Wanstead cricket, 8/9 June

Our man with pebbles in his pocket writes:

Two young cricketers sandwiched a fine weekend for Wanstead men’s cricket. Sunday saw under-16 batsman Finlay Chesney-Brown (right) scoring a superb undefeated 68 in the win against Woodford Green.

finlayOn Saturday, against a strong Upminster side Kishen Velani, who has also played for motley teams such as England U19, scored a fine century to set up victory in the club’s effort to retain the Premiership title.

Steve Ramdial’s half-century in the 2nds and three young players’ 50s for the 3rds led to wins against respective Woodford Wells sides.

The Herons’ 4th XI just scraped a draw against visitors Chingford, Sriram Pathmarajah continued his habit of avoiding buying jugs of beer by scoring 48 runs in the 5th team draw, and the 6th XI were simply not strong enough against Fives & Heronians 4th team.

The Heronettes headed for Harrow on Sunday but had to come away humbled.