the Nutter Lane cricket ground has been graced with the presence of international players. He writes:

The Herons heaved over the line, but only just, in the 1st XI game away at Chingford, thanks to a half-century from Maurice Chambers and a scrambled leg-bye off the last ball of the game. While this was happening the 2nd team scraped a draw, but only just, at Overton Drive.

Fives and Heronians 3rds were severely depleted and could not put up much resistance against a keen and young Herons 3rd team. Dev Patel hit a weighty eighty as the 4th XI came away easy winners against Hornchurch.

There were similarly untroubled wins for the 5th and 6th teams, 7 wickets for Simran Dhingra-Smith being the outstanding feature in the latter fixture.

On Sunday the Heronettes entertained Harrow Town, who included in their XI two excellent international players from China. The difference in class between this pair and most of the other cricketers was clear, and the result was in complete concordance.

More details and pictures at the Wanstead and Snaresbrook Cricket Club website.